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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.

The current round of Elevate Circles has come to a close.
Check back soon for more dates in the fall.

It all starts June 26th. Check out the groups here:

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GENup

GENup is a youth-led social justice organization, founded and run from the bottom up by students who fight for education equality and reform through policy reform and youth-fueled community activism.

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Black Teacher Collaborative

BTC backs a collective of Black educators working to ensure high levels of academic achievement amongst Black children, preparing them with the intellectual, social, emotional, and cultural capital to actively participate in the ongoing advancement of their communities.

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Karam Foundation

Karam Foundation creates spaces for young Syrian refugees, investing deeply in mentorship, education and community-driven programs that empower them to build a better future for themselves and their communities.

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TalkingPoints

TalkingPoints empowers student success in under-resourced, multilingual communities, using communications technology to bridge crucial gaps between students’ families, teachers and schools.

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Practical Education Network

The Practical Education Network (PEN) trains STEM teachers in West Africa to defy resource constraints and bring real-world science education to students through innovative, hands-on, MIT-style learning workshops, created from low-cost and locally available materials.

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Grandmother Project

Grandmother Project mobilizes grandmas, natural community leaders and change makers, to educate on girls’ rights, working to abandon harmful traditions that hurt girls’ futures and build lasting change in communities across Senegal.

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WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation

WAAW’s works to expand African engagement in Technology Innovation by increasing the pipeline for African women through STEM training, entrepreneurship & leadership.

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Code Nation

Code Nation equips students in under-resourced high schools with the skills, experiences, and connections that, together, expand access to careers in technology.

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Geek Girls Latam

Geek Girls Latam is building Generation STEAM in Latin America, by inspiring, empowering and connecting girls and women across Latin America to be leaders in science and technology.

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Latinas On The Verge of Excellence

The Latinas On the Verge of Excellence (L.O.V.E.) Mentoring Program supports and empowers young Latinas to strive for success, both in school and in life, through mentorship and health interventions targeted at mental, reproductive and physical health as well as college and career readiness

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MAIA Impact

The first female, indigenous-led secondary school in Central America, the MAIA Impact School maximizes the potential of young, indigenous women to lead transformational change, through holistic education focused equally on academics, culture and identity, socioemotional development, and family engagement.

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She’s the First

She’s the First is a girl-led community that strengthens the ecosystem of girls’ organizations, boosting the capacity of local organizations to advance outcomes for girls across the globe.

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OneSky

OneSky creates Early Learning Centers for orphans across Asia, training communities and caregivers in cutting edge early brain development theory and teaching methods, to provide responsive care and education that unlocks the potential of these vulnerable populations.

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Generation Hope

Generation Hope provides programs for teen parents in college, and their children, while working with education and policy partners to drive system-wide change to support the students’ success and economic mobility.

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Kidogo

Kidogo is training a network of Mamapreneurs, female entrepreneurs, who start or grow their own childcare micro-businesses in their local communities, providing much-needed access to affordable quality childcare to mothers in East Africa's low-income communities.

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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.

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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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