One Family Foundation aims to initiate positive change in the world through incubating diverse projects which, at the core, aim to promote sharing
Laxmi and Guru are adopted and have a vision to change the world. On the 10th anniversary of their adoption, they decided to start a family foundation together with their parents. Both wish to share their limited resources with other children who have not been as lucky as as they have been. In this way they want to try to make the world a happier place. As both Laxmi and Guru say:
‘We are not super rich and don't have billions to donate. But we believe that if all of us share just a bit of what we have, we can end world poverty. Our mom talks about ‘poverty elimination through shared systems change’ but to us it’s about sharing a bike for example, or a euro a week of our pocket money and in this way connecting to the children we share with. The world then really becomes one family!‘
This has become the core philosophy of One Family: shared change. We believe that sharing is caring!
One Family began operations in the summer of 2018 as a small family foundation with big ambitions. Our open door policy and collaborative working methods have quickly led to high network individuals and social entrepreneurs joining forces with us to create a network enhancing and growing impact across all regions of the globe. The world is one family and we seek to create partnerships, both large and small in order to work together towards a peaceful coexistence and initiate the change that is so greatly needed in the world. By working together, we can more easily multiply our efforts to scale up projects and create the momentum to take them global.
The foundation operates as a social innovation incubator, facilitating projects in growing to scale both at the national level and globally. Currently, we have four projects: One Shared School, Embrace Europe, TorontoLine and Catalyst 2030; however, we are open to calls from organisations and individuals to assist in the incubation of their projects.
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The foundation operates as a social innovation incubator. Imagining change is the seed of making change happen. Our incubation projects are the ideas of shared change we facilitate to fruition. Once up and running, the project will either become an independent organisation or be handed over to one of our partners to take forward.
We have the expertise and a proven track record in taking projects and organizations to scale and are currently working with a number of established organizations to help grow their role in bringing the change to the world that is so greatly needed.