Established in 1997, The Grace Children’s Foundation (TGCF) is a United States based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in need globally through TGCF’s Children’s Resource Exchange Center (CREC) model with an emphasis on Healthcare—medical, surgical, rehabilitative care and groundbreaking research, treatments and cures.
After two decades of front-line experience, with a focus on connecting children to Healthcare, The Grace Children’s Foundation (TGCF) has gained an in-depth understanding of the medical needs of children globally. We have also learned about the major challenges in the coordination and delivery of vital resources faced by people and organizations ready to help the most marginalized children—what works, what doesn’t—and the optimal means for meeting many of those needs with sustainable impact.
The challenge is to efficiently and systematically connect any child of any background living anywhere in the world to the vital resources they require for their well-being.
Children’s Resource Exchange Center Network
The Foundation has been working through the Children’s Resource Exchange Center (CREC) network with partners and children from North and South America, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and, most recently, the Middle East, connecting children to pro bono and subsidized care on a case-by-case basis.
In order to exponentially increase the number of children served around the world, TGCF has partnered with innovators at Microsoft and Microsoft Philanthropies to systematize the articulation and delivery of vital Healthcare resources — transitioning the manual network to the CREC connective digital platform.