Meet the Elevate Prize Finalists 2021

Alexander Roque
Ali Forney Center
Creating career pathways for homeless LGBTQ and transgender youth.
Alexandra Clare
Turning under-represented talent into the next generation of tech leaders.
Alexia Hilbertidou
GirlBoss New Zealand
Defying stereotypes. Creating change. Closing the gender gap in science, technology and engineering.
Amanda Alexander
Detroit Justice Center
Detroit Justice Center
Transforming the justice system, and promoting equitable and fair cities.
Amy Paulson
Healing Together
Anthony Myint
Zero FoodPrint
Zero Foodprint is mobilizing the food world to remove carbon from the atmosphere by building healthy soil.
Aparna Hegde
Unlocking mobile technology to enable healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy childhoods.
Enrique Lomnitz
Isla Urbana
Harvesting rainwater to supply essential water to millions who lack safe access.
Heejae Lim
Tech that solves the communications gap between students, their families, and schools in under-resourced minority communities.
Heidi Binko
Just Transition Fund
Building vibrant, equitable economic pathways for distressed communities previously powered by fossil fuels.
Kaushik Kappagantulu
Pioneering change in Indian agriculture and supporting smallholder farmers’ livelihoods.
Krista Donaldson
Equalize Health
Providing access to medical care and addressing the leading causes of maternal and newborn mortality through innovative tech.
Lina Sergie Attar
Karam Foundation
Building a generation of leaders from the Syrian refugee crisis.
Marisa Hamamoto
Infinite Flow Dance
Marisa Hamamoto, a proud 4th generation Japanese American, is a stroke survivor living with PTSD, an invisible disability.
Ndinini Kimesera Sikar
Maasai Women Development Organization (MWEDO)
Improving access to education for marginalized Maasai girls.
Nick Monzi
Learn Fresh
Using sport and gameplay to deliver critical STEM and social-emotional education.
Nisha Ligon
Harnessing the power of entertainment to reduce inequalities in education across Africa.
Rebecca van Bergen
Protecting the interests of artisan homeworkers and makers (90% women) around the world.
Tanyella Evans
Helping solve the global literacy crisis and building a bridge to equality, one mother tongue story at a time.
Tony Weaver
Weird Enough Productions
Using superheroes and comic books to improve literacy and address the mental health crisis among teens and children.
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
A grandma-powered, child-centered care model for nurturing thriving rural communities.
Uzoma Orchingwa
Free-to-use communications tools that allow incarcerated individuals to stay connected with their loved ones.
Yuriko Oda
General Incorporated Association WheeLog
Creating — and mapping — an accessible society for wheelchair users.