Grace Stroup

Institutional Partnerships Officer,

Charleston, SC, USA

Grace joined KickStart in 2022 and supports the expansion of KickStart’s institutional and corporate grant portfolio. Grace plays a central role in drafting, refining, and editing proposals, papers, and reports to monitor project performance across our key countries in Africa. She also supports KickStart’s communications strategy to drive advocacy and outreach goals through social media, newsletters, funding appeals, and shorter-form storytelling for digital communications.  

Grace holds a BA in English and Religious Studies with a concentration in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her stories have been published in literary magazines across the country. When she’s not working you can find her hiking, writing, and cooking new recipes.