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Davis Projects for Peace $10K Award


On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Mrs. Kathryn Davis, an international philanthropist alumna of I-House New York, who died in 2013 at age 106, felt some urgency to spark initiatives for building prospects for peace in the world.  She committed $1 million to fund one hundred $10,000 projects for peace as she believed that today’s youth – tomorrow’s leaders – ought to be challenged to formulate and test their own ideas.

Davis Projects for Peace challenges applicants to design innovative
grassroots projects anywhere in the world for the summer of 2018.
The winning projects will be awarded $10,000 and must focus on conflict resolution, building understanding and maintaining peace.


Congratulations to the Summer 2018

Davis Projects for Peace winners!

Amy Loo (IHWW)

Building a Community with Refugees in Japan (Japan)

Shan Wang & Yiwen Zhang (CAMPUS WIDE)

Good Buddy Plus: Social Innovation for Awareness and Action (China)

Yiwen Zhang and Hans Giesecke

Yiwen Zhang and Hans Giesecke


Previous Davis Projects for Peace

Award Winners


2017 Davis Projects for Peace Winners



2016 Davis Projects for Peace Winners



Solar Energy for Community School in Mozambique - Diana Quelhas (Mozambique) Samuel Fernandes (Australia)

Women’s Leadership Mentoring Camp in Rwanda - Patricie Uwase Mavubi (Rwanda)

2015 Davis Projects for Peace Winners


Recycle Up-Ghana/ Manuel Schulze & Torben Fischer
Revitalizing Learning Spaces for Children Affected by Haiyan
Alinaya Fabros


Clicking Together-India/Shiv Tandan & Hannah Yang


Finding Common Ground-Israel/Palestine/ Dana DePietro
Light from Below-Panama/Oscar Diaz & Nestor Moreno
Semillas del Futuro-Guatemala/Germán Macias & Catalina Saldivia


Mobile Library for Peace-India/Aravind Unni
Empowering Citizens with Environmental Awareness-Sri Lanka
Lisa Fleming & Andrew Stokols


Healthy Ka Pamilya-Philippines/Jacqueline Barin
Outdoctrination-Ethiopia/Jason Atwood


Microblogging for Peace-India/ Usree Bhattacharya



Peace Camp & Peace Center-Cambodia /Ana T. Villarreal
Writing Workshop-Cambodia/ Aaron Sorenson
Safe Water for a Safe World-India/ Ayse Ercumen
Sastimasa: Education for Liberation-Kosovo/Sina AkhavaOn