The Most Innovative and Impactful (Emerging) Charities
Every day I meet for-profit companies that are trying to change the world by solving really big problems with groundbreaking innovations. Today I asked my twitter friends which non-profits or charities are following suit. Just like my day job, I am especially interested in charities that may be emerging or somewhat under the radar. Following is a running list of what I heard (and who referred it). In alphabetical order:
- ACCESS– helping Boston youth achieve higher education.
- Acumen Fund – building businesses to solve poverty. (brandonhaskins)
- Alley Cat Allies – improving the lives of cats.
- CharityWater – bringing clean water to developing nations. (brandonhaskins)
- CommonImpact – building stronger communities. (fyietc)
- DonorsChoose.org – funding projects for teachers. (BrettTopche)
- Facing History – link the past to moral choices today. (bussgang)
- Generations Inc – intergenerational outreach.
- Global Poverty Project – helping those in extreme poverty. (robtrotter)
- Green Light Fund – helping urban families in Boston. (Polachi_Co)
- Idealist – global clearinghouse of nonprofit resources. (fyietc)
- Jumpstart – building vital skills in children.
- Kiva – loans that change lives. (Danielmsullivan)
- Mass Mentoring – youth mentoring in Massachussetts.
- MobileActive – using mobile phones for social good. (fyietc)
- ModestNeeds.org – helping low-income households with emergencies.
- NetSquared – remixing the web for social change. (fyietc)
- Oaktree Foundation – youth-run development organization. (robtrotter)
- Pratham USA – imagine India where every child can read.
- Restavek Freedom – putting an end to child slavery in Haiti.
- RootCause – supporting social innovators. (fyietc)
- Servings – bringing meals to the critically ill and homebound. (LyndonMouton)
- SocialActions – open source database of social actions. (fyietc)
- Teach for America – national teacher corps. (aseidman)
- Ushahidi – crowdsourcing crisis management (justindavey)
- WorldChanging – environmental media organization. (fyietc)
- Year Up – empowering urban talent.
(If anyone has other ideas, please leave a comment or tweet me and I will update the list.)