This Giving Tuesday, CNN Heroes Announces Expanded Collaboration with the Elevate Prize Foundation
Elevate Prize Foundation to Match Donations for Each Top 10 CNN Hero Up to $50K and Present $300K Grant to CNN Hero of the Year
NEW YORK, NY – (November 28, 2023) – In its second year of collaboration with CNN Heroes, global non-profit Elevate Prize Foundation, which is committed to bringing visibility to the work of changemakers, creating a fanbase for good, and inspiring action on an international scale, is increasing its support of the Top 10 CNN Heroes.
In celebration of Giving Tuesday, the Elevate Prize Foundation is matching donations of up to $50,000 made to each Top 10 CNN Hero through GoFundMe and awarding an additional $300,000 grant to the CNN Hero of the Year, who will be named during CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute live on Sunday, December 10 at 8pm ET. Supporters can make online donations to the Top 10 CNN Heroes’ nonprofit organizations directly from CNNHeroes.com, where they can also vote daily for the CNN Hero of the Year through Tuesday, December 5 at 11:59pm PT. CNN has teamed up with GoFundMe to enable donations to this year’s honorees. GoFundMe is the world’s largest fundraising platform empowering people and charities to give and receive help.
“It is an immense privilege to collaborate with CNN Heroes again this year,” said Carolina García Jayaram, CEO of the Elevate Prize Foundation. “The ethos of our foundation is built on championing and supporting changemakers who are making a difference in our communities, and Giving Tuesday is a wonderful reminder for all of us to unite and support the critical work they are doing. Together, we look forward to shining a well-deserved spotlight on the Heroes who are making profound change in the world and inspiring the next generation.”
In addition to receiving the generous grant, the CNN Hero of the Year will be named an Elevate Prize winner, and all ten honorees will receive organizational capacity-building and tailored resources to bring visibility to their work and maximize their impact while attending the foundation’s annual Make Good Famous Summit in May of 2024.
“We are thrilled our collaboration with the Elevate Prize Foundation is continuing for a second year,” said Mark Doctrow, Executive Producer of CNN Heroes. “The training and support Elevate will provide for our Top 10 heroes and especially to the CNN Hero of the Year is truly incredible. In these tough times, it might be challenging for viewers to donate to even the most worthy causes, but our hope is that when they learn that every dollar they donate can have twice as much power, they will be encouraged to give what they can. Even the smallest amount can make a valuable difference.”
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will broadcast live on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español and CNN Max on Sunday, December 10. The show will stream live on CNN Max and for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels,” or CNNgo where available beginning Monday, December 11.
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About the Elevate Prize Foundation
Founded in 2019 by businessman and philanthropist Joseph Deitch, the Elevate Prize Foundation is a global nonprofit on a mission to Make Good Famous. To ensure lasting impact, the organization is committed to bringing visibility to the work of changemakers, creating a fanbase for good, and inspiring action on an international scale. The foundation’s signature program is its annual Elevate Prize, which is awarded to 10 or more global leaders tackling pressing issues in innovative ways. The Elevate Prize Catalyst Award, another one of the Foundation’s programs, recognizes prominent individuals for their commitment to inspiring global social action and using their influence for the good of humanity. In 2022, the foundation launched the Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award, a monthly grant to fuel grassroots movements and organizers on the frontlines committed to collective action and building power among communities. For more information, visit http://www.elevateprize.org and follow @ElevatePrize on Instagram, X, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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