Funding Partners

Global Nomads Group is grateful for the generous support we receive through grants and contributions from global-minded donors inspired by the promise of the next generation of youth.

Global Nomads’ Student to World program is supported by the Stevens Initiative, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute. The Stevens Initiative is also supported by the Bezos Family Foundation and the governments of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.

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The Bezos Family Foundation, an early and long standing champion in Global Nomads’ pioneering youth-centered approach, is a lead investor in scaling programs and galvanizing support for cross-cultural connections and student engagement.

Global Nomads Group’s Seat at the Table program was selected to be part of the newest Headstream Accelerator cohort. The Headstream Accelerator is powered by SecondMuse and supported by Pivotal Ventures, the innovation and incubation company created by Melinda Gates. Headstream aims to support innovators working on digital solutions for young people in the social tech, ed-tech, and digital health sectors.

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The Hershey Company is partnering with Global Nomads to channel young people’s innate comfort with technology to bridge divides, practice empathy, strengthen well-being and lead the way to a kinder, healthier future.

Global Nomads Group is a proud recipient of a Hollister Confidence Fund grant to engage young people in the safe, inclusive, and dynamic online youth community to strengthen peer connections and promote meaningful dialogue around individual identity and pressing global issues.

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For five years and counting, PhotoWings has been an educational partner in supporting the integration of photography and visual storytelling in Global Nomads’ programming.

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Since 1998, Poly has been the connecting force behind some incredible moments in GNG’s history. The global communications company has powered GNG programs, connecting youth from all over the world together in conversation.

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Qatar Foundation International (QFI) inspires meaningful connections to the Arab world by creating a global community of diverse learners and educators and connecting them through effective and collaborative learning environments. They support our virtual exchange programming that connects young people from the U.S., the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, and beyond.

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The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis supports the Tunisian youth who participate in our programs, promoting dialogue and story sharing between the U.S. and Tunisia.

Global Nomads Group programming is also made possible with support from the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Global Nomads Group is also a Catalyst Grant recipient from the Susan Crown Exchange, in recognition of our urgent and critical educational programming.

Individual Support

Global Nomads is supported by the generosity of our Board of Directors and a growing network of individuals who value cross-cultural dialogue and understanding and the importance of making virtual exchange opportunities accessible to the next generation of youth.

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Global Nomads Group (GNG) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that leverages the power of technology to foster authentic, global, youth-driven dialogue. Its virtual exchange programs are grounded in the belief that connecting youth around the world in cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration leads to greater empathy, global awareness, and active citizenship. Since its founding in 1998, GNG has been a leader in the field of virtual exchange, with experience running programs in 60 countries, on all seven continents.

Our EIN number is 75-2750127. Please find our GuideStar Profile here.

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Support Our Work

Global Nomads Group is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization supported through generous grants and contributions from global-minded donors inspired by the promise of the next generation of youth.