The Global Youth Resiliency Fund (GYRF) was started to speed support to young entrepreneurs, community leaders, and change makers who are taking on the COVID-19 crisis around the world.

The GYRF put resources swiftly and securely in the hands of youth-led ventures—both social enterprises and nonprofits—delivering vital work in response to the pandemic. Designed to pool donors’ contributions to multiply investment where it matters most–at the grassroots level—the fund increased impact while streamlining processes and minimizing redundancies.

Thanks to generous donations from partners including the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Burberry, the fund raised over $575,000.

Meet the Awardees.