About the Grandmother Collective 

The Grandmother Collective (GMC) is a global, member-based organization focused on raising the profile of grandmothers as essential contributors to social change. Our aim is to create a community of practice where grandmothers, scholars, practitioners, policy makers and others can work together to ensure that the wisdom and energy of grandmothers, is not just celebrated but incorporated into policy, research and international development agendas. We also support organizations to incorporate grandmother-led initiatives into their current work and build the capacity of older women everywhere to recognize their power to drive positive change.

The wisdom and experience of grandmothers is a powerful force for change around the world 

GMC pursues a world where grandmothers are recognized and supported as key collaborators for social change. This is amplified through:

Advocacy & Movement Building: Raising awareness of the impact of grandmothers and building connections between multiple stakeholders for collective impact 

Community & Connectivity: Fostering communities of practice between organizations focused on grandmother-centered programming

Research & Training: Demonstrating impact and building tools to support capacity strengthening for organizations

Theory of Change