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For over a decade, Global Citizen Year has provided innovative and immersive learning programs to thousands of young people from around the world equipping them with the perspectives, skills and networks needed to create meaningful impact on local and global issues.

These collective efforts have inspired us to launch our newest program: Take Action Lab, a pioneering immersive educational experience. This immersive learning program recruits promising future changemakers from across the globe and helps them develop the emotional and intellectual toolkit needed to drive social impact throughout their lives. Join us in preparing a new generation with the skills to advance community-centered action locally and around the world.

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In 2023, we unveiled Take Action Lab, our most innovative initiative yet. Backed by Harvard research, the results are in: our approach is equipping young people with the emotional and intellectual skills to be the changemakers of tomorrow.



Global Citizen Year is a 501c3, non-profit, and all contributions are fully tax-deductible.


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Employer Match

Enhance the impact of your generosity with employer matching! A large number of corporations offer to match donations made by their employees, spouses, and even retirees to Global Citizen Year.

Find out if your employer is one of the many who support this initiative and double – or even triple – your contribution! To start, reach out to your company’s personnel department to explore what options may be available.

Give by Check

To donate via check, kindly make it payable to “Global Citizen Year” and send it to the following mailing address (below). Please include your name, postal address, telephone number and/or email address. This information is crucial for us to send you a tax receipt and express our appreciation for your generosity.

Global Citizen Year
1625 Clay Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612

Give by Stock or Wire Transfer

Please email us at to notify us that you intend to donate stock. We will provide you with the necessary wire transfer information and direct your gift appropriately. We can support you in initiating the stock transfer electronically or by mail with your brokerage firm. Stock is valued by taking the average of the high and low prices of the date of the transfer.

By Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

There are 3 options to give through a donor-advised fund:

  1. Recommend a DAF grant through your financial institution or foundation
  2. Contact your fund manager and recommend supporting Global Citizen Year
  3. Already have a donor-advised fund via Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund? Use the widget below:

When granting through your donor-advised fund, please use the following information. TAX ID:[26-3161342]. Mailing address: 1625 Clay Street, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612.

By Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

For individuals aged 70 ½ or older, making a qualified charitable distribution directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to Global Citizen Year is a seamless process. Simply contact your IRA administrator to begin. They might require the address of Global Citizen Year, which is 1625 Clay Street, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612.

Legacy Giving

You can support Global Citizen Year through a variety of legacy gift options, including retirement plan assets, life insurance policies, bequests, and trusts. 

A straightforward method to creating a lasting legacy with Global Citizen Year is by including our organization in your will. 

Should you decide to arrange a gift, we encourage you to inform us. We would be deeply grateful for the opportunity to express our thanks and ensure your intentions are honored with the utmost respect for your privacy. 

For any further inquiries, please feel free to reach out to

Corporate Partnerships

By partnering with Global Citizen Year, your company can play a vital role in investing in the next generation of talent and workforce. Support our Take Action Lab program, designed to nurture emerging global changemakers with transformative learning experiences. We offer diverse collaboration opportunities, including programmatic investments and strategic in-kind support. Join us in shaping a future where young leaders are well-equipped to make significant global impacts. To learn more about becoming a corporate partner, please email


We are grateful for the individuals, corporations, and foundations that have spurred Global Citizen Year’s growth and ensured the program remains accessible to emerging leaders from all socioeconomic backgrounds.


Our Champions include individuals who have committed $1,000,000 or more in funding for Global Citizen Year.

Arnhold Foundation | Brent Martini Family Trust | Enlight Foundation | Mackenzie Family Foundation | Mary Obelnicki & Craig Silverstein | Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund | The Crotty Family Foundation | William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation


Our Patrons include individuals who have committed $500,000 or more in funding for Global Citizen Year.

Crystal & Chris Sacca | The David & Lucille Packard Foundation | John Gunn & Cynthia Fry Gunn | Lisa & John Pritzker Family Fund | S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation | The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation


Our Benefactors include individuals who have committed $250,000 or more in funding for Global Citizen Year.

Bill Falik & Diana Cohen | Coatue Foundation | Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation | George Family Foundation | Maggie Kaplan | Nike Foundation | Peery Foundation | Raikes Foundation | Steve & Roberta Denning | The Bengier Foundation | Vaya Trusts


Our Leaders include individuals and institutions that have committed $100,000 or more in funding for Global Citizen Year.

Ann MacDougall & Jules Kaufman | Allison & Dan Rose | Ford Foundation | Franklin & Catherine Johnson Foundation | Gail Britton & Peter Knight | George Lee | Greg & Marybeth Lernihan | San Francisco Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund | Smita Singh | Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation | Sylvan/Laureate Foundation | The Friend Family Foundation | Tim Brady


Our Partners include individuals and institutions that have committed $10,000 or more in funding for Global Citizen Year.

Ainslie Foundation | Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation | Ashoka | Betsy & Peter Chung | Betty & Jack Schafer | Bill Kunnath | Bill Mayer | Bill Plapinger & Cassie Murray | Bill Sahlman | Bob Fischer | Carol Swig | Charles & Susan Harris | Chris Varelas | Christina Pehl & Mark Headley | Cissie Swig | CityBridge Foundation | Claude & Andrea Stern | Craig Herb | Debra Wetherby | Diane Boyer Jerhoff | Ellen & Bob Peck | Elliot Schrage & Juliet Whitcomb | Eric Bauer | Eric Hanson | FThree Foundation | Garrett & Mary Moran | George Scharffenberger | Ginger & Jack Graham | Harry Falik | Harvard Business School | Howard Stevenson | Hummingbird Foundation | Isaac & Madeline Stein | Jeffrey C. Walker | Joe Mandato | JPMorgan Chase | Judy Kaplan | Karen Chakmakian | Karen Wagner | Kelly Pope | Kelly & David Burke | Kit & Ron Gordon | Koogle Foundation | Koret Foundation | Leigh Teece | Lisa & Ciaran O’Kelly | Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund | Lisa & Matt Chanoff | Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch | Lorene Arey | Lynn Feintech | Mal Warwick | Mark & Becky Levin | Martin & Mary Boyer Foundation | Maryanne Cataldo | MCJ Amelior Foundation | Michelle Wilver | Mulago Foundation | Nancy Heinen | Nathan Brill | Orin Kramer | Palayam Foundation | Park Foundation | Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation | Regan Pritzker & Chris Olin | Richard & Priscilla Hunt | Robert S. Kaplan | Robert J. Sweeney | Rogers Family Foundation | Sakurako & William Fisher | Shelly London | Stace Lindsay & Lisa Ceremsak | Steve Malkenson | Sukey & Michael Novogratz | Syzygy Foundation | The Karsh Family Foundation | The Janeth Fund | Theodore & Frances Geballe | Three Baers Family Charitable Fund | Victoria Ransom | Warren McFarlan | Westly Foundation | Zach Clayton



We’d also like to thank the thousands of supporters who have made small but meaningful contributions to our annual Fellowship Fund.


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