Current Projects

a list of some of our current projects

 

WANDA

WANDA

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Women’s Achievement Network and Development Alliance (WANDA) is a privately funded non-profit that is successfully increasing the economic self-suficiency of low-income, single mothers in the San Francisco Bay area. WANDA provides education, networking and a structured 2:1 savings match program that is used by single moms toward an asset-based goal such as a home, retirement, or an education.

UPcheive

UPcheive

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UPchieve is a nonprofit ed-tech initiative that provides free, online, and on-demand educational and guidance services to underserved high school students in the U.S. We aim to help close the achievement gap by connecting students with the resources they need to succeed.

America Adapts Climate Change Podcast

America Adapts Climate Change Podcast

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A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. On the America Adapts podcast, we explore the challenges presented by adapting to climate change, the national movement that has begun to drive change, and the approaches that the field’s best minds believe are already working. Join climate change adaptation expert Doug Parsons as he talks with scientists, activists, policymakers and journalists about the choices we face and the people who make them. The climate adaptation conversation, and the movement, starts here. America Adapts – building a community of Adapters!

TEDxPhoenix

TEDxPhoenix

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxPhoenix, TEDTalks and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and personal connections

Vietnam Education Project

Vietnam Education Project

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Our mission is to improve the lives of people in rural Vietnam, specifically by exposing children in targeted areas to more educational opportunities. We do this by providing summer education and enrichment programs focusing on English language development, and by conducting teaching training to develop prospective Vietnamese teachers. We want to bridge the cultural and language barrier between local Vietnamese, overseas Vietnamese descendants and Americans.

KACODE

KACODE

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KACODE is committed to addressing and alleviating the negative effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic which has brought about a lot of suffering, dehumanization, poverty and misery among communities in Uganda. KACODE is currently running HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support programs with a wide range of activities ranging from public awareness campaigns, training for at risk youths, education support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs), and economic empowerment of widows/caregivers living with HIV/AIDS.

You Belong Here

You Belong Here

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You Belong Here guides immigrant women and their U.S.-born daughters, in charting their path to wholeheartedly living the American dream. We also help nonprofit organizations strategize and recruit immigrant leaders to a more diverse and inclusive board, workforce and volunteer pipeline.

Climate Disobedience Center

Climate Disobedience Center

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 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.

Girls on Fire Leaders

Girls on Fire Leaders

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Girls On Fire show up in villages all over Kenya and work alongside girls and women tribal leaders.  We listen, learn and collaborate on community solutions, while leaving a lasting legacy. We do this all with the full engagement of our hearts, our creativity and our intellect.

525 Foundation

525 Foundation

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Our sons chose to drink, and they chose to take a pill when it was offered to them. These choices were mistakes, and my boys paid the ultimate price for them. Our family was changed forever.we are choosing to honor our sons, Nick and Jack, with the creation of the 525 Foundation – their hockey numbers were 5 and 25. Our goal is to prevent another family from having to endure the pain of such a tragedy through outreach, education and support.

Give Us Your Poor

Give Us Your Poor

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Give US Your Poor is a national public education campaign addressing homelessness. It is housed at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy & Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In 1999, Give US Your Poor began as a documentary film project looking at homelessness, and has grown into a wider education campaign utilizing networks, media, public support, and the latest research on homelessness. From the beginning, Give US Your Poor has existed not to compete with other homeless organizations, but rather to complement and work with them.

Blue Heart

Blue Heart

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Blue Heart elevates the stories and solutions of communities on the frontlines of today’s most entrenched social challenges. We find the under-the-radar organizations who are doing transformational work on the ground and help bridge the funding gap.

ESE Financial School

ESE Financial School

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ESE Financial Literacy School and partners are engaging the under served community by teaching how to create and store wealth, personal budgeting, stock market basics, entrepreneurship training, and capital market interaction. We work to demystify the world of finance and provide financial information that yields economic transformation.

Friends of Cambodia

Friends of Cambodia

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Friends of Cambodia, founded in March 2011. is focused on one objective—to help disadvantaged Cambodian youth successfully transition to adulthood, and far from falling back into poverty, to thrive and become positive forces for change within their own country.

Net-Zero Energy Coalition

Net-Zero Energy Coalition

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The Net-Zero Energy Coalition is a change agent, enabling the industry to more rapidly transition to building zero energy, thereby reducing carbon emissions across North America. NZEC’s efforts place a keen focus on bridging the knowledge gap between the Innovators and the emerging Early Adopter market. As the only organization solely focused on zero energy in North America, the Coalition will provide trustworthy and easy access to information and resources, and engage the market. We aim to simplify the adoption of zero energy for our customers, enabling them to accelerate their zero energy business development.

Footwork

Footwork

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It brings together public and private partners to support prevention and treatment of podoconiosis. Footwork encourages integration of podoconiosis control into efforts to eliminate other Neglected Tropical Diseases, and works with those active in other related diseases of the foot.

Abe Farag Family Foundation

Abe Farag Family Foundation

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The Abe Farag Family Foundation’s mission is to encourage and fund education and innovation projects

Camp Common Ground

Camp Common Ground

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A summer camp that brings racially and economically diverse middle schoolers together. We equip them with the leadership, social-emotional, and cultural competencies that they’ll use to develop meaningful relationships with each other. And we have so much fun!

Maker4Good

Maker4Good

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Our mission is to harness local talent in the fields of design, engineering, and manufacturing with the aim of contributing to philanthropic projects. Makers4Good.org works to set up giving partnerships between makers and like-minded nonprofits. The makers donate to their partner organization 100% of the profits for a specific product.

B.A.Y. Peace

B.A.Y. Peace

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BAYPeace supports and empowers Bay Area youth to transform militarism and other forms of violence through youth organizing and artistic resistance. We offer a holistic youth leadership program that integrates vocational development, artistic expression, socio-political education, community organizing, healing and personal transformation.

Eamon Cannon Comedy Project

Eamon Cannon Comedy Project

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An innovative program using stand-up comedy to instill pride, confidence, and skills in young people from the inner city.

HexLab Makerspace

HexLab Makerspace

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HexLab Makerspace is a community workshop giving people access to learn new crafts, use our specialized tools and teach classes. We offer public access to 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machines and many more amazing tools. Monthly memberships are available as well.

 

South Bay Philharmonic

South Bay Philharmonic

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We are musicians who come together to rehearse and perform orchestral music. We’re unique among “community orchestras” because we accept players with a wide range of skill levels, from perhaps “high-school level” to near “professional.” If you play an instrument and you like classical music, you’re welcome to talk to us about joining!

Fearless Collective

Fearless Collective

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We create alternative, people-led narratives that engage personal histories, cultural and political realities and tell stories of universal resilience through visual campaigning, workshops and affirmative storytelling techniques..

Launch Pad Santa Cruz

Launch Pad Santa Cruz

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Providing free books for low income families, foster kids or homeless youth in Santa Cruz County. Launch Pad collects children’s books from a variety of sources such as but are definitely not limited to, families that have outgrown them, teachers that are retiring, libraries that are overstocked and authors that want to make a contribution.

Smile Design Gallery

Smile Design Gallery

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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.

Sidewalk Talk

Sidewalk Talk

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We quite simply take two chairs, one for us and one for you, out on city streets sit down and offer to listen to anyone about anything.

Invest for Good

Invest for Good

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Invest for Good advances charitable causes by leveraging investing as a tool for social impact. We increase the amount of money donated to charity and increase funding for social causes and organizations by using effective, low-cost investment management to grow charitable funds. We also drive contributions to promising social ventures and evidence-based interventions using the principles of venture philanthropy and effective altruism.

Letters to a Pre-Scientist

Letters to a Pre-Scientist

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Our mission is to inspire and empower students from under-served communities to pursue STEM careers. We are a cross-curricular pen pal program where students exchange letters with scientists from around the world to learn about science careers and higher education while improving their reading and writing skills.

Women's March San Luis Obispo

Women's March San Luis Obispo

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We stand in solidarity to protect women’s rights, human rights, our safety, our health, and our planet, as we move toward a positive and just future. We are actively nonviolent in words and action. We work to unify our nation’s diverse communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots. We recognize that there is no true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equity for all. ​

PeoplesHub

PeoplesHub

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PeoplesHub is aimed at supporting you to build effective and supportive community groups, to build your skills for making change, and support you in building your confidence, because we really are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

Permaculture Action Network

Permaculture Action Network

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Permaculture Action Network works at the intersection of art, music, and regenerative culture.  We offer people a pathway to take action locally where they live to create empowered communities.  By connecting educators, community organizers, grassroots projects, and performance artists, we mobilize diverse audiences to build a regenerative and just world while pushing community and ecological justice to the center of society’s cultural narrative.

Techtonica

Techtonica

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We’re like a coding bootcamp, but free, and we cover more than just web development. Our full-time program is longer than most at six months, it’s followed by job placement, and it’s specifically for local women and non-binary femme adults in need. Companies partner with us to provide mentoring and to formulate student criteria and curriculum.

The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation

The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation

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The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting those diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, their families and the ongoing search for a cure. Nephrotic Syndrome is a serious and rare auto-immune disease that attacks the kidneys causing them to shut down. There is no known cause or cure. Treatments are extremely limited and consist primarily of steroids, cancer, and transplant medications. Many patients are children who spend a major part of their life in and out of the hospital, trying to find a treatment that keeps them in remission while managing the side effects.

Swimdo

Swimdo

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Our mission is to reduce the rate of child drowning in Indonesia through innovative and multifaceted intervention. Our main tenants are education and instruction through which we prevent drowning events before they happen and provide individuals with the knowledge and know-how should a drowning occur. Our team is made up of certified professionals that have years of experience in CPR training, swim instruction, water safety, oceanography, sailing, surfing and community research.

Portland Harbor Community Coalition

Portland Harbor Community Coalition

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Portland Harbor Community Coalition (PHCC) is a group of individual community members and organizations, representing the most-impacted groups (Native Americans, African-Americans/Black, immigrants, and houseless) in the billion dollar Willamette River Superfund cleanup.

Fruitridge Community Collaborative

Fruitridge Community Collaborative

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Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative (FRCC) is a non-profit management organization which oversees and assists with the growth and support of 22 community non-profit-partner tenants, their programs and services. The collective of tenant organizations work to reduce health disparities across a broad range of community issue areas for children, adult-age youth and seniors, addressing environmental and social determinants of health, youth development and juvenile justice, arts and culture, access to health services, education, and employment.

Brown Girl Surf

Brown Girl Surf

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Brown Girl Surf works to build a more diverse, environmentally reverent, and joyful women’s surf culture by increasing access to surfing, cultivating community, amplifying the voices of women of color surfers, and taking care of the earth.

ClimateMusic Project

ClimateMusic Project

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The ClimateMusic Project’s mission is to create and perform science-guided music to awaken, educate, and inspire a broad and diverse audience to engage actively on the issue of climate change.

Fair Budget Coalition

Fair Budget Coalition

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Since our founding in 1994, the Fair Budget Coalition (FBC) has brought together human and legal services providers, community members directly impacted by poverty, professional advocates, faith organizations, and concerned D.C. residents to advocate for a District budget and public policies that address poverty and human needs. Now comprised of over 60 member organizations, we were born out of the value that everyone stands to benefit when organizations working to alleviate poverty come together to promote a shared agenda.

Online SOS

Online SOS

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Online SOS is a nonprofit that serves and supports people experiencing online harassment. Online harassment goes beyond cyber-bullying to include stalking, threats of violence, hacking, impersonation, and nonconsensual pornography, among other forms. We provide free, direct services for those experiencing any type of online harassment.

Culvee

Culvee

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Culvee is a fundraising platform that raises money for college education. By bringing verified students directly to the donors, Culvee is able to connect citizen philanthropists to contribute and invest in the future of these bright students. Culvee evaluates and selects students not just based on academic achievements and financial backgrounds but also on their desire and drive to succeed.

African Human Rights Coalition

African Human Rights Coalition

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The African Human Rights Coalition (AHRC) works with LGBTI communities and individuals in African countries seeking to claim and defend their human rights. We provide advocacy, resources and direct services to advance this mission in the U.S.A and in African countries.

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