MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MONAT Gratitude today announced the second cycle of nonprofit organizations to receive a grant as part of MONAT Gratitude’s $1 million pledge to close achievement gaps in underserved communities around the world. In total, these grants bring MONAT Gratitude’s investment in youth education programs across the globe to more than $380,000 so far in 2022.
“Non-profit organizations receiving grants from MONAT Gratitude are focused on enriching our youth with arts and culture, sports, entrepreneurship and recreation education because we’ve learned that extracurricular activities in these areas promote development of motor, language and social skills,” said MONAT Gratitude CEO Lu Urdaneta. “By supporting these programs, we hope to positively impact student outcomes in communities across the globe.”
The grants are a result of MONAT Gratitude’s ongoing efforts to support new and existing initiatives in arts and culture, youth sports and recreation, and youth entrepreneurship. The nonprofits are awarded based on their dedicated philanthropic initiatives and their commitment to improving local communities. The U.S. and Canada-based selected nonprofits in the second cycle are:
- Education Through Music-Los Angeles (Burbank, CA)
- Green Thumbs Growing Kids (Ontario, Canada)
- Happiness Is Camping, Inc. (Hardwick, NJ)
- Junior Achievement of South Florida (Coconut Creek, FL)
- Kids Excel El Paso, Inc. (El Paso, TX)
- Miracle Foundation of Arts and Academics (Smyrna, GA)
- Motown Historical Museum, Inc. (Detroit, MI)
- Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (New York, NY)
- New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Inc. (New Brunswick, Canada)
- Playing for Change Foundation (Santa Monica, CA)
- South End Soccer (Boston, MA)
- The Crucible (Oakland, CA)
MONAT Gratitude was established in 2014 by MONAT Global, an international healthy aging haircare, skincare and wellness brand founded to help people everywhere enjoy beautiful, healthy, fulfilling lives through exceptional, naturally based products; a fun and rewarding business opportunity; and a culture of family, service, and gratitude. A Florida registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, MONAT Gratitude partners with innovative nonprofit organizations in its local communities that support efforts under its three pillars: families, children, and education.
“This grant program has given us a unique opportunity to learn about the innovative initiatives that nonprofit organizations are leading to enrich youth education across the globe,” said Stuart MacMillan, MONAT Global President, Vice-Chair and board member of MONAT Gratitude. “It is an honor to support their work and carry out MONAT Gratitude’s mission to make an impact on communities everywhere.”
Eligible nonprofits across the globe can learn more and apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 through MONAT Gratitude’s grant page at monatgratitudegoal.com.
About MONAT Gratitude, Inc.
MONAT Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formally established in 2020 in South Florida. Initially founded as a movement in 2014, MONAT Gratitude partners with innovative nonprofit organizations in communities around the world that support efforts under its three pillars: families, children, and education. Leveraging a global network of community leaders, MONAT Global distributors, and partnerships with local organizations, MONAT Gratitude champions meaningful community service across the globe - bringing to life the foundation’s global vision with a local impact in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Spain, and Australia.
About MONAT Global
MONAT Global is an international healthy aging haircare, skincare and wellness brand founded to help people everywhere enjoy beautiful, healthy, fulfilling lives through exceptional, naturally based products; a fun and rewarding business opportunity; and a culture of family, service, and gratitude. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, MONAT provides ground-breaking opportunities through a novel Social Marketing approach to Direct Sales. MONAT's product development is led by Chief Science Officer Alan J. Meyers and supported by a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of eminent professionals in medicine, cosmetics, haircare, science and health. MONAT offers a unique and exciting business model and one of the most generous compensation plans in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, Spain, Lithuania and Poland.
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