The Kofa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization which provides culturally competent services to individuals and communities affected by public health issues in under-served communities . We also operate youth development women empowerment programs to help provide tools our youth and women need to empower themselves.
What We Do
Educational Presentations
And Workshops

Creating a network of young immigrant women for positive systemic change in under served communities.
Youth Development Programs

Our Emerging Leaders Program exposes girls of color and immigrant descents to civic responsibilities, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.
Women Empowerment

Councilwoman Susan Pha of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (bottom left) spoke with our Emerging Leaders about women in Politics!

Some of the recipients of Kofa Foundation Scholarship
System Change Grants

We operate humanitarian works in Liberia, Nigeria, West Africa etc
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Kofa Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization registered in the U.S.A. In 2014, when her husband Patrick Sawyer became the first American to die from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during his travel from Liberia to Nigeria for an ECOWAS conference, Decontee, suddenly a widow with three little daughters, founded Kofa Foundation and became the international voice of victims of Ebola everywhere. Under her leadership and refusal to drown in grief, the Kofa Foundation joined the quest to eradicate Ebola.

We also led a campaign to bring more awareness to the Ebola epidemic, and reached out to individuals and families who had lost their loved ones both in the U.S and West Africa due to the virus. We currently sponsor children in three orphanages and two schools in Liberia as part of our commitment to never forget the children who were left behind. Additionally, we operate youth development and women empowerment programs to help provide youth and women from under-served communities with tools they need to empower themselves.

Decontee Kofa SawyerFounder/Executive Director
Christie BrandtProgram/Project Manager
Lisa SarclayCommunications Director
Lakey HarrisChief Fundraising Strategist
Oretha NimleyVolunteers Coordinator
Sayondee KofaTri-State Regional Director
Rahine FreemanTechnology/Social Media Specialist
Rebecca AgyeiIntern
(MPS Candidate, Clinton School of Public Service)
Angi MontgomeryBoard President
Linda FreemonBoard Secretary
Joy Marsh-StephensBoard Treasurer
Dr. Sarah Atunah-JayBoard Member
Dr. Kathrine JohnsonBoard Member
Donyen KofaBoard Member
David WilsonBoard Member
Our Vision - To see individuals affected by public health issues be treated with compassion, dignity, and respect. - To live in a world where youth and women feel empowered.
Our Mission - To provide culturally competent services and advocacy for individuals affected by public health issues in under-served communities. - To provide youth and women with the tools they need to empower themselves.
OUR VALUES - Community We believe in the power of community. Together we are our brothers and sisters keepers. - Dignity We advocate that individuals needing healthcare are treated with dignity and respect. -Service We are humbled to be able to serve our community to the best of our ability.
Kofa Foundation For General Enquiries, Kindly Contact Us Below.
Kofa Foundation​ 5701 Shingle Creek Pkwy # 420C
Brooklyn Center MN. 55430
10 AM - 5 PM | Monday to Thursday

Offfice: (763) 324-7171
Email: info@kofafoundation.net​
Decontee Kofa SawyerFounder/Executive Director

Christie BrandtProgram/Project Manager
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To be a part of a community making sure none of these children are left behind