The success of today’s businesses, non profits and government depends to a large degree on the people who lead them. Authentic leaders, who influence organizations’ ethical decisions, affect people of differing ages, races, religions, ethnicities and geographies. Transforming individuals into effective, ethical, enduring leaders is a core principle of our Foundation.

A few examples of our grants in this focus area include:

  • Georgia Tech University, to support George Fellows in Health Systems and Industrial Systems Engineering.
  • Harvard Business School and Harvard University Center for Public Leadership, to support the George Fellows Program.
  • Mind and Life Institute, to support the creation of the Academy for Contemplative and Ethical Leadership

2013 Authentic Leadership Grantees
 

Amherst College

In fulfillment of a $75,000 grant for the George International Scholarship Fund.

 $15,000
Beta Psi Foundation
In partial fulfillment of a $100,000 grant to support the annual leadership training workshops and undergraduate scholarships for active Beta Psi chapter members at Georgia Tech University.
 
  $20,000
Carleton College
In fulfillment of a $75,000 grant for the George Fellows International Scholarship Fund.
 
$15,000 
The Carter Center

In partial fulfillment of a $250,000 grant to support the Center’s Education Internship Program.

 $50,000 
Center for Courage & Renewal
In partial fulfillment of a $75,000 grant to support the expansion and further development of the Center’s leadership programs for healthcare leaders.
 

$25,000

 
Communities Initiative

In partial fulfillment of a $60,000 grant to support the Dalai Lama Fellows Program.

$30,000 
Georgia Tech Foundation

In partial fulfillment of a $100,000 grant for the George Fellows Fund within the Health Systems Institute.

$20,000 
Global Citizen Year

In fulfillment of a $50,000 grant to this organization’s general operations.

 $25,000
Harvard Business School
In partial fulfillment of a $250,000 grant to support the George Leadership Fellows Program in the Harvard Business School/Harvard Kennedy School joint degree program.
 
$50,000 
Harvard Business School

In partial fulfillment of a $1,000,000 grant to support FIELD 2 global immersion program.

  $250,000
Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government

In partial fulfillment of a $640,000 grant to support the George Leadership Fellows Program in the Harvard Business School/Harvard Kennedy School joint degree program.

  $114,500
Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government

In partial fulfillment of a $750,000 grant to support the program for the Young Global Leaders Forum.

 $125,000 
Humphrey School of Public Affairs/University of Minnesota Foundation

In partial fulfillment of a $60,000 grant to support scholarships for women and minority leaders in the non-profit sector to participate in the Policy Fellows program.

 $20,000 

Mind and Life Institute 
In partial fulfillment of a $400,000 grant to support the creation of the Academy for Contemplative and Ethical Leadership.

$50,000 
Sigma Chi Foundation                                                                                      

In partial fulfillment of a $50,000 grant to support leadership programming for Beta Psi Chapter members at Georgia Tech University.

 $10,000
Total Authentic Leadership for 2013 $819,500