TACKLING A GLOBAL CRISIS

The global opportunity gap is preventing over a third of the world’s young people from reaching their potential. These underserved youth often don’t have access to resources and opportunities that are critical to their success. And it’s not just their loss, it’s ours.

We see these young minds as untapped resources that our world simply can’t do without. Together, we must change the game for underserved youth so that they can build a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities.

DRIVEN BY YOUTH

We support programs that put young people in charge of their own future. These programs build powerful life skills like confidence, grit, curiosity and leadership. Studies show that when underserved youth take an active role in charting their own paths, they go on to chart their own futures. It’s that simple.

“EMPOWERMENT STARTS WITHIN: HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE SEE THEIR OWN POTENTIAL AND STEP UP—GIVING THEM THE SKILLS TO BECOME ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN CONTROL OF THEIR OWN DESTINY. WE KNOW ALL YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF GREATNESS.”JANIECE EVANS-PAGE, Global Head of Fossil Foundation

Meet the Innovators

We proudly partner with some of the world’s most innovative changemakers who are fearlessly championing the needs of underserved youth.

Discover a few of our partners below. Click a logo to learn more.

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    Big Thought

    Big Thought

    Big Thought works with partners across Dallas to provide creative learning programs that enrich the lives of youth from under-resourced communities. Big Thought brings relentless optimism, innovation and imagination to the biggest problem facing education today: the opportunity gap.

    Learn more at:
    bigthought.org

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    Camfed

    Camfed

    Tackling poverty and inequality by supporting marginalized girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.

    Learn more at:
    camfed.org

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    Collective Shift

    Collective Shift

    Remaking learning for the Connected Age so all youth have the opportunity to succeed.

    Learn more at:
    lrng.org

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    College Summit

    College Summit

    College Summit places students from low-income communities on the path to college success by relying on one key thing: the power of positive peer influence.

    Learn more at:
    collegesummit.org

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    Digital Divide Data

    Digital Divide Data

    Giving disadvantaged youth a competitive edge in the global technology marketplace

    Learn more at:
    digitaldividedata.com

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    Educate Girls

    Educate Girls

    Leveraging existing community and government resources for girls’ education.

    Learn more at:
    educategirls.in

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    Equal Opportunity Schools

    Equal Opportunity Schools

    Helping underserved high school students succeed through advanced placement courses.

    Learn more at:
    eoschools.org

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    Friends-International

    Friends-International

    Protecting and guiding youth living on the streets.

    Learn more:
    friends-international.org

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    Girls in the Game

    Girls in the Game

    Unleashing the power of youth by helping girls find their voice, discover their strengths and lead with confidence.

    Learn more at:
    girlsinthegame.org

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    Going to School

    Going to School

    Rewriting the futures of youth in India through the power of stories.

    Learn more at:
    goingtoschool.com
    www.scrappynews.com

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    Roadtrip Nation

    Roadtrip Nation

    Unleashing the power of students’ interests and connects them to career possibilities.

    Learn More at:
    roadtripnation.org

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    WAVE (WEST AFRICA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION)

    WAVE (WEST AFRICA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION)

    Fighting unemployment by expanding the professional horizons of hardworking young
    people in Nigeria.

    Learn more at:
    waveacademies.org

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    WE

    WE

    WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Today, we are millions of passionate youth, women and men working together to shift the world from “me” to “we.”

    Learn more at:
    www.we.org

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    Magic Bus

    Magic Bus

    Magic Bus is a leading Indian non-governmental organisation that works with some of the world’s poorest children and young people, taking them from a childhood full of challenges to a life with meaningful livelihoods.

    Learn more at:
    MagicBus.org

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    Job Factory

    Job Factory

    Job factory provides internships and training programmes for unemployed youth to qualify them for the job market.

    Learn more at:
    JobFactory.ch
    Berufseinstieg-Jobfactory.ch

SHOW US THE IMPACT

Our partners bring a measurable track record of impact and align with our priorities:

Invest in youth ages 12-24 who are underserved, especially those often excluded from rights and services (e.g. low-income, underrepresented minorities, youth with disabilities and/or otherwise disadvantaged youth).
Focus on interventions whereby the youth themselves take an active role in charting their paths.
Operate around a core innovation that is disruptive, scalable and drives systemic change. Preference will be given to organizations led by a social entrepreneur with a bold vision.
Demonstrate strong leadership and robust internal systems and controls, as well as a viable plan for securing its necessary funding.
Produce strong evidence of impact, actively measure impact, demonstrate an ongoing path to scale its impact.

How We Invest

We’re on a mission to make an impact, so we’re all in with our partners and the big ideas that will change the game for underserved youth.

We cultivate true partnerships by sharing our skills, time and expertise to amplify the impact and effectiveness of all those we support.
We make smart financial investments in our partners’ organizations and programs.