The Gratitude Network is an awards and mentorship program that recognizes outstanding leadership in social impact entrepreneurship. It provides both funding and support to social entrepreneurs who have created ground-breaking innovation in education, poverty alleviation, health, environment, community sustainment and other areas. In 2014, the network received over 500 applications from over 25 countries around the world.
Our mentorship program provides coaching, connections, advice and support to social entrepreneurs, enterprises and businesses. It forms a core part of our accelerator approach to growing and scaling new enterprises and businesses
In 2014, Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) formed a new collaboration with the Gratitude Network. The two teams now work together to support the SOCAP scholarship program and the Gratitude award and mentorship program. The SOCAP event is attended by over 2000 social impact investors, entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and NGOs each Fall in San Francisco.
How are Gratitude Award Winners chosen?
Social impact companies from all over the world apply each Spring and Summer to The Gratitude Awards through a submission process managed by SOCAP. Awardees are chosen from three areas: Community Development, Education and Health. From these initial submission, entrepreneurs can apply for a Gratitude Award. An elite panel of judges, include respected leaders from the investor, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and relevant sector perspectives reviews applications in the Fall. Our top finalists compete and present on stage at SOCAP and top winners for Gratitude Awards are announced and receive their awards during a special Awards Ceremony at the peak of the SOCAP event.