In 2016, Erica Stephens founded Nana Grants in honor of her grandmother, Mary “Gran” Arivett, and her mother, Diann “Nana” Arivett. Mary helped raise Erica while Diann, a single mother, attended nursing school. In turn, Diann helped care for Erica’s young son while she built her public relations business. Every mother deserves a Nana in her life!
Nana Grants’ formula is simple: money for college + quality child care = economic mobility. Each Nana Grant helps cover the cost of child care for Georgia HOPE recipients for one year, renewable for the length of the student’s program of study at a Georgia Technical College. Their goal is to remove the uncertainty of continuous, quality child care from the equation so that student mothers can focus on their studies, graduate and have a rewarding, well-compensated career.