“Children thrive when they’re inspired, and given the tools, encouragement and guidance they need. Let’s not fail them!”
The Foundation helps children by providing life-altering, inspirational speakers to help inspire and provide hope, guidance, pathways, and encouragement to children and adults, at no cost, to qualified schools, youth groups, and other non-profit organizations that could not otherwise afford it, where the children and adults need it most, especially in low socioeconomic and underprivileged areas. Our unique roster of world class speakers can focus on a wide range of topics and come from the worlds of action sports, science, music, art, education, self-help, business, politics, humanitarian work and more. – Browse though our amazing roster of speakers here >
The foundation considers many different factors in determining which applications get approved for a free speaker booking. We value openness, equality and exclusivity. Below is a partial list of things we consider:
A) The type of non-profit organization you are, such as a registered 501(c)(3), NGO, youth group, or other types.
B) Your annual operating budget and review of your financial records to help us ensure we are prioritizing organizations that would otherwise not have the means to secure a speaker on their own.
C) The size of your organization and the number of people you are requesting a speaker to talk to.
D) The nature of your organization and the reason you are requesting a speaker.
E) If we have already provided a speaker to your organization in the past.
F) The location of your organization.
G) The availability of your requested speaker (or others) for your organization.
H) The total expenditure for the Foundation to provide the speaker.
I) The current cash reserves of the Foundation
Above are only some of the considerations. We do discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. We do however reserve the right not to approve applications from hate groups and those that discriminate discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status and other factors.
Stage 1) Fill out the initial on-line application below.
Stage 2) The foundation will contact you with our initial decision, normally within 15 days. If the foundation has approved stage 1, we will request you submit additional financial records for our review.
Stage 3) If the foundation approves stage 3, we will schedule a phone call to discuss any additional details or possibilities.
Important: The decision to approve any or all stages of the application process and ultimately, the decision to approve and provide a speaker to any organization is made only by the WhatStopsYou.org Foundation’s Board of Directors and is done so at their own discretion.
Stage 1 Application Form:
(If you can’t complete the application form, you may save it at any time and return to it when ready)