Our Sponsored Projects
Below is a list of some of our current 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
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.
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.
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.
TheClimateMusicProject is an educational art project that uses music as an analogy to model climate change in a way that will engage nonscientists.
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.
Pathway To Prevention
We make it easy for parents to obtain accurate, evidence-based information about teen drug and alcohol use and abuse from the privacy of their own homes via our Facebook Page and website.
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.
Brown Girl Surf
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.
The 525Foundation exists to educate teens and families about the dangers of teenage drug and alcohol use through outreach, education and support.
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.
Our mission is to give FREE wellness workshops and scholarships to low-income populations and people facing serious life or health challenges.
America Adapts Key Goals:
- Catalyze global scale connections to experts and information on climate adaptation practice and research.
- Enhance visibility of adaptation research and current solutions to impacts of climate change, thereby connecting professionals and their efforts to maximize the resource base and increase the speed by which we can prepare and respond.
- Communicate critical issues on an inviting platform through interviews with scientists, activists, policy makers and journalists to communicate with the public, emphasizing adaptation and climate change.
- Broadcast the challenges presenting by adapting to climate change through a variety of media platforms.
- Inspire the public with the message of hope and possibilities balanced with an emphasis on the critical need to make changes.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
The mission of United Agenda is to create economic strategies and influence policies that empower communities of color. We seek to strengthen our communities by innovative solutions that unite people, access, and knowledge to generate unceasing progress.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camp Common Ground
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. Camp Common Ground is 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!
Project Swbi aims to use education and collaboration to dramatically reduce the number of preventable deaths amongst the women of sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPTIONS Youth Services
The mission of OPTIONS Youth Services is to provide services and financial assistance to foster youth, displaced LGBT youth or those classified as “at-risk” youth in an effort to give them the same opportunities and tools to succeed as their peers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Launch Pad Santa Cruz
Launch Pad is a small, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization in Santa Cruz County that gathers new and used children’s books through donations and purchases, then gives age-appropriate books at no cost to foster, homeless, and low-income children. Books are provided to children from infancy through high school age and are primarily distributed by holding no-cost book fairs at schools and agencies that serve low-income children or teens.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 2007, the 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.
Footwork, the International Podoconiosis Initiative
Our vision is a world free of podoconiosis in our lifetimes. Our mission is to bring together public and private partners to support prevention and treatment of, and advocacy for, podoconiosis.
Community Well is a welcoming space for families and individuals to receive pregnancy, birth, postpartum support, and other wellness services and education.
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.
South Bay Philharmonic
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!
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.
Tri Valley CoderDojo
We provide kids learning opportunities that are self-guided, self-paced, where kids determine what they are interested in following, exploring, and creating in a free-form child-led, family-friendly, learning environment. They are free to talk to their friends, meet new people, start new group projects, move around, and check out what other kids are doing — in short have FUN and all for FREE!
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.