Welcome, and thank you for all that you do to build a more hopeful tomorrow.

We invite you to explore this site. Get to know us, and get a solid grip on how to increase your own impact.

Our Philosophy and Vision… We are Elfenworks, In Harmony With Hope. Hope is critical to our vision, and we aim to foster hope by any means possible. While our efforts may at first seem far-ranging, they all share a common methodology and the same overarching goal: help hope grow!

With every partnership and project, we aim for tangible results, following a simple yet powerful methodology known as the “Seven Pillars for Social Entrepreneurs.” We’re doers, not financiers. Rather than a “fund this cause” model, we follow a “roll up our sleeves, join together, and innovate a solution” model. We also teach our methodology, and foster its adoption.

We have partners in education, policy, law, media, and at the grass-roots. Current projects include: fostering student social justice filmmakers, peacemakers, ripplemakers, & visionaries; helping people cope with stress; and helping nonprofits navigate IT Security. We also feel a partnership spirit with everyone who visits this site and gets involved.

We say “help one, help many, cause a ripple.” May you find this website inspiring and helpful. Never underestimate your power to make a positive ripple.

-your friends at Elfenworks

Encouraging Changemakers

Alone, we cannot hope to achieve the sort of lasting, positive change that we desire.

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Inspiring Hope

Whether in partnership with others or through projects of our own, our vision is one of hope and our focus is on solutions.

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Innovating Solutions

The Silicon Valley is known for its innovation, and Elfenworks aspires to always remain “on the cutting edge of hope.”

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News from Elfenworks

Learn about the Elfenworks Approach

Learn about the Elfenworks Approach

Elfenworks is leading the way to a better America, one good thought at a time. Working on behalf of our country’s marginalized citizens, we …

In Harmony with Hope 2016

Learn more about our 2016 In Harmony with Hope Awards® here.

Lava Mae

Doniece Sandoval Founder & CEO, LavaMae, lavamae.org San Francisco, CA Every Tuesday, the cerulean bus stops alongside the Main San …


Laura Weidman Powers Co-Founder and CEO, CODE2040, CODE2040.org San Francisco, CA The data are disturbing. According to CODE2040, a San …


Suzanne McKechnie Klahr Founder & CEO, BUILD, build.org Redwood City, CA Technology and entrepreneurship are synonymous with Silicon …

IHH Press Release 2016

The Elfenworks Foundation Honors Social Entrepreneurs BUILD, CODE2040 and Lava Mae with 2016 In Harmony with Hope™ Awards totaling $75,000 …