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Hello and Welcome!

Or as they say in South Africa, Molweni! This holiday season, Open Doors Foundation is proud to be featured in McKinsey's Gift of Hope donation matching program, and in BCG SF's holiday fundraiser. We can be reached at: 106 Seale Ave Palo Alto CA 94301

About us: The Open Doors Foundation is a non-profit organization founded on the principle that disadvantaged communities can be lifted by the power of education. As former volunteers in South Africa with the World Teach organization, we witnessed firsthand the dedication of local high school students in the Ocean View and Masiphumelele communities as they worked towards achieving scores required to attend university.

We offer scholarships to secondary school students who reside in these two communities and have financial need. Students are chosen based on a number of criteria including academic excellence, character and a desire to give back to their communities. By investing in the education of these students, we hope to promote sustainable community growth and development.

We also offer students and student organizations small financial grants to start projects within their community. We want to financially enable students and student groups to be able to identify needs in their community and address them accordingly. With these student grants, we want to empower students as real agents of change in their community.