Who we are

The NECF - Who are we

Founded in 2010, the Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation is registered as a charity with the Registrar of Societies in Kenya no:41397

The Foundation was officially launched at the “Celebration of the Life of Nancy Crooks” service held at Nancy and Howard’s home in Nairobi, Kenya on March 13, 2010.

We are not affiliated with any religious or political entity or institution.

Mission: The Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation implements projects that bring happiness and well-being to children and their families by providing access to new opportunities.

Meet our team

Maria's Bio

Maria is a graduate of the University of Nairobi Law School. She has been working in the low income urban settlements of Nairobi since 2012, with a special focus on women empowerment and child education. After graduation she worked in the Philippines where she gained an understanding of the theory and practical application of unarmed civilian protection, with a focus on child protection.

She joins our team as the Marketing Associate.

Maria Mutauta

Program Manager

Winnie's Bio

Cleo Wade said, "Be the reason why someone feels seen, heard and supported by the whole universe" which holds a deep meaning for Winnie Bolo. As such, joining the Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation as the administrator was an easy choice. With a background in Psychology, she aims to capitalize on her skills for the overall benefit of the foundation.

In her free time, Winnie loves to read, catch up on her favorite shows and care for her niece and nephews.

Winnie Bolo

Marketing Associate

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One thing is for sure, Nancy loved Kenya. In 1986, Nancy Ellen co-authored a booklet, entitled ‘Kenya Trivia’, about Kenya’s ecology, geography and culture. Forty-two thousand copies were published and sold. This publication was a key text used by individuals training to be guides in the national museum, as well as safari guides.

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