Meet the Elevate Prize Finalists 2022

Abaas Mpindi
Media Challenge Initiative
Media Challenge Initiative is a youth-driven non-profit, building the next generation of journalists in Africa through training, mentorship and experiential peer-to-peer learning.
Anielle Francisco da Silva
Marielle Franco Institute
Marielle Franco Institute works to inspire, connect and potentialize Black women, LGBTQIA+ and peripheral people to keep moving the structures of the society.
Bianca Tylek
Worth Rises
Worth Rises is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to dismantling the prison industry and ending the exploitation of those it touches.
Bright Simons
mPedigree works to root out unsafe and counterfeit medication through the use of an SMS-based, toll-free method known as Goldkeys, which has been proven effective for low-resource and low-income communities across Africa.
Cindy Eggleton
Brilliant Detroit
Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building successful families by providing ongoing support across multiple Brilliant Detroit homes in high-need neighborhoods.
Cristi Hegranes
Global Press
Global Press transforms international journalism by disrupting global narratives and promoting local access to information.
Crystal Echo Hawk
IllumiNative helps builds power for Native peoples by amplifying contemporary Native voices, stories, and issues to advance justice, equity, and self-determination.
Cynthia D. Fast, Ph.D.
APOPO saves lives by training animals to detect tuberculosis in medical patients and root out landmines in previously war-torn regions.
Daquan Oliver
WeThrive works to achieve justice and close opportunity gaps by equipping and empowering underestimated young people 12 to 24 years old from low-income communities to rise as entrepreneurial economic leaders.
Elijah McKinnon
Open Television (OTV)
Open Television is a platform for intersectional television, supporting artists and communities marginalized by their race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, disability or nationality: think community-based Netflix.
Favianna Rodriguez
The Center for Cultural Power (Cultural Power)
The Center for Cultural Power mobilizes artists to envision a world in which cultural, economic, and political power are distributed equitably and where all human beings can live in harmony with nature.
Isabelle Kamariza
Solid’Africa aims to preserve dignity, accelerate the recovery process, and promote health equity for vulnerable patients in public hospitals.
Jaime Gloshay
Native Women Lead
Native Women Lead works to revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in businesses owned by Native women.
Kruti Bharucha
Peepul is working to transform learning in government schools so that children of the poorest families are provided with wraparound support, including holistic education.
Nadia Murad Basee Taha
Nadia’s Initiative
Nadia’s Initiative is on a mission to create a world where women are able to live peacefully and communities that have experienced trauma and suffering are supported and redeveloped.
Namya Mahajan
Rocket Learning
Rocket Learning is one of India’s leading non-profits focused on catalyzing early childhood education (ECE) and community engagement.
Piyush Tewari
SaveLIFE Foundation
SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is committed to improving road safety and access to emergency medical care across India by combining evidence-based interventions and advocacy to shift policies on a national level.
Rachel Silverstein, PhD
Miami Waterkeeper (MWK)
Miami Waterkeeper works toward a vision of swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water for all.
Sana Mustafa
Asylum Access
Asylum Access supports forcibly displaced individuals and communities as they reclaim their rights, agency and power.
Teresa Wanjiku Njoroge
Clean Start Solutions Limited
Clean Start Solutions works with women and children impacted by the criminal justice system, to restore dignity and hope, for successful reintegration.