MONAT Global’s philanthropic initiative, MONAT Gratitude, will donate $1 million over the next year to help “narrow the achievement gap in underserved communities around the world.”
The donations will be offered through grants to eligible nonprofit organizations who will in turn use the funds to support youth education, recreation and culture.
“We believe that every child should have the opportunity to explore their talents and achieve their full potential,” said Lu Urdaneta, Founder and CEO of MONAT Gratitude. “We are proud to expand our efforts through this program and hope these grants will open the door to brighter futures for thousands of talented young people around the world. We can’t wait to see what they achieve!”
The first three grants of $10,000 each was awarded during MONAT Global’s annual MONATions Convention in Atlanta to:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
- The Atlanta Music Project
- Soccer in the Streets
Additional grants will support new and existing K-12 programs regarding arts, music, sports or entrepreneurship opportunities and will be inspired by the organization’s mission to provide a better quality of life for children and families while advancing opportunities that foster academic achievement across the globe.