Our History

Grace for Impact is proud of our rich, grassroots history as it tells the story of an organization that was driven by great need and vulnerabilities of the world’s poor. Sustainable solutions to poverty is the end goal of our health, education, and capacity development initiatives.

2006

Founding of Grace for Impact.

Grace for Impact was founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit international organization in the United States. Active implementation began in the areas of health and education.

2007

Introduced dental care and new collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Government of Nigeria.

GFI introduced dental care and began collaborating with the Nigerian Government and Ministry of Health.

2009

International Medical Volunteers and the addition of ophthalmology to core programs.

International Medical Volunteers from the United States and the United Kingdom joined the team. Ophthalmology was introduced as a service.

2012

Capacity Development and Training Program.

Grace For Impact began providing training for in–country volunteers and medical professionals for enhanced sustainability and local impact.

2013

Integrated and prioritized cataract screening and surgery as key programmatic component.

Cataract surgery was introduced as a service. Partnership was formalized with Christian Medical Dental Associations (CMDA).

2014

Addition of new partners.

Catholic Charities donated $1.5 million worth of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. GFI formed partnerships with Springtime Foundation.

2016

Expanded our volunteer base.

GFI partnered with the National Youth Service Core to expand the volunteer base by more than double.

2017

Ghana country program added. Prioritization of eye health and cataract surgery.

2018

Madagascar, Kenya and Vietnam country programs added.

2019

Tanzania and Burkina Faso country programs added. Inaugural “Night for Sight” event.

 2020

Covid-19 humanitarian response, served over 45,000 vulnerable people, shifted programming to include emergency food distribution, micro-grants, and PPE kits.

Grace Vision Center, preparations underway in Lagos, Nigeria for launch in 2021.