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The KIND Foundation – a separate 501(c)(3) established by KIND Snacks – understands the importance of business, innovation and entrepreneurship in advancing community life. That’s why the Foundation – which is committed to building healthier and more connected communities – will host an educational Entrepreneurship Summit for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs focused on building businesses that will positively impact their communities. Together with Venture for America, a nonprofit Fellowship program that empowers young people to revitalize American communities through entrepreneurship, we invite all eligible entrepreneurs to participate in a day of learning, conversation and connection. This Summit aims to help propel the next generation of successful and responsible businesses. KIND will also provide support for the Summit, shutting its doors and mobilizing team members across every department – from marketing and communications to operations and customer service – as part of the company’s day of service. Throughout the day, Daniel Lubetzky, the Foundation’s President and KIND’s Founder & CEO – along with the KIND team – will lead educational sessions covering KIND’s early mistakes and lessons learned, along with other topics relevant to those starting out in business. For more about the event, which will take place during National Entrepreneurship Month in November, visit here.
This program will celebrate people who have gone out of their way to help others in need. A KIND Person is someone who has performed an extraordinary act of kindness or demonstrated a selfless commitment to others. We’re looking for individuals who have acted with humanity to impact another person’s life or an entire community—making our world a better place. To hear what this program means to Daniel Lubetzky, the Foundation’s President and KIND’s Founder & CEO, check out the video below. To celebrate the most exemplary nominees and help them on their journey to do more good, we will be awarding a total of $1 million—5 awards of $100,000 each, and one award of one half a million dollars. Still have questions? Read our FAQ.
The nomination period has now closed. An incredible group of judges will help select the 2016 KIND People award recipients. These judges include:
- Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Huffington Post
- Jack Dorsey, Entrepreneur and Founder of Twitter and Square
- Jason Alexander, star of television, stage and screen
- Lauren Paul, Co-founder of Kind Campaign, a nonprofit that brings awareness and healing to the negative effects of girl-against-girl bullying through a global movement, documentary film, in-school assemblies and educational curriculums
- Rick Weissbourd, co-leader of Harvard GSE’s Making Caring Common – a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising and to provide strategies to schools and parents for promoting caring and tolerance in children
The KIND Foundation
In 2004, KIND was founded with the following mission: do the KIND thing for your body, your taste buds and your worldTM. To deepen this mission, we’ve created The KIND Foundation to foster communities that are healthier, more empathetic and embrace our shared humanity. Through the Foundation, we will strive to improve the way we live, eat and relate to one another. We will continue to place a particular emphasis on celebrating and inspiring kindness. We’re just getting started. Stay tuned for programming updates and additional grant opportunities. Please note at this time we are not accepting unsolicited grant proposals.
The KIND Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
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