CFK Named a Finalist for .ORG Impact Awards

Nonprofit nominated for its response to pandemic and championing equality in Kenya

CFK was recently named a finalist in two categories of the .ORG Impact Awards, which recognize community-centered efforts in the U.S. and around the world for their contributions and achievements and the impact they’ve made in their communities. CFK was nominated for its response to the pandemic and championing equality through its work in Kenya.

“We are honored to be considered for these awards alongside such notable company,” said Hillary Omala, Kenya-based executive director of CFK. “This recognition focuses on community-driven change, which has been our focus from day one.”

The first recognizes CFK’s work fighting the coronavirus in its two clinics in Kibera. Staffers for one clinic, Tabitha Maternity Home, were recently honored as Frontline Heroes by the Gates Foundation for their ongoing work during the pandemic. Its Tabitha Medical Clinic was also honored for partnering with the CDC/KEMRI to collect coronavirus samples and conduct contact tracing.

The second nomination is for championing equality, equity and inclusion through its girls empowerment program. Winners of the awards will be announced beginning November 30.

The .ORG Impact Awards are given by the Public Interest Registry, which manages the dot-org domain registry. PIR considered more than 500 organizations and individuals submitted this year. Submissions were reviewed and scored by a panel of leaders in the internet, health, education, marketing and nonprofit sectors.

“The .ORG Impact Awards celebrate and showcase the incredible work that mission-driven organizations are doing in their communities and around the world,” said Jon Nevett, President and CEO of the Public Interest Registry. For more information and complete rules, visit www.orgimpactawards.org