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Crowdsourcing a peaceful, more inclusive world with AI-powered, volunteer-driven cultural exchange.

Founded: 2021 by Katherine Mahon, Alex Szebenyi

  • Program Area

    Arts & Culture, Human Rights, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

  • Headquarters Location

    Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics


Acquaint is a rewarding, inclusive, and accessible volunteer opportunity to build a peaceful world and encourage DEI globally. 

Volunteers engage in 1-on-1 conversations with other volunteers around the world and, critically, commit to having a constructive, effortful conversation with a goal of building intercultural understanding.  In the process, volunteers get hands on experience training cultural competencies, engaging with diverse perspectives, and building communication skills. Volunteers often reflect on their work on Acquaint as life-changing and perspective-altering.  


Acquaint is optimized to provide exposure to diverse cultures and perspectives. AI Powered virtual experiences, gamification, and training combined with Acquaint's revolutionary participant-first dialogue model help volunteers have fun interactions with ripple effects that extend far beyond the digital world into our local communities. 

Volunteering at Acquaint is fully virtual, safe, and has a flexible time commitment to enable even those of us with busy schedules to contribute towards this global initiative. 

Building a more inclusive, collaborative world is crucial to the future of humanity.  Get started volunteering today by visiting Acquaint's web page or applying at our opportunities page today.

Funders and Awards

Atlas Corps Community Impact Fund (2 projects) PJSA mini-grant: Indigenous Stories Intercultural Innovation Hub Finalist (A UNAOC program)