Share your gratitude with the world.

Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude

California

Grantee

Robert Emmons, professor of psychology at University of California, Davis and the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

Gratitude Goal

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.
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The Honorable Virtues Project

United Kingdom

Grantee

Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, UK

Gratitude Goal

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
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#GivingTuesday

New York City, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Latin America, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom

Grantee

92 Street Y

Gratitude Goal

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.

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Gratitude Revealed

Los Angeles

Grantee

Moving Art, LLC.

Gratitude Goal

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.

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The Causes, Manifestations and Consequences of Generosity

Indiana

Grantee

University of Notre Dame

Gratitude Goal

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.

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The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life

New York City

Grantee

Janice Kaplan and the Institute for International Education

Gratitude Goal

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.

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Science of Philanthropy Initiative

Chicago

Grantee

University of Chicago

Gratitude Goal

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.

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Generosity for Life

Indiana

Grantee

Indiana University and Purdue University

Gratitude Goal

Connect generosity scholars and their research to develop a picture of the long-term effects generosity has across multiple generations.

Torchbearers of Liberty

Philadelphia

Grantee

The National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia

Gratitude Goal

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
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