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Grace Kennett Foundation is a non-governmental organization with a glorious 80-year history. Our work has saved the lives of a thousand victims of female infanticide and abandoned children.

A thousand happy families have been built through adoption. If you need to have a garden, dig a well first. Our well is our hospital and our allied services. We address the physical, mental, and social well being of the community and raise resources to pursue our lofty objectives.

Our Origin

Dr (Miss) Grace A Kennett, an orphan herself, a friend of all, especially of the sick and the underprivileged, started this institution in 1947. In the year 1978, GKF was established as a Foundation under the Societies Registration Act. (S.No.69/1978)

Dr S Ravikumar was the first Medical Superintendent (1979-1998) and contributed greatly to the growth of the organization.

Dr.S.R.Sankarasubramanian, A young and exceptional physician, tragically passed away while fulfilling his duty of caring for patients. He possessed remarkable qualities of compassion, integrity, and diligence. His patients and colleagues held him in high regard, recognizing his dedication and talent. He played a significant role within the organization and was seen as a potential future leader. The memory of Dr.Sankar will forever remain with us as a cherished reminder of his impact.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a child-friendly society where even severely disadvantaged children develop their full potential as individuals, as members of their families and communities, and to address the physical, mental and social well being of the community through comprehensive health care and allied services. With our partners, we mobilize resources, encourage research, and facilitate communications. We share our experiences and good practices. By strengthening each other’s programmes, we are all strengthened.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with competence, compassion, and commitment for the sick and the needy and to help the victims of female infanticide/abandoned, surrendered, and orphaned children, first to survive and then to ensure the right of the child to a family.