From 2003 until June 2020, we disbursed and committed a cumulative $130.7 million to programs. To date, funds have supported over 1800 initiatives with more than 325 community-based organizations in 15 African countries. This represents more than 82% of total expenditures over the past 17 years.

Financial Statements

The Foundation’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Our auditors are Grant Thornton LLP Chartered Accountants. Audited financial statements are available below in PDF format. Click to view the relevant financial statement:

The Stephen Lewis Foundation is a charitable organization in good standing with Canada Revenue Agency. The CRA website provides annual charity returns for all years, up to and including F2020. To view these annual charity returns, please visit the Foundation’s listings here.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s charitable registration number is 89635 4008 RR0001.

Imagine Canada Standards Program

The Stephen Lewis Foundation believes that transparency and accountability are essential. With this in mind, we are proud to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

The Standards Program awards accreditation to charities and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence in board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement. By adhering to these standards, we are complying with generally accepted practices for soliciting and managing donor dollars.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our adherence to the code. To learn more about the Standards Program, please visit