The Gratitude Awards application is now CLOSED.

The application for the 2019 Initial Cohort will open in July 2018.

Learn more about the application below.


Award Categories

  • Education such as school systems, training of teachers, education technology, and early childhood programs as well as how/ what children learn at school or outside of the classroom (e.g. after-school or summer programs)
  • Health and Wellbeing such as addressing children’s basic needs, including poverty alleviation, nutrition, water, safe shelter, disease prevention, mental health, and social-emotional health
  • Children’s Rights such as protecting children and families from abuse, exploitation, trafficking, incarceration, and other harm, as well as other advocacy

Award Criteria

Gratitude Awardees and their organizations have:

  • Developed an innovative product/service, business model or approach
  • A strong leadership team
  • Tested their product/service
  • Tested/proven their business model
  • Revenue/funding
  • The potential and desire to impact many children and youth
  • The desire to scale the organization and are ready to do so
  • The desire to participate in the Gratitude Awards program consisting of coaching, mentorship, and connections to peers.

Application Overview

There are three parts to the application:

  1. Basic information on the applicant and organization.
  2. Questions About the Organization (limit 2500 characters each) on:      
    • Solution/Approach
    • Beneficiaries and Customers
    • Leadership
    • Future and current business models
    • Innovation
    • Impact
    • Scaling Plans
    • Biggest needs
  3. Attachments (in pdf, png or jpg – maximum size: 10 MB):      
    • Leadership bios/resumes
    • Organization Summary/Annual Report
    • Financials
    • Institutional Reference
    • Video (optional).  

The application for the 2019 Initial Cohort will open in July 2018.