In our last grant cycle, we distributed over $266,000 to a record number of 13 projects. Since the founding of Project Redwood almost 10 years ago, we have supported 56 projects worldwide with over $1.2M in funding.
Jake Harriman, founder and CEO of Project Redwood grantee NURU International, has been selected to be a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars. Jake is also a member of the GSB Class of '08.
I had been completely taken with the children at the home--they were incredibly polite, well-spoken, careful with the gifts our group brought, attentive to the little ones in their extended family, and clearly loved. Of all the places we visited on the trip, this orphanage stood out...
Haitian Educational Initiatives (HEI) founder Susan Whitcomb initially went to Jacmel, Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 expecting to teach English for a few weeks. She quickly learned that 50% of children had no access to school and that the few schools still standing were in desperate straits.
Initially, I took what amounted to a sabbatical. I refereed college soccer games and consulted for a number of non-profits while taking courses in fundraising. Ultimately I met the founders of HOPE worldwide, and I just was really drawn to the organization and its work with poverty relief.
In the early 1990s, Donna Davis Allen was at a crossroads. It wasn’t a full-fledged crisis, exactly, but an increasingly persistent inner voice urged her to let loose the security blanket of a conventional job and reach for something different.
“Good, but is it good enough?” That question kept coming up at the Project Redwood Annual Meeting this October. Project Redwood was created by MBA’s with high expectations so even though we are doing excellent work, the Board of Directors gave themselves this challenge: How do we get better?
Project Redwood’s latest round of grant reviews was a record breaker! We are supporting more projects, and distributed our highest funding level to date; $262,600. Additionally, we gave $10,000 to again support the efforts of Stanford’s Design for Extreme Affordability program (the d.school).