Brown University graduate Matt Severson, right, works on a math problem with student Apollo Hando in a classroom in the United Republic of Tanzania. Severson is founder of The School Fund, an online platform that connects donors from around the world with children in underprivileged areas. Severson started the nonprofit fund in 2009. To date it has helped approximately 150 youths in 13 underprivileged countries attend secondary school. The fund has spawned five university clubs across the nation and six high-school clubs.