Grounds for Health Staff

Q&A with the National Coffee Association

As part of honoring Grounds for Health with the first-ever Charity of the Year Award, the National Coffee Association recently published an in-depth Q&A with Executive Director Ellen Starr. From our humble beginnings to our vision for the future, the piece gives a great sense of what we’re all about and where we’re going. Definitely...
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NCA Award Travels

One thing we can count on here in Vermont is that your flight will get cancelled whenever you really need to be somewhere. Snowing on the Eastern seaboard? Plan on two cancelations but expect three. Sure enough, fourth time was the charm last week when Executive Director Ellen Starr was traveling to New Orleans to...
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Grounds for Health Wins NCA Origin Charity of the Year!

We are excited to announce that Grounds for Health has won the inaugural NCA Origin Charity of the Year! The National Coffee Association’s Coffee Gives Back program rewards US nonprofits making a positive difference in coffee communities. The annual award celebrates a nonprofit organization that has demonstrated strategic, innovative and implementation excellence. We are truly...
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Notes from Nyeri: Smiles and creativity

Sometimes a bit of silliness helps energize a classroom! When the after lunch lull set in, cajoling everyone onto their feet to “do the hokie pokie” resulted in giggles and laughs as our very serious students “put their whole self in and shook it all about.” Later in the afternoon, with Evah acting as a...
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On the Ground: Notes from Nyeri

Grounds for Health Clinical Consultant Susan Hollinger along with seasoned volunteer Lisa Dimondstein are currently in Nyeri, Kenya where they are running a training with Program Coordinator Evah Maina. Susan has been sending us quick updates from the field: Greetings from Nyeri, Kenya! The other day 14 midwives training to provide screening and treatment for cervical pre-cancer began a 4-day clinical...
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$200,000 Challenge Grant Success

WE DID IT! Thanks to a final donation from longtime supporter Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc, we hit our goal of $200,000!! We are incredibly humbled and thankful for the generosity of EVERYONE who participated. Thank you so much. All $200,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor, which means we now have $400,000...
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Challenge Extended + Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

JUST IN: Since January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and we are so close to our goal, our generous benefactor has agreed to extend the $200,000 Challenge until the end of the month! This is an amazing opportunity to roll out our new initiative to reach more women than ever before. Only $1,871 to go...
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Grounds for Health Receives $200,000 Challenge Grant!

Grounds for Health is excited to announce that we have received a $200,000 challenge grant. From now until January 2018, every dollar raised in support of our programs in Peru, Ethiopia, and Kenya will be matched by a very generous anonymous donor. Thanks to strong local health partners and coffee industry support, Grounds for Health...
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