Eager to lend a helping hand to the weakest and meekest in society, Henrietta Corgie popularly known as Herty Corgie has set up a nonprofit organisation ‘GraceFoundMe’ to do just that.
Although Herty has Ghanaian roots from the Volta Region, she is now US based doing music and engaged in community and volunteering work.
‘GraceFoundMe’ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organisation founded in 2014. Prior to its formation, Herty had embarked on ministry outreach work from 2009 to 2011 touring Ghana’s 10 regions with the Royals Evangelical Group (GH) and saw at first-hand how tough it was for individuals to even feed themselves much more access education and health-care.
The interaction with locals of deprived communities moved Herty to commit part of her music proceeds to support various individuals and communities to lift them from poverty. That interaction also helped birth ‘GraceFoundMe’ NGO later on.
Who We Are:
Since 2016, ‘GraceFoundMe’ has been engaging sponsors and sustainable businesses across the globe to help support the have-nots and marginalized spanning Ghana, the US and Haiti. 2016’s Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, which claimed thousand lives and left local communities devastated, jolted ‘GraceFoundMe’ members to set processes in motion to start impacting lives tangibly and it helped that a founding member visited Haiti to see the devastation first-hand which accelerated the launch the group’s long-hoped-for initiative.
‘GraceFoundMe’ aims to support communities and individuals in deprived areas globally through outreach and ministry.
We are adamant in the belief that all men are created equal and consider it our duty to make sure that everyone gets the opportunities he/she deserves. Our vision is a world of equal opportunities, where every human, regardless of his/her place of origin, gender, age, and financial situation, has a chance to fulfill his/her life ambitions.
We do not intend to limit ourselves to a single strategy and focus on a specific global problem to solve. On the contrary, ‘GraceFoundMe’ aims to cover various inequality-related issues that deprive people of the wellbeing they deserve. Our organisation offers a wide range of development programs providing opportunities in the four areas of human development: Physical, Spiritual, Social, and Economic. Consequently, our fields of involvement vary from domestic abuse preventing initiatives to the construction of educational facilities in remote areas to making quality health care affordable to the children and the elderly.
3 core cornerstone of ‘GraceFoundMe’:
Support: We support any worthy cause around the globe, by focusing on one community at a time.
Positive Impact: We impact the lives of individuals positively by actively engaging with them, to acquire significant knowledge of the challenges they face, identify their scope of need and then provide the necessary resources needed to resolve their problems or challenges.
Global Reach: We do limit our project to just one community or location, our goal is to globally provide the following: disaster relief, scholarship programs, mentorship program, clean water, medical aid, financial assistance.
Volunteers and Sponsors: we encourage all organisations and volunteers who are passionate about the vision and what ‘GraceFoundMe’ stands to join forces so together the world can be made a better place for all.
Since then, we have been building effective communication among individual philanthropists as well as social entrepreneurs in order to combine our efforts in the fight for equal opportunities. One of the role models that we find particularly inspiring is AFRIpads (the Ugandan affiliate of the Canadian company Lunapads), a social enterprise that combines for-profit business with empowering and educating women in remote, economically deprived regions (“Our Impact,” n.d.). Our goal is to reach out to the entrepreneurs and sponsors similar to Lunapads/AFRIpads’ founders and ourselves. Together, we can find sustainable solutions to humanity’s poverty and instability. Since we know that likes attract, we emphasize our devotion and transparency
Herty Corgie holds a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). She is a mother of two children, a philanthropist and a proud member of Royal House Chapel (RCI) based in Laurel, Md.
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