WINNERS

2020

MEET THE 10 WINNERS OF ELEVATE 2020!

This year we awarded $5 million to the 10 winners of the inaugural Elevate Prize, as well as access to expert networks and resources, so they can take their ideas to the next level. Support their world-changing work, and help us amplify their impact – at a time in our history when it’s most needed.

From 1297 exceptional candidates, it came down to these 10 extraordinary individuals, for their impact on humanity, and for the inspiration they give to people everywhere. We call them our heroes. Read on to find out why.

Alexandra Grigore
Simprints
A UK-based nonprofit implementing biometric solutions to give people in the developing world hope and access to a better healthcare system. Simprints is also the winner of the MIT Solve Health Security & Pandemics Challenge.

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Amanda Nguyen
Rise Justice Labs (RJL)
Rise Justice Labs’ mission is to help everyday people pass their first law.

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Brisa De Angulo & Parker Palmer
A Breeze of Hope
Preventing childhood sexual violence through advocacy and providing legal, social, psychological, and medical services to survivors.

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Chad Bernstein
Guitars Over Guns
Bridging the opportunity gap for divested urban youth through transformational access to music, connectivity, and self-empowerment.

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Dixon Chibanda
Friendship Bench Global
An evidence based psychological therapy delivered by trained community grandmothers (lay health workers) from wooden park benches.

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Fadi Daou
Adyan Foundation
Adyan is an NGO based in Lebanon that works locally and internationally for pluralism, inclusive citizenship and interfaith solidarity

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Felix Brooks-church
Sanku
Putting innovative technology in small mills to add lifesaving nutrients to staple foods & bridge the micronutrient gap for the world's poor

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Iffat Zafar
Sehat Kahani - Health for all
Leverage innovative care delivery through telemedicine whilst providing employment opportunities for female doctors through mobile solutions

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Koketso Moeti
amandla.mobi
Amplifying the voices and collective actions of woman impacted by poverty to drive change.

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Trisha Prabhu
ReThink: Conquering Cyberbullying
ReThink is a patented, innovative app that detects offensive messages and gives users a chance to reconsider posting them.

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