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Student Scholarships at CSUMB

The Elfenworks Foundation, in partnership with California State University at Monterey Bay and Elfenworks Productions, LLC, is please to announce CSUMB’s first ever student social entrepreneurship scholarship, a project shepherded by Professor Lisa Watson. This project offers a scholarship opportunity to students who are studying the social entrepreneurship methodology we call The Seven Pillars.   [ Press Release]… Continue Reading

Scholarship Finalists Announced in Ukraine

The Elfenworks Foundation, in partnership with Kiev Taras Schevchenko National University and Elfenworks Productions, LLC, is pleased to announce an Elfenworks Student Competition on Social Entrepreneurship, to be awarded in April, 2017. [Read the Press Release] [Elfenworks Productions Press]Phase II of the competition towards this new Elfenworks Scholarship took place at the Institute of International… Continue Reading

Boys and Girls Clubs

The Elfenworks Foundation is pleased to have sponsored a table at lunches benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs in both San Francisco and Chico. In addition, our CEO was honored to serve as a judge for the 2010 Youth of the Year Awards. About Boys & Girls Clubs The mission of the clubs is to enable… Continue Reading

Campus Moviefest 2015

2015 Campus MovieFest Elfenworks Social Justice Category The 2015 Awards Ceremony took place July 12th at the Universal City Walk Globe Theatre. A special thank you to everyone who took part in the eighth year of our partnership. We are amazed at the hard work, imagination, and heart on display in these great student films. It’s so heartwarming… Continue Reading

Sponsoring Research: 2015 IPS Report

We partnered with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Economic Hardship Reporting Project, self-described as “Guided by award-winning journalists Barbara Ehrenreich and Alissa Quart, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project is changing the national conversation around both poverty and economic insecurity. Our stories – from narrative features to photo essays and video – put a human face on… Continue Reading

Campus Moviefest 2014

2014 Campus MovieFest Elfenworks Social Justice Category The 2014 Awards Ceremony took place June 22nd at the Universal City Walk Globe Theatre. This year we added a special feature… a how-to forum on effective social justice filmmaking! A special thank you to everyone who took part in the seventh year of our partnership. We are amazed at the… Continue Reading

Saint Mary’s College of California

Saint Mary’s College of California, a Lasallian, liberal arts college with a strong commitment to service and social justice.  And now, with the Elfenworks Center for Responsible Business, the school is poised as a leader in responsible business, as well.   [SMC website / press release] Exciting 2014 Launch Can businesses change the world for the better, improve the… Continue Reading

Campus Moviefest 2013

2013 Campus MovieFest Elfenworks Social Justice Category Another GREAT year with Campus MovieFest! With 70% more entries than last year we are excited to see students causing their own ripples. Thank you, thank you! Winners were announced the weekend of June 22, 2013 in Los Angeles. See www.campusmoviefest.com/hollywood for more information about the big event! For… Continue Reading

Campus MovieFest 2012

2012 Campus MovieFest Elfenworks Social Justice Category Another GREAT year with Campus MovieFest! We’re very proud of our Social Justice Category winners and we were honored to have Nate Parker  (The Great Debaters and Red Tails) announce our winners! See www.campusmoviefest.com/hollywood for more information about the big event! For a fifth straight year the entries into… Continue Reading

Campus MovieFest 2011

Young filmmakers from over 75 universities along with their families, friends, and industry execs, joined Campus MovieFest in Hollywood, California, to celebrate.

Golden Gate University

The Elfenworks Foundation and Golden Gate University School of Law Launch Elfenworks Center for Employment Justice.

Mills College

For over one hundred and fifty years Mills College has served as a pioneer in teaching women to be socially responsible, innovative, and creative leaders in society. Mills undergraduate women are well known for their commitment to justice, their interest in international affairs, their activism on behalf of others, etc.  The Center for Socially Responsible… Continue Reading

Stanford University

Center for the Study of Poverty & Inequality at Stanford University NEWS FLASH! The Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality (inequalty.com) at Stanford University has won a $4 million National Poverty Research Center grant from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.… Continue Reading

Campus Moviefest 2010

The folks at CMF really worked hard to make the 2010 Grand Finale June 10-13 at Wynn Las Vegas an unforgettable experience… and the entries into our category in both film and music were top notch.

United Church of Christ

Still Speaking… and freedom of speech We are a non-partisan group and we are not affiliated with any specific religious organization. However, we have assisted three Bay Area United Church of Christ churches with redesigning their websites, including the Congregational Church of San Mateo, the Ladera Community Church in Woodside, and and Skyline Community Church… Continue Reading

St Francis Inn of Philadelphia

The St. Francis Inn is a Franciscan community located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Their community is composed of religious and lay people who live and minister among the poor and homeless. They seek to empower persons to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and address structural injustices. The St. Francis Inn was… Continue Reading

Shelter Network

The Elfenworks Foundation is pleased to have sponsored a number of Shelter Network Annual Benefit Breakfasts. The Shelter Network brings award-winning actors, social activists and humanitarians as keynote speakers each year, providing an inspired voice and dynamic presence on behalf of homeless people nationwide. Organizations like Shelter Network help people overcome homelessness and return to self-sufficiency. If… Continue Reading

Music Sanctuary Project

Music Sanctuary Project provides guitar and piano lessons to youth detained by Homeland Security while awaiting deportation or asylum, housed at a detention facility near Walnut Creek, California. The compassionate concept behind this effort is that these youths may be caught in the circumstances beyond their control because of the actions of the adults in… Continue Reading

Mashup Camp

There’s lots of news afoot about international poverty, less on the story of domestic poverty. With 37 million living below the poverty line and another 57 million at risk today, The Elfenworks Foundation (TEF) along with Mashup Camp hopes to change that in a new partnership this November. [ Mashup Camp 2008 Press Release ]… Continue Reading

Local Law Enforcement

We are a non-governmental group, not affiliated with law enforcement, however we applaud their peace keeping efforts, welcome their counsel, and are happy to assist where possible, in our home town. Canine Units We provided matching funds so that there would be sufficient money for a new police K9 (canine) for the Burlingame Police Department,… Continue Reading

Local Industry

At The Elfenworks Foundation, we believe in the broad definition of ‘fiduciary capitalism’ – doing well by doing good. Where we can, we work with enlightened industry leaders who embrace that concept, building public / private partnerships with nonprofit groups who can benefit from their assistance. In Harmony with BOMA Systems In an effort to… Continue Reading

Web Help

On this page we highlight some of the support we’ve given to small, individual nonprofits. UHCAN Before universal health care was enacted, over 46 million people went without health insurance in the United States (US Census Bureau, 2009)… that’s a startling 16% of Americans—and that is why we partnered with the Universal Health Care Action… Continue Reading

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. The Society’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We are working in partnership with the Greater Bay Area LLS to… Continue Reading

Heart of America

The Heart of America Foundation‘s mission is to teach the values at the heart of America and to help people, particularly children, learn that they help themselves when they help others. Their goal is to give children everywhere the tools they need to read, succeed and make a difference. Their programs uniquely combine character education,… Continue Reading

Harvard Kennedy School

The Collaboration for Poverty Research A new collaborative effort, bringing together faculty and scholars from Harvard Kennedy School and Stanford Universities, is being launched to develop and evaluate national policy on poverty and inequality in America. The Collaboration for Poverty Research (CPR) will tap the vast intellectual resources of both institutions, leveraging their combined convening… Continue Reading

De Marillac Academy

An educational family that provides an innovative, comprehensive and accessible Catholic education in the Lasallian and Vincentian traditions to children from underserved, low-income families in the Tenderloin and other at-risk communities in San Francisco.  Contact: www.demarillac.org ~ 175 Golden Gate Avenue / San Francisco, CA ~ (415) 552-5220. Elfenworks’ Support of Demarillac Our support for… Continue Reading

UCSF Partnerships

UCSF Springer Lab – Second-Hand Smoke Several researchers at UCSF, including, Springer Laboratory, led by Dr. Matthew Springer, have been studying and reporting the toxic effects of second-hand smoke (SHS) from cigars, cigarillos, marijuana cigarettes, and second-hand vapors from smokeless cigarettes.  There are toxins in all sorts of vapors, and the researchers are studying how, when… Continue Reading

The Center for Science in the Public Interest

A strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science since 1971, The Center for Science in the Public Interest also boasts the largest-circulation health newsletter in North America, the award-winning Nutrition Action Healthletter. Executive director and founder Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. and his team of scientist advocates are an organized voice… Continue Reading

The Carter Center

The Carter Center You may also be interested in our 2007 In Harmony with Hope® Award winner Rosalynn Carter. The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. They invite you to join them in creating a world in which every man, woman, and child has the opportunity to enjoy… Continue Reading

Campus MovieFest 2009

The Elfenworks Foundation, in conjunction with Campus MovieFest, is pleased to announce the winners of the annual film festival’s 2008-09 Elfenworks Social Justice Award.

Campus MovieFest 2008

Overall Winner 2008 Elfenworks Social Justice Category Our winning movie for the 2008 CMF Elfenworks Social Justice category, coming out of Emerson College in Boston, is titled “The Street Crusade,” and features not only a powerful message related to nonviolence and volunteerism, but showcases an inspiring message of transformation by telling the story of formerly… Continue Reading

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