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 practice intelligent compassion in action. Hope is critical to our vision, and we aim to foster hope by any means possible. Our focus is to get hope to grow, whether through our own projects, working in partnership, or by supporting the efforts of others. To implement our vision, we follow a simple methodology known as the “Seven Pillars.”

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 have partners in education, policy, law, and media. With every partnership, the aim is to get hope to grow. With every project, we aim to provide real, impactful results, right here in America.

Current projects include: encouraging change agents (our ripplemaking and awards pages); fostering student social justice filmmakers (Campus Moviefest); helping kids cope with stress (Breathing Butterfly); and helping nonprofits navigate IT Security. While they may seem far-ranging, they all share a common methodology and the same overarching goal.

We say “help one, help many, cause a ripple.” May you find this website empowering and helpful, and may you never underestimate your power to make a 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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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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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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From The Blog

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 …

Grace Ryu

Grace Ryu

Meet Grace Ryu, who wears three hats for us: she is our Office Manager, manages our social media, and runs our Breathing Butterfly Project, helping …

Vivian Kane, Trustee

Vivian Kane, Trustee

Meet Ms. Vivian Kane,  Elfenworks Foundation trustee.  Ms. Kane is pictured at right, along with the other trustees and  Executive …

Harmony Project

Harmony Project, Los Angeles, CA, harmony-project.org [Press Release 2014 (PDF)]  [2014 IHH Award]  [About IHH Award] About the …


buildOn, Stamford, CT, buildon.org [Press Release 2014 (PDF)]  [2014 IHH Award]  [About IHH Award] About buildOn buildOn works to …

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