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Purple Paladins


Supporting everyday heroes who dare to dream


Through our Purple Paladin program, we invest in, recognize and celebrate early-stage nonprofit social entrepreneurs. Our firm supports these innovators by providing funding, volunteerism, business guidance and a platform to accelerate their work — helping take emerging nonprofit organizations from startup to unstoppable.


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Propelling missions forward

In financial, business and
in-kind support
New eyes on our Purple Paladins from external promotion
Employee volunteers helping these nonprofits grow

Get to know our Purple Paladins


Our Purple Paladins are everyday heroes who are exceeding expectations — every day. They offer innovative solutions to a range of social issues that matter to their communities — and the world — and are driving real change.


Our newest Purple Paladin: 

Alley-Oop Kids

Increasing sports equity for youth around the world, one Lending Locker at a time


At just 15 years old, Rishan Patel founded Alley-Oop Kids to help bring the benefits of sports to more kids. By providing under-resourced schools and youth organizations with sports equipment, a space to store it and ongoing support, Alley-Oop Kids is on a mission to increase sports equity for youth around the world, one Lending Locker at a time.


Our Purple Paladins


Becoming Unstoppable

We help take nonprofits from startup to unstoppable. Our Purple Paladins will tell you how.

See how they're becoming unstoppable
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When we come together...


Apply to become our next Purple Paladin

We champion up-and-coming nonprofit organizations that are making a difference. Partnering with Grant Thornton will provide you with support including funding, volunteers and a platform to share your story.

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