Expanding the Science and Practice of GratitudeCalifornia
Robert Emmons, professor of psychology at University of California, Davis and the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
Raise awareness about the important role of gratitude in society through a project that will:
- Deepen the scientific understanding of gratitude, particularly in the areas of human health, relationships, and development.
- Create and distribute multimedia materials that promote evidence-based practices of gratitude in homes, schools, workplaces, and other organizational settings.
The Honorable Virtues ProjectUnited Kingdom
Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, UK
Contribute to the renewal of character and values in Great Britain by harnessing the power of classroom literature and the “knightly virtues.” A special curriculum will be taught to 600, 8-10 year-old-students to gage long-term impact of the knightly virtues on children. The project will include three initiatives:
- A literature review
- A teacher toolkit, that includes a teacher study program, student workbook and additional resources
- A two-part research study to compare the impact of the curriculum
#GivingTuesdayNew York City, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Latin America, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
92 Street Y
Create a day dedicated to giving back (Tuesday, December 1, 2015), where charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world can come together for one impactful common purpose.Learn More
Gratitude RevealedLos Angeles
Moving Art, LLC.
In this 16-part film series, acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg explores the building blocks of gratitude and the connection between increased gratitude and a better world.Learn More
The Causes, Manifestations and Consequences of GenerosityIndiana
University of Notre Dame
This research projects seeks to support, conduct, and share scientific research on where generosity comes from, how it is expressed and the impact it has on humanity.Learn More
The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your LifeNew York City
Janice Kaplan and the Institute for International Education
Janice Kaplan, acclaimed, writer, television producer and magazine editor, shares the effects of living life every day with the attitude of gratitude through her book, a yearlong journal of her efforts.Learn More
Science of Philanthropy InitiativeChicago
University of Chicago
Gather research and develop scientific theories around what motivates people to give. These findings will then be shared with the practitioners and policy makers who can help impact philanthropy.Learn More
Generosity for LifeIndiana
Indiana University and Purdue University
Connect generosity scholars and their research to develop a picture of the long-term effects generosity has across multiple generations.
Torchbearers of LibertyPhiladelphia
The National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia
Create a revolutionary way to teach 21st century youth about liberty and its pillar virtues (including gratitude, honesty, responsibility, and diligence).
This project includes:
- Interactive Museum exhibits and companion web platform featuring liberty heroes like Clara Hale and Malala Yousafzai who exemplify the virtues
- Liberty Education curriculum empowering students to be liberty heroes! Students learn about about and practice the virtues by launching real-life community action projects that make a positive difference
- Independent evaluation study examining the impact of the Museum’s liberty education programs on young people’s learning about liberty and its associated virtues