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2023 Organizations

To date, Gratitude Network has worked with over 200 Fellows impacting children and youth in 70 countries. While focused on the broad categories of Education, Health & Well-being, and Children’s Rights, our Fellows are impacting children in Education Access, Teacher Support, Online Education, Poverty Alleviation, Girls’ Empowerment, Child Safety, and so many more critical areas.

Our record-breaking number of 36 Fellows joining our 2023 Fellowship has been reached thanks to our network’s on-going support. Please consider donating all year-long to support the expansion of our programs.

  • Children’s Rights
  • Africa-Zimbabwe

Let’s Empower the Girl Child.

Shamwari Yemwanasikana’s mission is to empower girls and young women to be active agents of their own development through igniting the power within to reach their full potential.

https://syszim.org.zw/

  • Director
  • Ekenia Chifamba
  • Education
  • Africa-Kenya

284 Vibrant Libraries Established.

Start A Library Trust’s mission is to champion literacy in Africa by creating thriving communities of learners and teachers through establishing Model School Libraries, capacity building for sustainability and robust advocacy.

http://www.startalibrary.org/

  • Executive Director
  • Evelyne Mwandia
  • Children’s Rights
  • Africa-Botswana

Finding the Leader Within.

Stepping Stones International’s mission unlock the potential of vulnerable children and youth ages 12-25 through holistic development, strengthening families and activating sustainable opportunities to become self-sufficient.

https://www.steppingstonesintl.org/

  • Executive Director
  • Lisa Jamu
  • Education
  • India

Affordable Tech Education to Underprivileged Girls.

NavGurukul’s mission is to build a world where everyone has access to an affordable world class education that enables them to live up to their highest potential.

https://www.navgurukul.org/about

  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Nidhi Anarkat
  • Children’s Rights
  • Southeast Asia

Protecting Vulnerable Children from Exploitation.

The Freedom Story prevents child trafficking and exploitation through culturally relevant programs for vulnerable children and share their stories to empower creative, compassionate people to act.

http://www.thefreedomstory.org

  • CEO
  • Lucy McCray
  • Education
  • US-West

Educate. Empower. Inspire. Uplift.

Oakland Natives Give Back Fund’s mission is to create and scale innovative solutions that empower young people and improve educational equity.

https://oaklandnatives.org

  • Founder & CEO
  • Nyeisha DeWitt
  • Education
  • Africa-Kenya

Making Education a Reality for Every Child in Kenya.

The Rahul Kotak Foundation’s mission is to make good quality education accessible to every child in Kenya. The Rahul Kotak Foundation was started in 2016 with a singular aim: to make good quality education accessible to children living in marginalized communities in Kisumu County in Kenya. We use a multi-pronged approach to address some of the biggest barriers that children face in accessing good quality education.

https://therahulkotakfoundation.org/

  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Mansi Kotak
  • Education
  • Africa-Ethiopia

Education for Change.

Partners in Education Ethiopia’s mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged people through quality education, using a holistic approach.

https://www.partnersinedethiopia.org

  • Executive Director
  • Yehalem Metiku
  • Children’s Rights
  • India

Empowering Girls Living in Situation of Vulnerability.

Protsahan India Foundation is a center of excellence in innovation & collaboration to eradicate Child Abuse so that all girls living in situations of vulnerability grow up empowered with access to education and healthcare in safe spaces, with greater freedom from all forms of abuse and violence, and those who experienced abuse or violence benefit from greater access to healing, rehabilitation, reintegration, care, support, employability enhancement skills, gender justice and other services needed to ensure physical, mental and social well-being.

https://protsahan.co.in

  • Founder & CEO
  • Sonal Kapoor
  • Health and Wellbeing

Igniting Change. Reaching Further.

ReachAnother Foundation provides a fulfilling life for children affected by Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus by building medical self sufficiency in Ethiopia.

https://reachanother.org/

  • Country Director
  • Yakob Ahmed
  • Education
  • Africa-Ethiopia

We envision a future where kind leaders build a better world.

Riley’s Way is a national nonprofit that invests in and supports the next generation of kind leaders. We provide young people with the programs, support and inclusive community they need to thrive as change-makers. Riley’s Way is committed to supporting these young leaders to build a better world that values kindness, empathy, connection, and the voices of all youth.

https://rileysway.org/

  • Executive Director
  • Christine O’Connell
  • Education
  • India

Lifting People with Leprosy.

Rising Star Outreach empowers individuals and families to rise above the stigma associated with leprosy and to live healthy productive lives through: quality education, medical care, and community development.

http://www.risingstaroutreach.org

  • President
  • Brett Caywood
  • Education
  • US-West

Preserve History. Share Stories. Inspire Youth.

Rosie the Riveter Trust celebrates the stories of sacrifice, opportunity, and profound social change that took place in America during World War II. As the official nonprofit partner of Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park located in Richmond, California, we help honor the strong work ethic of people from all backgrounds who worked on the home front. Through historic preservation and educational programming, we inspire people to learn from history and apply those lessons in today’s world.

https://rosietheriveter.org/

  • Executive Director
  • Sarah Pritchard
  • Education
  • Central America / Carribbean

Unlocking Girls Potential.

MAIA unlocks and maximizes the potential of young women to lead transformational change.

https://www.maiaimpact.org/

  • Co-Executive Director
  • Martha Lidia Oxí Chuy
  • Education
  • Central America / Carribbean

Identify. Develop. Support.

ConnectED / Conectando Educación’s mission is to improve access, quality, and relevance of education for youth in rural Central America.

https://connectedfellows.org

  • CEO
  • Isa LaPorte
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Global

Healing Lives.Transforming Communities

Medical Ambassadors International’s mission is to equip communities through Christ-centered health and development.

https://www.medicalambassadors.org

  • President
  • Ravi Jayakaran
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • South America

Focusing on Childhood Obesity and Childhood Cancer.

The Desiderata Institute is a Brazilian non-profit organization conceived to improve public health for children and adolescents. Within the broader agenda of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors, we have focused on the two main causes affecting Brazilian children (aged 0 to 19), namely childhood cancer and childhood obesity.

https://desiderata.org.br/en/

  • Executive Director
  • Renata Couto
  • Children’s Rights
  • Global

Youth Leading the Way.

Migration Youth and Children Platform’s mission is to build a community of diverse young leaders with the skills and opportunities to co-create solutions and influence migration policy at local, national, and international levels.

https://migrationyouthchildrenplatform.org/

  • Co-Director
  • Alicja Lelwic-Ojeda