Here’s How You Can Help Today


mathare-slums-stickerheadThe Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya has been organized under the laws of the State of California as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. As a nonprofit, it is exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and it can receive tax deductible contributions under section 170 of the code. The nonprofit is also approved by the State of California to receive charitable contributions.

The Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya has also been registered as a nonprofit charitable organization under the laws of Kenya.

Academy Expenses

All donated funds are used exclusively and entirely to sponsor and pay for the expenses of orphans from the slum areas of Nairobi or other rural villages of Kenya to attend private boarding schools. All board members serve without compensation and are only reimbursed for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Annual Operating Expenses

The expense to send each orphan to a private or public boarding school varies between schools. The cost ranges from $1,200 to $1,600 U.S. Dollars per year (three terms). In addition, each child must be provided with school uniforms, shoes, jackets, sheets and blankets, a mattress and all of the other things needed for a child who has nothing. This initial expense typically costs $500 U.S. Dollars for the first year and $300 U.S. Dollars per year thereafter. We also provide the boarding school with an emergency account of $200 U.S. Dollars for each child for unexpected expenses.

The cost for secondary school is higher and can range from $1,400 to $2,200 per year (three terms) plus additional clothing and other extras.

In summary, it takes about $1,900 to $2,300 U.S. Dollars per year to sponsor each child in primary school for the first year and $1,200 to $2,000 for each subsequent year.  Once they enter secondary school, the costs increase to from $2,000 to $2,500 per year (three terms).

We have commitments from some individuals to pay the annual costs for a specific number of children and a small local California Charitable Trust has dedicated its annual income which will be enough to support several children. Our goal, of course, is to sponsor as many orphans as possible so we need your help in whatever amount you are able to donate now and hopefully on a monthly or annual basis. We also are raising funds to construct a children’s home on land the Academy now owns near Nairobi.

How You Can Help

There are four (4) ways you can help us support the orphans:

  1. Send a donation through PayPal. It is a simple process. Go to our account at

    The directions will show you how to send a donation either directly from your bank account or by use of a credit card.

  2. Send a donation by check to: Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya, c/o Larry L. Hines, 2390C Las Posas Road #249, Camarillo, CA 93010-3403, or c/o Dale Ackerman, 65 Estaban Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Please indicate if the money is to support an orphan or for contribution for the children’s home.
  3. Set up a regular monthly donation as an automatic payment from your checking account.
  4. Consider including the Academy in your estate plan. See Planned Giving for an explanation of the many ways in which you can make the orphans part of your charitable gifting.

PLEASE REMEMBER: UNLIKE OTHER CHARITIES, WE ARE NOT TRYING TO CURE WORLD POVERTY OR END STARVATION. WE ARE TRYING TO RAISE MONEY TO COMPLETELY CHANGE THE LIVES OF AT LEAST A FEW ORPHANS FROM THE SLUM AREAS OF NAIROBI. PLEASE GIVE WHATEVER YOU CAN.

If you would like to sponsor one orphan on a permanent basis (grade 5 to grade 12), this would require a donation of $160.00 per month for primary school and $225.00 per month later on for secondary school.

Purchase Our Documentary or Singing & Dancing DVD/CD

Lastly, you can help by purchasing one or all of our special DVDs or CD. Our documentary, Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, is only $20.00 and tells the story of how the Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya is helping to pull children out of the slums of Kenya. Hear from the Academy’s president himself, Larry L. Hines, as he takes you on a journey from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya to new life at our three partner schools. You can view a 9-minute preview by Clicking Here.

In addition to our documentary, we also have a DVD called Dancing for Joy which features the students of Kenya in their new life singing and dancing with great enthusiasm. A companion CD is also available as well.

The purchase of these DVDs and CD also help offset the expenditures in keeping the Academy operating.