Jacob Cramer

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Jacob Cramer
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🏫 EducationYale University (current student)
💼 Occupation

Jacob Cramer is an American social entrepreneur, writer and activist, known as the founder and executive director of Love For Our Elders.

Founding Love For Our Elders[edit]

In eighth grade, Cramer became inspired by his grandfather's death to make a difference in the lives of older adults.[1] He wrote kind notes to nursing homes, and upon receiving overwhelmingly positive responses, he began recruiting others and teaching himself about building a sustainable nonprofit: sophisticated search engine optimization techniques, digital design, and 501(c)(3) legal requirements. Today, his nonprofit operates on a global scale.[2]


In 2015, Cramer became the youngest representing member of the World Kindness Movement.[3] In December 2016, he was featured on the front cover of American Profile magazine for his nonprofit work.[4] Following this, in January 2017, he was featured alongside Lady Gaga and Daniel Lubetzky in sister publication Parade.[5] In January 2018, Cramer was announced as one of Lady Gaga's Channel Kindness reporters for her Born this Way Foundation.[6]

He has given 2 TEDx talks.

On April 30, 2021, E! News honored Jacob as one of 13 Heroes Who Are Inspiring America.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Jacob Eli Cramer was raised in Cleveland, Ohio by parents Barry and Kathy Cramer. He graduated from Orange High School in May 2018 and is a student at Yale University.


  1. TEDx Talks (2015-09-08), 14 Year Old Starts Movement to Touch the Lives of the Elderly | Jacob Cramer | TEDxYouth@Cincinnati, retrieved 2017-01-14
  2. Abrams, Rhonda. "USAToday". USAToday.
  3. "USA Kindness Organisations | The World Kindness Movement". www.theworldkindnessmovement.org. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  4. "Community Table American Profile" (PDF). Community Table. 18 December 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017 – via rochsent.com. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Harris, Lauren. "Letters of Hope – How One Teen Spreads Smiles to the Elderly". Parade. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  6. "Jacob Cramer, Author at Channel Kindness". Channel Kindness. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  7. "Meet 13 Heroes Who Are Inspiring America With Their Selfless Work". E! Online. 2021-04-30. Retrieved 2021-05-24.

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