Here are Press Releases, current and historic:

The following is a sampling of recent press coverage, both domestic and international.

  • Inside Philanthropy – Getting Acquainted with The Elfenworks Foundation and its Bay Area Giving  [online at and accessed November 17, 2016]   [10.6.16] 
  • UCSF: Anyone can Become a Social Entrepreneur” [click for the article]
  • The Jordan Times  – How to be an Agent for Change [click for article]
  • University of Jordan News:  A Lecture on “Intelligence and Compassion in Action” at U. Jordan [click for article]
  • Article and Video at the Australian National University [click for article or watch video] –
    • radio interview coming soon (we hope)
  • China Central Television’s feature series, “Public Power,” with host Meng Shengnan 
  • CRI Round Table – Zhou Heyang Talks with Dr. Lauren Speeth about Social Entrepreneurship
    • and other coverage in China – links will be added when available)
  • San Jose Mercury News – Elfenworks In Harmony with Hope Awards [10.7.15]
  • – The In Harmony with Hope™ Awards Recognize Achievements of Change Agents in San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago [10.1.15]
  • KGO-Radio – Live Line segment on Elfenworks and In Harmony with Hope Award honoree Rose Broome [10.2.15]
  • KPOO Radio – For the People interview with Lauren Speeth about the Elfenworks Foundation with Safi wa Nairobi [9.29.15]
  • San Jose Mercury News, San Mateo County Times – Elfenworks Foundation Provides Hope and a Whole Lot More [9.28.15]
  • My Social Good News – The Elfenworks Foundation Honors HandUp, Moneythink, and Peace First with $75,000 and 2015 In Harmony with Hope™ Award [9.17.15]

See our Archive for earlier press coverage, prior to that listed here.

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Awards We’ve Received

  • We were honored by Campus Moviefest with a Golden Tripod award after five years of partnership, and three million viewings of student social justice films. The partnership continues to grow, since that time, and we’re ever so thrilled.
  • For Breathing Butterfly:  AVA Digital Awards 2014 Platinum: Nonprofit category; W3 Awards 2011 Gold: Children category; W3 Awards 2011 Silver: Family/Parenting category.
  • For ECNISC: Communicator Awards 2016 Award of Distinction: Charitable/Nonprofit category and Computer / IT: Software category.
  • For this website: Three 2011 W3 Awards – Gold: Charitable/Nonprofit category, Silver: Activism and Community categories.
  • For A Concert for Hope: Sunset on the Beach Waikiki (2009), screening; Honolulu Film Festival (2009), Silver Lei Award for Excellence in Filmmaking; Official Selection Reel Festival for Women (2009); Davey Award (2009); Multiple Screenings: Starfish TV (2009). 

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