From fresh water to salt water, coral reefs to tigers, indigenous peoples to biodiversity, emergency aid to future preparedness, light pollution to climate change, there's a nonprofit organization out there already leading the way. We're grateful to our partners and eager to help them train the next generation.
The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, they work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.
c3: Center for Conscious Creative is on a mission to create a better future through arts, media and entertainment. c3: Center for Conscious Creativity is a nonprofit arts and transmedia interdisciplinary research, education and project development organization founded in 2004 to provide artists, media makers, content creators and other interested individuals, a platform and resources to create projects and explore how consciousness, creativity, emerging culture, entertainment and communication technologies can help create a better world.
Charity Ball is a soccer charity that provides new, quality soccer balls to kids in poverty-stricken communities around the world. Charity Ball Soccer Charity was started in 2010 by Ethan King, who was 10 years old at the time. During the summer of 2009 he visited Mozambique (Africa) with his dad. While his father rehabilitated water wells, Ethan played soccer with the village kids. In one particular village, he decided to give his soccer ball away and quickly discovered the power of generosity. After returning to the United States, he decided that he wanted to do more and officially launched Charity Ball.
The mission of the Earth Charter Initiative is to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.
The mission of Giraffe Heroes Project is to move people to stick their necks out for the common good, and to give them tools to succeed. Giraffe Heroes Project achieves this mission through finding and commending real heroes, by creating and delivering Giraffe workshops, books & speeches, curricula & trainings for schools, a database of heroes around the world, OpEds, blogs, & a monthly e-zine, Heads Up. Giraffe Heroes Project was founded by Ann Medlock in 1983.
The Heroic Imagination Project (HIP) is a nonprofit organization that teaches people how to take effective action in challenging situations. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, The Heroic Imagination Project was founded by Dr. Philip Zimbardo with the mission of translating the extensive research findings of social psychology and related fields into meaningful insights and tools that individuals can use in their everyday lives to transform negative situations and create positive change.
IDA is the recognized authority on light pollution. Founded in 1988, IDA is the first organization to call attention to the hazards of light pollution, and in 24 years of operation their accomplishments have been tremendous. IDA promotes one simple idea: light what you need, when you need it. IDA knows some light at night is necessary for safety and recreation and works with manufacturers, planners, legislators, and citizens to provide energy efficient options that direct the light where we want it to go, not uselessly up into the sky.
Mission: Providing clean driving water to people in Haiti. Raincatchers.org is an organization that leads groups of volunteers into the mountains of southeast Haiti to build simple, sustainable rainwater collection systems called Raincatchers.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Reef Check is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people to save our reefs and oceans. Founded in 1996 by marine ecologist Dr. Gregor Hodgson, the Reef Check Foundation has volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories working to educate the public about the value of reef ecosystems and the current crisis affecting marine life; to create a global network of volunteer teams trained in Reef Check's scientific methods who regularly monitor and report on reef health; and to stimulate local community action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide.
The Millennium Project's mission is to improve thinking about the future and make that thinking available through a variety of media for feedback to accumulate wisdom about the future for better decisions today. The Millennium Project was founded in 1996 after a three-year feasibility study with the United Nations University, Smithsonian Institution, Futures Group International, and the American Council for the UNU. It is now an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities.
The mission of The Pachamama Alliance is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.
The World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) is a global non-governmental organization that encourages and promotes the development of futures studies as a transdisciplinary academic and professional field in all parts of the world. WFSF operates as a global network of practicing futurists - researchers, teachers, scholars, policy analysts, activists and others from approximately 60 countries.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Founded by Scott Harrison in 2006, charity: water has helped fund 6,611 projects in 20 countries, benefiting over 2,545,000 people.
The Permaculture Association supports members and the public with advice, support, information and training about the theory and practice of permaculture. The word 'permaculture' comes from 'permanent agriculture' and 'permanent culture' - it is about living lightly on the planet, and making sure that we can sustain human activities for many generations to come, in harmony with nature. Permanence is not about everything staying the same. Its about stability, about deepening soils and cleaner water, thriving communities in self-reliant regions, biodiverse agriculture and social justice, peace and abundance.