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Power the change

Calling all friends and advocates of teachers, STEM, and girls’ education!
Our first Elevate Giving groups are all about education.

WHAT IS ELEVATE GIVING?

Think of it like SHARK TANK for social good. Join a group and meet people like you, pool your money and together, decide where it should go. In just 90 minutes, you can make a huge impact. No amount of money is too small to make a difference — PLUS we match whatever you contribute, up to $75k!
The result? Targeted, thoughtful giving that drives real, meaningful change.

HOW IT WORKS

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JOIN

Join forces with a group of like-minded people who meet for 90 minutes at a time to openly discuss a cause you care about.

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LEARN

Learn from leaders whose organizations are at the frontier of driving social change.

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GIVE

Give together, choosing where your money should go to make the most impact as a group.

Still undecided? Here’s what Trevor has to say.

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MAKING WAVES IN EDUCATION: The Trevor Noah Foundation

As the inaugural winner of the Elevate Catalyst Award, the Trevor Noah Foundation will receive $250,000 to help advance its work in education, fostering enabled learning and teaching environments in South African schools while empowering teachers to be innovative leaders and problem solvers in their classrooms and communities.

Now it’s your turn to create change with Elevate Giving!

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THIS ROUND OF ELEVATE GIVING IS FOCUSED ON EDUCATION – AND HOW YOU CAN BE A PART OF ITS IMPACT ON THE WORLD.
FIND AN EXPERIENCE THAT YOU’RE INTERESTED IN AND FITS WITH YOUR SCHEDULE. MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP SOON AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

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1. Educational Equity

Sat 6/26 12:00 – 1:30pm ET LOCAL
Not all education is created equal.
Location, access to technology, gender, race or ethnicity, physical capability and so many other factors play a huge role in the opportunities children have to learn – and COVID-19 has made inequalities even more marked. Join this Elevate Giving experience to learn more about how equity in education can drive global change now, and in generations to come – and support innovative organizations who fight for it every day.

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This is for you if:
You believe every child, regardless of background, should be able to reach their full potential and you want to learn more about how education can drive global change.

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2. Teachers and Educators

Mon 6/28 9:00 – 10:30am ET LOCAL
A great education starts with a great teacher.
This Elevate Giving experience focuses on supporting educators around the world as they respond to new technologies (and the inequalities this highlights), and deliver quality learning experiences. Discover and support organizations who are tackling these challenges head-on. The best way to power progress? Support a teacher.

Join this experience

This is for you if:
Your life has been deeply impacted by teachers and educators and you want to learn more about the impact of education around the world.

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3. STEM & STEAM Learning

Tues 6/29 8:00 – 9:30pm ET LOCAL
The future is tech. But early access is key. How can we level the field?
The workforce of the future needs a strong grounding in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – and a creative approach fostered through Arts education (the “A” in STEAM). But inequalities in access leave many at a huge disadvantage. Access to STEAM education is vital to creating a more equitable world. This Elevate Giving group focuses on supporting organizations who are leading the way – and getting it done.

Join this experience

This is for you if:
You love technology and its potential for future generations to create a bold new world.

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4. Girls Education

Wed 7/7 10:00 – 11:30pm ET LOCAL
Empower girls. Change the world.
This Elevate Giving group is focusing on removing the tremendous inequalities that still exist for girls accessing education. Poverty, gender bias and societal norms all play a role – and COVID-19 has highlighted even more sharply how far we still have to go. Learn about organizations working on the frontlines, and help them make even more impact.

Join this experience

This is for you if:
You believe the future is female and you want to learn more about driving equality and progress.

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5. Early Childhood Development

Fri 7/9 3:00 – 4:30pm ET LOCAL
The early years are critical to child development.
Pre-school support and care makes a big impact on cognitive, physical and emotional wellbeing that lasts well into adulthood. Yet, due to lack of resources, poor nutrition and neglect, millions of young children around the world risk not being able to achieve their full potential. This Elevate Giving group focuses on organizations who have made it their mission to support children in their earliest years – changing the shape of their futures – and generations to come.

Join this experience

This is for you if:
You believe in providing a strong foundation for children and want to learn more about how that can drive progress.

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Got more questions?
We’ve got more answers. FAQs

Is there a minimum personal donation? +

We ask that you donate a personally significant amount, whether that’s $5, $50, $500 or more. Whatever you donate will be matched by Elevate Giving*, so your donation will have even more impact. This is what it looks like to flip the script on philanthropy—join us!
*Elevate Giving will match up to $75,000 in total donations across all giving circles in each cycle.

How much time commitment is it? +

Each Elevate Giving circle session lasts for 90 minutes. And you’ll be invited to join a virtual event to celebrate and showcase the impact that your giving circle – and all other giving circles – make in the program.

Is being in a group a one-off, or a regular commitment? +

Each Elevate Giving experience is a stand alone event. You can join one or all five! And if you love the experience, we encourage you to start your own giving circle and make it a regular commitment. Our partners at Philanthropy Together have a program to help you get your own giving circle started.

Is it just about funding? +

No! This is a great opportunity to learn about the principles of philanthropy, connect with a like-minded community, gain a deeper understanding of organizations working for causes you believe in – and get involved in championing their work.

Can my organization get considered for funding by Elevate Giving +

Not for this round, but we’d certainly love to hear about your work! Contact us, and let us know about the work your organization is doing.

More questions? +

GIVING CIRCLES

All around the world, Giving Circles are democratizing philanthropy, and helping people amplify their impact. Giving Circles are about change, not charity. They come in all shapes and sizes. They’re accessible to everyone. They blur the lines between who gives and who receives – and their impact goes far beyond money: working together, peoples’ time, discussion, and a collective gift transforms into community power, proactive change, and civic action.

We’re working with Philanthropy Together, a global organization working to help giving circles start and thrive, to champion even more people powered philanthropy – and accelerate progress together.

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