To honor and thank organizations that protect and serve our communities.

Our Vision

We strive to become leaders in spreading public awareness and promoting appreciation for all those who protect and serve our communities

The Gratitude Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,  supports law enforcement, first responders, military, veterans, and K9 units. Their bravery, selflessness, and their commitment to serve allows us to enjoy our everyday lives and feel safe knowing they protect us. These men, women, and K9’s sacrifice their own lives to protect ours. It is our mission to honor and thank these heroes.

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“Gratitude is not just words or prayers—gratitude is an action.”-Nami Oneda

Our first and most powerful initiative was launching the Hidden Heroes Gala in 2018.

This gala was to honor and thank all the hidden heroes of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. In 2019, the LVMPD Foundation partnered with The Gratitude Project to make the Hidden Heroes Gala an annual event. It has been an honor to be have this initiative embraced by the LVMPD Foundation, and it has been growing with every year. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet the hidden heroes and to be able to thank and honor them has been inspiring. Please join us for the next Hidden Heroes Gala or make a donation!

Our founder, Nami Oneda, has written a book about the LVMPD K9 Section called, Dog Teams.Written from a civilian’s perspective, this book provides insight and information on what it is like to be on the K9 Section of the LVMPD and how much they deserve our respect for what they do. This has been a passion project for Nami and it is finally available on Amazon!

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the K9 Section through the LVMPD Foundation. Available in Kindle or paperback formats.


“Nami Oneda is the founder and President of The Gratitude Project. She is deeply committed to the belief that gratitude is best expressed through action. An avid supporter of law enforcement, first responders, military, veterans, and K9 units, Nami was inspired to do something to express her gratitude towards all those who selflessly serve our community. She hopes that through The Gratitude Project, she will have future opportunities to show her deep appreciation for these organizations that protect and serve.”

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