Welcome to the Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation. The Foundation was started in 2009 by friends and family who admired the impact on the world by the late Nancy Crooks, a great lady full of energy and compassion.
Nancy lived by the old adage, “If life hands you lemons, make lemonade”. She was able to make the most out of every situation, however challenging, and made a difference in people lives, too many lives to count.
Decades of living in Kenya exposed Nancy to the unique variety of hardships and shortfalls of basic human existence on the African continent. She embarked on a personal mission to alleviate pain and suffering and, through education, to improve the lives of those less fortunate than herself.
The Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation seeks to perpetuate her good works and expand the scope of her positive impact on the lives of women and children in impoverished areas. On our Meet Our Board webpage, you will find a dynamic group of dedicated individuals – all known personally to Nancy Crooks – who have come together in her common purpose on a voluntary basis. This ensures that the majority of all proceeds from donations go directly to those in need rather than to administrative salaries.
The projects that the Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation are currently working on fall into two categories - solar cooking and education. We chose to start with these two areas of concern as these were most dear to Nancy Crooks.
At this time, the projects we support are based in Kenya (which is where Nancy resided for more than 40 years). However, as our foundation grows, we look forward to extending our support to neighboring countries. To learn more about the projects we are working on, please visit Our Projects webpage.
Read more about this amazing woman at Meet Nancy. We welcome you to join hands with us in this most fulfilling endeavour!