Spread Happiness

Spread Happiness

Host a screening, volunteer, donate a book – there are so many ways to get involved and spread the message of Project Happiness.
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Teach Happiness


Can you teach happiness? YES!
Project Happiness has curriculum available for grades K-12, plus an online course for colleges, universities, or anyone wanting to explore their own personal happiness. More.

Why Happiness


3.22 million kids, ages 7-17 were treated for depression in the past 5 years. This is more than double the number from the previous 5 years. Learn more.


We give 100% because YOU give 100%. At Project Happiness we make you this guarantee – 100% of your public donations goes to pay for Project Happiness programming. We feel so strongly about this promise that even the fees that credit card companies charge to process your donations get covered by our angel donors so that 100% of your public donations go to provide happiness to those in need.
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Our Reach

Project Happiness programs span the globe and are currently used by public and private schools, colleges , universities and NGO’s in 49 states and more than 55 countries. The film has been translated into Spanish, German, Korean, and Hindi and there are requests to expand that selection. Thanks to the generous support of Google for nonprofits, we are now able to provide a detailed view (including GPS coordinates) of every school and organization that has received free Project Happiness materials.
Learn more about our reach.

Latest Blog Posts

Palo Alto Weekly – Got empathy?

Local creator of K-12 social-emotional curriculum in finals for ‘changemaker’ prize source: PaloAltoOnline by Chris Kenrick Can teaching kids empathy change the world? That’s the idea behind the $100,000 prizes offered this summer by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in partnership with Ashoka Changemakers, a group that tries to promote and connect social innovators from around the world. The competition offers four cash grants of $100,000 to Bay Area projects that “cultivate empathy skills to strengthen communities and to … Continue reading

Ashoka Changemakers – Project Happiness – Equipping Young People with Emotional Resilience, Self-Awareness, and Empathy

Posted on 7/18/14 by Kristie Wang source: Ashoka Changemakers Project Happiness (PH) teaches students the skills to build emotional resilience, self-awareness, and empathy. Informed by neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness, PH “teaches kids to be happy and strong from the inside” and helps adults strengthen social and emotional skills as well, said founder Randy Taran. Project Happiness was selected as an Early Entry Prize Winner of the Building Vibrant Communities: Activating Empathy to Create Change competition. For more about how … Continue reading

10 Things Creative People Do

Originally published in the Huffington Post – May 12th, 2014 Have you ever wondered why some people are more creative than others? Did you ever wish that you had more of that particular gene? The good news is that researchshows that happiness and creativity are not only related, they can be developed. Here are 10 ways to jumpstart your creativity, starting now: 1. Listen In: Listen to your intuition and capture your new ideas. Whether from your morning shower, nighttime dreams, when … Continue reading

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