Gratitude Project

Gratitude that Inspires Action

The Gratitude Project encompasses various programs, events and initiatives that inspire individual acts and expressions of thanksgiving. Although it has been ever-present in American life for hundreds of years, thankfulness is not only an American tradition. There is a universal need to express and practice gratitude through prayer, gift-giving and celebrations.

This year, our Annual Thanks-Giving Event will join together people from all faiths on the common ground of gratitude. To keep thankfulness alive in 2019, there will be a gratitude thought-leader conference and the return of our Expressions of Gratitude Art Competition, where students express their gratitude through art, essay and dance. Our e-magazine, “Gratitude in Action,” will spread the word about the power of thankfulness and goodwill.

One of our on-going initiatives, the Thank You Note Project, will continue to encourage expressions of gratitude through simple thank you notes. It’s amazing how something as small as a thank you can make a huge difference in an individual’s life, and be a catalyst for positivity that extends beyond just one person.

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Traditions of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and gratitude have marked important milestones in American life for hundreds of years, but thanksgiving isn’t only an American tradition.

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Proclamations

Read current and past proclamations related to the American Thanksgiving holiday and National Day of Prayer.

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Foundation Archives

Find archive material related to the Thanks-Giving Foundation and traditions of thanksgiving from around the world.

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Gratitude in Action Magazine

“Gratitude in Action” will be launching soon.

Programs and Initiatives

Thank You Note Project

The Thank You Note Project encourages people to write and share their Thank You Notes with the person they want to express gratitude to as well as the world.

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Expressions of Gratitude
Art Competition

The Expressions of Gratitude Art Competition inspires K-12 students to think creatively about gratitude through art and essays. Students express cultural and/or personal perspectives on a theme.

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