Project Drawdown is a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy-makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years. (till 2050). The project, led by activist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken, was started in 2013 and has since brought together over 65 researchers from across the globe with 128 experts in climate, sustainability, academia, and business. Together this group developed a unique global systems model, evaluating 80 technologies and practices from the ground up – from innovative energy and agricultural methods to enhanced environmental conservation and restoration.
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
EDC has been a pioneer for more than four decades, building bridges among research, policy, and practice. Its award-winning programs and products, developed in collaboration with partners around the global, consistently advance learning and healthy development for individuals of all ages. Today, EDC manages 325 projects in 35 countries. Its work strengthens nearly every facet of society, including early child development, K-12 education, health promotion, workforce preparation, community development, learning technologies, basic and adult education, institutional reform, medical ethics, and social justice.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
Ashoka is a global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Founded in 1981, Ashoka has elected more than 2,000 social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 60 countries. Ashoka works with these fellows and the global community to develop models for collaboration and design infrastructure needed to advance social entrepreneurship.
China Care Foundation's mission is to give special needs Chinese orphans the opportunity for a better life and to empower youth through direct humanitarian service. By providing extensive medical, social and educational programs devoted to children, China Care makes a lasting contribution to our shared future.
XPRIZE is an innovation engine, a facilitator of exponential change, and a catalyst for the benefit of humanity. We believe in the power of competition, that it’s part of our DNA and of humanity itself. Tapping into that indomitable spirit of competition brings about breakthroughs and solutions that once seemed unimaginable and impossible. We believe that you get what you incentivize and that without a target, you will miss it every time. Rather than throw money at a problem, we incentivize the solution and challenge the world to solve it. We believe that challenges must be audacious, but achievable; tied to objective, measurable goals, and understandable by all. We believe that solutions can come from anyone, anywhere; and that some of the greatest minds of our time remain untapped, ready to be engaged by a world that is in desperate need of help, solutions, change, and radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.
The FARM Institute (TFI) is a teaching farm that educates and engages children and adults in sustainable agriculture through the diverse operations of a working farm. TFI provides year-round educational programs offering learning experiences in the culture and history of Martha’s Vineyard farming (Field crops, produce, fruit, hay); Land preservation; Nutritional awareness; Humane livestock management (cattle, poultry, swine, sheep, goats); Entrepreneurial thinking and application.
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a Global business network of 12,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 160 chapters and 50 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. We educate, we transform, we inspire and we offer invaluable resources in the form of global events, leadership-development programs, an online entrepreneur forum and executive education opportunities, among other offerings designed for personal and professional growth.
Person-to-Person, from the outset, began by helping and educating. The efforts to help began with food and clothing and grew to include: financial assistance for emergencies and camperships so children would be safe during the summer while their parents worked and college scholarship aid to help break the cycle of poverty.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, named on elf America’s Top 50 Children’s Museums, features interactive exhibits, educational programs and fun for the whole family. With four main galleries, a toddlers-only gallery and more than 100 hands-on activities, Stepping Stones offers children ages ten and under plenty to explore and discover.
PlayPumps International's - U.S. (PPI) mission is to help improve the lives of children and their families by providing easy access to clean drinking water, enhancing public health, and offering play equipment to millions across Africa. PPI was created to fund new innovations for improving access to safe water in rural communities in Africa. Since its creation, the powerful appeal of the “play and pump” idea, together with compelling images of children at play on our equipment, has contributed greatly to increased awareness of the water crisis.