Social Innovation to Advance Youth Mental Health

Hopelab is a social innovation lab and impact investor at the intersection of tech and youth mental health. As the team builds on our 20-year commitment to co-creating with young people, we work collaboratively with partners to help remove systemic barriers to youth mental health and emotional well-being. Through targeted social impact investments, hands-on design and research support for digital innovation, and translational science partnerships, Hopelab is helping to shape a future where young people can thrive.

Meeting The Moment

Learn how Hopelab harnesses the power of hope and centers the talents, aspirations, and energies of young people to meet their needs, break down barriers, and build a more inclusive and equitable future, especially for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth.

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United By a Bold Idea

With backing from The Omidyar Group Hopelab’s team is united by a common desire, from our founders, to catalyze social impact and empower young people.

Hopelab was created as a lab to explore the idea that stable philanthropic funding might support a deeper exploration of the way translational research, technology, and investment opportunities can bolster resilience and improve the health and well-being of young people. To this day, that remains a guiding vision of Hopelab.

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Opportunity Areas

We take risks, explore, and push boundaries to help uncover new learnings and opportunity areas for more impactful, diverse, equitable approaches to youth mental and emotional health. Hopelab’s team of researchers, designers, strategists, and investors cares deeply about prioritizing the youth we serve and are driven to build more resilient communities to support their mental well-being. With our expertise in youth co-creation, participatory and translational research, digital health, user experience design, and impact investments, we work in partnership to delve into opportunity areas like capacity-building, digital engagement strategy, telehealth, positive psychology, the Medicaid sector, policy change, identity affirmation, empathy-building, and more.

See our partners