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Together we can shape the students who will shape the world.


Each year we recruit a diverse corps of talented young people from across the globe. Using the formative transition into adulthood, we help them shape their values, identity, and purpose in ways that classroom learning alone cannot.

Access, inclusion, and equity are in our DNA. Our sliding scale tuition is unique among travel programs and leadership opportunities, and it allows us to include exceptional young people from all financial backgrounds.

To date, more than 80% of our students have received some level of need-based financial aid, and more than 30% have received a full ride. This unparalleled commitment is only possible because of generous contributions from a dedicated and growing network of donor partners.

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Ananda Day, Senegal '10, UNC Chapel Hill '14, Product Developer, Carbon

"Global Citizen Year informed every class that I took in college, shifted my values from grades to learning and drove my commitment to make a change in the world."


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

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Click here to make an online donation.

You can give a one-time gift or increase your impact by easily making a recurring monthly contribution.

Donate by Mail

Checks made payable to Global Citizen Year can be mailed to:
Global Citizen Year
1625 Clay Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612

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Select the option to Change your Charity to Global Citizen Year.


A Monthly Gift Expands Your Impact Even Further

Recurring, monthly donations fuel our mission. We’re building a community of passionate supporters who, together, are creating a ripple of impact beyond themselves. Contributions at any level make a meaningful impact.

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Make Your Mark and Create a Legacy of Global Changemakers

By making a legacy gift, you can ensure that our next generation has the perspectives and skills they’ll need to address our most overwhelming global challenges. Our planned giving options include retirement plan assets, life insurance policies, bequests, and trusts.

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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 | Mackenzie Family Foundation | Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund | 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 | Mary Obelnicki & Craig Silverstein | 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 | 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 | Enlight Foundation | 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 Crotty Family 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 Bengier 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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