As the calendar turns and we enter the second decade of the 21st century, a time to reflect on the past and plan for the future.
Here are some amazing folks who are making a significant impact helping the less fortunate. These are all smaller, younger organizations that are doing great stuff and really making a difference.
Take a look at some of the inspirational videos that highlight their work and their messages. May they inspire you to greater things in 2011.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year and a Terrific 2011.
Helping women micro-entrepreneurs with a path out of poverty by building sustainable enterprises.
Building world class research institutions in developing countries by equipping them with lab equipment and state of the art training.
Providing clean water, toilets and hygiene education to 10,000 kids in India who do not have access to these basic amenities
Multiplying your social impact 2X – 5X by guaranteeing a loan to a microfinance entrepreneur. View United Prosperity’s Model of Loan Guarantees.
Investing in enterprising women living in distressed areas of the world to start their own businesses
Dream a Dream
Providing quality education to underserved children and helping them develop critical life skills
Designing affordable sanitary pads for women in the developing world.
Design that Matters
Creating new products that allow social enterprises in developing countries to offer improved services and scale more quickly.
Project Hip Hop
Providing a space where predominantly young people of color from traditionally low-income communities in Boston can develop and exercise their individual and collective leadership
Supporting independent musicians from developing countries by allowing you to micro-fund their artistic works.
Young Entrepreneurs Alliance
Helping low-income teens realize their economic potential by taking steps toward financial independence by owning and running viable businesses.