Our Sponsored Projects
With their drive and creativity, Maker companies already have a profound impact on society through the products they invent. Although many such companies already give to nonprofits, corporate giving has remained steady at 2% of GDP for the past 30 years. Through our strategic partnerships, we want to increase that percentage. Via our partnership with the Social Good Fund, Makers4Good matches Maker companies and their products to nonprofit organizations with related missions. Through these partnerships, nonprofit organizations receive not only funding, but also increased awareness and visibility.
Give US Your Poor
The Give US Your Poor’s mission is to create a revolution in public awareness, dispel myths and inspire action towards ending epidemic homelessness in the United States. It works to affect change at the policy level, engage volunteerism and contributions at the individual and corporate levels through media, technology and education; and to channel support to partner homeless organizations.
The Climate Change Music Project
TheClimateMusicProject is an educational art project that uses music as an analogy to model climate change in a way that will engage nonscientists.
Our mission is to serve and support people experiencing online harassment. Online SOS provides free, professional services to targets of online harassment. Online harassment is often misunderstood, trivialized, and dismissed; it goes beyond cyber-bullying to include stalking, threats of violence, hacking, impersonation, doxing, and nonconsensual pornography, among other forms.
UP’s work began in 2014, when a group of community members in Lusaka began to bring blankets, toiletries and other items to Lusaka’s Kamwala Remand Prison to help meet the physical needs of the juveniles in custody there. Expecting to simply leave the donations, we instead encountered boys who were desperate to interact, asking not to be forgotten. And so Undikumbukire Project—meaning, “remember me” in a local language—began.
Climate Disobedience Center
The purpose of the Center is to serve as a catalyst for direct action, creating points of vivid moral clarity, emboldening both climate activists and the unlikeliest of allies, to capture the heart and soul of the climate debate.
We provide tuition-free tech training to local, low-income women and non-binary adults and place them in positions at sponsoring companies that are ready to support more diverse teams.
Living Paradise offers education, inspiration, and tools to help create practical, sustainable, positive change in the world. Living Paradise is about transforming the way humanity lives, and our individual and collective relationships to each other and all life on the planet. It’s about building community, educating and inspiring others, and learning to live together in peace and harmony. It’s about making daily life better for ourselves and everyone around us.
Hope Xchange develops and administers innovative programs to strengthen the bipolar community and to rebuild community on a foundation of compassion and caring. Our goal is to break down – brick by brick – the wall of silence, shame and stigma surrounding mental illness.
OUR MISSION is to use community outreach, technological innovation, and nuanced research to foster opportunity in West Africa in the hopes of promoting peace and eroding violent extremist narratives. In other words, we are working to render West African communities less vulnerable to corruption by connecting them to resources for personal development.
Net-Zero Energy Coalition
The Net-Zero Energy Coalition is a change agent, catalyzing and championing a transformation of the built environment to net-zero energy by executing initiatives that UNITE THE INDUSTRY and ACCELERATE THE MARKET.
TEDxPhoenix is an incubator for great ideas fueled by an event that brings together interesting people who are doing creative and unique things to make our local and global communities a better place. We’re an officially licensed TEDx event through the TED Conferences, and are a not for profit event organized and produced by a team of dedicated and unpaid volunteers.
We are EDM Cares, a small group of professionals in the Colorado nightlife and entertainment industry. Over more than a decade in the industry, we have seen a love for community and others that is seldom seen by the public eye. Not only are we focused on changing the public image of our community, but we are intent on providing information and opportunities to give back through music. We work with and share causes that are focused on educating youth and empowering veterans through the music we love so much.
MHAction is a growing national movement of manufactured home owners who engage in public policy issues that address their interests and concerns as homeowners on the local and state levels, as well as larger issues of retirement and economic security on the national level.
Kisiizi Good Shepherd Orphanage
Kisiizi Good Shepherd Orphanage in Uganda was founded in 2011 by director/teacher Simon Akatwijuka. He and his dedicated teaching staff, caregivers and growing family of supporters and donors are committed to improving the quality of life for children who have endured severe economic hardships and traumatic experiences due to decades of government neglect and civil war waged by brutal and misguided warlords.
Permaculture Action Network
Permaculture Action Network empowers individuals to take action and create the world we want to see. We connect educators, creators, and organizers with broad and diverse audiences to build a regenerative and just world. From organizing Permaculture Action Days and events to building educational spaces and hosting courses, Permaculture Action Network is committed to pushing community and environmental sustainability to the center of society’s cultural narrative.
Zam Zam Water
Founder’s message: Zam Zam Water sprung from an idea that I had for a very long time. Given my background in Biology, my experience growing up in a low-income neighborhood, and being the child of two refugees from Afghanistan, I always understood the importance that water had on quality of life.
Our mission is to reduce the rate of childhood drowning in South East Asia by providing high-risk communities free access to locally run day care, water safety seminars, and survival swimming instruction.
Flyway Film Festival
The Flyway Film Festival was founded by Rick Vaicius in 2008 on the beautiful shores of Lake Pepin in southwestern Wisconsin. Each year our festival features over 50 films, dozens of visiting filmmakers, panel discussions and workshops, and a Thursday night Kickoff Gala with food, filmmakers and live music.
The UK Soccer Development Kidz Play 4 Free Project has been designed to provide totally free of charge soccer opportunities to at risk young people that might not otherwise be able to afford to participate. Throughout the year, we provide totally free of charge soccer leagues and clinics to disadvantaged youth and the special needs community, not only in the US, but also the Caribbean and Africa.
The Joyful 12
The mission of the Joyful 12 School Project is to improve the health of entire school communities – children, parents, teachers and their families – by teaching basic cooking skills focused on vegetables and fruits first.
Primate Education Network (PEN)
PEN addresses the need to support educators in primate range countries by providing a platform to connect and collaborate, resources to educate, and training on how to design and evaluate conservation education programs.
Angry About Alzheimer's
Inspire, encourage and urge dramatic increases in governmental and philanthropic research investment to eliminate dementia and progressive brain disease.
Friends of the SF Birth Center
FOSFBC is focused exclusively on fundraising and grant-making to cover the gap between what lower-income families can afford to pay, and what it actually costs the Birth Center to provide the full suite of prenatal, birth, and postpartum support services.
The mission of the Aikuma Project is to design scalable methods for strengthening the thousands of small languages still spoken in the world today. We work with immigrant and indigenous communities to create spaces where stories, lives, and worldviews can be publicly recognized and celebrated. We develop mobile technologies so that anyone can engage with our vision for a world that sustains its languages. So far our work has spanned Melanesia, Central Asia, Amazonia, California and Australia.
American Society of Evidence Based Policing
The American Society of Evidence-Based Policing is a non-profit organization designed to drive the national conversation towards ensuring that the least harmful, most effective, fairest and safest research-based strategies are employed to prevent crime, reduce harm and improve community wellness.
Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum
Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum is an opportunity for young people to make steps toward music excellence and life experience through education and artistic performance. This new orchestra serves children and youth of Tri-Valley cities of the San Francisco Bay Area and it is led by a team of outstanding international performers – conductor and violinist Imant Kotsinsh, pianist and conductor Temirzhan Yerzhanov.
Restorative & Trauma Informed Practices (RTIPS)
Center for Restorative Solutions promotes the use of restorative and trauma informed practices (RTIPs) to increase the capacity of systems to address the complexities of violence & poverty.
Soup & Bread
Soup & Bread is a community meal project and grassroots hunger-relief fundraiser based in Chicago. Launched in 2009 and volunteer-run, Soup & Bread has to date raised more than $60,000 for food pantries and other hunger-relief organizations by staging pay-what-you-can meals of donated soup and bread at Chicago’s Hideout bar and music club and at other nontraditional venues across the country.
Project Swbi aims to use education and collaboration to dramatically reduce the number of preventable deaths amongst the women of sub-Saharan Africa.
Smile Design Gallery
Smile Design Gallery merges art with the mission of providing dental treatment for people who need care. The gallery believes social enterprise can move the great masses of humanity forward, and with a passion for art, its founders have tapped the “art market” to do just that.
The Abe Farag Family Foundation
CareCard aims to help close the financial gap that cancer warriors (fighters and survivors) face by arranging discounts at stores that promote physical and mental wellness. Discounts will be provided through our CareCards.
PLUR Angels is a peer-to-peer harm reduction non-profit organization that promotes awareness and education of health and safety at music, art, and public festivals. Through volunteered time, donations, fundraising, and/or the selling of merchandise, PLUR Angels improves the safety for event attendees, provides educational services, and promotes “partying responsibly.”
Conceivable Future is a women-led network of Americans bringing awareness to the threat climate change poses to childbearing, and demanding an end to US fossil fuel subsidies.
Arts For Humanity!
Arts for Humanity! empowers low income at-risk youth, people with disabilities, and the elderly through participatory performing and visual arts programs. We bring opportunities in the creative arts directly to marginalized community members through art programs we provide to social service agencies throughout Santa Barbara County. Facilitated by local artists and trained college interns, our transformational arts programs cultivate creativity and give a voice to the under-served. Arts for Humanity! works to celebrate both our differences and our commonality through the power and beauty of the arts.
SHEVA harnesses the power of people and companies to empower girls in Guatemala. We are on a mission to provide the necessary tools for girls to learn how to access a universe of information through technology. By being informed, girls and women have the freedom to decide for themselves and to reach their maximum potential. SHEVA operates through different initiatives that range from donations to an online store to being part of a companies’ social work.
Brown Sisters Speak
Whether temporary or permanent, African-American, Latina, and Asian American women of color often feel unsupported struggling with mental illness issues. Through peer advocacy and support our mission is to improve the awareness of mental health issues affecting women of color.
CREW is dedicated to closing the STEM gap for girls and kids of color at the elementary level. We provide kids the tools and confidence to learn robotics, computer science, electronics, and woodworking in order to consider, pursue,and succeed in today’s classroom and tomorrow’s boardroom.
Write_On is a campaign to promote joy, creativity, expression and connection through hand-written correspondence.
Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative
The mission of the Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative is to promote a multi-cultural, healthful, livable community with opportunities for community members of all ages through a collaborative of non-profit organizations providing a one-stop service model.
Project CARES – Creating Aware Resilient Empathic Students is an eight-week program teaching Attention and Awareness to students from K- 12. Created to serve students within the Greater Philadelphia area. This program teaches how to exercise the brain. Let’s teach students and teachers, the tools to be able to integrate the mind and body so that they can work together to make learning possible.
The traveling Peacemaker Museum, World Tour exhibit depicts famous global peacemakers and heroes, featuring Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. The Peacemaker Museum first opened at Mandela Square, Johannesburg, South Africa, where it received over 20,000 visitors in a two year period.
Our vision is a world without Hepatitis C. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower those who are suffering from Hepatitis C to get tested, treated and cured utilizing a social media program that will document the challenges of a Hepatitis C survivor’s equestrian ride of the entire 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.
National Alliance For Special Event Fundraising
The National Alliance for Special Event Fundraising, (NASEF) is a collective of professionals in the special event industry. Our mission is to provide education, support and networking opportunities to non-profit organizations and charities through the use of special events for fundraising initiatives.
Earth Advocacy Project
We are communicators and environmentalists who see an opportunity to use cutting-edge public relations and marketing techniques and strategies to add to the ranks of environmentalists by showing people who were not interested in ecology before how pollution, climate change, and other issues effect them, right now, and are not far-off or abstract ideas. We inspire a new environmental consciousness in people who may have never before cared about climate change.
Less than 10% of the U.S. population has registered a mobile device with Reverse 911. This serious shortfall reduces the effectiveness of Emergency Notification Systems. Our goal is to educate as many people as possible about registering with Reverse 911.
Rota Gallery & Studios is a not for profit substance free art gallery, music venue, and community space that enriches and empowers the community of Plattsburgh. We host musicians from all over the world, accept artists of all skill levels, and encourage creativity.
Yoga 4 Homeless
Yoga 4 Homeless is on a mission to help improve the homeless epidemic with a sustainable, affordable and impactful program. We are committed to improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of homeless men, women and children through the power of Yoga.
Our mission is to give FREE wellness workshops and scholarships to low-income populations and people facing serious life or health challenges.
African Human Rights Coalition
African HRC recognizes that harsh penal codes and the increasing push for more onerous anti-homosexuality legislation leads to state sanctioned, religious and community persecution, resulting in arrests, long prison sentences, firings, evictions, mob justice, threats, and assaults. Our ultimate goal is to help LGBTI Africans in the pursuit of happiness, self-empowerment, and economic stability, whether in Africa or abroad, as the case may be.
Arizona Pro Arte
Arizona Pro Arte (APA) is a flexible ensemble model for innovation in the performance of classical music in Arizona through the presentation of expert-level collaborative performances. APA offers audiences an opportunity to explore music through an unusual mix of the arts.
Jimmy's Gone Green Conservation Project
The Jimmy’s Gone Green Conservation Project is an environmental education program that inspires kids (and adults!) to conserve energy and water.
Sitters Without Borders
Sitters Without Borders, Inc. (SWOB) offers free weekly babysitting sessions to low-income mothers who are attending college. SWOB provides support throughout Greater Boston Area using local volunteers who believe in assisting families with childcare responsibilities to help parents pursue higher education.
Colorado Companion Animal Sanctuary
We are passionate about the wellbeing of all animals – especially dogs and cats with special needs. Our mission is to offer rescue and sanctuary to companion animals that have special needs to prevent the euthanasia of animals with manageable or treatable conditions. Our primary goal is to offer consistent care and comfort to the animals in our care.
Community Well is a welcoming space for families and individuals to receive pregnancy, birth, postpartum support, and other wellness services and education.
Sidewalk Salon is a non-profit organization that provides haircuts to the homeless. We partner with volunteers from local hair salons and cosmetology schools who offer their professional skills to help those less fortunate. We bring our services to homeless shelters throughout the San Francisco bay area
Camp In Common
Mission: To disrupt racial and economic segregation in Oakland by building a diverse, integrated, and loving youth community at summer camp that will continue back in the city during the school year.
To promote community development in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through health work, education, and relationship building between the people of the U.S. and the DRC.
Kartwheels for Kids
Kartwheels for Kids provides financial assistance to individuals who might not otherwise consider gymnastics a possibility. Our goal is to grant scholarships for kids to attend gymnastics programs in the state of Arizona.
The Saratoga Symphony
Orchestra members perform for the educational benefits of participation and for the love of music. The goals of the orchestra are to provide the musicians with the opportunity to participate in a symphony orchestra, to bring both familiar and rarely-performed works to the community’s cultural life, to provide local artists the opportunity to perform solo works with a symphony orchestra, and to premier the works of local composers.
TEDxYouth@Wayland launched on May 9, 2015 in Wayland, MA. Featuring only student speakers and performers, our events share ideas worth spreading. Beyond our events, a wonderful community has evolved around organizers, presenters, coaches, sponsors and volunteers, with room for others as we grow
Heart Evolution Foundation
Our mission is to support humanity in developing empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence so that we may restore harmony and connection within our local communities – globally.
Costa Rica Networking Group
Networking: Bring all Costa Rican professionals that live in a specific chapter together; Collaboration: Generating strong bonds between members; Sense of Community: Build a strong network of successful professional Costa Ricans
Vibes365 is a nonprofit organization that offers environmental and humanitarian workshops and summer camps that ignite a sense of ownership and pride, educate through action, and enliven the spirit of the community.
Healing it Forward
Healing It Forward is a non-profit project to provide craniosacral, acupuncture, holistic energy healing and other healing services to all who need it. Those who receive the services are just asked to pay it forward by doing something kind for someone else. It is funded entirely by donations and grants. It is open to anyone who is interested in receiving
Vietnam Education Project
The Vietnam Education Project (VNEP) is a start-up organization working to develop educational programs for underserved children in rural areas of Vietnam. VNEP will offer summer camps to provide education resources and opportunities to Vietnamese children as well as expose them to cross-cultural experiences through English language development and extracurricular activities.
Front Door Foundation
Front Door Foundation provides support services, financial assistance and spiritual encouragement to our homeless neighbors, empowering them to obtain permanent housing.
College education continues to be an unrealized dream for many poor students across the world due to high cost involved. Culvee is a global crowdfunding platform that enables donors to directly fund life-changing education for students around the world. These donations are an investment for a brighter future for the individuals, their families and society as a whole.
Resilient Health is a fiscally sponsored non-profit association in Northeast Ohio inspired by the principles and ethics of permaculture and dedicated to promoting, enriching, and sustaining resilient human and environmental health by providing products and services and by developing programs, projects and systems that care for the health of both Planet and People.
Project Cicero Bay Area
Project Cicero Bay Area collects new and gently used books for toddlers, children and young adults and encourages children to help children. Student coordinators at each of the participating schools aided by parents and faculty, organize and advertise the collection of the books.
Five Creeks Studio
Five Creeks Studio is a resource center for self-guided learners in the San Francisco East Bay. Our goal is to provide learner-guided education and social opportunities, immersion in the arts and the natural world, and community and support for families seeking an education outside of school. Five Creeks Studio is inspired by unschooling, democratic schools, Reggio Emilia, forest schools, and Waldorf.
The Learning Lab
The Learning Lab is a vocational education program that prepares autistic young adults for employment in environmentally focused non-profit projects.
Colorado Black Arts Movement
CBAM was initiated to improve the sustainability of arts for all citizens of Colorado and increase opportunities to for African American artists and art organizations through broad-based partnerships, collaborations, events and marketing.
Harlem Votes is a nonpartisan campaign to increase voter participation in New York City’s historic neighborhood of Harlem.
Fashion Athenaeum/ The Clothing Library
The Clothing Library aims to create public spaces for sharing goods and information, to strengthen communities by bridging cultural and economic divisions, to encourage the creation and use of art as a way to communicate/collaborate with disparate communities, and to provide an alternative to capitalist ideas of ownership.
Compassion is Fashion
Our mission is to empower and inspire foster youth and other disadvantaged populations through art, education, fashion, and self-esteem programs. In order to share our mission we operate a fashion truck that allows us to share our purpose throughout the community.
An independent, U.S.-based international non-profit, ISPARE is the only organization working in Liberia, West Africa to provide high quality sanctuary care to rescued primates and other wildlife orphaned by the illegal bush meat and pet trades. Our sanctuary in Liberia, the Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary, works to actively rescue orphaned primates and other wildlife, and provide rehabilitation and long-term care in a protected and enriching environment.
Games Giving Foundation
Games Giving Foundation works to provide services to those facing hospitalizations in the form of access and usage of video game consoles, games and peripheral equipment to aid in the healing process by providing a positive distraction
ElitePrep U’s mission is to increase Veteran workforce integration and train, mentor and educate Veterans and individuals to develop entrepreneurial and managerial mindsets by working directly with and learning directly from successful entrepreneurs, business leaders and corporate managers and executives.
Ballet for All-AWE
Dance and the visual arts fostering a deeper understanding of social injustices and an appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. Art for art’s sake. Art for the sake of us all.
Humble Women Inc.’s mission is to empower, support and educate young women to achieve their life goals. We focus on social support, networking opportunities, youth mentorship and volunteerism. We believe that it’s important for young women to join together to embrace their differences while still honoring their femininity.
DNNC Steps to Success
DNNC Steps to Success
We use the nail salon environment to empower and nurture the growth and development of underserved woman by introducing social skills, training, and mentorship to affect a positive change in both their lives and that of their children.