In 2009, Sharon Prince established the non-profit venture known as the Sharon Prince Grace Farms Foundation in order to support victims of abuse by helping them connect with the environment and the arts, as well as with a faith-based community. The organization opened its first facility in 2015, and since then has come to be known as a peaceful and safe place for all who enter it seeking understanding and care.
As a humanitarian, Sharon Prince has a big focus on ending global child exploitation and human trafficking, along with violence against women. In partnership with her husband Robert, she also contributes to programs that assist with treatments for terminal health conditions, one being Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery, which researches different medications to try to combat the mental illness. Because of their organization’s philanthropic efforts, the couple has had a number of awards bestowed to them, such as the 2017 AIA National Architecture Honor Award.
The Sharon Prince Grace Farms facility is located in New Canaan, Connecticut, and it sits on 80 acres of land, and includes a church and a great view of the surrounding natural landscape. When having the center built, Sharon Prince wanted it to have the type of appeal that would make its visitors want to take their time walking around and exploring the property while taking in its beauty.
The University of Tulsa graduate, who majored in Business Administration, has both an MBA and a BBA degree, and in addition to being the Founder and President of the Grace Farms Foundation, she is a member of the board of an organization called “Unchain: Freedom Needs Fighters”, a worldwide media campaign she partnered with Geometry Global, J. Walter Thompson and Shazam to develop. Through this venture, she hopes to play a big part in ending modern-day slavery all over the world.