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“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead


YTF began working in Soacha, a village about 50 miles outside of Bogota, Colombia, in August 2012. Pictured here is the YTF team, local government leadership personnel, and the team from our partner organization, Semilla y Fruto.


YTF’s Njideka Harry discussing “Why We Do Philanthropy” with other Microsoft alumni and guests at the annual Microsoft Alumni Foundation celebration event in Seattle.

Large scale change will only happen if there is real collaboration between the communities, the private, public and civil society sectors.

At YTF, we value the power of communities. We know that by working together and building capacity, we can achieve the greatest goals and ultimately make contributions that benefit people at the very bottom of the economic pyramid.

YTF’s ethos is deeply rooted in a complete partnership with the communities in which we work. We start and end with the communities. In the process of expanding our network and extending our commitment to our beneficiaries, YTF partners with progressive organizations, agencies and businesses concerned about their social impact. In partnership with these organizations, YTF can successfully reach literally tens of thousands of communities and millions of people.


YTF is proud to have developed partnerships with the following organizations:

  • 2trg
  • Ashoka
  • Bain and Company
  • Best Buy Foundation
  • Brown, Frost and Todd, LLC
  • Community Youth Development Initiative (CYDI)
  • Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
  • Chris Rosenthal Design, LLC
  • eSentio Technologies
  • Former Peace Corps Volunteers
  • Gartner
  • Global Education Tele-Community Initiative (GEI)
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Indigo Trust
  • Intel
  • Mgbala Agwa Youths Forum (MAYF)
  • Microsoft Alumni Foundation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Mtandao Afrika
  • National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
  • Nokia
  • Olmsted Academy South
  • Rand Corporation
  • Reuters Foundation
  • RLabs
  • Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Semilla y Fruto
  • SoftChoice Corporation / SoftChoice Cares
  • Stanford University
  • Teachers Without Borders (TWB)
  • United Nations Information Technology Service (UNITeS)
  • UN Online Volunteers
  • United Nations Women
  • World Bank
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