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1SkyTakoma ParkMD20912 USA301-270-4550http://www.1sky.org/about/ourteamEnvironmentClimate Change, Global Warming, Sustainability, Policy ReformNANAInterviewer ProposedCSOGovernmentNANAAt this defining moment in the climate change crisis, 1Sky unites scores of groups and individuals in a collaborative campaign with a single purpose: shifting federal policy in the United States towards the prosperity of a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

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2young2retire AssociatesPalm Beach GardensFLUSANAwww.2young2retire.comCivic Engagement, Learning/EducationNon-formal Education, Volunteerism, Capacity BuildingHoward StoneMarika StoneCivic Ventures CSOElderly, Communities, StudentsWorking in groups with a 2young2retire Certified Facilitator, you'll discover what matters most to you and where your skills and experience could be put to good purpose.     

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A Home Within San FranciscoCA94110USA888-898-2249www.ahomewithin.orgHealthYouth Development, Mental HealthToni Vaughn HeinemanNADraper Richards FoundationCSOFoster Children, YouthThe California EndowmentServed 300 children in 12 communitiesA Home Within seeks to heal the chronic loss experienced by foster children by providing lasting and caring relationships to current and former foster youth.

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Access Center for EducationLong BeachCA90802USA323-708-4925www.sadtoglad.orgHuman RightsAdult Education, Non-formal Education, Access to Learning/EducationBrenda RogersNAEchoing Green CSOParents, Special Needs Children, DisableNAHas trained 35 parents and 33 professionals, and supported 50 parentsWe believe every disabled student should graduate public school reading, writing, performing calculations and functioning socially to the best of his/her ability. We do this by helping parents participate in the special education IEP process and by conducting parent advocacy training and growing our advocacy staff.

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ACCION USANew YorkNY10010USA212-387-0377http://www.accionusa.org/Economic DevelopmentFinnancial ServicesDaniel BennettNAInterviewer ProposedCSOUnderserved CommunitiesNAACCION USA is part of the U.S. ACCION Network, the largest domestic microlending network, with over $230 million lent since inception in 1991.ACCION USA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides microloans and other financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank credit for their small businesses. With economic opportunity, these entrepreneurs--often minorities and women--can build assets, better provide for their families, and strengthen their communities.

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Achieve, IncWashingtonDC20006USA202-419-1540www.achieve.orgEducationEducation Reform, Access to Learning/EducationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Law Enforcement, PublicThe William and Flora Hewlett Foundation NAAchieve is an independent, bipartisan, non-profit education reform organization based in Washington, D.C. that helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability.

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Achievement FirstNew HavenCT06513USA203-773-3223www.achievementfirst.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Education Reform, Equality/RightsNANACSOChildren, Educational Institutions, Families, Underserved Communities, StudentsNAThe mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. Thos at Achievement First believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Achievement First schools will provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world, and to serve as the next generation of leaders of their communities.

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ACTIowa CityIA52243-0168USA319/337-1000www.act.orgLearning/EducationEmployment/Labor, Education Reform, Technology/Information TechnologyE.F. Lindquist Ted McCarrelThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Professional Associations, Businesses, Government AgenciesNANAHelping people achieve education and workplace success.

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Action Against Crime and Violence Education FundWashingtonDC20005USA202-776-0027www.fightcrime.orgCrime Prevention Strategies, Early Education Programs, Child AbuseEarly Childhood Education, Child Protection, After School Programs, Youth Development, Crime/Safety, Public PolicySanford NewmanElliott Richardson The Gates FoundationCSOLaw Enforcement Leaders, Associations, Crime Survivor Members, YouthThe David & Lucile Packard FoundationNAAmerica must cut the pipeline that funnels young people into lives of crime and violence. We take a hard-nosed look at research on what keeps kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policy-makers and the public.

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Acumen FundNew YorkNY10011USA212-566-8821http://www.acumenfund.org/Economic DevelopmentFinnancial Services, Social EnterpriseNANAInterviewer ProposedCSOUnderserved CommunitiesThe Rockefeller FoundationNAAcumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. We seek to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor. Our investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services – like health, water, housing and energy – through innovative, market-oriented approaches.

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Added ValueBrooklynNY11231USA718-855-5531www.added-value.orgCivic ParticipationYouth Development, Agriculture, Nutrition/Wellness, Non-formal EducationIan MarvyNAEchoing GreenCSOYouth, General Community, Red Hook The Robert Wood Johnson FoundationTrained teenagers ages 14-19 in 85 neighborhoodAdded Value is a non-profit organization promoting the sustainable development of Red Hook by nurturing a new generation of young leaders. We work towards this goal by creating opportunities for the youth of South Brooklyn to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills and positively engage with their community through the operation of a socially responsible urban farming enterprise.

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Admission PossibleSt. PaulMN55104USA651-917-3525 www.admissionpossible.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Education Reform, Non-formal EducationJim McCorkell NAAshokaCSOEducational Institutions, Underserved Communities, YouthThe Saint Paul Foundation12 leadership team members and 44 AmeriCorps members serve 1,300 students and 1,100 program alumsAdmission Possible is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping promising, low-income students obtain admission to college.

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Adoption and Foster Care MentoringBostonMA02111USA617-224-1300 www.afcmentoring.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Citizen/Community ParticipationJustin PasquarielloNAEchoing Green CSOAdults, Youth In/Out CareNANAEnsaaf works to end impunity and achieve justice for mass state crimes in Punjab, India by documenting and exposing human rights violations, bringing perpetrators to justice, and organizing survivors to advocate for their rights.

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Advocates for Informed Choice (AIC)CotatiCA94931USA707-793-1190 www.iiclaw.orgHuman RightsChild Protection, Equality/Rights, Legal ReformAnne Tamar-MattisNAEchoing GreenCSOCaregivers, Children, FamiliesNAThe mission of Advocates for Informed Choice is to promote the civil rights of children born with variations of sex anatomy. Advocates for Informed Choice uses innovative legal strategies to advocate for the civil rights of children born with variations of reproductive or sexual anatomy. The project: engages parents, doctors, attorneys and intersex activists in strategy discussions; stimulates legal dialogue about the fundamental rights of children born with intersex conditions or DSDs; and employs traditional and non-traditional legal tools to ensure justice for children born with intersex conditions or DSDs.

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Afghan Institute of LearningDearbornMI48121USAwww.afghaninstituteoflearning.orgEducation/Learning , HealthNon-formal education, Health care delivery, rural developmentSakena YacoobiNASkollCSOWomen, ChildrenOpen Society InstituteServing to 350,000 women and children a year, employing 450 AfghansTo empower poor women and children by providing them access to education and health services through an organization designed and run by Afghan women.

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Alliance for a Better CommunityLos AngelesCA90017USA213-250-0052www.afabc.orgEquity for Latinos, Education, Health, Economic Development, Civic Participation Access to Learning/Education, Parent Engagement, Health/Wellness, Culturally Sensitive Health Care, Access to Health Care, Income Generation, Home Ownership, Affordable Housing, Civic Engagement, Voter RegistrationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOLatinos Los Angeles RegionThe California EndowmentNAFounded by a coalition of leading organizations and civic leaders, Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) is a nonprofit organization operating within an ever changing dynamic that promotes equity for Latinos in education, health, economic development and civic participation throughout the Los Angeles region.

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Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE)BostonMA02119USA617-442-3343www.ace-ej.orgEnvironmentPollution, Conservation/Prevention, Law/Legal Reform, Urban DevelopmentBill ShutkinCharlie Lord Echoing Green CSOEnvironmental Organizations, Advocacy, Communities of Color, Poor Communities NAPartnered with 40 neighborhood groups representing over 3,500 people ACE builds the power of communities of color and lower income communities in New England to eradicate environmental racism and classism and achieve environmental justice. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and to be decision-makers in issues affecting our communities.

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Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE)BostonMA02119USA617-442-3343www.ace-ej.orgEnvironmentCivic/Community Participation, Law/Legal ReformCharlie LordBill ShutkinEchoing Green CSOGeneral Community, people of colorNANAACE builds the power of communities of color and lower income communities in New England to eradicate environmental racism and classism and achieve environmental justice. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and to be decision-makers in issues affecting our communities.

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Amachi Training Institute- Public/Private VenturesPhiladelphiaPA19103USA215-557-4418www.amachimentoring.orgMentoring Program, FaithWilson GoodeJohn DiIulioCivic Ventures CSOChildren, YouthAmerica’s most isolated and at-risk children are the estimated 7.3 million children who have one or both parents under some form of state or federal supervision. Without effective intervention, 70 percent of these children will likely follow their parent’s path into jail or prison. The Amachi mentoring program was developed to provide them with a different path - by establishing the consistent presence of loving, caring people of faith.

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America Abroad MediaWashingtonDC20036USA202-457-8050 www.americaabroadmedia.orgHuman RightsMedia/CommunicationsAaron LobelNADraper Richards FoundationCSOStudents, General PopulationNANAthe mission of AAM is to harness the power of media to inform America and the world about the critical international issues of our time.

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America LearnsMission HillsCA91345USA310-689-0542www.americalearns.netLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Youth DevelopmentGary KosmanNAEchoing GreenCSOYouth, State Government Agencies, Private Nonprofit Organizations, Tutoring/Mentoring ProgramsCase FoundationReaches 20,000 students worldwideAmerica Learns works with tutoring, mentoring and teacher education programs reaching 20,000 students worldwide. Organizations use their Web-based service to ensure that their educators (tutors, pre-service teachers, mentors) have the skills and knowledge needed for success while reducing the amount of time and money spent on reporting, performance measurement, and evaluation.

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American Bar Association Fund for Justice and EducationChicagoIL60610USA312-988-5927www.abanet.org/fje/Human RightsLaw/Legal Reform NANAThe Gates FoundationCSOImmigrant Children, Underserved YouthNASupports nearly 200 law-related programs The Fund for Justice and Education was created to allow the American Bar Association to solicit and accept tax-exempt gifts and grants in support of law-related public service and educational programs of the Association.

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American Stroke Foundation (ASF) MissionKS66202USA913-649-1776www.americanstroke.orgHealth Health Care Delivery, WellnessShirley RoseNACivic Ventures CSODisable, FamiliesWe are a Kansas City based non-profit organization that provides post-rehabilitative services to stroke survivors. Our board is diverse and active in supporting us.

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America's FamilyColorado SpringsCO80919USA888-392-6326www.amfol.comEconomic DevelopmentEmployment/LaborSteve Bigari NAAshokaCSOEmployer, Workers, LaborersNA1,200 clients America's Family harnesses the power of business to eradicate poverty for hard working Americans by 2025.

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America's Promise AllianceWashingtonDC20005USA202-657-0600www.americaspromise.orgHealth, Learning/EducationCapacity Building, HousingColin PowellNACivic Ventures CSOChildren, Youth, CommunitiesAnnie E. Casey FoundationWe are an alliance born of the recognition that when too many children are at risk, we are a nation at risk. With less than one-third of America’s young people receiving the essential resources they need for success, we’re witnessing today an increased risk of substance abuse, crime and school drop outs. We can’t afford this loss of human potential and reversing this tide must be a national priority.

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An Achievable Dream AcademyNewport NewsVA23601USA757-599-9472 www.achievabledream.comLearning/Education Access to Learning/Education, Citizen/Community Participation, Education Reform Walter S. SegaloffNACSOBusinesses, teachers/Educators, Educational Institutions NAEducating students socially, academically, and morally. It is An Achievable Dream's mission to provide a unique, challenging, disciplined academic environment for children in elementary grades through high school. Further, the organization aims to challenge and motivate all students to exceed their own expectations in academic achievement and social progress and to instill in all children respect for themselves, respect for their adult leaders and respect for core human values by providing all children with a social, academic, and moral education. Lastly, An Achievable Dream seeks to enable each child, with the support of his/her family, to attain a vision; to develop a personal, achievable dream that will light the way for success and joy in life as a productive citizen.

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Anacortes Community Shelter ProjectAnacortesWA98221USA360-293-2993www.anacortesfamily.orgHuman RightsHousingNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOSingle Mothers with Children, Families, Single WomenSeattle FoundationNAProvide shelter for women with children, single women, and families with children who seek emergency shelter due to crisis conditions in their lives.

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Apathy is BoringMontrealQCH2W 1P9CAN514-844-2472www.apathyisboring.comCivic Engagement Democracy, Non-formal Education, Youth DevelopmentIlona DoughertyPaul Shore and Mackenzie DuncanInterviewer ProposedCSOYouthThe JW McConnell Family Foundation, Telefilm Canada7 million plus Canadian youthThe Apathy is Boring Project is a national non-partisan project that uses art and technology to educate youth about democracy.

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Appalachian Life Quality Initiative (ALQI)OneidaTN37841USA423-569-2677www.alqi.orgHealthAcces to Education/Learning, Health CareTerrie CrossNACivic Ventures CSOChildren

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Appropriate Infrastructure Development GroupBostonMA02111USA800-401-3860 www.aidg.orgHuman RightsNon-formal Education, Financial Services/Markets, Nutrition/WellnessPeter HaasNAEchoing GreenCSOCommunities, Developing CountriesNABrought electricity to 200 people GuatemalaThe Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG) helps individuals and communities get affordable and environmentally sound access to electricity, sanitation and clean water. Through a combination of business incubation, education, and outreach, we help people get technology that will better their health and improve their lives.

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ArcheworksChicagoIL 60610-6932USA312-867-7254www.archeworks.orgEducationEducation Reform, Youth Development, VolunteerismEva MaddoxStanley TigermanCivic Ventures CSOCitizen Sector Orgs, Educational Institutions, Students, CommunitiesPhilosophy
Archeworks pursues an alternative education philosophy that combines disciplines and looks at design in a holistic, ethical manner

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Arizona State University Center for Community Development and Civil RightsPhoenixAZ85004USA602-496-1020cdcr.asu.eduCivic Engagement Urban Development, Community Participation, PreservationRaul YzaguirreNACivic Ventures CSOCommunitiesThe Center for Community Development and Civil Rights at Arizona State University was founded in January 2005 by Raul Yzaguirre to empower people by building bridges between the university and the community as catalysts for transformation.

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Arts CorpsSeattleWA98106USA206-722-5440www.artscorps.orgArt, Empowerment, Education, YouthYouth Development, Access to Learning/EducationLisa Fitzhugh NAThe Gates FoundationCSOTeaching Artists, Students, Youth Workers, Educators, Administrators, Civic Leaders, Arts Organizations, ActivistsThe Seattle Foundation NAArts Corps, the largest nonprofit arts educator in the Seattle area, fosters creative habits of mind in young people through a passionate corps of teaching artists. Active since 2000, Arts Corps brings the lifelong practices of persistence & discipline, critical thinking, courage & risk-taking, reflection and imagining possibilities to the classroom and beyond.

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Asian America LeadWashingtonDC20009USA202-884-0322www.aalead.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Access to Learning/Education, Early Childhood Development, Poverty AlleviationNANACSOYouth, Families, Immigrants, Displaced People/Refugees, Communities Annie E. Casey FoundationLeadership, empowerment and development for youth and families.

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Asian Counseling and Referral ServiceSeattleWA98104USA206-695-7600www.acrs.orgHealth, Culture, Social Justice, EmpowermentAging, Chemical Dependency, Children/Youth/Family Development, Mental Health, Meals/Food, Domestic Violence, Legal Services, Problem Gambling Treatment, Employment ServicesNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOLow Income, Immigrant, Refugee, American-Born Asians and Pacific Islanders NAAssist 16,000 people a year To promote social justice and the wellbeing and empowerment of Asian Pacific American individuals, families and communities - including immigrants, refugees and native born - by developing, providing and advocating for innovative community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

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Aspira Inc of IllinoisChicagoIL60647USA773-252-0970www.aspirail.orgEducation, Leadership Development, CultureYouth Development, Cultural Preservation, Citizen/Community Participation, Access to Learning/Education, Higher Educaiton, Financial Aid, Career CounselingAntonia PantojaMirta RamirezThe Gates FoundationCSOLatino CommunityThe Ford FoundationServed 60,000 familiesASPIRA, Inc. of Illinois is a Puerto Rican not-for-profit organization committed to the self-determination of Latino and other underserved youth through education, leadership development and cultural awareness.

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Aspire Public SchoolsOaklandCA94612USA510-251-1660 www.aspirepublicschools.orgLearning/EducationEducation ReformDon ShalveyReed HastingsAshokaCSOGoverment, Students, TeachersBill & Melinda Gates Foundation 6,000 students grades K-12 at 21 locationsAspire Public Schools is a not-for-profit organization that builds and operates high quality public charter schools to prepare urban students for college.

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Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)BrooklynNY11217USA718-246-7900 www.acorn.orgHousing, Schools, Health Care, Job ConditionsForeclosures, Gulf Coast Recovery, Immigration, Living Wage, Paid Sick Days, Voter Engagement, Affordable Housing, Public Education, Predatory Lending, Utilities Reform, Tax ReformGeorge WileyWade RathkeThe Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income People, Children, YouthNA350,000 member families, organized in 850 neighborhood ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities.

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Asylum AccessSan FranciscoCA94114USA415-601-3896www.asylumaccess.orgHuman RightsEquality/RightsEmily Arnorld FernandezNAEchoing Green CSORefugees, Local Authorities, Local CommunitiesNAPrograms in Africa, Asia and Latin AmericaAsylum Access makes refugee rights a reality by providing on-the-ground legal counsel and representation for refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and by advocating for refugee rights worldwide.

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Austin Voices for Education and YouthAustinTX78705USA512-450-1880www.austinvoices.orgEducation Reform, Youth, EmpowermentYouth Engagement/Development, Community ParticipationAmy AverettNAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Families, TeachersRobert Woods Johnson Foundation NAAustin Voices for Education and Youth mobilizes the community to improve public education and expand opportunities for Austin's youth. We work together with community leaders, young people, parents and educators to build successful schools in strong neighborhoods.

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AWCCAPTorontoONNACANNAhttp://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6147682635#/group.php?gid=6147682635Human RightsWomen’s rights, police accountability, queer rightsAnna WillatsNAInterviewer ProposedNAWomen, GLBTQNANANA

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Baby Steps, Inc /CREATE FoundationTupeloMS38804USA601-832-0289www.takebabysteps.comLearning/EducationCapacity Building, Adult EducationWilliam RaspberryNACivic Ventures CSOWorking Poor, StudentsThe mission of BabySteps is to transform the homes of our participants into learning environments, eventually transforming the town of Okolona into a learning community.

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Backfence, IncDunn LoringVA22027USA703-942-6280www.backfence.comCivic EngagementCitizen/Community ParticipationMark PottsOmidyar NetworkCSOCommunities, BusinessesNAWorks in 50 citiesTo provide registered members of the Backfence community and other visitors to our site with access to a collection of information and services pertaining to local communities in which Backfence.com operates.

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Bardoli Global InitiativeHoustonTX77004USA713-528-1013www.bardoliglobal.orgLearning/EducationSocial Entreprise, Non-formal Education, Youth DevelopmentAnthony JewettNAEchoing Green CSOMinority Students, Corporate, Academic, Community Partners NAIt serves more than 1,000 students annuallyBardoli Global (BG) is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering historically underserved student leaders of color to embark on life-changing international exchange and study abroad programs.

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BellBostonMANAUSANAwww.bellnational.orgCivic Engagement, Learning/EducationCapacity Building, Access to Learning/Education, Cultural Preservation, Non-formal EducationNANACSOYouth, Children, Families, Students, Educational Institutions, Teachers/EducatorsNAEducates nearly 12,000 scholars in 75 public and charter school sites throughout Boston, New York City, Baltimore, Detroit, and Springfield, MA.

Transforming children into scholars and leaders.

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Beneficent Technology, Inc. (Benetech)Palo AltoCA94306-1609USA650-644-3400www.benetech.orgHuman RightsTechnologyJim FruchtermanNASkoll, SchwabCSOUnderserved Communities, Disabled, Citizen Sector OrgsThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Lead the world in creative, effective applications of technology to unmet social needs.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of AmericaPhiladelphiaPA19107USA215-567-7000 www.bbbs.orgLearning/ EducationYouth DevelopmentErnest Coulter NAEMCFCSOYouthThe Duke EndowmentYouth involved in the program are 52% less likely to skip school and 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.

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Blue Ridge Foundation New YorkBrooklyn NY11201USA718-923-1400www.brfny.orgEconomic DevelopmentCapacity Building, Appropriate Technology, Financial Services, MicroenterpriseJohn A. GriffinNACSOUnderserved Communities, Working Poor, Business Entrepreneurs, Citizen Sector OrgsNABlue Ridge Foundation New York supports start-up non-profit organizations in New York City. Their mission is to help develop effective strategies for connecting people living in high poverty communities to the opportunities, resources and support that they need to fulfill their potential.

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Boaz and RuthRichmondVA23222USA804 329-4900www.boazandruth.comEmpowerment, Communities, Training, Transitional Jobs, Economic RevitalizationMartha Franck RollinsNACivic Ventures CSOPrisoners, Men, Women, GovernmentPlanted in the center of Highland Park, one of Richmond, Virginia's most troubled areas, Boaz & Ruth's mission is to rebuild lives and communities through relationships, training, transitional jobs, and economic revitalization.  [1]

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Bonnie CLAC LebanonNH03766USA866-455-2522www.bonnieclac.orgVehicle Purchase Assistance, Financial HelpRobert ChambersLeo HamillCivic Ventures CSOWomen, Working PoorRobert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Annie E. Casey FoundationBonnie CLAC helps clients build creditworthiness, and if necessary, provides temporary transportation if they need time in our program to qualify for a new car loan.

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Boundless PlaygroundsBloomfield CT06002USA860-243-8315www.boundlessplaygrounds.orgHuman RightsDisabilities, Early Childhood Development
Amy Barzach
NAAshokaCSODisabled People, Communities and TeachersW. K. Kellogg Foundationmore than 100 Boundless™ playgrounds in over 20 states and Canada with dozens more in developmentBoundless Playgrounds® is the first national nonprofit dedicated to helping communities create extraordinary barrier-free playgrounds where children, with and without disabilities, can develop essential skills for life as they learn together through play.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of AmericaAtlantaGA30309USA404-487-5700www.bgca.orgLearning/ EducationYouth DevelopmentNANAEMCFCSOYouthNA4,000 Clubs nationwide serving some 4.8 million girls and boysTo enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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Bradley-Angle HousePortlandOR97293-0694USA503-232-1528www.bradleyangle.orgEmergency Shelter, Domestic ViolenceDomestic/Sexual Violence, Capacity Buliding, Child/Family Protection, Emergency Shelter, Housing, Income Generation, Case Management, Relief/Crisis ManagementNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Women VictimsNANAThe mission of Bradley-Angle House is to offer survivors of domestic and sexual violence options for safety, self-empowerment, healing and hope, while collaborating with our communities to create social change. The organization envisions a world free of domestic violence where all people are treated with dignity and respect.

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Break The CycleLos AngelesCA90045USA310-286-3383 www.breakthecycle.orgHuman RightsViolence and Abuse, Youth Development, Non-formal EducationMeredith BlakeNAEchoing GreenCSOTeens, Young Adults, Adults NAHas reached 80,000 individuals Break the Cycle engages, educates and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.

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BreakthroughAtlantaGA30327-3099USA404-262-3032www.breakthroughatlanta.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Higher Education, Youth DevelopmentKeno Sadler NAEchoing GreenCSOMiddle School Students, YouthNAServed 180 teachers, 400 studentsBreakthrough Atlanta's mission is twofold: To provide a pathway to college for traditionally underserved Atlanta area school students and to provide an intensive hands-on teacher training experience for high school and college students.

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Bridges to UnderstandingSeattleWA 98103USA206-925-5300www.bridgesweb.orgLearning/EducationIntercultural Relations, Technology Phil BorgesNACivic Ventures/Interviewer ProposedCSOStudents, Youth, TeachersBridges to Understanding uses digital technology and the art of storytelling to empower and unite youth worldwide, enhance cross-cultural understanding and build global citizenship.

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Bring Me A Book FoundationMountain ViewCA94043USA650-625-5000www.bringmeabook.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning, Early Childhood Development, Non-Formal EducationJudy KochNACivic Ventures CSOChildren, Families, Teachers The Seattle FoundationBring Me A Book's mission is to provide easy access to the best children's books and inspire reading aloud to children.

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Bronx GreenupBronxNY10458USA718-817-8026www.nybg.org/bgu/EnvironmentNon-formal Education, Urban DevelopmentJennifer FongNAEchoing GreenCSOGeneral CommunityNANABronx Green-Up, the community outreach program of The New York Botanical Garden, provides horticultural advice, technical assistance, and training to community gardens, school groups, and other organizations interested in improving urban neighborhoods in the Bronx through greening projects.

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Brookings InstitutionWashingtonDC20036USA202-797-6000 www.brookings.eduHuman RightsEquality/Rights, Technology/Information TechnologyRobert S. Brookings NAThe Gates FoundationCSOGeneral Public, Politicians, Policy MakersThe William And Flora Hewlett FoundationNAOur mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: strengthen American democracy, foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans, and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

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Buffalo ReUseBuffaloNY14213USA716-885-4131 www.buffaloreuse.orgCivic ParticipationUrban Development, Employment/LaborMichael GainerNAEchoing GreenCSOGeneral Community, Young AdultsNANABuffalo ReUse is a not-for-profit organization, established in 2006 in response to the City of Buffalo’s plans to develop deconstruction as a competitive alternative to the demolition of abandoned housing stock.

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BUILDMenloCA94025USA650-688-5840 www.build.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Education Reform, Youth DevelopmentSuzanne McKechnie Klahr NAAshokaCSOEducational Institutions, Youth, Underserved CommunitiesThe William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Staff members 18 and an annual budget of $1.5 millionOur mission is to provide underserved students with educational and entrepreneurial opportunities that would otherwise not be available to them.

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Build ChangeSan FranciscoCA94109USA415-235-9930 www.buildchange.orgHuman RightsHousing, Disaster ReliefElizabeth HauslerNAEchoing Green CSODeveloping Countries, Local communities, GovernmentNAImproved design/construction of 2,500 houses built by partner organizationsOur mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses caused by housing collapses due to earthquakes in developing countries.

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Building ChangesSeattleWA98122-2965USA206-322-9444buildingchanges.orgHousing, Social Service, HIV/AIDS, HealthAffordable Housing, Homelessness, Employment, Ex-Offenders, HIV/AIDS, Youth, VeteransNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChronically Ill People, Disenfranchised People, Homeless The Seattle FoundationNABuilding Changes believes everyone deserves the opportunity for a home, healthy life, and a good job. We unite public and private partners to create innovative solutions through expert advice, grantmaking, and advocating for lasting change.

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Building Enterprises for Learning and Living Foundation (BELL)DorchesterMA02122USA617-282-1567www.bellnational.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Education ReformEarl PhalenAndrew L. CarterEchoing Green/Interviewer ProposedCSOLow-Income Children, Urban CommunitiesNAHas Served 12,650 scholars BELL exists to dramatically increase the academic achievements, self-esteem and life opportunities of children living in low-income, urban communities.

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Building TomorrowIndianapolisIN46202USA317-632-3545www.buildingtomorrow.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Youth DevelopmentGeorge SrourNAEchoing Green CSOYouth, Developing Countries, Students, Global Community NAChapters at 10 college, 250,000 membersBuilding Tomorrow (BT) is an international non-profit organization encouraging philanthropy among young people by raising awareness and funds to build and support educational infrastructure projects for vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Business for Social ResponsibilitySan FransiscoCA94104USA415-984-3200http://www.bsr.org/index.cfmCivic Engagement/Learning and Education/EnvironmentConscious Consumerism/Corporate Business ReformMats LederhausenNAInterviewer ProposedCSOFortune 500 companiesMacArthur Foundation, Ford FoundationNAWork with business to create a just and sustainable world.

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California County Superintendents Educational Services AssociationSacramentoCA95814USA916-446-3095www.ccsesa.orgAcademic Stability, School Services, Resources, LeadershipEducation, Early Childhood Education, Art Education, Public Policy, Capacity BuildingNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Schools, Districts, CommunitiesNANACCSESA’s mission is to strengthen the service and leadership capabilities of California’s 58 County Superintendents in support of students, schools, districts and communities.

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Calvert Social Investment FoundationBethesdaMD20814USA 800-248-0337www.calvertfoundation.orgInvestment Capital, Loans, Finance ServicesAffordable Housing, Microfinance, Capacity Building, Social Enterprise, Community Development, Poverty AlleviationTerrence MollnerNAThe Gates FoundationCSOOrganizations, Disadvantaged Communities, IndividualsThe Ford FoundationNAFor over 10 years, Calvert Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, has been working to make community investment a safe and logical option for all investors seeking to make a positive social impact. We focus on using investment capital, rather than conventional philanthropy, to create a sustainable, scalable model that enables nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to address critical social problems.

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Camp to BelongHighlands RanchCO80126USA520-413-1395www.camptobelong.orgHuman RightsChild Protection, Equality/Rights, Law and Legal ReformLynn PriceNAAshokaCSOChildren, Government, Government EmployeesNAReunited over 2,000 siblings at camps and reunions since 1995Camp To Belong is a national non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to reuniting siblings placed in separate foster homes and other out of home care for events of fun, emotional empowerment and sibling connection.

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Career GearNew YorkNY10271USA212-577-6190www.careergear.orgLearning/EducationAdult Education, Non-formal Education, Employment/LaborGary FieldNAEchoing Green/Interviewer ProposedCSODisadvantaged Men, Job SeekersNA2,336 jobseeking men served nationwideCareer Gear is a non-profit organized around one goal: to help men get jobs and keep jobs. We provide career counseling, interview coaching, business clothing, and follow-up job support to men actively seeking employment.

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Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (housed at the Children's Aid Society)New YorkNY10128USA212-949-4800 www.stopteenpregnancy.comHealth, Learning/EducationReproductive HealthMichael A. Carrera The Children's Aid Society developed EMCFCSOYouth, Educational InstitutionsThe Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 21 replications of the model and 30 other programs in 20 states throughout the countryTo provide a holistic approach that aims to empower youth. The program helps young people to develop personal goals and the desire for a productive future.

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Casa Latina Centro De Ayuda Solidaria a Los AmigosSeattleWA98121USA206-956-0779www.casa-latina.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Poverty Alleviation, Employment/LaborNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOLatino community NAAnnual budget $600,000, and serve over 2,500 peopleCentro de Ayuda Solidaria a los Amigos is a community-based organization that empowers Latino immigrants through educational and employment opportunities.

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Center for Art, Spirituality and International Development (CASID)ChicagoILNAUSA773-285-3331 http://www.casid.org/index.htmlEducationYouth Development/Access to Learning and Education/LeadershipNANAInterviewer ProposedCSOYouthKellog FoundationChicago YouthCASID seeks to improve the quality of international development efforts by helping those involved make full use of their personal and professional skills, values and character

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Center for Career AlternativesSeattleWA98144USA206-322-6044www.ccawa.orgLearning/EducationEmployment/Labor, Non-formal EducationAlan SugiyamaNAThe Gates FoundationCSORecent Immigrant YouthThe Seattle FoundationNAThe mission of Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) is to provide the highest quality education, employment, training and career development services; leading to individual self-sufficiency and self-worth for a culturally diverse population of disadvantaged youth and adults.

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Center for Economic and Social RightsBrooklynNY11201USA718-237-9145www.cesr.orgHuman RightsHousing, Learning/Education, Employment/Labor, Law/Legal ReformRoger NormandChris JochnickEchoing Green CSOGeneral CommunityNANACESR’s mission is to advocate for social justice using human rights tools and strategies.

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Center for Educational Policy Research EugeneOR97401USA541-346-6153www.s4s.orgLearning/EducationPublic Policy, Education ReformDavid ConleyNAThe Gates FoundationCSOFederal Agencies, State Education Departments,School Districts NANAThe Center for Educational Policy Research seeks to help policy makers and policy implementers alike do a better job of using educational policy as a tool to improve schooling and student learning.

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Center for Inspired TeachingWashingtonDC20008USA202-265-1704 www.artistryinteaching.orgYouth, EducationEducation, ReformAleta MargolisNAAshokaCSOTeachers, Students, PrincipalsNAWorked with over 5000 educators improving instruction for more than 125,000 studentsCenter for Inspired Teaching exists to ensure schools make the most of children's innate desire to learn. We do this by investing in teachers.

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Center for Insurance ResearchCambridgeMA02138USA617-441-2900www.centerforinsuranceresearch.orgHuman RightsFinancial Services, Public PolicyJason AdkinsNAEchoing GreenCSOGeneral CommunityNANAThe Center for Insurance Research, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, provides an independent voice for reform in debates about insurance, banks, financial services companies and related public policy issues around the nation.

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Center for Integral EconomicsVictoriaBCV8R 6T4CAN250-880-1430 www.integraleconomics.orgEconomic DevelopmentHousing, Municipal Services, PollutionDonna Morton NAAshoka/Interviewer ProposedCSOCommunities, Employees, GovernmentNAThe Centre for Integral Economics is a registered Canadian charity that works to promote innovative, market-based solutions that reconcile economic prosperity, social justice and environmental integrity.

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Center for Intergenerational LearningPhiladelphiaPA19122USA215-204-6970www.templecil.orgCivic EngagementCitizen/Community Participation, Youth Development, Intergenerational Issues Nancy HenkinNAAshokaCSOYouth, Elders, CommunitiesThe William Penn FoundationOver 2,000 people participate every yearCommunities for All Ages (CFAA) is a multi-site community building initiative coordinated by the Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning that intentionally promotes the well-being of children, youth, and older adutls, strengthens families, and provides opportunities for ongoing interaction across ages.

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Center for Strengthening the Teaching ProfessionTacomaWA 98417USA253-752-2082www.cstp-wa.orgResearch, Data on Policy Discussions, Decision Making, LeadershipEducation Finance, Public PolicyNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Teachers, PolicyMakersThe Paul G. Allen Family Foundation NAThe Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) has a clear and focused mission- making sure Washington's students experience the excellent teaching they need to succeed.

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Center for the Integration and Advancement of New AmericansAstoriaNY11106USA646-429-0999www.cianainc.orgHuman RightsLegal Reform, PopulationEmira Habiby BrowneNACivic Ventures CSOImmigrants, Refugees To prevent the growing marginalization of new immigrants and refugees from highly "traditional societies" through special transitional services which will lead to their successful integration into the socio-economic and civic life of America while continuing to maintain pride in their cultural heritage.

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Central Brooklyn HDFC and TL Network/ The Working Families PartyBrooklynNY11217USA718-222-3796www.workingfamiliesparty.orgHuman RightsHousing, Health Care Delivery, Access to Education, Public PolicyBill LiptonNAEchoing Green CSOFamilies, Parents, Children, Seniors, Students NAThe Working Families Party (WFP) is New York’s liveliest and most progressive political party. We fight to hold politicians accountable on the issues working- and middle-class families care about, like good jobs, fair taxes, good schools, reliable public transportation, affordable housing, and universal healthcare.

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CentsCityPittsburghPAUSAwww.centscity.comLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Financial Services/Markets,Felix Brandon LloydJordan Bookey Echoing Green CSOYouth, Parents, Teachers,NANACents City is a multiplayer online virtual environment that develops young people’s skills in math, reading, and other subject while building their capacity to become financially-savvy adults. It is intended for use in schools and homes to teach middle and high school students basic skills and financial literacy.

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Ceres, Inc.BostonMA02111-1703USA617-247-0700www.ceres.orgEnviromentEnergyJoan Bavaria NASkollCSOBusiness Entrepreneurs, BusinessesThe New York Community TrustGlobal Reporting Initiative used by over 1,200 companies Integrating sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people.

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CFLeadsKansas City MO64105USA800-292-6149www.cfleads.orgLearning, Professional Development, Policy WorkshopsYouth Development, Youth Civic Engagement, Economic Development, Fathers/Families, Community DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Youth and FamiliesEdna McConnell Clark Foundation NACFLeads connects community foundations to their peers and other sources of knowledge and expertise as they take on crucial leadership roles to build thriving communities.

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ChayaSeattleWA98122USA206-568-7576 www.chayaseattle.orgHuman RightsViolence and Abuse, Civic/Community ParticipationAaliyah GuptaNAThe Gates FoundationCSOSouth Asian Women NANAChaya supports South Asian survivors and families impacted by domestic violence and abuse and engages communities to change societal conditions that enable oppression, especially violence against women.

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Chicago Public SchoolsChicagoIL60603USA773-553-2688 edplan.cps.k12.il.usEducationAccess to Learning, Youth Development, Capacity BuildingNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Families, PublicNANAThe CPS must prepare students to face a challenging and uncertain world. The Chicago Public Schools will be the premier urban school district in the country by providing all our students and their families with high quality instruction, outstanding academic programs, and comprehensive student development supports to prepare them for the challenges of the world of tomorrow.

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Chicago's Green City MarketChicagoIL 60647USA773-435-0280www.chicagogreencitymarket.orgEconomic Development Market, Consumer Protection, Nutricion/WellnessAbby MandelNACivic Ventures CSOBusinesses, Families, Public, Farmers, Self EmployedTo improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality of foods.

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Child Advocacy Program/Juvenile Justice Partners (JJP)CambridgeMA02138USA617-496-1684 www.law.harvard.edu/academics/cap/ Learning/EducationNon-formal Education, Law/Legal Reform, Housing, Violence/AbuseJessica BudnitzNAEchoing Green ProgramChildren, Students,NANARhe Child Advocacy Program (CAP) at Harvard Law School is committed to advancing children's interests through facilitating productive interaction between academia and the world of policy and practice, and through training generations of students to contribute in their future careers to law reform and social change.

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Child Care ResourcesSeattleWA98144USA206-329-1011 www.childcare.orgHuman RightsChild Protection, Capacity Building, Equality/Rigths, Nina AuerbachNAThe Gates FoundationCSOCaregivers, Children, Families, Community LeaderThe Seattle FoundationScholarships to 146 low income children, assisted 6,482 families find child careChild Care Resources leads efforts to promote equity for children, community stability, and school readiness.

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Children NowOakland CA94612USA510-763-2444www.childrennow.orgHealth Care, Media, Children, EducationPublic Policy, Child Health Insurance, Child Health/Nutrition, Child Protection, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Access to Learning/Education, After School Programs, Media/Programming/Advertising, Youth DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOPolicymakers, Media, Academics, Parents Annie E. Casey Foundation NAChildren Now is a national organization for people who care about children and want to ensure that they are the top public policy priority.

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Children's AllianceSeattleWA98122USA206-324-0340www.childrensalliance.orgPublic Policy, Children, Human Rights Child Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Child Health Care, Child Nutrition/Hunger, Racial Justice, Child PovertyNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Youth, Poor CommunitiesNANAAt the Children’s Alliance, we’re advocates for kids. We ensure that laws, policies and programs work for kids, and we hold our leaders accountable until they secure the resources required to make all children safe and healthy.

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Children's Health Forum WashingtonDC20001USA202-347-6143 www.chf4kids.orgChildhood Diseases, Education, HealthBenjamin HooksNACivic Ventures CSOPoor, Minorities, Communities, Children, YouthThe Children's Health Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and eradication of childhood diseases that disproportionately impact underserved communities. We do this through outreach, public education, and collaboration with states and cities seeking programs and funding to promote prevention

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Chordoma FoundationGreensboroNC27404USA919-809-6779 www.chordomafoundation.orgHealthAppropriate Technology, Capacity BuildingJosh SommerSimone SommerEchoing GreenCSOBusinesses, Educational Institutionsm, Healthcare Professionals, Caregivers
NAChordoma is a relentless bone cancer that occurs in the head and spine in people of all ages. This mission of the Chordoma Foundation is to rapidly develop effective treatments and ultimately a cure for chordoma, while improving the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for people affected by this devastating bone cancer.

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Christel House International; Christel House AcademyIndianapolisIN46204USA317-464-2030www.christelhouse.orgEducation,HealthPoverty Alleviation, Housing, Health Care DeliveryNACivic Ventures CSOChildrenThe mission of Christel House International is to help children around the world break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient, contributing members of their societies.

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CircleLending (Virgin Money)Waltham MA02451USA800-805-2472www.circlelending.comEconomic Deveopment, Civic EngagementFinancial Services/MarketsAsheesh AdvaniNAOmidyar NetworkFinancial Services CompanyPublicNAIn 2007, $150 million in loan volume maintaining a default rate of less than 5% on private loans and less than 1% on private mortgagesTo create ways for regular folks like you and me to get loans and mortgages that really fit.

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Citizen SchoolsBostonMA02210USA617-695-2300www.citizenschools.orgEducation, YouthStudents, Educational InstitutionsEric SchwarzNed RimerSkoll, EMCF/Interviewer ProposedCSOStudents, Youth, TeachersThe Edna McConnell Clark FoundationStudents served 3,800, volunteers 2,800 Citizen Schools is committed to developing and supporting our staff, apprentices, and volunteers to achieve our mission of educating children and strengthening communities.

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City on a Hill Charter SchoolBostonMA02114USA617-445-1515www.cityonahill.orgLeaning/EducationYouth Development, Education Reform, Civic/Community ParticipationCindy CheneyNAEchoing Green CSOPublic Charter High School, StudentsNA280 students per yearCITY ON A HILL graduates responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century.

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City YearBostonMA02116USA617-927-2500www.cityyear.orgCivic EngagementVolunteerism, Non-formal Education, Youth DevelopmentAlan KhazeiMichael Brown Echoing Green CSOYouth, Students, Teachers, General ComunnityThe John W. Henry Family Foundation,The Calvert Social Investment Fund
The Case Foundation
10,400 members, served 1,060,000 childrenCity Year was founded on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year’s vision is that one day a year of service will become an opportunity for and common expectation of every young person.

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Civic VenturesSan FranciscoCA94104USA415-430-0141www.civicventures.orgCivic EngagementAging, Citizen/Community Participation, VolunteerismMarc FreedmanNAAshokaCSOCitizen Organizations, Third Age GroupThe Robert Wood Johnson FoundationCivic Ventures is leading the call to engage millions of baby boomers as a vital workforce for change. Through an inventive program portfolio, original research, strategic alliances, and the power of people´s own life stories, Civic Ventures demonstrates the value of experience in solving serious social problems – from education to the environment and health care to homelessness.

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Civil Society Institute, IncNewtonMA02458USA617-928-3408www.civilsocietyinstitute.orgInformation, Grant Maker, Global Warming, Security, Economics, Science, MedicineGlobal Warming, Economic Development, Sustainable Energy, Stem Cell Research, Climate Change, Global Security, Medical Research, EducationPam Solo NAThe Gates FoundationCSOPeople, Communities, Government, Business NANACivil Society Institute has a unique model for addressing society's most pressing problems. Simply stated, their approach lies in the way they serve as catalysts for change, especially in areas of critical need: global warming and global security and economic change and science policy and regenerative medicine. In each of these areas, Civil Society Institute seeks out examples of creative thinking and activities already underway, including those of individuals, community groups, businesses and the nonprofit and public sectors. They create interactions between people, communities, government and business in order to link successful programs to groups who can use them, to eliminate obstacles to success and to encourage informed debate of the issues. They also support these efforts with strategic planning and, on occasion, funding.

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CODENIGuedelajaroJaliscoNAMEXNAhttp://www.codeni.org.mx/Human Rights, EducationYouth Development, Danielle StricklandNAInterviewer ProposedCSOYouth, Indigenous Population, HomelessNAOver 100 homeless/misplaced youth (CODENI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the conditions of children living and/or working on the streets of Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc. (CDD)BurlingameCA94010USA650-219-4153www.collaborativedrug.comHealthTechnology/Information Technology, Social EnterpriseNANAOmidyar NetworkWeb Based DataBank for profitResearch Groups, Universities, Medical CentersThe Founders FundThe global community includes more than 100 scientiest To enable scientists to archive, mine, and collaborate around pre-clinical chemical and biological drug discovery data through a web-based interface.

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College Success FoundationIssaquahWA98027USA425-416-2000www.collegesuccessfoundation.orgLearning/EducationAccess to EducationBob CravesAnn Ramsay-JenkinsThe Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income, High Potential Students NAGiven 4,600 scholarships, raised $300 millionWe provide college scholarships and mentoring to low-income, high-potential students.

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College SummitWashingtonDC20009USA202-319-1763 www.collegesummit.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/EducationJacob B. SchrammDerek CantySkoll, AshokaCSOStudents, Underserved CommunitiesThe Wallace Foundation, Lumina Foundation for EducationServed 35,000 high school seniors and trained 1200 teachers and counselorsOver the past decade, College Summit has worked in partnership with schools, school districts and colleges to develop a sustainable model for raising college enrollment rates community-wide.

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Committee of Concerned JournalistsWashingtonDC 20045USA202-662-7155concernedjournalists.orgLearning/Education, Civic EngagementMedia/Communications, Public Policy, InformationBill KovachNACivic Ventures CSOPublic, Communities, JournalistsThe John S. and James L. Knight FoundationThe Committee of Concerned Journalists is a consortium of journalists, publishers, owners and academics worried about the future of the profession.

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Common Ground New YorkNY10018USA212-389-9300www.commonground.orgCivic EngagementHousing, Urban DevelopmentRosanne HaggertyNAAshokaCSOHomeless The Ford FoundationHas enabled more than 4,000 individuals to overcome homelessnessCommon Ground is a pioneer in the development of supportive housing and other research-based practices that end homelessness.

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Common Sense MediaSan FranciscoCA94103USA415-863-0600www.commonsensemedia.orgLearning/Education, Civic EngagementYouth Development, Citizen/Community ParticipationJames Steyer NAOmidyar NetworkCSOFamilies, Children, Teachers/ EducatorsNAMore than 7,000 reviews; source of trustworthy information on media and its impact on kids and familiesImproving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families.

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Commonwealth CorporationBostonMA02129 USA617-727-8158 www.commcorp.orgEducation, Youth, Adult DevelopmentEmployment/Workforce Development, Youth Development, Adult EducationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOEducators, Facilitators, Researchers, CounselorsNANAOur Mission is to build upward mobility pathways for Massachusetts youth and adults to prepare for high demand careers, in concert with state and regional partners.

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Communies In SchoolsAlexandriaVA22314USA703-519-8999www.cisnet.orgLearning/EducationCapacity Building, Access to Learning/Education, Education ReformBill MillikenNACSOCommunities, Educational Institutions, Youth, Teachers/EducatorsBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The mission of Communities In Schools is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.

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Communities In Schools of WashingtonSeattleWA98101USA206-461-8313www.ciswa.orgEducation, Health, Child Development, EmpowermentYouth Development, Capacity BuildingBill MillikenNAThe Gates FoundationCSOSchools, Social Service Organizations, Businesses, ChildrenNA12 CIS organizations in Puget Sound, help 20,000 studentsAt Communities In Schools, we focus on meeting the core needs that can often be overlooked by traditional support programs. We work closely with local school districts, social service organizations and businesses to connect schools with the resources that facilitate academic success and the development of important life skills.

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Community and Parents For Public SchoolsSeattleWA98102USAwww.cppsofseattle.orgEducation, Public Schools, CommunityParent Engagement, Parent Leadership Development, Education Reform, Community InvolvementNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Teacher, Community, ParentsNANACommunities and Parents for Public Schools of Seattle (CPPS) is a network of parents and community members working together to ensure quality public schools for all Seattle children. Our goals have been to help parents and the community learn about and support Seattle public schools.

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Community Bank Initiative (Vartana)TorontoONM5T 2C7CAN416-703-7315www.vartana.orgEconomicsFinancial Services, MarketsAaron PereiraJack Collins and Vickie Cammack AshokaCSO Charities and NGOsJ.W. McConnell Family Foundation Vartana - a registered charity with a mandate to research and develop Canada's first financial institution dedicated to meeting the needs of voluntary sector organizations.

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Community Center for Youth/The Teen Center Walla WallaWA99362USA509-526-2571www.wwccy.orgEducation, Art, LeadershipYouth DevelopmentSteve RubinNAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, YouthO.P. & E Edwards FoundationNACCY will provide Walla Walla Valley teens with their own safe place to hang out and develop new interests in the arts, sports and scholarship, while developing respectful relationships with other students, adults and the community at large.

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Community Environmental CenterLong Island CityNY11101USA718-784-1444www.cecenter.orgEnvironmentEnergy, Water Management, Natural Resource ManagementRichard M. CherryNACivic Ventures CSOWorking Poor, Families, Public Inefficient building performance not only increases fossil fuel use and, thus, greenhouse gas emissions, it also adds needless building and home management costs, undermines the well being of the surrounding community, and suppresses the development of local economies.  CEC wants New York City’s future to be a healthy one for all citizens, and addressing the environmental impact of our energy use is fundamental to addressing community health.

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Community of Welcoming CongregationsGreshamOR97030USA503-665-8741http://www.welcomingcongregations.org/Human Rights, Civic EngagementPluralism, Education, Counseling for GLBT related topicsNANAInterviewer ProposedCSOGLBT, Faith-Based CommunitiesNA102 member-congregations in Oregon and SW WashingtonThe Community of Welcoming Congregations (CWC) is an Oregon and SW Washington interfaith ministry and advocacy organization working toward full inclusion and equality for transgender, lesbian, bisexual, gay and questioning persons. Our work brings together people of faith who believe in the inherent dignitiy and worth of every person.

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Community Transitional SchoolPortlandOR97218USA503-249-8582www.transitionalschool.orgEducation, Homeless, Transportation, HealthAccess to Learning/Education, Transportation, Clothing, Meals/Food, Health Care, HomelessnessNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Parents, HomelessJ.C. Kellogg Foundation Serve 200 children a yearProviding important educational services to children who are homeless or otherwise at risk of school failure.

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Community Word ProjectNew YorkNY10004USA212-962-3820www.communitywordproject.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Education Reform, ArtMichele KotlerNAEchoing GreenCSOAt-Risk Youth, Public SchoolsNANAThe Community-Word Project (CWP) is a New York City based arts-in-education organization that seeks to increase the literacy and leadership of at-risk public school youth by integrating creative expression and community-building into their classroom curricula.

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Computers For YouthNew YorkNY10001USA212-563-7300www.cfy.orgLearning/EducationAppropriate technology, Education Reform, Youth DevelopmentDan DolginElisabeth StockCSOFamilies, Children, Youth, Underserved Communities, StudentsLehman Brothers FoundationComputers for Youth helps low-income do better in school by improving their learning environment at home.

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Concerned Citizens of TilleryTilleryNC27887USA252-826-3017cct78.orgEconomic Development, Learning/EducationIntercultural Relations, Social EnterpriseCharlie ThompsonNACivic Ventures CSOCommunities, PublicWith the philosophy that each community needs to organize around issues most important to it, CCT offers technical support to many local groups in the process of formation and expansion. CCT assists newly organized groups to develop and define their purpose and structure. Most importantly, CCT helps groups work to define their concerns positively and to convert "problems" into "issues" which may be addressed through concrete actions that eventually impact state and national agendas through local action. Any community that would like any type of help, support or guidance from CCT is encouraged to contact us.

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Congreso de Latinos UnidosPhiladelphiaPA19133USA215-763-8870 www.congreso.netCivic Engagement, Learning/Education, Health
Non-formal Education, Youth Development, Health Care Delivery, Citizen/Community Participation, Employment/LaborNAPuerto Rican Activists EMCFCSOYouth, Families, Minorities, Immigrants, Communities, Underserved CommunitiesThe William Penn Foundation300 staff and volunteers serving 50 individual and family-oriented programs and direct service to over 18,000 individuals To provide a bilingual and culturally sensitive comprehensive network of services to support and empower residents to create positive solutions to challenges they face daily.

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Connectinc, Inc.BattleboroNC USA252-442-3467www.connectinc.orgEconomic DevelopmentCapacity Building, Employment, Non-formal Education, Poverty AlleviationJackie SavageNACivic Ventures CSOFamilies, Unemployed/Working PoorAnnie E. Casey FoundationConnectinc. is a nonprofit organization founded on the simple idea that there is another side to economic growth-a human side-and it occurs one person and one family at a time.

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Coordinated Care NetworkPittsburghPA15235USA412-349-6300www.coordinatedcarenetwork.orgHealthHealth Care DeliveryJeff PalmerNAAshokaCSOUnderserved CommunitiesRichard King Mellon FoundationComprised of 13 member organizations providing medical, social and behavioral health services to vulnerable populations through 194 programs at 79 sitesOur mission is to reduce "system" costs through our case management and prescription discount programs, and in the process, generate sufficient earned income to finance health care for the uninsured.

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Creative CommonsSan FranciscoCA94105USA415-369-8480http://creativecommons.orgLearning/Education, Civic EngagementCitizen/Community Participation, Technology/Information Technology, Center for the Public DomainNAOmidyar NetworkCSOEducational Institutions, Businesses, PublicThe William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Completed the process and developed licenses for almost 50 countries To offer creators a best-of-both-worlds way to protect their works while encouraging certain uses of them — to declare “some rights reserved.”

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Creative InterventionOaklandCA94612-2912USA510-452-8595www.creative-interventions.orgHuman RightsViolence and Abuse, Non-formal EducationMimi KimNAEchoing GreenCSOCommunities of Color, Immigrant, Queer Communities of ColorNANACreative Interventions seeks to bring knowledge and power back to families and the community to resolve family, intimate partner and other forms of interpersonal violence at early stages and multiple points of abuse.

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Creatives for CausesMinneapolisMN55408USANAwww.artbuddies.orgCivic EngagementMedia/CommunicationsSue CrolickNACivic Ventures CSOChildren, Youth, Working Poor, Families Art Buddies helps kids from low-income families discover their creative gifts while building confidence and big dreams. We pair each child, one-on-one, with a special creative volunteer: a mentor from the exciting fields of advertising, design and architecture.

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Credit Where Credit Is DueNew YorkNY10033USA212-927-5771cwcid.orgEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services/Markets, Adult Education, Non-formal EducationMark LevineNAEchoing GreenCSOLow-Income CommunitiesNew York Community Trust4,100 residents members of the credit unionCWCID believes wealth creation is generated from a combination of improved financial awareness and self-confidence, and access to financial tools which translate income into assets. CWCID measures program success as the achievement of financial stability and financial mobility for low-income families via access to affordable financial services, credit establishment, and asset accumulation.

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Cultural Conservation InitiativeCordovaAK99574USA907-424-5890www.redzone.orgEnvironmentConservation/Preservation, Natural Resources Management, Cultural PreservationDune LankardNAAshokaCSOIndigenous Populations, Ecosystems, Underserved CommunitiesSurdna FoundationThe Eyak Preservation Council works to protect the inherent rights of culture, heritage, language, and ancestral lands needed to preserve the Eyak Tribes' continued existence as an independently recognized Alaska tribal nation.

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Cultural Survival EnterprisesCambridgeMA02139USA617-441-5400www.cs.orgHuman RightsLaw/Legal Reform, Cultural Preservation, Non-formal EducationDavid and Pia Maybury-Lewis Diana Propper de CallejonEchoing GreenCSOIndigenous Populations, General Public, International CommunitiesThe Ford FoundationNAWe partner with Indigenour Peoples to protect their lands, languages, and cultures; educate their communities about their rights; and fight against their marginalization, discrimination, exploitation, and abuse.

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Cumberland River CompactNashvilleTN37204USA615-837-1151www.cumberlandrivercompact.orgEnviroment, Education, Learning/EducationConservation/Preservation, Natural Resources ManagementShirley Caldwell-PattersonNACivic Ventures CSOCitizen Sector Orgs, Public, Landowners The mission of the Cumberland River Compact is to enhance the water quality of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education and by promoting cooperation among citizens, businesses, and agencies in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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Daniel Pearl Foundation EncinoCA91436USA310-441-1400www.danielpearl.orgIntolerance, Terrorism, Cross Cultural Issues, Journalism, MusicJudea Pearl Akbar AhmedCivic Ventures CSOYouth, CommunitiesThe world has been shocked by the senseless loss of Daniel Pearl, a journalist who dedicated his life to bringing joy and understanding to the world. The Daniel Pearl Foundation has been formed by Danny's family and friends to continue Danny's mission and to address the root causes of this tragedy, in the spirit, style, and principles that shaped Danny's work and character. These principles include uncompromised objectivity and integrity; insightful and unconventional perspective; tolerance and respect for people of all cultures; unshaken belief in the effectiveness of education and communication; and the love of music, humor, and friendship.

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Deaconess Children's ServicesEverettWA 98203USA425-259-0146www.deaconesschildren.orgChild Abuse Prevention, Support for Families, Youth AdvocatesChild Protection, Youth Development, Parent/Family Education, Special Needs Education, Job Training/Employment Services, Family DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOYouth, Children at Risk, ParentsNAHelped 1,200 children and families a yearThe primary purpose of Deaconess’ programs is protecting and supporting at-risk children and strengthening their families. We focus on preventing child abuse and neglect and helping those we serve to reach self-sufficiency. They believe that every child needs and deserves support, nurturing and guidance to become a healthy, productive adult.

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Design that MattersCambridgeMA02142USA877-820-8479www.designthatmatters.orgEconomic DevelopmentSocial Entreprise, Technology
Timothy Prestero
Neil Cantor Draper Richards FoundationCSOSocial Enterprises in Developing CountriesNANAOur mission is to create products that improve the services of social enterprises in developing countries.

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Developing Donors/Creating ChangeCharlotteNC28236-6006USA704-332-3090www.grassrootsleadership.orgHuman RightsCivic/Community Participation, Non-formal Education, Equality/Rights, Poverty AlleviationNaomi Swinton NAEchoing GreenCSOGeneral Public, PoliticiansNANAGrassroots Leadership's goal is to put an end to abuses of justice and the public trust by working to abolish for-profit private prisons.

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diggSan FranciscoCA94107USA415-436-9638www.digg.comLearning/Education, Civic EngagementCitizen/Community Participation, Technology/Information Technology Kevin RoseJay Adelson, Owen Byrne, Ron GorodetzkyOmidyar NetworkBusinessEducational Institutions, Businesses, PublicNAIt is among the top 25 sites in the US, and top 100 in the world -- in any categoryWe’re committed to giving every piece of content on the web an equal shot at being the next big thing.

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Digital Divide DataNew YorkNY10001USA212-461-3700http://www.digitaldividedata.org/Learning and EducationSocial Enterprise, Youth, Technology, MediaJeremy HockensteinNAInterviewer ProposedCSOYouth, Underserved CommunitiesInternational Finnance Corporation, Skoll FoundationCambodia and LaosDigital Divide Data breaks the cycle of poverty in SE Asia by empowering the region’s poorest citizens to deliver world-class IT services to global clients.”

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Disaster Accountability Project, Inc. C/O Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, Inc.
University of Connecticut School of Law
HartfordCT06105 USA314-761-7631www.disasteraccountability.comEconomic DevelopmentCapacity Buiding, Public PolicyBen SmilowitzNAEchoing GreenCSOCommunities, Citizen Sector Orgs, PublicNAThe mission of the Disaster Accountability Project is to improve the nation's disaster management systems through public accountability, citizen oversight and empowerment, whistle-blower engagement, and policy research.

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District Of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP)WashingtonDC20005USA202-783-7933www.dccap.orgHuman RightsNon-formal Education, Access to EducationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, ParentsThe Michael and Susan Dell FoundationAssisted 8,000 studentsThe District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP), a non-profit organization funded by Washington-area companies and foundations, encourages and enables DC public high school students to enter and graduate from college.

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Docs for TotsWashingtonDC20005USA202-589-0103www.docsfortots.orgHealthHealth Care DeliveryGeorge Askew NAAshokaCSOChildren, Health Care ProfessionalsW. K. Kellogg Foundation Network of 1000 doctors in 50 states serving 1 million childrenThe mission of Docs For Tots is to develop, support, and grow a network of doctors prepared to respond to the requests of child advocacy organizations and others who seek doctor involvement in promoting policies and practices that will improve the health and development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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Dolores Huerta FoundationBakersfieldCA93389USA661-322-3033 www.doloreshuerta.orgCivic EngagementEquality/Rights, Community Participation, HousingDolores HuertaNACivic Ventures CSOHomeless, Underserved CommunitiesTo inspire and motivate people to organize sustainable communities to attain social justice.

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DonorsChooseNew YorkNY10018USA212-239-3615 www.donorschoose.orgLearning/EducationConscious Consumerism, Philanthropy, Poverty AlleviationCharles BestNAAshoka, Omidyar NetworkCSOEducational Institutions, Students, YouthLumina Foundation for Education$19,685,601 to 1,034,348 students, from donors in 50 statesDonorsChoose.org is dedicated to addressing the scarcity and inequitable distribution of learning materials and experiences in our public schools.

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DreamYardBronxNY10452USA718-588-8007www.dreamyard.comLearning/EducationYouth DevelopmentJason DuchinNAEchoing GreenCSOYouthNA15 K-12 public schools in BronxDreamYard is an innovative arts-in-education organization that integrates the arts into the curricula of elementary, middle and high school students.

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Duwamish Tribal ServicesSeattleWA98106USA206-431-1582 www.duwamishtribe.orgFood Assistance, Trade, Economic Development, HealthCultural Preservation, Food Assisstance, Substance Abuse, Youth DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOGeneral Community of Duwamish TribeThe Seattle FoundationNAIn 1983, after more than 100 years of broken United States treaty promises, the Dkhw’Duw’Absh established Duwamish Tribal Services as a non-profit 501[C]3 organization to provide social and cultural services to the Duwamish Tribal community. The goal of Duwamish Tribal Services is subsistence, our natural human right to feed our families and to care for ourselves, our community, and our ancestral homeland, both physically and spiritually, using the resources of our people, the land, and the sea.

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Earthrights International (ERI)Washington DC20006USA202-466-5188 www.earthrights.orgHuman RightsEquality/Rights, Law and Legal ReformKatie RedfordKa Hsaw WaAshokaCSOCommunities, JudiciaryThe Wallace FoundationERI has offices in the U.S. and Southeast AsiaEarthRights International (ERI) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of earth rights.

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Eastern Montana Self-Help Law ProjectHelenaMT59601USA406-442-9830 www.montanalawhelp.orgHuman RightsLaw/Legal Reform, Financial Services/MarketsTara Veazey NAEchoing GreenCSOLow-Income peopleNANAMontanaLawHelp.org is a project of the Montana Legal Services Association. The Montana Legal Services Association provides low-income Montana residents with access to the justice system. They provide civil legal assistance in priority areas, such as family law, bankruptcy or evictions.

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Economic Opportunity InstituteSeattleWA98103USA206-633-6580www.eoionline.orgFamily Leave, Health Care, Child Development, WagesPublic Policy, Education Reform, Early Childhood Education, Retirement Security, Public Revenue/Spending, Health Care, Minimum WageJohn BurbankNAThe Gates FoundationCSOMiddle-Class, Low-Income Workers, FamiliesNANAThe Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy center dedicated to advancing new ideas to make Washington a better place to live, work and do business. The organization pursues change through research, media outreach, public dialogue and policy initiatives that shape public debate and promote educational opportunity, modern work-life standards, retirement security, and a fair tax system for working families.

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E-DemocracyMinneapolisMN55406USA612-246-4594 www.e-democracy.orgCivic EngagementCitizen/Community Participation, Democracy, Media/CommunicationsSteven Clift Tim EricksonAshokaCSOCommunities, General Public, GovernmentNAExpanded participation and stronger democracies and communities through the power of information and communication technologies and strategies.

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Edna Mcconnell Clark FoundationNew YorkNY10017USA212-551-9100www.emcf.orgCivic EngagentPhilanthropy, Health Care DeliveryNANACSOCaregivers, Unemployed, Working PoorNAThe Edna McConnell Clark Foundation seeks to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Currently it fulfills this mission by making significant and long-term investments in the development and growth of nonprofit organizations with proven programs that help low-income youth make successful transitions to independent and productive adulthood.

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EdSource Inc Mountain ViewCA94040-1217 USA650-917-9481www.edsource.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Education, Civic/Community Participation, Public PolicyAmerican Association of University WomenCalifornia Parent Teacher Association, the League of Women Voters of California. The Gates FoundationCSOPolicymakers, Researchers, Educators, Media, Parents, Community LeadersWilliam and Flora Hewlett Foundation NAIndependent and impartial, EdSource strives to advance the common good by developing and widely distributing trustworthy, useful information that clarifies complex K–12 education issues and promotes thoughtful decisions about California’s public school system.

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Education PioneersOaklandCA94612USA510-893-4374www.educationpioneers.orgLearning/EducationEducation Reform, Capacity BuildingScott MorganNADraper Richards FoundationCSOEducation Leaders, TeachersNANAOur mission is to train, connect, and inspire a new generation of education leaders dedicated to transforming our educational system so that all students receive a quality education.

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Education Sector IncWashingtonDC20036USA202-552-2840www.educationsector.orgEducation Reform, Financial Help, Research ReportsEducation Reform, Public Policy, Education Finance, Special Education, Technology, EquityAndrew J. Rotherham Thomas Toch The Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Teachers, PolicyMakersNANAEducation Sector is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to achieving measurable impact in education policy, both by improving existing reform initiatives and by developing new, innovative solutions to our nation’s most pressing education problems. The ultimate beneficiaries of the organization's work are students. Their mission is to promote changes in policy and practice that lead to improved student opportunities and outcomes.

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Education Trust, IncWashingtonDC20005USA202-293-1217 www2.edtrust.orgEducation, LearningAccess to Learning/Education, Youth Development, Education Reform, Higher EducationNAAmerican Association for Higher Education The Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income Students, Students of Color, YouthWilliam and Flora Hewlett FoundationNAThe Education Trust works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college, and forever closing the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other youth. Our basic tenet is this — All children will learn at high levels when they are taught to high levels.

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Educationworks National School And Community CorpsLawrencevilleNJ08648USA609-392-6662 www.educationworks-online.orgLearning/Education, Economic DevelopmentAccess to Learning/Education, Capacity Building, Early Childhood DevelopmentNANACSOChildren, Educational Institutions, Students, Teachers/Educators, YouthNAEducationWorks enriches the lives of children, youth, and families by providing educational programs and services in communities confronting high rates of poverty and other barriers to educational achievement. The organization values commitment, respect, diversity and cultural competency, empowerment, and professional accountability.

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Edun LIVE on CampusOxfordOH45056USA513-529-1809http://www.edunliveoncampus.comHuman RightsConscious Consumerism, Employment/Labor Brett SmithNAInterviewer ProposedCSOCollege Students, Indigenous PopulationsNANAEdun LIVE on Campus (ELOC) is a socially-conscious t-shirt distribution program that provides sustainable employment in sub-Saharan Africa with the goal of alleviating poverty throughout the region. We will deliver not only a product, but also an experience that fuels customer satisfaction and individual expression. ELOC seeks to create economic growth and trade through each individual t-shirt purchase, thereby changing the world one t-shirt at a time.

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El Centro Comunitario y de Asesoria LegalFlushingNY11352USA781-505-8506 www.centrocomunitario.orgHuman RightsLaw/Legal Reform, Non-formal Education, Employment/LaborMercedes Cano NAEchoing GreenCSOHispanic Immigrants New York Community TrustNACentro Comunitario y de Asesoría Legal, Inc herein, "The Center" is a not for profit organization whose mission is to empower, through education, the Spanish-speaking population in Queens, New York. The Center seeks to improve immigrants' lives and help them organize around issues of civil and labor rights.

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El Centro de la RazaSeattleWA98144USA206-329-9442 www.elcentrodelaraza.comEmpowerment, Economic Development, Equality, Social ChangeIntercultural Relations, Law/Legal Services, Youth Empowerment, Seniors, Citizenship, ESL, Employment, Childcare, Early Childhood Education, Housing/Home Ownership, Food/Meals, Parent-Teacher PartnershipsRoberto MaestasNAThe Gates FoundationCSOLatinos, Underserved Populations of ColorThe Annie E. Casey Foundation NAAs an organization grounded in the Latino community, our mission is to build unity across all racial and economic sectors, to organize, empower, and defend our most vulnerable and marginalized populations and to bring justice, dignity, equality, and freedom to all the peoples of the world.

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ElderSpirit CommunityAbingdonVA24212USA276-628-8908www.elderspirit.netCivic EngagementHousing, AgingMary PetersonNACivic Ventures CSOElderly, FamiliesElderSpirit Community is a participatory membership organization for older adults that provides opportunities for growth through later life spiritual programs and through the formation of communities and residential centers.

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EmbraceSunnyvaleCANAUSANAembraceglobal.orgHealthChild Care, Health Care Delivery, Appropriate TechnologyJane Chen Rahul PanickerEchoing GreenCSOUnderserved Communities, Children, Families, Healthcare ProfessionalsNAEmbrace is a $25 thermoregulator designed to save premature and low birth weight babies. The mission is to help the 20 million vulnerable babies born every year around the world, who can not access traditional incubators that cost up to $20,000.

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Endeavor [2]New YorkNY10003USA212-352-3200www.endeavor.orgEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services/MarketsLinda RottenbergPeter KellnerSchwab/Interviewer ProposedCSOBusiness Entrepreneurs, CommunitiesEwing Marion Kauffman FoundationIn 2006, selected 272 entrepreneurs, generated around 80,000 value-added jobsTo transform the economies of emerging markest by identifying and supporting high-impact entrepreneurs.

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Energy Action CoalitionSan FranciscoCA94104USA202-247-0965 www.energyaction.netEnvironmentCapacity Building, Conservation/Preservation, Youth DevelopmentWilliam ParishNAAshokaCSOCommunities, Youth, Educational InstitutionsThe New York Community TrustMore than 40 organizations of youth from across the US and CanadaThe Energy Action coalition unites a diversity of organizations in an alliance that supports and strengthens the student and youth clean energy movement in North America. The partners of Energy Action work together to leverage our collective power and create change for a clean, efficient, just and renewable energy future.

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EngAgeBurbankCA91502USA818-563-9750www.engagedaging.orgLearning and EducationAdult Education, Aging, Intergenerational Issues, Mental Health, Nutrition/WellnessTim CarpenterNAInterviewer ProposedCSOElderly, Teachers/Educators, Real Estate DevelopersNAPrograms directly reach 2000+ people; Weekly Radio Show reaches an audience of 250,000 listenersEngAGE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to create and provide life enhancing intellectual amenities for low- and moderate-income seniors. EngAGE focuses on activities that stimulate the mind, body, and spirit, helping more than 2,000 low-and moderate-income seniors in 16+ communities lead healthy and independent lives in the following cities: Ontario, Anaheim, Duarte, Pomona, North Hollywood, Whittier, Azusa, Long Beach and Norwalk.

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ENSAAFFremontCA94537USA510-796-1190www.ensaaf.orgHuman RightsCriminal Justice, Media/Communications, Violence/AbuseJaskaran KaurSukhman DhamiEchoing GreenCSOSurvivors, Punjab, India, PerpetratorsThe Ford FoundationNAAFC Mentoring is dedicated to building positive and consistent relationships among adults and youth with experiences in out of home care, such as kinship or residential care, foster care, or adoption. Our goal is to create long-lasting, consistent relationships which encourage youth to define and achieve their own personal success.

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Enterprise Community PartnersColumbiaMD21044USA800-624-4298www.enterprisecommunity.orgHuman RightsHousing, Financial Services/MarketsJames RousePatty RouseThe Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income People The Rockefeller FoundationHas created 200,000 affordable homesEnterprise was founded with the ambitious goal of making sure every American lives in a decent, affordable home.

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Environmental Justice Resource Network/CERAEl SegundoCA90245-0116USA310-536-8237www.envirorights.orgEnvironmentPollution, Law/Legal ReformAngela Johnson MeszarosNAEchoing Green CSOGrassroots Advocates, Low-Income Communities of Color NANAThe California Environmental Rights Alliance is dedicated to achieving environmental justice and improving community health in California.

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Envision Schools San FranciscoCA94107USA415-348-9955www.envisionschools.orgLearning/EducationYouth DevelopmentDaniel McLaughlin Robert Lenz The Gates Foundation/Interviewer ProposedCSOStudents, Poor YouthThe James Irvine FoundationHas 1000 students, 4 schoolsEnvision is dedicated to starting small, academically rigorous high schools that use project-based learning, art and technology to engage students in learning.

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Equatorial Guinea Rights and Democracy Network (EG)McLeanVA22101USA615-479-0207www.egjustice.orgHuman RightsLaw/Legal Reform, Capacity BuildingTutu AlicanteNAEchoing GreenCSOPeople of Equatorial Guinea, GovernmentNANAEG Justice is the first human rights advocacy and capacity-building initiative devoted to Equatorial Guinea. Its mission is to work with citizens to end government impunity and advocate for lasting democratic reforms.

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EquitasMontréalQuébecH3A 1E7CAN514-954-0382http://www.equitas.org/Human Rights, Learning/ EducationNANANAInterviewer ProposedCSONANANAEquitas works for the advancement of equality, social justice and respect for human dignity in Canada and around the world through transformative human rights education programs.

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Ethos Water (c/o Starbucks Coffee Company)Seattle WA98134USAwww.ethoswater.comEconomic Development, HealthPoverty Alleviation, Rural Development, Conscious ConsumerismPeter ThumJonathan GreenblattOmidyar NetworkBusinessChildren, Underserved CommunitiesNAReach more than 40 million consumers a week through StarbucksTo raise awareness about the world water crisis and to empower people to make a difference with every purchase.

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EventfulSan DiegoCA92122USA858-964-0697 www.eventful.comCitizen/Community ParticipationBrian DearNAOmidyar NetworkBusinessMusicians, Comedians, Political Candidates, General CommunitiesDraper Fisher Jurvetson35 employees and 4.5 million usersTo empower users to influence where their favorite performers, candidates and other celebrities appear by creating viral grass-roots campaigns to “Demand” them in their town.

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EvergreenTorontoOntarioM5V 1S2CAN416-596-1495from www.evergreen.caCivic Engagement, EnvironmentEnvironment, Citizen/Community Participation, Urban DevelopmentInterviewer ProposedCSOYouth, PublicNANAEvergreen is a not-for-profit organization that makes cities more liveable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities - now and for the future.

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Every Child Succeeds/ Cincinnati Children's Research FoundationCincinnatiOH45229-3039USA513-636-4200www.cincinnatichildrens.orgHealth Child Care, Health Care Delivery, Wellness, Non-formal Education Robert DaytonJudith Van Ginkel, Isabelle HopkinsCivic Ventures CSOFamilies, Communities, Healthcare ProfessionalsThe Robert Wood Johnson FoundationCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital and research center pioneering breakthrough treatments, providing outstanding family-centered patient care and training health care professionals for the future.

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Experience CorpsWashington DC20037USA202-478-6190www.experiencecorps.org Civic EngagementEducation, Mentoring, Youth DevelopmentJohn GardnerMarc FreedmanInterviewer ProposedCSOYouth, Senior CitizensNA20,000 Students in 23 cititesWe see a society that makes full use of experience to meet its greatest challenges. To get there, we partner with schools and local community organizations to create meaningful opportunities for adults over 55 to meet society's greatest challenges.

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Explorations in MathSeattleWA98144USA206-325-0774www.explorationsinmath.orgMath, Education ReformAccess to Learning/Education, Teacher Development, School Community Development, School/Parent PartnershipsNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Families, Instructors, TeachersNANAExplorations in Math is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a sustainable math culture in elementary school communities.

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Extend the Dream Foundation (EDF) IowaOHUSA319-339-0401 www.uptownbills.orgMicrobusinesses, Employment, People with disabilities, AgingThomas Walz NACivic Ventures CSODisabled, ElderlyThe mission of the Extend the Dream Foundation (EDF) is reflected in its Uptown Bill's Projects. These projects are all associated with small business opportunities and employment for persons with disabilities. The history of EDF and its projects is connected to the Bill Sackter story [3]

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Fair Finance Watch / Inner City PressBronxNY10458USA718-716-3540www.fairfinancewatch.orgEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services, MarketsMatthew Lee NAAshokaCSOBusinesses, Citizen Organizations, PublicNASince 1994, leveraged over $10 billion in loan and credit commitments Fair Finance Watch is a Non-Governmental Organization Focused on the Fairness of the Financial Services Industries - Banking, Insurance and Securities - to Local Communities, Urban and Rural, North and (Global) South, including under Human Rights Laws

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Families and Work InstituteNew YorkNY10016USA212-465-2044familiesandwork.orgEducation, HealthYouth development, Early Childhood DevelopmentEllen GalinskyNACivic Ventures CSOBusinesses, Workers, Families, Caregivers, YouthThe Ford Foundation Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce, family and community. As a preeminent think-tank, FWI is known for being ahead of the curve, identifying emerging issues, and then conducting rigorous research that often challenges common wisdom, provides insight and knowledge, and inspires and leads to change. Its purpose is to create research to live by.

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Family Health ProjectNew YorkNYUSANAwww.familyhealthproject.orgHealth HIV/AIDS/STDS, Capacity Building, Community Participation, Equality/Rights, Public Policy, Health Care DeliverySuki Terada PortsNACivic Ventures CSOCommunities, Government, HIV/AIDS EffectedThe Family Health Project (FHP) was founded in 1989 to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on communities of color. FHP provides information to national policymakers and local public officials, conducts workshops for medical personnel, academics and funders, and organizes conferences among service providers to share resources.

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Family JusticeNew YorkNY10012USA212-475-1500www.familyjusticeinc.orgHuman RightsCriminal Rights, Substance AbuseCarol Shapiro NAAshoka/Interviewer ProposedCSOGovernment, Underserved Communities, FamiliesService Program, Family BodegaFamily Justice is a national nonprofit
institution dedicated to developing innovative, cost-effective
solutions that benefit people at greatest risk of cycling in and
out of the justice system.

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Family Reunification and Resettlement Initiative (FURI)New YorkNY10027USA646-698-2184http://www.familyunification.net/index.phpCivic EngagementNACarmeta Albarus-LindoNAInterviewer ProposedCSOJamaicians Deporteed from the USNANAFURI aims to offer returnees alternatives that will foster faith, hope, confidence, and self-worth; qualities that will enable returnees to live productive lives and contribute to the growth of their respective communities.

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Family ServicesSeattleWA98104USA206-826-3050www.family-services.orgHealthViolence and Abuse, Mental Health, HousingNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Families, King CommunityThe M Casey FoundationServed 10,000 people a yearFamily Services builds emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a non-violent community in which they can thrive.

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Family Van National InitiativeRoxburyMA02120USA617-442-3200www.familyvan.orgHealthHealth Care Delivery, HIV/AIDS/STDSNancy OriolCheryl DorseyEchoing Green CSOUnderserved Communities, Working PoorNAServes 7,000 people/year, collaborates with 9 health centersOur mission is to educate, counsel, and assist community members in strengthening and protecting their bodies, minds and communities.

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Farm to Family/CA Association of Food BanksSacramentoCA95814USA866-321-4435www.cafarmtofamily.orgHealthNutrition, AgricultureGary MaxworthyNACivic Ventures CSOFarmers/Sharecroppers, Communities, PublicFarm to Family is the statewide produce network of the California Association of Food Banks.  Farm to Family acquires fresh produce directly from growers and packers and coordinates rapid delivery to food banks all across the state. 

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Federated Media PublishingSausalitoCA94965USA415-332-6955 www.federatedmedia.netCivic Engagement, Economic DevelopmentTechnology/Information TechnologyJohn BattelleNAOmidyar NetworkBusinessBusiness Entrepreneurs, PublicNAIt generates more than 350 million page views each monthTo support independent website authors and audiences, by connecting them to marketers in an ongoing and robust conversation that feeds everyone involved.

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First BooksWashingtonDC20004USA202-393-1222www.firstbook.orgLearning/ EducationEarly Childhood DevelopmentKyle ZimmerNASchwab/Interviewer ProposedCSOChildren, Underserved CommunitiesNAProvided more than 50 million new books to children in need in hundreds of communities nationwideTo give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.

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First Candle/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance, IncBaltimoreMD21208USA800-221-7437www.firstcandle.orgHealthChild Protection, Civic/Community Participation, Health Care DeliveryJohn J. JeannettiSteve HossThe Gates FoundationCSOParents, Caregivers, Researchers, Government, Community Service Heinz Family EndowmentsNAFirst Candle is a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival.

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First Nations Development InstituteLongmontCO80501USA303-774-7836www.firstnations.orgEconomic DevelopmentNatural Resource Management, Cultural Preservation, Technology/Information Technology, MicroenterpriseRebecca AdamsonNASchwabCSOIndigenous PopulationsThe Ford Foundation Raised $4.4 million through grants and contributions, awarded $1.04 million in grants in 2006To restore Native control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own - be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources - and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native communities.

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First Place Fund for Youth / John Burton Foundation for Children Without HomesOaklandCA94612USA510-272-0979www.firstplacefund.orgEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services, Markets, HousingAmy Lemley Deanne PearnAshokaCSOHomeless YouthNAIn 2007, 771 youth were served; loans $1,400 per client It is the mission of First Place to support youth in their transition from foster care to successful adulthood by promoting choices and strengthening individual and community resources.

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Foodshed AllianceBlairstownNJ07825USA908-362-7967www.foodshedalliance.orgEnvironmentAgriculture, Conscious Consumerism Vera DuMontNACivic Ventures CSOFarmers, CommunitiesThe Foodshed Alliance is a grassroots, non-profit devoted to promoting profitable, sustainable farming and locally-grown, fresh, healthy food in northwestern New Jersey. We believe that the future of our health, our land, and our communities depends, to great extent, on the existence of local farms-that farmers are the keystone to our connection with our food, the land and our sense of place.

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Forging Our Community's United Strength (F.O.C.U.S.)SyracuseNY13202-1427USA315-448-8732www.focussyracuse.orgLearning/EducationTechology, Information TechnologyCharlotte HolsteinNACivic Ventures CSOPublic, Communities, Citizen Sector OrgsF.O.C.U.S. is a citizen driven organization that taps the community’s creativity to impact change. F.O.C.U.S. enables citizens and organizations of Central New York to work together to enhance our quality of life and economic future.

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Foundation for the Mid South JacksonMS39201USA601-355-8167fndmidsouth.orgPhilanthropy, Social, Economic DevelopmentCommunity Development, Education, Health/Wellness, Wealth Building, Public Policy, EquityWilliam WinterBob Nash The Gates FoundationCSOFamilies, Children, General CommunityW.K. Kellogg FoundationNAThe Foundation for the Mid South invests in people and strategies that build philanthropy and promote racial, social, and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

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Free At LastPalo AltoCA94303USA650-462-6999www.freeatlast.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Substance Abuse, Access to Learning/EducationDavid LewisNAEchoing Green CSOAlcohol and Drug Abuse RecoveryNA54 staff serves 4,200 people per yearFree at Last provides community-based, culturally appropriate prevention, intervention, bilingual outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment services for adults, intervention services for at-risk youth, transitional housing and aftercare for alumni.

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FREE GEEKPortlandOR97214USA503-232-9350http://www.freegeek.orgEnvironmente-waste recycling, computer education, computer refurbishing, volunteer program, community buildingOso MartinNAInterviewer ProposedCSONANA500 volunteersFREE GEEK is a 501(c)(3) not for profit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need in exchange for community service.

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Free Spirit MediaChicagoIL60608USA773-542-1490 x 125http://www.freespiritmedia.org/Learning and EducationYouth Media, Media/Communications, Youth Development, TechnologyJeff McCarterNAInterviewer ProposedCSOYouthNANAFree Spirit Media partners with schools and organizations to provide education, access, and opportunity in media production to under-served urban youth. Participants' dreams and aspirations grow, and in turn, their voices and visions benefit our societyThrough hands-on production of their own video programs, participants build skills in communication, critical and independent thinking, teamwork, and the use of technology. Believing that youth voices and visions are a critical element of American culture, Free Spirit Media actively showcases student work through telecasts, festivals, and screenings

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Free the ChildrenTorontoONM5A 2L2CAN416-925-5894www.freethechildren.comHuman Rights, Learning/ EducationCommunity Participation, Poverty AlleviationCraig KielburgerNASkoll, Ashoka/Interviewer ProposedCSOChildren, YouthNABuilt more than 500 schools around the world and has reached more than one million people Empowering youth at home to support their peers overseas through holistic international development.http://bit.ly/o4aPMS

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Free Write Jail ArtsChicagoIL60612USA312-433-7110Learning and EducationEducation, Literacy, YouthNANAInterviewer ProposedCSOIncarcerated YouthMarks Foundation, Oppenheimer FoundationChicago YouthWe teach formal creative writing and poetry workshops every day inside the jail school, engaging students in the study of contemporary poetry and literature, which is relevant to their life experience. Through increased literacy, written self-expression, exposure to and study of the performing, visual and literary arts, our project seeks to reduce recidivism and help our students find meaningful pathways to self-expression and to further education. The LCMP is specifically designed to engage our incarcerated students in the study of literature, enhancing literacy skills, and broadening their exposure to poetry and fiction.

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Friends of the Children (FOTC)PortlandOR97212USA503-281-6633www.friendsofthechildren.orgLearning/ EducationYouth DevelopmentDuncan CampbellJonah Martin EdelmanEMCFCSOChildren, Teachers/ EducatorsThe Murdock Charitable TrustOf the 13 children in the first class, 10 graduated from high school, six of them the first in their families to do so. Four have enrolled in college.To help the highest risk children develop the relationships, goals, and skills necessary to break the cycles of poverty, abuse and violence in order to become contributing members of society.

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Friends of Youth RedmondWA98052USA425-869-6490www.friendsofyouth.orgShelter Care, Housing, Treatment, EmpowermentYouth Development, Foster Care, Substance Abuse, Employment/Labor, Criminal Justice, Housing, Homelessness, Youth/Family Counseling, ParentsIva Matsen NAThe Gates FoundationCSOYouth, Families, General CommunityNAFriends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. Friends of Youth envisions all youth having every opportunity to succeed.

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Fund for Educational ExcellenceBaltimore MD21201USA410-685-8300www.ffee.orgEducation Reform, Learning, Public SchoolsEquity in Education, Education Reform, Higher Education, Public PolicyNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Teachers, Parents, PolicymakersMarcia & Henry Dewitt Family FundNAAs a partnership of businesses, parents, educators, and community members, the Fund for Educational Excellence has actively advanced our commitment to improving student achievement in Baltimore City.  FFEE believes a strong public school system is critical to the overall health of the community and Baltimore’s children, teachers and principals are at the heart of their work. FFEE aims to bring best practices in instruction directly into Baltimore’s schools and classrooms, and then work with the school system to translate these efforts into district-wide strategies, protocols and policies for effective education. 

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GAN-NetBostonMA02116USA617-388-7658 www.gan-net.netCivic EngagementTechnology/Information TechnologySteve WaddellSanjeev KhagramOmidyar NetworkCSOCitizen Sector Orgs The Ford Foundation9 projects have been completed and supports eight communities of practice To strengthen the capacity of multi-sector, global networks to address urgent sustainability issues – social, economic, and environmental.

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Gay Straight Alliance NetworkSan FranciscoCA94103USA415-552-4229 www.gsanetwork.orgHuman RightsEquality/Rights, Tolerance, PluralismCarolyn LaubNAAshokaCSO Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, Teachers, StudentsNA650 clubs supporting over 8,000 youth activists Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources.

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Generation SchoolsBrooklynNY11201USA718-923-2869www.generationschools.comLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Education ReformFurman BrownNAEchoing Green CSOYouth, Students, TeachersNANAGeneration Schools is a nonprofit organization that has developed an innovative and practical new operational model that can triple the value of public school funding and offer all students the types of educational and youth development opportunities that lead to academic achievement for far more students.

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GenerationengageWashingtonDC20008USA202-465-4807www.generationengage.orgCivic ParticipationNon formal Education, Community Participation, Public PolicyNANACSOYouth, Businesses, Communities, Government, PublicNAGenerationEngage, a nonpartisan not-for-profit, empowers young adults – especially the half who have not attended a four-year university – with the access and resources they need to become active citizens and engaged participants in their communities. GenerationEngage is built on three principles: young people suffer not from a lack of interest, but from a lack of access; our democracy should be a dialogue, not a monologue; and the best investment we can make in the future of our democracy is in young leaders at the local level.

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Generations on LinePhiladelphiaPA19104USA215-222-6400 www.generationsonline.orgCivic EngagementTechology, Information TechnologyTobey DichterNACivic Ventures CSOElderlyGenerations on Line is dedicated to enhancing communication among generations by promoting Internet access and literacy to elders

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Genesys WorksHoustonTX77002USA713-341-5777www.genesysworks.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Income Generation, Non-formail EducationRafael AlvarezNAAshokaCSOUnderserved Communities, Unemployed/Working Poor, YouthThe Brown FoundationTo enable underprivileged high school students to join the economic mainstream by providing them the knowledge and work experience required to succeed as technical professionals.

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Genocide Intervention NetworkWashingtonDC20005USA202-481-8220www.genocideintervention.netHuman RightsCivic/Community Participation, Law/Legal Reform, CrimeMark HanisStudents at Swarthmore College Echoing GreenCSOHigh School, College Students, Young AdultsNA800 campus chaptersThe Genocide Intervention Network empowers individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. Our members envision a world in which the global community is willing and able to protect civilians from genocide and mass atrocities.

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Getting Out and Staying OutNew York NY10029USA212-831-5020 www.gosonyc.orgCivic EngagementMark GoldsmithCivic Ventures CSOYouth, Prisoners, Offenders Getting Out and Staying Out is dedicated to drastically reducing the recidivism rate for 18-24 year old men through purposeful education and directed employment.

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Girl Scouts Columbia River CouncilPortlandOR97219USA503-977-6800www.girlscoutscrc.orgCivic ParticipationCapacity Building, Youth Development, Non-formal EducationJuliette Gordon LowNAThe Gates FoundationCSOGirlsNANAGirl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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Girls for a ChangeSan JoseCA95109USA408- 540-6432www.girlsforachange.orgCivic ParticipationYouth Development, Capacity BuildingWhitney SmithNiko CliffordDraper Richards FoundationCSOGirls, Young WomenW. K. Kellogg FoundationNAOur mission is to empower girls to be social change makers by providing the tools, resources and support girls need to move from being spectators to being change makers and to catalyze professional women to support urban middle and high school girls to become social change makers and innovators, by training the women as social change makers and activists.

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Girls, IncorporatedNew YorkNY10005USA800-374-4475 www.girlsinc.orgLearning/ EducationYouth DevelopmentDora DodgeNAEMCFCSOYouth, WomenThe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation1,500 programs in over 300 citiesInspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

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Global Commercial Microfinance ConsortiumNew YorkNY10005USA212-250-4615 www.deutsche-bank.de/index_e.htm?ghpmeta=DEU_englishEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services/Markets, MicroenterpriseSeth Waugh Josef Ackermann Omidyar NetworkBusiness Poor, Self-employed, Communities, Business entrepreneursKaminer Foundation, Hewlett Packard$75 million fund, which provides financing to microfinance institutions (MFIs) around the worldTo link mainstream financial institutions to socially responsible investment practitioners with microfinance experience.

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Global Deaf ConnectionMinneapolisMN55406USA612-724-8565www.deafconnection.orgHuman RightsAccess to Learning/Education, Disabilities, Equality/RightsKevin LongNAAshokaCSODisabled (Physical/Mental), Teachers/EducatorsNAIt has programs in 3 countriesOur mission is to develop self-sustaining cycles of Deaf education and leadership skills through advocacy, multi-cultural exchange, college scholarships, and mentor support. These cycles will empower Deaf people in developing countries to achieve greater access to universal human rights which will increase their social and economic self sufficiency.

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Global Education PartnershipWashingtonDC20001USA202-390-6824 www.geponline.orgLearning/EducationMedia/Communications, Non-Formal Education, Youth DevelopmentTony SilardNAEchoing GreenCSOYouth, Low-Income Communities David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Roberts FoundationPrograms in the United States, Kenya, Guatemala, Tanzania, IndonesiaDiscovery Channel Global Education Partnership is a 501c(3) charitable organization dedicated to using the power of television to improve lives in underserved areas around the world.

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Global Footprint NetworkOaklandCA94607-3510USA510-839-8879www.footprintnetwork.orgEnviromentEnergyMathis WackernagelWilliam Rees SkollCSOGovernment Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, BusinessesThe William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 70 organizations with Global Footprint Network partners in 22 countriesTo increase the effectiveness of the Ecological Footprint as a tool for promoting ecological, social and economic sustainability.

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Global Fund for ChildrenWashingtonDC20005USA202-331-9003www.globalfundforchildren.orgCivic ParticipationCapacity Building, Media/Communications, ArtMaya AjmeraNAEchoing GreenCSOYouth, Children, CommunitiesThe Flora Family Foundation5 million in grants to 180 groups in 60 countriesWe work to advance the dignity of vulnerable children and youth worldwide by supporting and strengthening grassroots groups and harnessing the power of books, films, and photography.

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Global GivingWashingtonDC20009USA202-232-5784 www.globalgiving.comCivic Engagement, Economic DevelopmentFinancial Services/ Markets, Microenterprise, Citizen/Community ParticipationMari Kuraishi Dennis Whittle Omidyar NetworkCSOBusiness Entrepreneurs, Poor, PublicThe William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Offers more than 500 high-impact grassroots level projects in more than 100 countriesBuild an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them.

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Global Heritage FundPalo AltoCA94301USA650-325-7520www.globalheritagefund.orgEconomic DevelopmentConservation/Preservation, Sustainable Tourism, Cultural PreservationJeff MorganNaDraper Richards FoundationCSODeveloping CountriesNANAThe primary mission of Global Heritage Fund is supporting archaeological conservation and conservation planning to enable new economic opportunities for Global Heritage sites and their local communities. In many cases, conservation of major archaeological sites can provide the needed economic stimulus to support long-term success.

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Global Kids, IncNew YorkNY10010USA212-226-0130www.globalkids.orgCivic Engagement, EducationAcces to Learning/Education, Community ParticipationCarole ArtigianiNACivic Ventures CSOYouth, Students, TeachersThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationGlobal Kids (GK) is committed to educating and inspiring urban youth to become successful students as well as global and community leaders. Using interactive and experiential methods to educate youth about critical international and foreign policy issues, GK provides students with opportunities for civic and global engagement. Through its professional development program, GK provides teachers and educators with strategies for integrating a youth development approach and international issues into their classrooms.

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Global Social Venture CompetitionBerkeleyCA94720USA510-642-4255www.socialvc.netEconomic DevelopmentSocial EnterpriseHaas School of Business, UC-BerkeleyColumbia Business School, London Business School, the Indian School of Business and the Yale School of ManagementOmidyar NetworkInvestment CSOBusiness EntrepreneursCalvert FoundationHas awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars to emerging social venturesTo actively support and promote the creation and growth of successful social ventures around the world.

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Good Shepherd ServicesNew YorkNY10001USA212-243-7070www.goodshepherds.orgLearning/ EducationYouth DevelopmentNANAEMCFCSOYouth, ChildrenBill & Melinda Gates FoundationEach year, more than 18,000 vulnerable children and families benefit from itTo give vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future, making a difference today and for the next generation.

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Grameen Foundation USAWashingtonDC20001USA202-628-3560 www.grameenfoundation.orgEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services/ Markets, MicroenterpriseAlex CountsMuhammad Yunus Omidyar NetworkCSOBusiness Entrepreneurs, PoorBill & Melinda Gates FoundationReaches over 4 million families in 27 countries To enable the poor, especially the poorest, to create a world without poverty.

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Grassroot SoccerWhite River JunctionVT 05001USANAwww.grassrootsoccer.orgHealthHIV/AIDS/STDS, Health Care Delivery, Non-formal EducationTommy ClarkKirk Friedrich, Methembe Ndlovu, Ethan ZohnDraper Richards FoundationCSOAfrican YouthThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation NAUsing the power of soccer in the fight against AIDS, Grassroot Soccer provides African youth with the knowledge, skills and support to live HIV free.

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Greater Kansas City Community FoundationKansas CityMO64105USA816-842-0944www.gkccf.orgCharitable Investments, Quality of Life, Scholarship Racial Equity, Higher Education, Community Development, Cultural Preservation, Child Health, Socioeconomic DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, General Public, FoundationsNANAhe Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is a public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Its mission is to improve the quality of life in Greater Kansas City by increasing charitable giving, connecting donors to community needs they care about, and leading on critical community issues.

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Green Coast EnterprisesNew OrleansLA70119USA504-281-4372www.greencoastenterprises.comEnvironment Appropriate Technology, Urban Development, PreservationWill BradshawReuben TeagueEchoing GreenCSOBusinesses, Underserved Communities, EcosystemsNAThe ferocious storms of 2005 opened the eyes of many people to the tremendous challenges caused by global climate change. Because traditional real estate practices are not sufficient to meet these challenges, Green Coast Enterprises was formed. The organization hopes to reshape the approach to development along the Gulf Coast and to develop lessons that can be exported around the world.

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Green Dot Public Charter SchoolsLos AngelesCA90071USA213-621-0276 www.greendotpublicschools.orgLearning/ EducationEducation ReformSteve BarrNAEMCF/Interviewer ProposedCSOStudents, Youth, TeachersThe Michael and Susan Dell Foundation12 schools are addressing the needs of students who have traditionally struggled in the public school systemTo transform public education in Los Angeles so that all young adults receive the education they deserve to be prepared for college, leadership, and life.

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Green Media ToolshedWashingtonDC20005USA202-464-5350www.greenmediatoolshed.orgCivic Engagement, EnvironmentTechnology/Information Technology, Citizen/Community Participation, Conservation/PreservationChris DeCardy Martin KearnsOmidyar NetworkCSOPublic, Citizen Sector OrgsNAMembership of 82 organizations Providing tools and improving the effectiveness of communications among environmental groups and the public.

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Growing HomeChicagoIL60614USA773-549-1336http://www.growinghomeinc.org/Civic Engagement, Learning and EducationHomelessness, Life Skills Education, Urban agricultureHarry RhodesNAInterviewer ProposedCSOHomelessNANAGrowing Home provides job training for homeless and low-income individuals in Chicago through a social enterprise business based on organic agriculture. Our program provides experiential learning opportunities and employment in the horticulture field as well as a unique job readiness curriculum that helps reintroduces participants back into the workforce.

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Growth Through Energy and Community Health (GTECH)PittsburghPNNAUSANAwww.gtechstrategies.com/EnviromentEnergy, Capacity Buiding, Public PolicyAndrew ButcherChris Koch Echoing GreenCSOUnderserved Communities, Businesses, Students, PublicNAThe mission at Growth Through Energy and Community Health (GTECH) is to reclaim vacant land and empower communities through innovative green strategies. GTECH envisions a world where all vacant, blighted, and marginalized land serves as a functional community asset.

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GuidestarWilliamsburgVA23188USA757-229-4631www.guidestar.orgCivic Engagement, Economic DevelopmentTechnology/Information Technology, Citizen/Community ParticipationBuzz SchmidtNAOmidyar NetworkCSOPublic, Citizen Sector OrgsW. K. Kellogg FoundationOrganizations in the database are 1.7 million, Non-profits listings 120,213, visits to www.guidestar.org are 8 million a year To revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

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Gulf Coast Civic Works ProjectNANANAUSANAhttp://solvingpoverty.comCivic Engagement, EnvironmentJob TrainingScott Myers-LiptonNAInterviewer ProposedCSOCollege StudentsNANATo establish the Gulf Coast Recovery Authority to administer a Gulf Coast Civic Works Project to provide job-training opportunities and increase employment to aid in the recovery of the Gulf Coast region.”

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Gulf of Maine Institute (GOMI)DaytonME04005 USA207-929-8485www.gulfofmaineinstitute.orgScientific, Civic Engagement, Preservation, Enviroment, Gulf of Maine, Watershed, Youth, John TerryNACivic Ventures CSOYouth, Adults, Citizen Sector OrgsGOMI’s mission is to touch, move and inspire young people, in partnership with adults, to lead in stewardship of the Gulf of Maine and its watershed.

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HandMade in AmericaAshevilleNC28801USA828-252-0121www.handmadeinamerica.orgEconomic Development, EnviromentSustainability, Rural Development, Income GenerationRebecca AndersonNACivic Ventures CSOWorkers, CommunityW.K. Kellogg FoundationHandMade is a nationally recognized, multidimensional institution that has sparked initiatives and creative collaborations in education, small town revitalization and community development, economic development, environmentally sustainable strategies and enhanced opportunities for makers of the handmade object, heritage tourism, and incorporating crafts into building design and furnishing.

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Hands On Disaster ResponseCarlisle MA01741USANAwww.hodr.orgCivic EngagementDisaster Relief/Crisis ManagementDavid CampbellNACivic Ventures CSOCommunitiesHands On Disaster Response is a US-based, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, dedicated to timely disaster response and relief. We strive to provide hands-on relief to survivors of natural disasters with maximum speed and minimum bureaucracy. Our projects focus on applying volunteer resources and expertise to disaster-affected communities around the world.

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Hands On NetworkAtlantaGA30318USA404-979-2900 www.handsonnetwork.orgCivic EngagementTechnology/Information Technology, Citizen/Community ParticipationMichelle NunnNAOmidyar NetworkCSOPublic, Citizen Sector OrgsW. K. Kellogg FoundationConnects 370 civic hubs and 50,000 volunteer driven community impact projects annually To inspire, equip, and mobilize people to take action that changes the world.

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Harlem Children's ZoneNew YorkNY10035USA212-534-0700www.hcz.orgLearning/ Education, Civic EngagementYouth Development, Education Reform, Civic EngagementRichard MurphyNAEMCFCSOCaregivers, Children, Educational Institutions, Families, YouthThe Edna McConnell Clark FoundationServes over 8,600 children annuallyA holistic system of education, social-service and community-building programs aimed at helping the children and families in a 97-block area of Central Harlem.

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Harpswell FoundationConchordMN1742978-369-0663http://harpswellfoundation.org/index.htmlLearning and EducationWomenAlan LightmanNAInterviewer ProposedCSOWomenThe Jay Pritzker Foundation, The Rosenthal Foundation.Phnom Penh, CambodiaTo empower a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia

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Harran Productions FoundationChicagoIL 60637USA773-752-4575www.harranfoundation.orgCivic EngagementAdult Education, Intercultural Relations, Information TechnologyShakeela HassanNACivic Ventures CSOReligious Communities, Children, Families, PublicHarran's vision is to explore the medium of sound, especially as used in sacred contexts, to unite humans from many different faiths, celebrating both the differences and commonalities of sound. We believe that by respectfully showing each tradition of sacred sound from where it is generated around the world, our comfort level with each other can grow, and our coexistence can be enriched. It is from these ideas that Harran's current project, SOUNDS OF FAITH, has arisen—exploring the peaceful, complex, beautiful, and resonant soundscapes of the three Abrahamic faiths.

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Harwood Institute for Public InnovationBethesdaMD20814USA301-656-3669www.theharwoodinstitute.orgCivic EngagementTechnology/Information Technology, Citizen/Community ParticipationRich HarwoodNAOmidyar NetworkCSOPublic, Citizen Sector Orgs, CommunitiesNAIn our work, we bring to bear 20 years of on-the-ground experience and knowledge on making communities work.To help people imagine and act for the public good

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Hate Free ZoneSeattleWA98144USA206-723-2203www.hatefreezone.orgHuman RightsEquality/Rights, Civic/Community ParticipationPramila Jayapal NAThe Gates FoundationCSOImmigrant Families, Allies,NANAOur mission is to advance the fundamental principles of democracy, justice, and human rights at the local, state and national levels.

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Have Justice Will TravelVershireVT05079USA802-685-7809 www.havejusticewilltravel.orgHuman RightsCriminal Justice, Violence and AbuseWynona WardNAAshokaCSOFamilies, Law Enforcement, WomenNA4 HJWT offices, serving 10,000 women and childrenThe mission of Have Justice - Will Travel, Inc. (HJWT) is to end the generational cycle of abuse in rural families by bridging the legal, cultural, geographical, psychological, and economic gaps that exist for victims of domestic abuse. HJWT provides legal and supportive services for battered, low-income women and their children.

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Hawaiian Legacy FoundationHonoluluHI96830-0230USANAwww.hawaiianlegacy.comCivic EngagementCultural PreservationEddie KamaeNACivic Ventures CSOTeachers, Children, PublicTo document, preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage of Hawai'i through music, film and video, educational programs, community outreach and archival work.

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Heads Up: A Universal Neighborhood InstitutionWashingtonDC20001USA202-544-4468www.headsup-dc.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Access to Learning/EducationDarin McKeeverVincent PanEchoing Green CSOStudents, Youth, VolunteersNAHosted in 6 public schools in DC, 300 college tutorsOur mission is to provide children and youth from low-income neighborhoods with the academic skills and learning opportunities they need to succeed and to give college students the chance to help address those needs in order to promote their development as effective social change leaders.

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Health Care Without HarmArlingtonVA22209USA703-243-0056www.hcwh.orgHealth CareHealth Care DeliveryCharlotte BrodyNASkollCSOHealthcare Professionals, GovernmentThe New York Community Trust460 organizations in more than 50 countries To transform the health care sector worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment.

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Hearing, Speech & Deafness CenterSeattleWA98122USA206-323-5770www.hsdc.orgEffective Communication, Technology, EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Appropriate Technology, DisabilitiesNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOIndividual, Family, Community, Deaf, Hard of Hearing People The Seattle FoundationNAThe Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center strengthens community by promoting effective communication.

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HELP HIV Education and Law ProjectMiami BeachFL33139USA305-534-9400www.helpinclaw.comHuman RightsHIV/AIDS/STDS, Law/Legal ReformCaryn Vogel-LubetskyEchoing Green CSOPeople with HIV/AIDS, Underserved CommunitiesNAHelped 300 individuals/familiesHELP provides direct legal assistance free of charge to South Florida's largely immigrant and financially disadvantaged HIV-positive community.

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Helping Hand HousePuyallupWA98371USA253-848-6096 www.helpinghandhouse.orgHuman RightsHousingMargie AddingtonNAThe Gates FoundationCSOPoor FamiliesNAHelped 800 familiesHelping Hand House is dedicated to preventing and ending family homelessness in
Pierce County, Washington.

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High Tech High FoundationSan DiegoCA92106USA619-243-5000www.hightechhigh.orgStudent Achievement, Facilities Development, Philanthropic Support HTH schoolsEducation Reform, Access to Learning/Education, Higher Education, Career Development, TechnologyNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Teachers, Public, Business EntrepreneursAnnie E. Casey FoundationNAHTH combats the twin problems of student disengagement and low academic achievement by creating personalized, project-based learning environments where all students are known well and challenged to meet high expectations. HTH schools attempt to show how education can be redesigned to ensure that all students graduate well prepared for college, work, and citizenship.

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Hillside Work-Scholarship ConnectionRochesterNY14620USA585-256-7500www.hillside.comLearning/ Education, Civic EngagementChild Protection, Youth Development, Citizen/Community ParticipationRochester Female Association NAEMCFCSOYouth, FamiliesThe Edna McConnell Clark Foundation Hillside Children’s Center serves over 480 families across a 20-county area Hillside Family of Agencies provides individualized human services to children, youth, and families through an integrated system of care.

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HIV Legal Checkup Project/HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA)Los AngelesCA90095USA310-794-5279 www.law.ucla.edu/williamsinstitute Human RightsHealth Care Delivery, HIV/AIDS/STDSBrad SearsNAEchoing GreenCSOHIV Patients, FamilyNAServices to 800 clients/year; 100 UCLA School of Law students trained in the ProjectTo provide critically needed HIV & AIDS legal services and education, both of which are of high quality, culturally sensitive and multi-faceted to those living with HIV and AIDS throughout Los Angeles County and related HIV/AIDS legal education to individuals, professionals and employers.

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Homeboy IndustriesLos AngelesCA90012USA323-526-1254www.homeboy-industries.orgCivic EngagementAdult Education, Conflict Resolution, Criminal Justice, Youth DevelopmentGreg BoyleNAInterviewer ProposedCSOGangs, Underserved Communities, YouthNAJobs not Jails: Homeboy Industries assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth to become positive and contributing members of society through job placement, training and education

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Homeless CourtLa JollaCA92037USA619-338-4708www.abanet.org/homeless/HCP_Manual.pdfHuman RightsAdult Education, Criminal JusticeSteve BinderNAAshokaCSOHomeless, Offenders, Public Defenders, JudgesNAIn 2006, HCP resolved 3,552 cases against 970 participantsThe Homeless Court Program brings law to the streets by bringing the court to the
shelters and the homeless back into society.

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Horn of Africa ServicesSeattleWA98118USA206-760-0550 www.hoas.orgMulti-lingual, Multicultural, Counseling Services, Health, Employment, Housing, Education Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Employment/Labor, Legal Services, Poverty Alleviation, Health, Housing Education, ESL, Youth Development, Technology, NANAThe Gates FoundationCSOEast African Immigrants, Refugees, Family, YouthNANAHorn of Africa Services (HOAS) is a multi-lingual, multicultural nonprofit organization offering individual and family counseling and referral services. We respond to the health, employment, housing and educational needs within communities from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, and neighboring countries who are living in the Greater Seattle area. HOAS provides services by bilingual staff speaking in Amharic, Oromo, Tigrigna, and Somali.

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Hot Bread KitchenNew YorkNY10001USANAwww.hotbreadkitchen.orgEconomic DevelopmentCommunity Improvement, Capacity Building, Cultural Preservation Jessamyn WaldmanNAEchoing GreenCSOImmigrant, Workers, Women, MinoritiesNAHot Bread Kitchen creates new professional opportunities for immigrant women. Hot Bread Kitchen is a potent force for change. It empowers immigrant women to bring more of their identities to their work, which generates self-confidence. Hot Bread Kitchen also trains immigrant women to work in New York's thriving baking industry, thus improving their prospects and those of their families. Compared to domestic work, bakery jobs offer a higher starting wage, job stability, and opportunities for professional advancement. Hot Bread Kitchen also focuses on creating a network of female entrepreneurs and encourage our bakers to start businesses of their own.

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Housing HopeEverettWA98203-3748 USA425-347-6556 www.housinghope.orgHuman RightsHousingTodd MorrowLocal Citizens The Gates FoundationCSOHomeless, Low-Income Families, Snohomish County NAOperates 273 housing units, assisted 193 families to home ownershipHousing Hope shall promote and provide a continuum of safe, decent, affordable housing and necessary related services for low and very low income residents of Snohomish County and Camano Island.

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Housing Initiative Partnership, IncHyattsvilleMD 20782USA301-699-5875www.hiphomes.orgCivic EngagementHousing, Community ParticipationMosi HarringtonNACivic Ventures CSOWorking Poor, Children, Families, Communities Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. is an innovative nonprofit developer based in Prince Georges County, Maryland dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods. HIP creates housing and economic opportunities for persons of low and moderate income and provides services that improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

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Humane Farm Animal CareHerndonVA20172USA703-435-3883www.certifiedhumane.comHealthConsumer Protection, NutritionAdele Douglass NACivic Ventures CSOFarmers, Employees, PublicHumane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) is a national nonprofit organization that was created to improve the lives of farm animals through the highest animal welfare standards for farm animals in food production. This program includes all stages of the animal’s life including handling and slaughter.   HFAC does that through the Certified Humane Raised and Handled ® certification and labeling program for meat, eggs, dairy, and poultry products.  These products are from animals raised according to Humane Farm Animal Care’s Animal Care Standards. 

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I AM A MANPlainfieldNJ07061USA617-482-3593 www.bhurt.comHuman RightsGender Equity, Violence and Abuse, Race Relations, Media/CommunicationsByron HurtNAEchoing Green CSOAfrican-Americans, General PublicNAShown at 80 colleges and universitiesMore than a filmmaker, Byron Hurt is an anti-sexist activist who provides cutting-edge male leadership, expert analysis, keynote addresses, and workshop facilitation in the field of sexual and gender violence prevention and education.

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I Do FoundationWashingtonDC20036USA202-449-1066www.idofoundation.orgCivic EngagementPhilanthropyBethany RobertsonPeter Murray Echoing Green CSOFamilies, Communities, Engaged Couples, NGOs, Underserved PopulationsNANAThe I Do Foundation's mission is to help engaged couples bring a charitable focus to their marriage. Our goal is to share the joy and wealth of wedding celebrations with effective nonprofit organizations.

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Idealist.orgNew YorkNY10001USA646-290-7725 www.idealist.orgCivic EngagementCitizen/Community Participation, Technology/Information, TechnologyAmi DarNAAshoka/Interviewer ProposedCSOGeneral Public, Citizen OrganizationThe Ford FoundationAction Without Borders connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC)BaltimoreMD21202USA410-752-4686www.ivcusa.orgCivic Engagement, EnviromentPoverty AlleviationJames ConroyJames Conroy, Charlie Costello Civic Ventures CSOPoor, Minority Communities, Children, YouthThe Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) provides men and women age 50 and over the opportunity to serve the needs of people who are poor, to work for a more just society, and to grow deeper in Christian faith by reflecting and praying in the Ignatian tradition.

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Imagine SchoolsArlingtonVA22201USA703-527-2600www.imagineschools.comLearning/EducationEducation Reform, Acces to EducationDennis BakkeEileen BakkeCivic Ventures CSOTeachers, Judiciary, Family, Children Our mission is to help parents and guardians educate their children by creating learning communities of achievement and hope.  Imagine Schools was founded with the goal of restoring vision and purpose to schools and returning parents and guardians to full participation in the education of their children.

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Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK)New YorkNYNAUSANAwww.i-mak.orgHealth, Legal Advocacy Capacity Building, Intellectual Property, Economic Development, Tahir AminPriti RadhakrishnanEchoing GreenCSOGovernments, Businesses, Caregivers, Citizen Sector Orgs
Communities
NAThe Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Kkowledge (I-MAK) is a team of lawyers and scientists working with governments, scientists, procurers, suppliers and health organizations and NGOs to strengthen patent systems and encourage true innovation in new medicines, while ensuring broad access to the best and latest treatments. I-MAK delivers a new, evidence-based approach to intellectual property & access to treatment.

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Inner City ArtsLos AngelesCA90021USA213-627-9621www.inner-cityarts.orgLearning and EducationYouth DevelopmentNABob BatesInterviewer ProposedCSOYouth, Students, Teachers/EducatorsMark Taper Foundation, Annenberg FoundationLos Angeles city; serves 16,000 LAUSD students annually Inner-City Arts offers opportunities for children to build artistic self-expression, enhancing their ability to perform both creatively and academically in challenging environments.

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Inner City Teaching CorpsChicagoIL60607USA312-491-9100   http://www.ictc-chicago.org/Learning and Education Adult Education, Youth Development, Education ReformPatrick G. Ryan Jr.NAInterviewer ProposedCSOYouthNAStudents of Chicago charter schoolTo transform education in underserved communities and to empower children in urban schools

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InnoCentiveWalthamMA02451USA978-482-3300www.innocentive.comCivic EngagementTechnology/Information Technology, Citizen/Community ParticipationAlpheus BinghamVentures Omidyar NetworkCompanyPublic, Citizen Sector Orgs, Businesses, GovernmentThe Rockefeller FoundationGlobal network of more than 125,000 members in more than 175 countries To change the world and influence the lives of people everywhere by applying our planet’s human creativity and intelligence to solving the most important challenges facing commercial, governmental, and humanitarian organizations today.

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Institute for a Competitive WorkforceWashingtonDC20062USA202-463-5525www.uschamber.com/icwEconomic DevelopmentNon-formal Education, Employment/Labor, Technology/Information TechnologyNAWes JureyThe Gates FoundationCSOWorkforce, Policy Leaders The Ford FoundationNAThe Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) promotes high educational standards and effective workforce training systems so that they are aligned with each other and with today's rigorous business demands.

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Institute For Community LeadershipKentWA98042USA253-872-3612www.icleadership.orgEmpowerment, Leadership, Education, NonviolenceYouth Development, Literacy, NonviolenceNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Parents, YouthHoover Family FoundationWorked with 32 school districts, 7 tribal entities and 100 community groups To empower individuals and organizations to create a vision of a more just nation and world and to develop and sustain within themselves the strength, hope, leadership, relationships and organizational integrity to bring about that vision.

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Institute for Educational LeadershipWashingtonDC20008USA202-822-8405www.iel.orgEducation Reform, Youth Development, Career-Based Learning School-Family-Community Engagement, Education Reform, Access to Learning/Education, Youth Development, Workforce Development, Foster CareHarold HoweNAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Youth, General CommunityAnnie E. Casey FoundationNAThe Institute for Educational Leadership's (IEL) mission is to improve education -- and the lives of children and their families -- through positive and visionary change. IEL faces that challenge by bringing together diverse constituencies and empowering leaders with knowledge and applicable ideas. IEL envisions a society that uses its resources effectively to achieve better futures for all children and youth. IEL's mission continues to be to build the capacity of individuals and organizations in education and related fields to work together across policies, programs and sectors.

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement CambridgeMA02138USA617-301-4800www.ihi.orgHealth Health Care Delivery, WellnessDonald BerwickCivic Ventures Family, Healthcare ProfessionalsThe Robert Wood Johnson FoundationWe aim to improve the lives of patients, the health of communities, and the joy of the health care workforce by focusing on an ambitious set of goals adapted from the Institute of Medicine's six improvement aims for the health care system: Safety, Effectiveness, Patient-Centeredness, Timeliness, Efficiency, and Equity. We call this the "No Needless List":

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Institute for OneWorld HealthSan FranciscoCA94111USA415-421-4700 www.oneworldhealth.orgHealthHealth Care Delivery,Victoria HaleNASkoll, AshokaCSOPoor, Healthcare Professionals, HIV/AIDS AffectedBill & Melinda Gates Foundation$90 million working to fight infectious disease and 50 people on staffTo develop safe, effective, and affordable new medicines for people with infectious diseases in the developing world

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Institute for Redress & RecoverySan JoseCA95128USAwww.scu.edu/law/redressHuman RightsCriminal JusticeGerald Gray NAAshokaCSOCommunities, Government, Law EnforcementNAThe Institute for Redress and Recovery at Santa Clara University (IRR or Institute) establishes a collaboration between the University and these lawyers and clinicians to provide support services both nationally and internationally.

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Institute for Student AchievementLake SuccessNY11042USA516-812-6700 www.studentachievement.orgEducation Reform, Learning, Public SchoolsCollege Preparation, Capacity Building, Community Involvement, Parent Engagement. Literacy/Numeracy, Professional DevelopmentLilo Leeds Gerard LeedsThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Underserved CommunitiesNApartnered with 31schools and learning communities, serving 8,000 students To improve the quality of education for children and youth at risk so that they can succeed in our society.

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Institute for Women's Policy ResearchWashingtonDC20036USA202-785-5100 www.iwpr.orgEconomic DevelopmentSocial Enterprise, Poverty AlleviationHeidi HartmannNACivic Ventures CSOWomen, Families, Judiciary, PublicThe Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.

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Interface, IncAtlantaGA30339USA770-437-6800 www.interfacesustainability.comEnvironmentNatural Resource Management, Pollution,Ray C. AndersonNACivic Ventures CompanyBusinesses, Public, CommunitiesInterface, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, which it markets under the InterfaceFLOR, FLOR, and Bentley Prince Street brands. Bentley Prince Street also is a leader in the designer-quality broadloom carpet market. Interface is committed to sustainability and to doing business in ways that minimize the impact on the environment. [4]

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Interfaith Youth CoreChicagoIL60610USA312-573-8825www.ifyc.orgCivic EngagementConflict Resolution, Tolerance/Pluralism, VolunteerismEboo PatelNAAshoka/Interviewer ProposedCSOYouthThe Rockefeller FoundationWork with 34 campuses and 6,246 students reaching 13,713 individualsInterfaith Youth Cor builds mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different religious traditions by empowering them to work together to serve others.

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Internationals Network For Public Schools IncNew YorkNY10004USA212-868-5180www.internationalsnps.orgEducation, Language, Learning, Linguistic, International Approach English Language Learners, Access to Learning/Education, Higher Education, Professional Development, Leadership DevelopmentClaire E. SylvanNAThe Gates FoundationCSOInternational Students, Resent Immigrants, TeachersLumina FoundationNAToday, Internationals’ mission is to provide quality education for recently arrived immigrant students by developing and networking small, public high schools based on the Internationals Approach, a unique educational model through which students explore interdisciplinary academic content in learner-centered environments with linguistic heterogeneity. Internationals students learn collaboratively in small groups with students of other cultures and languages.

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IslandWoodBainbridge IslandWA 98110USA206-855-4300 www.pselc.orgEnvironmentNon-formal Education, Civic/Community ParticipationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, TeachersThe Seattle FoundationServed 20,000The mission of IslandWood is to provide exceptional learning experiences and to inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship.

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Jewish Funds for JusticeNew YorkNY10001USA212-213-2113www.jewishjustice.org Economic Development, Civic EngagementCommunity Organizing, Education, Empowerment, NANAInterviewer ProposedCSOJewish CommunitiesCharles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, The Ford FoundationOffices in New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta and BaltimoreThe purpose of Jewish Funds for Justice is to create a just, fair, and compassionate America. The Jewish Funds for Justice is a national public foundation guided by Jewish history and tradition. JFSJ helps people in the United States achieve social and economic security and opportunity by investing in healthy neighborhoods, vibrant Jewish communities, and skillful leaders. Our holistic approach to social change includes grantmaking and loans, service learning, leadership development, organizing, education, and advocacy.

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Jobs for the Future IncBostonMA02110USA617-728-4446www.jff.orgEducation, Economic Development, Reseach, Youth Development, Access to Education/Learning, Adult Education, Employment/Labor, Public PolicyArthur WhiteHilary PenningtonThe Gates FoundationCSOStates, Communities, National, Local Organizations, Youth, AdultsAnnie E. Casey Foundation NAJobs for the Future believes that all young people should have a quality high school and postsecondary education, and that all adults should have the skills needed to hold jobs that pay enough to support a family. As a nonprofit research, consulting, and advocacy organization, JFF works to strengthen our society by creating educational and economic opportunity for those who need it most.

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JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Mathematical Prodigies)TorontoONM5V 3A8CAN416-596-7716 www.jumpmath.orgLearning/EducationEarly Childhood Development, Education ReformJohn MightonNAAshokaCSOStudents, Teachers/EducatorsNA424 Volunteer Tutors, and around 10,000 studentsJUMP Math believes that all children can be led to think mathematically, and that with even a modest amount of attention every child will flourish. By demonstrating that even children who are failing math or are labeled as slow learners can excel at math, we hope to dispel the myths that currently prevail.

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Jumpstart BostonMA02210USA617-542-5867 www.jstart.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Early Childhood DevelopmentAaron LiebermanJordan MeranusEchoing Green/Interviewer ProposedCSOChildren, Parents, TeachersNAEngaging 4,000 Corps members, connecting 15,000 preschoolers; operates in 20 statesAt Jumpstart, our goal is to build literacy, language, social, and initiative skills in young children. We do this by pairing motivated college students, called Corps members, with preschool children in caring and supportive one-to-one relationships for an entire school year.

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Juvenile Rights Project, Inc.PortlandOR97232USA503-232-2540www.jrplaw.orgHuman RightsChild Protection, Law/Legal ReformNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Families, Youth in Juvenile ProceedingsNANAJuvenile Rights Project, Inc. is an Oregon non-profit corporation founded for the purpose of providing high quality legal services to children and families, without the means to retain counsel, through individual representation in juvenile proceedings, and through class-wide advocacy in the courts and legislature.

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KaBOOM!WashingtonDC20008USA202-659-0215www.kaboom.orgHuman RightsEarly Childhood Development, Nutrition/WellnessDarell HammondDawn HutchisonAshoka, Omidyar Network/Interviewer ProposedCSOBusinesses, Communities, CSOsThe David and Lucile Packard FoundationBuilt over 1,300 new play areas across the US KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

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Khmer Legacies/New Year BabyNew HavenCT06511USA203-752-9766www.newyearbaby.netLearning/EducationArt, Media/CommunicationsSocheata PoeuvNAEchoing GreenCSOCambodian-Americans, young Cambodians The Open Society InstituteNAWe want to move and inspire Americans and the world with this story of love, joy & pardon. Our promise is to share New Year Baby with 100 million people in 10 years transforming a conversation of victimhood & shame into one of heroism & honor.

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KickStartSan FranciscoCA94109USA415-346-4820www.kickstart.orgEconomic DevelopmentMicroenterprise, Technology, Income GenerationMartin FisherNick MoonSkollCSOPoorNA61,000 new businesses started, $66 million a year in new profits and wages generated by the new businesses We promote sustainable economic growth and employment creation in Kenya and other countries. We develop and promote technologies that can be used by dynamic entrepreneurs to establish and run profitable small scale enterprises.

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Kids Voting UsaSilver SpringMD20904USA301-625-7580www.kidsvotingusa.orgCivic Engagement, Youth Development, Public Policy, Community ParticipationNANACSOCitizen Sector Orgs, Communities, Youth, VolunteersNAA community commitment to democracy.

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Kitsap Community ResourcesBremertonWA98337USA360-373-1898 www.kcr.orgEmpowerment, Poverty, Housing, Health, Employment SupportPrenatal Care, Early Childhood Education, Housing, Energy, Employment/Labor, Poverty Alleviation, Homelessness, Violence/Abuse, Veterans, Asset/Capacity Building, Economic Development, Health CareNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income Families, Children, Women of Kitsap CountyNANATo create hope and opportunity for low-income Kitsap County residents by providing resources that promote self-sufficiency; to provide stability and opportunity for those in unfortunate circumstances such as poverty, domestic violence, debilitating health, or homelessness.

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Kiva MicrofundsSan FranciscoCA94110USA888-445-5032 www.kiva.orgEconomic DevelopmentMicroentreprise, Civic/Community Participation, Financial Services/MarketsMatt FlanneryPremal Shah, Jessica FlanneryDraper Richards Foundation/Interviewer ProposedCSOEntrepenuers, Underserve CommunitiesW. K. Kellogg FoundationNAKiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

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Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)San FranciscoCA94105USA866-345-5477www.kipp.orgLearning/EducationEarly Childhood Development, Education ReformDave LevinMichael FeinbergAshokaCSOStudents, Teachers/EducatorsBill & Melinda Gates Foundation66 KIPP schools in 19 states serving over 16,000 studentsKIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.

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KnowledgeWorks FoundationCincinnatiOH45202-3634 USA513-929-4777www.kwfdn.orgEducation, Philanthropy, Learning, Community Engagement, Grant MakerEducation Reform, Access to Learning/Education, Adult Education, Higher Education, Education Finance, EquityChad P. WickNAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Youth, General Community, NonProfits OrganizationsNANASolving national education problems innovatively and with others; achieving personal freedom through the love of learning; and believing that all students have a right to a great education.

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KrugleMenlo ParkCA94025USA650-853-1986 www.krugle.comCivic Engagement, Economic DevelopmentTechnology/Information Technology, Citizen/Community ParticipationSteve LarsenKen KruglerOmidyar NetworkBusiness Business Entrepreneurs, Businesses, Self Employed NA2.6 billion lines of code, 600 repositories and over 100,000 projects To creat a comprehensive, searchable library of all the source code and related information in an organization, providing answers to costly code maintenance and development problems previously unsolvable because of information boundaries around source code.

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Ladybug Foundation, TheWinnepegMBR3R 3R2 CAN204-897-0461 http://www.ladybugeducation.ca/Civic EngagementHomelessnessHannah TaylorNAInterviewer ProposedCSOHomelessThe Keg Spirit Foundation, Richardsen Foundation“I believe that if people know about homelessness – that there are people living without a home – they will want to help.” The Ladybug Foundation supports Hannah’s efforts to spread awareness and raise funds to assist operating charitable organizations which provide food, shelter, and other needs of the homeless and near homeless in Canada, without judgement, so they can find dignity, security, hope and refuge.

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Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)WashingtonDC20009USA202-319-2225www.layc-dc.orgCivic Engagement, Learning/Education
Non-formal Education, Youth Development, Citizen/Community ParticipationNANAEMCFCSOYouth, Families, Minorities, Immigrants, Communities, Underserved CommunitiesThe Annie E. Casey Foundation Around 2,500 individuals are served in a year through its 40 programsTo serve multicultural youth with a comprehensive set of social services and educational, work skills (WISE), advocacy programs and residential programs.

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Leadership, Education & Athletics in Partnership (LEAP)New HavenCT06511USA203-773-0770 www.leapforkids.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Non-formal EducationAnne CalabresiAndrea Schorr, Paula Armbruster, Henry Fernandez III, Ross and Jerry Meyer, Matt KleinEchoing Green CSOUnderserved Communities, Children, Youth, Teachers, Parents The San Francisco Foundation Provides 250 children ages 7-12 with summer/afterschool programming in 5 neighborhoodsOur mission is to develop the strengths and talents of young leaders who create and implement year-round, community-based programs designed to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for children living in high poverty urban neighborhoods.

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Life Sciences Discovery Fund AuthoritySeattle WA98102USA206-732-6777www.lsdfa.orgHealth, Health Care, Research Grants, Sciences CompetitivenessEconomic Development, Health Care, Job CreationChris Gregoire Gary LockeThe Gates FoundationCSOGeneral Community, ResearchersNANAThe Life Sciences Discovery Fund supports innovative research in Washington State to promote life sciences competitiveness, enhance economic vitality, and improve health and health care.

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LifetimeSan LeandroCA94577USA510-352-5160www.geds-to-phds.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Adult Education, Higher Education, Poverty AlleviationDiana SpatzNAEchoing GreenCSOLow-Income Parents NAEach year helps 400 parents to continue and complete education/training programsLIFETIME's mission is to empower low-income parents to determine, pursue and achieve their goals for education, employment and economic security.

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Linden LabSan FranciscoCA94111USA415-243-9000www.lindenlab.comNOT SOCIALLY INNOVATIVENOT SOCIALLY INNOVATIVEPhilip RosedaleNAOmidyar NetworkBusinessNANetwork of offices with over 200 employees worldwideNot Socially Innovative

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Little Kids Rock
MontclairNJ07042 USA973-746-8248www.littlekidsrock.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Music, Youth DevelopmentDavid WishNADraper Richards FoundationCSOStudents, TeachersNANALittle Kids Rock knows that music is a critical component of a first-rate education. We inspire children to express themselves through music, building the creativity, confidence, and self-esteem that are critical to success in school and beyond.

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Living Cities Inc. The National Community Development Initiative
New
New YorkNY10027USA646-442-2200 www.livingcities.orgHuman RightsPhilanthropy, Urban DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOGeneral Public, Neighborhood ResidentsThe Annie E. Casey Foundation NATo increase the vitality of cities and urban neighborhoods and improve the lives of people who live there.

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Living GoodsSausalitoCA94965USA415-332-1153www.livinggoods.orgHealthHealth Care Delivery, Social Entreprise, MicroentrepriseCharles SlaughterNADraper Richards FoundationCSOUnderserved Communities, Local NGOs, Community Groups, Microfinance Organizations NANALiving Goods is an Avon-like network of door-to-door Health Promoters who make a modest income selling essential health products at prices affordable to the poor.

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MADRENew YorkNY10001USA212-627-0444http://www.madre.orgHuman Rightsdisaster relief/crisis management, equality/rights, gender equity, healthcareVivian StrombergNAInterviewer ProposedCSOYouth, Women, Indigenous Communities, GLBT, rural populationsNAInternationalDemanding human rights for women and families around the world

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Make the Road New YorkBrooklynNY11237USA718-418-7690www.maketheroad.orgCivic ParticipationNon-formal Education, Adult Education, Poverty Alleviation, Law/Legal Reform, Urban Development, Employment/LaborOona ChatterjeeNAEchoing GreenCSOYouth, Adult, General CommunityThe Open Society InstituteNAMake the Road New York promotes economic justice, equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers through community and electoral organizing, strategic policy advocacy, leadership development, youth and adult education, and high quality legal and support services.

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Management Leadership For TomorrowNew YorkNY10038USA212-736-3411 www.ml4t.orgLearning, EducationCapacity Building, Appropriate Technology, Higher Education, Youth DevelopmentJohn RiceNACSOYouth, Immigrants, Minorities, Businesses, Business EntrepreneursNAThe mission of Management Leadership for Tomorrow is to increase the presence of minorities in fast track entry-level jobs and major graduate business schools as preparation for leadership positions in corporations, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial ventures.

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Manchester-Bidwell CorporationPittsburghPA15233USA412-323-4000www.manchesterbidwell.orgEconomic DevelopmentEmployment/LaborBill StricklandNASkollCSOYouth, Underserved Communities, TeachersNASince 1972, our non-profit organizations have served thousands of adults and youth in the Pittsburgh region by providing instruction, guidance, and mentoring in career education or the arts.The Manchester Bidwell organizations are diverse entities that combine to create a model for arts, education, training, and hope to reshape the business of social change.

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Mapendo InternationalCambridgeMA02139USA617-864-7800www.mapendo.orgHuman RightsCrime, Health Care Delivery, Equality/RightsSasha ChanoffNAEchoing GreenCSORefugees, Torture Survivors, Rape Victims, Widows, Orphans, HIV Positive Refugees The Draper Richards Foundation NAMapendo International works to fill the critical and unmet needs of people affected by war and conflict who have fallen through the net of humanitarian assistance. This commitment is expressed through targeting individuals, families and groups of people overlooked by existing aid programs. Mapendo strives to alleviate human suffering, to protect life and health, and to raise awareness for these vulnerable people.

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Match Charter Public High SchoolfBostonMA02215USA617-232-0300 www.matchschool.org Learning/EducationCapacity Building, Higher Education, Community ParticipationMichael GoldsteinNACSOTeachers/Educators, Educational Institutions, ElderlyNA90 students in Grade 6 and about 220 students in Grades 9 to 12Match Charter Public School's mission is to help students achieve success in college and beyond. College, college, college--not just preparing kids so they get admitted to college, but so that they are ready to succeed there. That seems obvious, but many Boston students who start college flunk out because they have not been pushed hard enough academically in high school. Match aims to reverse that underachievement, so kids can fulfill their true potential.

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Maxine Mimms AcademiesSeattleWA98108USA206-721-2446www.maxinemimmsacademy.orgEducation, Learning, MentorshipYouth Development, Access to Learning/Education, Adult Education, Capacity Building, ESL, Community DevelopmentMaxine MimmsNAThe Gates FoundationCSOSuspended, Expulsion, Students, Youth, AdultsNANAMaxine Mimms Academy provides innovative educational services in a positive environment.

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MDRCNew YorkNY10016-4326 USA212- 532-3200www.mdrc.orgEvaluation Policies, Programs, Education, Employment, HealthEducation Reform, Higher Education, Early Childhood Education, Welfare, Children/Families, Employment/Labor, Disabled, Health, Criminal Justice, Civic/Community Development, Public HousingNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income People, Children, YouthThe Ford Foundation NAMDRC is dedicated to learning what works to improve the well-being of low-income people. Through our research and the active communication of our findings, we seek to enhance the effectiveness of social policies and programs.

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Media & Policy Center FoundationSanta MonicaCA90404USA310 828-2966 www.mediapolicycenter.orgCivic EngagementCitizen/Community Participation, Media/Communications, Social EntrepriseDale Bell and Harry Wiland NAAshokaCSOGeneral Public, Grassroots Organizations The William Penn FoundationThe Media & Policy Center is a media foundation specializing in the production of socially relevant projects in an entertaining and enlightening context.

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Medical Missions for ChildrenPatersonNJ07503USA973-754-4960www.mmissions.orgMedical Education Broadcast, Telemedicine Outreach ProgramFrank Brady Peg BradyCivic Ventures CSOCommunities, Children, Healthcare ProfessionalsAt MMC , our mission is to “transfer medical knowledge from those who have it to those who need it using the latest in communications technology.” The world is in the midst of a silent revolution in the field of medicine. New discoveries and scientific breakthroughs are occurring more rapidly than ever, and many experts are forecasting that medical knowledge will effectively double over the next five years. To maximize the impact of this increase in knowledge, MMC is constantly working to develop new and innovative ways to transfer this information from its point of origin to the front lines of medicine. By facilitating this transfer of medical knowledge, we expect to improve the medical outcomes of millions of people each year.

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Medicare Rights CenterNew YorkNY10018USA212-869-3850 www.medicarerights.orgCounseling Services, Medicare, Health CareLois Steinberg NACivic Ventures CSOElderly, Disabled New York Community TrustMedicare Rights Center (MRC) is the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare. Founded in 1989, MRC helps older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care.

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MeetupNew YorkNY10012USA212-255-7327www.meetup.comCivic EngagementTechnology/Information Technology, Citizen/Community ParticipationSteve LarsenMatt Meeker, Scott HeifermanOmidyar NetworkBusinessCommunities, Public, Citizen Sector OrgsNAOver 3 million members around 100 countries To revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

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Mental Disability Rights InternationalWashingtonDC20005USA202-296-0800www.mdri.orgHuman RightsMental Health, Law/Legal ReformEric RosenthalNAEchoing Green CSOPeople Mentally Disabled, Family NAInvestigated, documented human rights in 21 countries Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) is dedicated to promoting the human rights and full participation in society of people with mental disabilities worldwide.

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Mercado GlobalNew HavenCT06511USA203-772-4292 www.mercadoglobal.orgEconomic DevelopmentSocial Entreprise, Financial Services Markets, Cultural PreservationBenita SinghRuth DeGoliaEchoing Green CSORural Communities, Economically-Disadvantaged Cooperatives, Women in Latin AmericaNAProvides fair-wage income to over 200 artisans and 1,500 dependents, funded 142 scholarshipsMercano Global is a non-profit fair trade organization whose mission is to link the world's most rural and economically-disadvantaged cooperatives to the U.S. market through a model that provides both fair wages and investments in local educational projects.

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Metaweb/ FreebaseSan FranciscoCA94105USA415-546-5700www.metaweb.comCivic EngagementTechnology/Information Technology, Citizen/Community ParticipationDaniel Hillis Robert Cook, W., John GiannandreaOmidyar NetworkBusinessGeneral Public, EntrepreneursNAIt manages more than $3 billion in committed venture capitalTo create an open database of the world’s information, built by the community and for the community – free for anyone to query, contribute to, build applications on top of, or integrate into their websites.

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Metropolitan Family ServicePortlandOR97214USA503-232-0007www.metfamily.orgCivic ParticipationAccess to Education, Health Care Delivery, Poverty Alleviation, Employment/Labor, Civic/Community ParticipationNAUnited Way The Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Families, Community, OlderlyThe Paul G. Allen Family FoundationServed 160 sites, including nearly 80 schools. MFS invests in individuals and families that struggle with the many barriers associated with cultural and economic disparities including – inadequate education, health issues, isolation, unemployment, and poverty.

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Metropolitan Planning CouncilChicagoIL60602USA312-922-5616info@metroplanning.org Community Development, Education, Housing Financing/Taxes/Investments/Capital, Environment/Land Use, Affordable Housing, Equitable Development, Community Development, Transportation, Education Reform, Health Care, Water, Urban DevelopmentElizabeth WoodNAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Youth, General CommunityThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationNAFounded in 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group of business and civic leaders committed to serving the public interest through development, promotion and implementation of sound planning and policies so all residents have access to opportunity and a good quality of life, the building blocks of a globally competitive greater Chicago region.

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MIA Consulting Group, IncMiami BeachFL33140USA305-864-4248 www.miaconsulting.comHealthHealth Care Delivery, HousingConchy Bretos Pilar BretosCivic Ventures CSOElderly, Women, MinoritiesAs pioneers, we will view obstacles as great challenges and treat each project and client as unique. Our goal is successful and substainable projects and completely satisfied clients. We take budgets and schedules seriously. We will succeed where others have failed.

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Micro Business DevelopmentDenverCO80204USA303-308-8121www.microbusiness.orgEconomic DevelopmentCapacity Building, Microenterprise, Cooperatives, Financial ServicesJohn HickenlooperNACSOBusinesses, Self Employed, Working Poor, Underserved CommunitiesNAThe Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) is a non-profit organization serving the needs of Community Entrepreneurs to foster growth within Denver communities. RMMFI’s brand of microfinance combines affordable and accessible business development services and flexible microloans in an effort to support an entrepreneur in creating economic self-sufficiency through business ownership.

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Microcredit Summit CampaignWashingtonDC20002USA202-637-9600 www.microcreditsummit.orgSelf-Employment, Financial and Business Services, Income Generation Financial Services/Markets, MicroenterpriseSam Daley-Harris NAOmidyar NetworkCSOEducational Institutions, Business Entrepreneurs, Businesses, Citizen Sector Orgs, Poor, Underserved Communities, Volunteers, PublicOpen Society Institute3,316 microcredit institutions reported reaching 133,030,913 clients, Institutional Action Plans (IAPs) were submitted by 873 microfinance institutions (MFIs) in 2007To bring together microcredit practitioners, advocates, educational institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, non-governmental organizations and others involved with microcredit to promote best practices in the field, to stimulate the interchanging of knowledge, and to work towards reaching our goals.

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Microfinance Information eXchange, Inc. (The MIX)WashingtonDC20006USA202-659-9094www.mixmarket.orgEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services/Markets, MicroenterpriseUNCTAD Government of Luxembourg, CGAP Omidyar NetworkCSOPublic, Business Entrepreneurs, Communities, Citizen Sector OrgsOpen Society InstituteProvides data on 1,144 MFIs, 99 investors and 165 partnersTo help build the microfinance market infrastructure by offering data sourcing, benchmarking and monitoring tools, as well as specialized information services.

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Microfinance OpportunitiesWashingtonDC20006USA202-721-0050www.microfinanceopportunities.orgEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services/Markets, MicroenterpriseMonique CohenNAOmidyar NetworkCSOPoor People, Third World CountriesBill & Melinda Gates FoundationWorked with 7 partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe to develop a financial education curriculum for the poorTo facilitate an improvement in poor people’s lives by increasing their access to well-designed and well-delivered financial services.

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MicroVestBethesdaMD20814USA301-664-6680www.microvestfund.comEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services/Markets, MicroenterpriseCare, Meda,NAOmidyar NetworkBusinessBusiness Entrepreneurs, Poor, Underserved CommunitiesNAHas placed more than US $28 million in debt and equity investments with 24 microfinance institutions (MFIs) in 16 countriesTo provide capital to microfinance institutions; to help build capital markets for the micro-enterprise system; to support self-sustaining financial institutions that serve the poor.

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Mifos Project: Grameen Technology CenterSeattleWA98105USA206-325-6690www.mifos.orgEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services/Markets, Microenterprise, Technology/Information TechnologyGrameen Foundation's Technology CenterNAOmidyar NetworkCSOBusiness Entrepreneurs, Poor, Underserved CommunitiesNACan manage 1,000-100,000 clients; it is deployed in 5 countriesTo increase access to technology for all microfinance institutions, ultimately enabling them to extend their reach to the world’s poor.

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Milestones ProjectLittletonCO 80120USA303-572-3333www.milestonesproject.comLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Tolerance/Pluralism, Appropriate Technology,PhilanthropyRichard SteckelShelli SteckelCivic Ventures CSOCommunities, Volunteers, Students, Citizen Sector OrgsOur immediate goal is to reduce prejudice, intolerance and hatred in the next few years.

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Modest NeedsNew YorkNY10016USA212-463-7042www.modestneeds.orgEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services/Markets, MicroenterpriseKeith TaylorNAOmidyar NetworkCSOPoor, Working, Underserved CommunitiesNAIn 2006, assets $115,107, income $806,651To prevent otherwise financially self-sufficient individuals and families from entering the cycle of poverty, when this might be avoided with a small amount of well-timed financial assistance

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Morning Star FishermenDade CityFL33525USA352-523-2722 www.morningstarfishermen.orgEducation, LearningHunger, Adult EducationHans GeisslerSigrid GeisslerCivic Ventures CSOUnderserved CommunitiesWith all the technology at our disposal,why is there no permanent solution for starving people?At Morning Star Fishermen we have found a solution. Through the use of Tilapia, St. Peters Fish,we teach people here and around the world to grow their own protein and to use the by-products to grow vegetables in organic gardens.

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MOUSENew YorkNY10012USA212-920-3665 NALearning and EducationAccess to learning, appropriate technologyAndrew RasiejMicah L. SifryInterviewer ProposedCSOChildren, Educational Institutions, Students, TeachersNAserves tens of thousands of underserved youth in schools in five states (Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New York and Washington, DC) and has partnerships in over 20 countries.  The mission of MOUSE is to create technology-based opportunities that motivate underserved students to succeed in today’s information society.

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Multicultural Music Group (MMG)YonkersNY10701USA914-375-4096 multiculturalmusic.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Culteral Preservation, MusicLuis MojicaNAEchoing GreenCSOStudents, TeachersNASupported 25 music educators, 600 students per yearThe mission of the MMG is to provide performances, instruction and professional development in multicultural music as a tool to promote global understanding, cultural awareness, and academic achievement.

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Multicultural Youth Tour of What's Now (MYTOWN)BostonMA02118USA617-536-8696 www.mytowninc.orgCivic ParticipationCulteral Preservation, Urban Development, Youth DevelopmentKarilyn CrockettNAEchoing GreenCSOYouth, General CommunityNATrained 200 Boston teenagers mytown's (Multicultural Youth Tour of What's Now) mission is to use the process of sharing local history to empower young people and build appreciation of urban neighborhoods.

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MY TURN (America's Youth Teenage Unemployment Reduction Network)BrocktonMA02301USA508-580-2659 www.my-turn.orgLearning/ EducationYouth Development, Employment/LaborBarbara A. Duffy Paul ProtentisEMCFCSOYouth, StudentsLumina Foundation for Education3 programs at 21 sites in 14 metropolitan areas where more than 2,000 youth, ages 14 to 21 years, are served annuallyTo help youth develop goals, skills and the confidence needed to transition successfully into post-secondary education or training and the world of work.

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My Turn, Inc.BrocktonMA02301 USA508-580-2659 www.my-turn.orgLearning/EducationHigher Education, Capacity Building, Youth Development, Non-formal EducationCSOBusinesses, Educational Institutions, Public, Youth, Underserved CommunitiesEdna McConnell Clark Foundationmore than 20,000 young adultsMY TURN’s mission is to help youth develop goals, skills and the confidence needed to transition successfully into post-secondary education or training and the world of work. Founded in 1984, MY TURN is a community-based non-profit youth development agency working with 14 to 21 year-old in-school and out-of-school youth who are at a crossroad in their lives. MY TURN has a long history of working with employers, educational institutions, community agencies and families to provide education, work-based learning opportunities and jobs to youth.

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Myelin Repair FoundationSaratogaCA95070USA408-871-2410www.myelinrepair.orgHealthTechnology/Information Technology, Scott JohnsonNAOmidyar NetworkCSOHealth Care ProvidersThe Robert Wood Johnson FoundationTeam of 4 Principal Investigators, the research model of MS has been replicable in research on more than 40 different medical research organizations To accelerate the discovery of myelin repair treatments to improve the lives of people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), and to establish the Accelerated Research Collaboration™ (ARC™) model as a new paradigm for medical research.

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National Academy FoundationNew YorkNY10006USA212-635-2400www.naf.orgEducation Reform, Youth Development, Career-Based Learning Access to Learning/Education, Higher Education, Youth DevelopmentSanford I. WeillNAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Teachers, CommunityNew York Community TrustServe 3,000 students, 100 teachers, 100 business partnersNAF's small school vision emphasizes academic excellence while preparing students to pursue professional careers in the corporate sector. This vision has evolved into a premier reform model for public education throughout the country, and has helped inspire the contemporary small school/ small learning community movement.

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National Coaching FellowsChicagoIL60637USA330-980-0102http://www.nationalcoachingfellows.org/Civic EngagementYouth and Community DevelopmentPhillip KovoorNAInterviewer ProposedCSOUnderserved communities, YouthNAChicago YouthOur mission is to recruit and train the nation's most promising leaders to serve in high-needs schools as athletic coaches committed to the academic achievement, personal development, and athletic success of student-athletes.

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National Family Caregivers AssociationKensingtonMD20895-3944USA301-942-6430www.thefamilycaregiver.orgHealth, Empowerment, CaregiversSuzanne MintzCindy Fowler Civic Ventures CSOFamilies, CaregiversThe National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.

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National Math and Science InitiativeDallasTX75201USA214-665-2548www.nationalmathandscience.orgLearning/EducationTechnology/Information Technology, Youth DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Teachers, Organizations, NGOsThe Michael and Susan Dell FoundationNAAmerican students are falling behind in the essential subjects of math and science, putting our position in the global economy at risk. The mission of the National Math and Science Initiative is to help provide the ideas, inspiration, and resources to close the gap.

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National Spit Tobacco Education Program/Oral Health AmericaChicagoIL60611USA312-836-9900 www.nstep.orgEducation/LearningSustance AbuseJoe GaragiolaCivic Ventures CSOFamily, Public, Youth The Robert Wood Johnson FoundationOral Health America's National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP) was founded in 1994 as an effort to educate the baseball family and the American public about the dangers of smokeless or spit tobacco, and break the long-standing link between this potentially deadly drug and America's pastime.

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National Student PartnershipsWashingtonDC20001USA202-289-1151www.nspnet.orgCivic EngagementEducation, Volunteerism, Capacity BuildingKirsten E. Lodal Brian J. KreiterCivic Ventures CSOYouth, Underserved Communities, Students, DisabledThe Annie E. Casey FoundationNational Student Partnerships (NSP) is the nation's only year-round, student-led volunteer service organization that links people in need with the resources and opportunities necessary to become self-sufficient.

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Native American Community Academy (NACA)AlbuquerqueNM87108USA505-266-0992www.nacaschool.orgLearning/EducationCulteral Preservation, Youth DevelopmentKara BobroffNAEchoing GreenCharter SchoolStudentsNAServes 160 students in 6th-8th grades in 2008NACA is one of the first urban schools dedicated to the achievement of Native American students. The curricular framework for NACA blends an Integrated Curriculum, Wellness, Philosophy and Culture/Language context together to meet the over arching goal theme of “A commitment to community and service.” Programs and all curriculum include these three elements.

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Native American Treatment InterVention Education (NATIVE) ProjectSpokaneWA99201USA509-325-5502www.nativeproject.orgIndian Issues, Education, Substance Abuse, Health/WellnessSubstance Abuse, Health/Wellness, Cultural Preservation, Mental Health, Health Care Delivery, Youth Leadership DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOYouth, Children, Families, Community in Spokane CountyNANAOur mission is to provide quality services that promotes wellness and balance of mind, body and spirit for individuals, staff, families and communities.

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Neighbor to FamilyDaytona BeachFL32114USA386-523-1440www.neighbortofamily.orgHealthHousing, Youth DevelopmentGordon JohnsonNACivic Ventures CSOChildren, Families One of the most serious problems in the child welfare system is the separation of siblings when placed in foster care. Neighbor To Family keeps siblings together, minimizing their feelings of loss and abandonment.

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Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP)New YorkNY10012USA212-680-5100www.nedap.orgEconomic DevelopmentEquality/Rights, Poverty AlleviationSarah LudwigNAEchoing Green CSOCommunity Groups, Local Grassroots The Ford FoundationNANEDAP is a resource and advocacy center for community groups in New York City. Our mission is to promote community economic justice and to eliminate discriminatory economic practices that harm communities and perpetuate inequality and poverty.

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Neighborhood House, Inc SeattleWA98104USA206-461-8430www.nhwa.orgEconomic, Social Services, Early Childhood Education, EmploymentYouth Empowerment, Community Development/Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, Employment, Transportation, U.S. Citizenship, ESL, Seniors, Public Housing, Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS, Health/Wellness, Intercultural RelationsNANational Council of Jewish WomenThe Gates FoundationCSOImmigrants, Refugees, Low-Income PeopleNANAThe mission of Neighborhood House is to help diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, health, financial independence and community building.

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Neighborhood Partnership FundPortlandOR97205USA503-226-3001 www.tnpf.orgHousing, Communities, Economic Development Community Development, Resident Services, Policy/Advocacy, Human Capital Development, Asset BuildingNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income Families, Individuals The Meyer Memorial TrustNANFP's innovative leadership and resources support the creation of affordable homes, healthy communities and economic opportunities for low-income Oregonians.

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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)New YorkNY10005USA212-232-3333 www.nfte.comLearning/EducationEntrepreneurship, Social EnterpriseSteve Mariotti NACivic Ventures CSOYouth, Underserved Communities Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/ The Goldman Sachs FoundationNow, more than twenty years later, NFTE’s mission is to provide entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities. The program has a proven track record of success. It is frequently used as a model for other programs to teach business knowledge and the resulting business formation.

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New America FoundationWashingtonDC20009USA202-986-2700www.newamerica.netResearch, Information, Statistics, Policy solutionsEconomic Growth, Education, Energy, Environment, Family/Children, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, Health Policy, Ownership/Assets, Political Reform, Retirement Security, Technology, Trade/GlobalizationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOPolicy Makers, General PublicNANANew America's mission is animated by the American ideal that each generation will live better than the last. With an emphasis on big ideas, impartial analysis and pragmatic solutions, New America invests in outstanding individuals whose ability to communicate to wide and influential audiences can change the country's policy discourse in critical areas, bringing promising new ideas and debates to the fore.

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New America MediaSan FranciscoCA94103USA415-503-4170news.newamericamedia.orgEconomic Development, Civic EngagementIntercultural Relations, Media/CommunicationsAlexandra Sandy CloseNACivic Ventures CSOMinorities, Immigrants, Youth, Elderly NAM is dedicated to bringing the voices of the marginalized - ethnic minorities, immigrants, young people, elderly - into the national discourse. The communities of the New America will then be better informed, better connected to one another, and better able to influence policy makers.

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New Creations Community OutreachDetroitMI48202USA313-875-3883www.nccoinc.orgHuman RightsAccess to Learning/Education, Income Generation, Tolerance/PluralismJoseph WilliamsNAAshokaCSOCommunities, Prisoners, PublicW. K. Kellogg FoundationTrained mentors in 25 cities and 18 states, established a national database of 3,000 faith-based prisoner reentry service providers The mission of New Creations Community Outreach (NCCO), Inc. is to encourage, train and support local churches in building their capacity to more effectively minister to disadvantaged individuals and families.

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New Leaders For New SchoolsNew YorkNY10010USA646-792-1070www.nlns.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Education Reform, Capacity BuildingBenjamin FentonJon works CSOChildren, Families, Teachers/Educators, Students, Communities, Educational InstitutionsNAThe mission of New Leaders for New Schools is to ensure high academic achievement for every student by attracting and preparing outstanding leaders and supporting the performance of the urban public schools they lead at scale.

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New Mexico Community FoundationSanta FeNM87501USA505-820-6860www.nmcf.orgGrants Provider, Technical Assistance, Training, HIV/AIDS, Health Youth Development, Rural Livelihoods, Aging, Health Care, Access to Education/Learning, Equity, Early Childhood Education, Border Region, Women/Girls/FamiliesNANAThe Gates FoundationCSONon-Profit Organizations, Grass Roots Organizations, Families New MexicoThe Ford FoundationNAThe New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF) is a statewide endowment building and grant-making organization that serves and invests in New Mexico’s communities and their people. As a steward of community resources, NMCF supports a quality of life that reflects the diverse values, traditions, beauty and dreams of New Mexico. Building community wealth and relationships, maximizing community capacity and self-reliance are at the heart of the organization's work.

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New Orleans OutreachNew OrleansLA70130USA504-654-1060www.nooutreach.comLearning/EducationEducation ReformJason MossNAEchoing GreenCSOYouthNAStudents 5-18 years old in New OrleansThe mission of New Orleans Outreach is to improve the quality of public education at our partner schools. We do this by linking volunteers and community resources through programs that respond to the needs of each school.

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New ProfitCambridgeMA2141USA617-252-3220http://newprofit.com/Economic DevelopmentSocial Entrepreneurship NANAInterviewer Proposed?Business Entrepreneurs Monitor GroupNANew Profit Inc. exists to help visionary social entrepreneurs and their organizations bring about widespread and transformative impact on critical social problems. New Profit works to fulfill this mission with two approaches: 1) providing financial and strategic support to selected social entrepreneurs and their organizations to help them create widespread impact, and 2) helping to build an environment that enables all social entrepreneurs and their organizations to create widespread, transformative impact.

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New Schools Fund dba NewSchools Venture FundSan FranciscoCA94105USA415-615-6860www.newschools.orgPublic Education Reform, Economic Suport,Kim SmithJohn Doerr, Brook ByersThe Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income, Minority Children, Underserved CommunitiesThe William and Flora Hewlett Foundation NA

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New Urban ArtsProvidenceRI02903USA401-751-4556www.newurbanarts.orgCivic ParticipationArt, Youth DevelopmentTyler Denmead NAEchoing GreenCSOYouth, StudentsNA 950 students, 150 artist mentors participated since 1997Our mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives.

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New Visions For Public Schools IncNew YorkNY10014USA212-645-5110www.newvisions.orgEducation Reform, Learning, Public SchoolsLeadership Coaching, Capacity Building, Appropriate Technology, ESL, Adolescent Literacy, Higher Education, Community InvolvementNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Families, TeachersJohn D. and Catherine T MacArthur FoundationNANew Visions for Public Schools, founded in 1989, is the largest education reform organization dedicated to improving the quality of education children receive in New York City's public schools. Working with the public and private sectors, New Visions develops programs and policies to energize teaching and learning and to raise the level of student achievement.

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NOLA 180 New OrleansLA70119USA504-352-4453www.nola180.orgLearning/EducationEducation ReformJohn AlfordNAEchoing GreenCSOHigh School Students NANAOur mission is to transform failed public schools into high-performing charter schools that prepare all studetns for college and the competitive world beyond.

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Nonprofit finance FundNew YorkNY10018USA212-868-6710www.nonprofitfinancefund.orgEconomic Development, Civic EngagementCapacity Building, PhilanthropyNANACSOBusiness Entrepreneurs, Citizen Sector OrgsThe Annie E. Casey FoundationNonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) is a national leader in helping nonprofits strengthen their financial health andimprove their capacities to serve their communities -- through nonprofit loans, a wide array of financial consulting offerings, growth capital services and nonprofit advocacy.

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North Carolina New Schools Project, IncRaleighNC27612USA919-277-3760www.newschoolsproject.orgEducation Reform, Grants Provider, Improve Public High SchoolsEducation Reform, Higher Education, Professional DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOHigh Schools, Communities, Disadvantaged, Minority studentsNANAThe North Carolina New Schools Project (NCNSP) works to accelerate systemic, sustainable innovation in secondary schools across the state so that, in time, every high school in North Carolina graduates every student ready for college, careers and life in the society and economy of the 21st century.

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Northeast Community Center AssociationSpokaneWA 99207USA509-487-1603www.necca.myspokane.netCivic ParticipationCivic/Community ParticipationCelina PearceNAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Youth, Poor CommunitiesNANAOur mission is to strive to improve the quality of life for residents of northeast Spokane, with emphasis on social, health, economic, education and recreation needs.

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Northwest Family Life Learning and Counseling CenterSeattleWA98125USA206-363-9601www.northwestfamilylife.orgDomestic Violence, Abuse, Family, HealingViolence/Abuse Advocacy, Mental Health, Health/Wellness, Community Education/Violence Awareness NANAThe Gates FoundationCSOWomen, Men, Families, ChildrenNAServes 300 women per yearThe mission of Northwest Family Life is “to assist individuals and families in finding hope and healing when faced with the pain of domestic violence and related issues.” We come along side those who are willing to make changes in their destructive relationships. It is very difficult to face the pain, and to make public what has happened behind closed doors. It involves taking responsibility for those behaviors, and making changes that endure. Difficult, but not impossible!

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Northwest Workers’ Justice Project PortlandOR97205USA503-525-8454www.nwjp.orgHuman RightsEmployment/Labor, Non-formal Education, Law/Legal ReformMichael DaleMia ButzbaughEchoing GreenCSOLow-Wage, Contingent, Immigrant Workers NANANorthwest Workers' Justice Project ("NWJP") is dedicated to improving enforcement of the workplace and organizing rights of low-wage, contingent, and immigrant workers in the Northwest, and especially in metropolitan Portland, Oregon.

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NOVICALos AngelesCA90064USA310-479-6685 www.novica.comEconomic DevelopmentConscious Consumerism, Income GenerationArmenia Nercessian de OliveiraRoberto Milk, Andy MilkSchwabCSOWorkers/Laborers NAEmploy 132 people in seven regions To give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. To create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.

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NPower SeattleSeattleWA98144USA206-286-8880www.npowerseattle.orgTechnology Resources, Information, Non-Profit OrganizationsNetworking, Technology Strategy/Planning, Databases/CRM, Website Development, TrainingNANAThe Gates FoundationCSONonprofit Organizations, Foundations, StaffThe Seattle Foundation/ W.K. Kellogg FoundationHelp 1,200 local nonprofits, training12,700 employees and volunteersNPower Seattle's mission is to help Puget Sound nonprofits use technology to better serve their communities.

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Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)DenverCO80203USA303-327-4240www.nursefamilypartnership.orgHealthEarly Childhood Development, Healthcare Delivery, Reproductive HealthDavid Olds NAEMCFCSOChildren, Women, FamiliesThe Robert Wood Johnson FoundationThe programs have reached 69,000 young women in 22 statesThe Nurse-Family Partnership National Office supports communities in implementing a cost-effective, evidence-based nurse home visitation program to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and self-sufficiency for eligible first-time parents.

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Nurses for Newborns Foundation St. LouisMO63119USA314-544-3433www.nfnf.orgHealthChild Care, Health Care DeliverySharon RohrbachNACivic Ventures CSOYouth, Disabled, Public, FamiliesWe provide a safety net for families most at risk; to help prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect through home based programs that provide education, healthcare and positive parenting skills.

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Odyssey Youth CenterSpokaneWA99202USA509-325-3637www.odysseyyouth.orgHealthNon-formal Education, Capacity Building, Youth Development, Equality/RightsNASpokane Regional Health DistrictThe Gates FoundationCSOHomosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, YouthThe Heinz EndowmentNAOur mission is to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their allies to provide a safe place, education and advocacy to promote positive growth and self empowerment.

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Old Growth FreeVancouverBCV5N 4A3CAN604-253-4808 ext. 24www.oldgrowthfree.comEnvironmentConscious Consumerism, Conservation/Preservation, Natural Resource ManagementNicole RycroftNAAshokaFoundation Businesses, General PublicMarkets Initiative Fund200 Publishing Businesses adopted eco-friendly practices saving 190,000 trees Our mission is to protect the world’s ancient and endangered forests and biodiversity by shifting corporate demand - and use - to ecologically sustainable paper products and reducing overall consumption.

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Omega Boys Club - Street SoldiersSan FranciscoCA94107USA800-765-3437 www.street-soldiers.orgHealthConflict Resolution, Violence and AbuseJoseph MarshallJack JacquaAshokaCSOMinorities, YouthThe California EndowmentTrained 1,117 adults and 756 school personnel affecting 12,096 students The Omega Boys Club/Street Soldiers mission is to keep young people alive and unharmed by violence and free from incarceration. We provide youth with opportunity and support to build positive lives for themselves, and move into contributing roles in society.

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On The RiseCambridgeMA02139USA617-497-7968 www.ontherise.orgHealthNutrition Wellness, Housing, Mental Health, Poverty AlleviationKatya FelsNAEchoing GreenCSOHomeless Women, Drug AddictsNAAssists 300 women a yearOn The Rise’s mission is to support the initiative and strength of women living in crisis or homelessness. In a physically and psychologically safe environment, we build the relationships and provide the tools that each woman needs to rise to her potential.

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One Acre FundEvanstonIL60201USAwww.oneacrefund.orgHealthNutrition/Wellness, HungerAndrew YounNADraper Richards FoundationCSOFarmers, East AfricaNAServe 2,000 farm familiesOur mission is to empower chronically hungry farm families in East Africa to permanently lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.

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One Economy CorporationWashingtonDC20036USA202-393-0051www.one-economy.comEconomic DevelopmentPoverty Alleviation, Information Technology, Appropriate TechnologyNANACivic Ventures CSOUnderserved Communities, Youth, PublicOne Economy Corporation is a global nonprofit organization that uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to low-income people, giving them valuable tools for building better lives.

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OneWorld Now!SeattleWA98104USA206-223-7703www.oneworld-now.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Youth DevelopmentKristin HaydenNAAshokaCSOStudents, YouthBill & Melinda Gates FoundationServe 100 students from 5 Seattle public high schools a yearOur Mission is to provide international learning experiences to underserved youth through world language studies, transformational leadership training, study abroad scholarships and college and career opportunities.

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Opening Minds Through the ArtsTucsonAZ85719USA520-225-4656 www.omaproject.orgEducationYouth Development, Early Childhood DevelopmentGene JonesCivic Ventures CSOStudents, Teachers, ChildrenThe Stocker FoundationOMA is a nationally recognized research-based program that integrates the arts into teaching reading, writing, math and science in public elementary and middle schools. Currently, over 19,000 students and 700 teachers in 44 schools in the Tucson Unified School District are participating in the OMA program working with 53 Teaching Artists. OMA staff is available for consultation with other school districts as well. OMA works!

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Organic School ProjectChicagoIL60610USA312-981-3933http://www.organicschoolproject.org/HealthYouth Development, Education/Learning, HealthcareGreg ChristianNAInterviewer ProposedCSOYouthThe Lazzara Family Foundation, New Frontiers FoundationNAThe Organic School Project (OSP) combats childhood obesity and related health epidemics through our Grow. Teach. Feed. Model, laying the foundation for youth to build sustainable lifestyles.

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Ounce of Prevention FundChicagoIL60603USA312-922-3863www.ounceofprevention.orgChild Development, Education,Early Childhood Education, Parent EngagementIrving B. HarrisNAThe Gates FoundationCSOAt-Risk ChildrenThe Irving Harris FoundationServes 3,500 children, families a yearThe Ounce of Prevention Fund is dedicated to ensuring that, beginning at birth, children in low-income families can overcome the challenges of poverty and enter kindergarten fully prepared to achieve. They believe it far more cost-effective, and caring, to help at risk children and their parents build healthy foundations than to treat problems later in life.

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Our EducationSaint LouisMO 63105USA314-260-7938www.oured.orgHuman RightsHigher Education, Education Reform, Law/Legal Reform Citizen/Community ParticipationAaron TangEthan HuttEchoing Green CSOYouth, Students K-12, TeachersThe Heinz Family PhilanthropiesMembership of 15,000 youthOur Education is the voice of young people across the country who believe that all American children should have access to high quality education. Created as a response to the sad reality that the most critical stakeholders in education—students themselves—do not have a voice in school reform efforts, Our Education’s mission is to improve K-12 education by engaging and empowering America’s youth in a national movement for better schools.

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Our Piece of the Pie (formerly Southend Community Services)HartfordCT06105USA860-761-7300www.opp.orgCivic Engagement, Learning/EducationYouth Development, Non-formal EducationNANAEMCFCSOYouth, Urban Dwellers, Educational Institutions, Community OrganizationsThe Annie E. Casey Foundation Serves 3,500 youth between the ages of 14 and 24 and helps them become successful adultsTo help Hartford's young people, regardless of any challenges and adversity they have endured, to maximize their potential and lead productive lives

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Outdoor ExplorationsMedfordMA02155USA781-395-4999www.outdoorexplorations.orgEnvironmentCivic/Community Participation, DisabilitiesCarolyn BessNAEchoing Green CSODisable, General PublicNA2,000 participants, 60 volunteers, 13,000 people servedOutdoor Explorations makes the outdoors a welcoming place to people with disabilities. Through our innovative, cooperative, and fun approach, we break down the barriers that prevent people from living life to the fullest. Our adventure programs, training, and community service enable people of all abilities to discover and value their own and others' unique strengths.

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PartnerCom CorporationNew YorkNY10128USA212-987-6070www.partner-com.comCivic Engagement Corruption, Public PolicySusan Schiffer StautbergNACivic Ventures CSOBusinesses, Citizen Sector OrgsIn our speed-driven economy, one great idea at the right moment can make the difference between market dominance and stagnation. To obtain these exciting ideas, an increasing number of companies and organizations are creating Advisory Boards to increase brainpower and profits. Advisory Boards help you innovate, problem solve, gain market share, develop new products and services and find new business opportunities These councils save you time and money. They have bottom line impact. Outside experts can both spot vulnerabilities you can address and opportunities you can capitalize on. They help you to know how to choose and use useful information quickly in order to seize an opening.

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Partners in Care Foundation San FernandoCA 91340USA818-837-3775 www.picf.orgHealthcare, Social Services ReformJune Simmons NACivic Ventures CSOFamilies, PublicThe California Endowment Partners in Care (Partners) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for shaping a new vision of health care by partnering with organizations, families and community leaders in the work of changing healthcare systems, changing communities and changing lives.

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Partners In Caring (PIC) DurhamNC27710USA919-681-6261www.dukehealth.org/Services/DART/Health, Treatment, Care, Patients with HIV/AIDSDagney JochemNACivic Ventures CSOCommunities, Youth, HIV/AIDS EffectedThe Duke University AIDS Research and Treatment (DART) Center provides outstanding HIV/AIDS patient care, fosters innovative but responsible clinical research, and trains medical practitioners in HIV/AIDS clinical care.

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Partners In School InnovationSan FranciscoCA94107USA415-824-6196www.partnersinschools.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Education ReformJulien PhillipsKim Grose Echoing Green CSOLow-Income African American, Latino, English Learner Students NAServes 4 to all 12 downtown elementary schools in San JoseOur Mission is to enable public schools in high-poverty Bay Area communities - serving students of color and English-language learners - to achieve educational equity through school-based reform.

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Partnership for Children’s Rights /Legal Services for Children, IncNYUSA212-683-7999www.pfcr.orgLearning/EducationCriminal Justice, LawWarren SinsheimerNACivic Ventures CSOChildren, Street ChildrenNew York Community Trust Partnership for Children’s Rights (PFCR) is a not-for-profit law firm dedicated to helping disadvantaged children throughout New York City. We firmly believe that each child deserves the right to develop his or her potential and grow into an independent, self-sufficient adult.

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Partnership For Public ServiceWashingtonDC20005USA202-775-9111 www.ourpublicservice.orgCivic EngagementPublic Policy, Democracy, Municipal Services, Corruption, Community ParticipationSamuel J. HeymanNACSOGovernment, Public, Businesses, Business Entrepreneurs, CommunitiesThe Ford FoundationThe Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

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Pat Graney Company/Keeping the Faith - The Prison ProjectSeattleWA98144-2099USA206-329-3705 http://www.patgraney.org/faith.htmlHuman RightsArtsPat Graney NAThe Gates FoundationCSOIncarcerated Women, Girls in Pre-Release Programs The National Endowment for the ArtsNAKeeping the Faith-the Prison Project (non-religious) is an arts residency program designed to enable incarcerated women and girls to discover a sense of identity within themselves and to develop that identity within the context of community - through the vehicles of performance, video documentation and a published anthology of their writings.

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PATHSeattleWA98107USA206-285-3500www.path.orgHealthTechnology/Information Technology, Health Care DeliveryGordon PerkinRichard Mahoney, and Gordon DuncanSchwabCSOGovernments, Underserved CommunitiesBill & Melinda Gates FoundationWorking in more than 65 countries, 28 offices in 18 countriesTo improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors

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Patients Like MeCambridgeMA02142USAwww.patientslikeme.orgHealth, Civic EngagementTechnology/ Information TechnologyBenjamin HeywoodJeff Cole, James Heywood Omidyar NetworkCSOHealthcare Professionals, Disabled (Mental/Physical), HIV/AIDS Affected, Citizen Sector Orgs, PublicNAThousands of patients with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Parkinson's Disease (PD) use PatientsLikeMe to better manage their overall health, treatments, and symptomsTo provide a better, more effective way to capture valuable results and share them with patients, healthcare professionals, and industry organizations that are trying to treat the disease.

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Payment Reporting, Build Credit, Inc. (PRBC)AnnapolisMD21401USA877-772-2123 www.prbc.comEconomic DevelopmentTecnology/ Information Technology, Consumer Protection, Financial Services/ MarketsMichael G. NathansNAOmidyar NetworkBusinessBusiness Entrepreneurs, PublicNAService to the over 50 million people with limited or no credit To enable consumers and small business owners to build a credit file and score, based on their history of making rent and other recurring bill payments, that can be used to demonstrate creditworthiness when applying for housing, credit, insurance, and employment.

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Peace GamesBostonMA02210USA617-261-3833www.peacegames.orgCivic EngagementTolerance/Pluralism, Violence and Abuse, Youth DevelopmentFrancelia ButlerNAAshokaCSOChildren, Youth, General CommunitiesNAHas worked with over 20,000 school students, 9,000 family members, recruited and trained over 2,100 volunteersPeace Games empowers students to create their own safe classrooms and communities by forming partnerships with elementary schools, families and young adult volunteers.

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Peer Health ExchangeNew YorkNY10036USA212-735-2844www.peerhealthexchange.orgHealth, Learning/EducationHealth Care Delivery, Nutrition/Wellness, Non-formal Education, Reproductive Health Louise E. DavisKaty Dion CSOStudents, Youth, Underserved Communities, CaregiversNew York Community Trust Peer Health Exchange gives teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education. Their vision is to give as many teenagers as possible the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions by building a health education organization that serves teenagers nationwide.

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Peninsula Partnership for Children, Youth and Families/Community Foundation Silicon ValleyMountain ViewCA94040-1498USA650-450-5400www.siliconvalleycf.orgCivic EngagementPhilanthropyAudrey SeymourTheodore and Frances LilienthalEchoing Green CSOCSOs, San Mateo and Santa Clara CA CommunitiesNAServes more 6,000 childrenThe mission of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation is to strengthen the common good, improve quality of life and address the most challenging problems. We do this through visionary community leadership, world-class donor services and effective grantmaking.

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People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER)San FranciscoCA94103USA415-864-8372 www.unite-to-fight.orgHuman RightsEquality/Rights, Poverty Alleviation, Employment/Labor, Civic/Community ParticipationSteve WilliamsNAEchoing GreenCSOLow-Wage Workers NANAPOWER is an organization made up of and led by no- and low-wage workers fighting for real change. As an organization of largely women and people of color, POWER connects its struggle with the struggle of other working people around the world who make up the backbone of the global economy. In order to build a movement that can change the world, no- and low-wage workers are creating organizations like POWER so that we can rid the world of poverty and oppression — once and for all.

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People United through Learning and Leadership (PULL)Mountain View CA94043-2623USA650-962-8775www.projectpull.org Civic EngagementNon-formal Education, Youth Development, Cultural PreservationJulius ParasNAEchoing GreenCSOYouth, Individuals, Educators, Community OrganizationsThe California EndowmentNAOut mission is to build a community of learners and leaders through engaging in the innovative and effective application of community-based, academic, media, professional, spiritual, and technological resources toward projects which enrich the lives of Pilipino American young people and the communities in which they live, learn, and lead.

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People's Institute for Survival and BeyondNew OrleansLA70119USA504-301-9292www.pisab.orgHuman RightsEquality/Rights, Intercultural Relations/Race, Tolerance/PluralismRonald Chisom Jim Dunn AshokaCSOEducational Institutions, Minorities, PublicNANearly 200,000 people trained The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), is a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation.

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Philanthropy RoundtableWashingtonDC20036USA202-822-8333www.philanthropyroundtable.orgGrant Making, Philanthropy Assistance, Information ResourcesPublic Policy/Charitable ReformLeslie LenkowskyNAThe Gates FoundationCSOIndividual Donors, Foundation Trustees, Staff, Corporate Giving OfficersNAMembership of 540 philanthropic organizations, familiesThe Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, to protect philanthropic freedom, to assist donors in achieving their philanthropic intent, and to help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility in America and abroad.

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Photo SensitiveMississuagaOntarioL4W L18CAN905-282-9074http://www.photosensitive.com/Civic EngagementMedia/Communitcation, AdvocacyAndrew StawickiPeter RobertsonInterviewer ProposedCSOUnderserved CommunitiesNANAHarnessing the Power of the camera to achieve social goals

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Picture ThisMontrealQuebecH4A 1G2CAN514-484-1145http://www.picturethis.ca/Civic EngagementMedia/CommunicationsMaureen MarovitchDavid FinchInterviewer ProposedBusinessBusinesses, nonprofits in need of a production companyNANAEngaging with your world • Tackling contemporary social issues

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Pioneer Human ServicesSeattleWA 98108USA206-768-1990www.pioneerhumanserv.comCivic Engagement Housing, Employment/Labor, Capacity Building, Equality/RightsJack DaltonNACSOCommunities, Homeless, Prisoners, Substance Abusers/Addicts, Social Workers, Business EntrepreneursentrepreneursNAOver 100,000 people served.Pioneer Human Services improves the lives of people on the margins of society through an integrated array of services including: housing, employment/training, treatment, counseling, and corrections. They believe that every individual has untapped potential and, given the chance for change, can become a contributing member of their community.

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Pivot Legal Society VancouverBCV6A 1R1CAN604-255-9700 www.pivotlegal.orgHuman RightsEquality/Rights, Law and Legal ReformJohn Richardson NAAshokaCSO Underserved CommunitiesNAPivot's mandate is to take a strategic approach to social change, using the law to address the root causes that undermine the quality of life of those most on the margins.

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Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN)VancouverBCV5R 5W2CAN604-439-9566 www.plan.caHealth, Human RightsDisabilitiesAl EtmanskiVickie CammackAshokaCSO Disabled People and their FamiliesJ.W. McConnell Family Foundation Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) is a non-profit organization established by and for families committed to future planning and securing a good life for their relative with a disability.

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Plugged InEast Palo AltoCA94303USA650-322-1134 www.pluggedin.org Learning/EducationNon-formal Education, Technology/Information Technology, Youth DevelopmentBart DecremNAEchoing Green CSOLow-Income Children, Youth The David and Lucile Packard FoundationPlugged In connects individuals and cultivates minds by creating the opportunity to produce, express, and contribute using technology.

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Polaris ProjectWashingtonDC20013USA202-745-1001www.polarisproject.orgHuman RightsChild Protection, TraffickingDerek Ellerman Katherine Chon AshokaCSOGovernment, info@priorityfilms.com <info@priorityfilms.com>NAProfessional staff of over 20, with 5 local offices in the United States and JapanPolaris Project is committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and to strengthening the anti-trafficking movement through a comprehensive approach.

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Population Resource CenterWashingtonDC20009USA202-467-5030wwww.prcdc.orgHuman RightsPublic Policy, Law/Legal ReformHenry McIntyreNAThe Gates FoundationCSOPolicymakers, Regional Foundations, State, Local Organizations Houston EndowmentNAOur mission is to promote the use of accurate population data and sound, objective analysis of this data in the making of public policy.

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Portland ImpactPortlandOR97216USA503-988-6000www.portlandimpact.orgEmpowerment, Poverty, Disability, HousingPoverty Alleviation, Housing, Employment/Labor, Youth Development, Family Counseling/Services, Adult Education, Disabled, Seniors, TransportationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income Children, Adolescents, Disables, SeniorsNAserves 70,000 children, families, seniors, adults a year Portland Impact's mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty.

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Positive Coaching AlliancePalo AltoCA94303USA866-725-0024www.positivecoach.org Learning/EducationNon-formal Education, Youth DevelopmentJim ThompsonNAAshokaCSOTeachers, Educators, YouthAshoka FoundationPartnership with 1,100 sports organizations, conducted 6,000 workshopsPositive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a nonprofit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission to transform youth sports so sports can transform youth. PCA was created to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience.

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Potlatch FundSeattleWA98104USA206-624-6076www.potlatchfund.orgGrant Making, Leadership DevelopmentEconomic Development, Natural Resource Protection, Cultural Preservation, Civic ParticipationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOGrantmakers, Tribes, Native groups, Native Grant Seekers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Western MontanaMarguerite Casey FoundationNAPotlatch Fund’s mission is to inspire the Native tradition of giving in Northwest Indian Country to promote economic development, natural resource protection, education, cultural preservation, civic participation, and the overall health of Native people and their communities.

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Power of HopeBellinghamWA98229USA360-671-7390www.powerofhope.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Youth DevelopmentCharlie Murphy Peggy TaylorAshokaCSOVolunteers, YouthBill & Melinda Gates FoundationThe Power of Hope unleashes the positive potential of youth through arts-centered intergenerational and multicultural learning programs that value self-awareness, leadership, community and social change.

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Powerful SchoolsSeattleWA98144USA206-722-5543www.powerfulschools.orgReading, Staff Development, Writing, Art Education Reform, Access to Learning/Education, Community Engagement, Literacy, ArtsJohn MuirNAThe Gates FoundationCSOYouth, Children, Families, General CommunityThe Seattle FoundationServes 2,361 students in 7 public elementary schools in Southeast Seattle.Powerful Schools engages children in learning by partnering with high needs Southeast Seattle public elementary schools to provide literacy and arts programs and to build communities that encourage student achievement.

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Powerful VoicesSeattleWA98122USA206-860-1026www.powerfulvoices.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Capacity Building, Non-formal EducationJulie EdsforthNAThe Gates FoundationCSOAdolescent Girls in Seattle W. K. Kellogg FoundationNAThe organization was formed to address issues at their root, by instilling leadership skills, fostering the development of critical thinking, and promoting the individual potential in adolescent girls. Our mission is firmly rooted in our belief that strong girls become strong women.

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Pratt Fine Arts CenterSeattleWA98144-2206USA206-328-2200www.pratt.orgArts, Education, Creative DevelopmentYouth Empowerment, Art EducationEdwin T. PrattNAThe Gates FoundationCSOPeople of Color, Local Community, General People NAServed 3,200 students and 500 working artistsPratt Fine Arts Center is an arts education and resource center dedicated to promoting creative development and artistic engagement to the local and global community.

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Princeton Project 55PrincetonNJ08540USA609-921-8808www.project55.orgLearning/EducationCapacity Building, Higher EducationChet SafianNACivic Ventures CSOStudents, CommunitiesPrinceton Project 55 inspires and builds civic leadership among alumni and students by engaging them in significant activities that influence and improve our society.

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Project 18EducationAdult Education, VolunteerismGloria Jackson BaconMichael EdwardsCivic Ventures CSOChildren, Families, Youth

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Project GRAD Houston Houston TX77220-5568 USA832-325-0325www.projectgradhouston.orgEducation Reform, Quality Public Education James KetelsenNACivic Ventures CSOStudents, Working Poor, Families, TeachersProject GRAD Houston’s goal is to see at least 80% of entering ninth graders graduate from high school and at least 50% of those graduates attend college. Addressing improved academic preparation and creating a fertile ground for cultural change are essential to achieving these goals.

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Project HealthBostonMA02118USA617-414-3635www.projecthealth.orgHealthHealth Care Delivery, Capacity Building, Poverty AlleviationRebecca Onie Barry ZuckermanCSOCaregivers, Communities, Students, Educational Institutions, VolunteersOpen Society InstituteBreaking the link between poverty and poor health.

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ProsperSan FranciscoCA94104USAwww.prosper.comEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services/ Markets, MicroenterpriseChris LarsenJohn WitchelOmidyar NetworkBusinessPublic, Business Entrepreneurs, CommunitiesNAIt has 500,000 members and $100 million in loans, with the maximum $25,000 loan To allow anyone to participate in hundreds of loans to people all across the country, and to give people looking for a loan access to those people looking to make loans.

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Public AlliesMilwaukeeWI53203USA414-273-0533 www.publicallies .orgCivic EngagementCapacity Building, Community Participation, Philanthropy, VolunteerismKatrina BrowneVanessa KirschCSOYouth, Volunteers, Students, Citizen Sector Orgs, CommunitiesWilliam & Flora Hewlett FoundationPublic Allies is changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country. The organization's mission is to advance new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation.

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Public Interest Productions IncSanta MonicaCA90401USA310-593-6100www.publicinterest.tvPublic Service Advertising, Information, EducationRenewable Energy, STDs/HIV/AIDS, LGBT Rights, Child Health Care, Technology, Children/Families, Discrimination, Substance AbuseNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOEntertainment Industry, General Public, StudentsNANAPublic Interest is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that creates high impact public service advertising. Public Interest addresses the social issues that challenge humanity and they inspire movements.

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Public Interest ProjectsNew YorkNY10004USA212-764-1508 ext. 216www.racialjusticecollaborative.org/pip.cfmHuman RightsEquality/Rights, PhilanthropyNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOConsumers, General PublicNANAPublic Interest Projects (PIP) brings together and strengthens the work of philanthropic institutions, nonprofit groups and other public interest organizations sharing a vision of a society that ensures justice, dignity and opportunity for all people.

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Public Patent FoundationNew YorkNY10018USA212-796-0570www.pubpat.orgHuman RightsNon-formal Education, Intellectual PropertyDaniel RavicherNAEchoing Green CSOInventorsNANAThe Public Patent Foundation (“PUBPAT”) is a not-for-profit legal services organization that represents the public's interests against the harms caused by errors in the patent system, particularly the harms caused by undeserved patents and unsound patent policy.

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Puget Sound Educational Service DistrictRentonWA98057-5221USA425-917-7600 www.psesd.orgEducational Services, Leadership, LearningAdministrative/Financial Services, Early Childhood Education, Youth Developent, Substance Abuse, Access to Education/Learning, Community Participation, Adult Education, Employment Services, Disabled, Technology NANAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Teachers, FamiliesNAincludes 35 school districts and more than 200 private schools The overarching mission of Puget Sound Educational Service District is to create conditions favorable to educational communities to achieve success for all students. As a result of the organization's efforts, school districts will be better able to: improve student learning; increase leadership capacity; improve safety, civility and support in learning environments; increase economic efficiencies and resources; and increase family and community engagement.

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Pura Vida CoffeeSeattleWA98103USA206-328-9606 www.puravidacoffee.comEconomic DevelopmentConscious Consumerism, Microentreprise, Social EntrepriseJohn Sage Chris DearnleyAshokaCSOFarmers, Sharecroppers, Families, PublicNAPurchased 500,000 lbs of Fair Trade coffee, resulting in $250,000 income to growing communitiesThe mission of Pura Vida is to Create Good by using business to empower producers, motivate consumers, inspire business leaders, and, ultimately, serve the poor.

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PUSH BuffaloBuffaloNY14201USA716-796-5008www.pushbuffalo.orgEconomic DevelopmentHousing, Urban Development, Poverty Alleviation, Citizen ParticipationAaron BartleyNAEchoing Green CSOWest Side of Buffalo Community, Government, Landlords, Underserved Communities, Working PoorNARebuilt 200 homes, goal 400 weatherized homes per yearPUSH is a grassroots, non-profit community organization working to rebuild the West Side of Buffalo. PUSH strives to increase property ownership by low-income residents through the PUSH Community Housing Co-op.

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Quest BridgePalo AltoCA94301USA888-275-2054 www.questbridge.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Higher EducationMichael McCulloughMarc LawrenceAshokaFoundation Teachers, Educators, StudentsThe William and Flora Hewlett FoundationHelp 20-40 students a year from a list of 1,000-2,000 applicants a year QuestLeadership is a part of the Quest Scholars Program, and is a mentorship and leadership-training program for exceptionally bright, low income students with interests in higher education, leadership, and professional careers. QuestBridge is a program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges.

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RAND CorporationSanta MonicaCA90401-3208USA310-393-0411www.rand.orgImprove Policy, Research, Analysis, Social, Economic Issues Education, Poverty, Crime, Environment, National SecurityH. H. Arnold Edward Bowles, Lauris Norstad, Curtis LeMay, Donald Douglas, Arthur Raymond, Franklin CollbohmThe Gates FoundationCSODecisionmakers, Public, Private Sectors, Scholars W.K. Kellogg Foundation NAThe RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.

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RareArlingtonVA22201USA703-522-5070www.rareconservation.orgEnvironmentConservation/PreservationDavid HillNAOmidyar NetworkCSOPublic, Government, Citizen Sector Orgs, EcosystemsNAIt locally runs conservation programs in over 40 countries, inspiring millions of people on 5 continents to care for their local environmentTo conserve imperiled species and ecosystems around the world by inspiring people to care about and protect nature.

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RealbenefitsBostonMA02108USA617-275-2829www.realbenefits.org/wv/index.phpEconomic Development, LearningInformation Techology, Capacity BuildingEnrique Balaguer NACivic Ventures CSOFamilies, Working Poor, Communities, Citizen Sector OrgsThe Annie E. Casey FoundationHealth care providers, local government, and human service organizations are using RealBenefits web-based services to screen uninsured and lower income clients for program eligibility and speed up the enrollment process.

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RealbenefitsBostonMA02108USA617-275-2829www.realbenefits.orgCivic Engagement, HealthAppropriate Technology, Philanthropy, Health care Delivery, Nutrition/Wellness, Child CareNANACSOCaregivers, Government, Citizen Sector Organizations, Underserved CommunitiesThe Annie E. Casey FoundationRealBenefits combines the use of innovative Internet technology with outreach and advocacy to change the way low income households learn about and enroll in the public benefit programs they need to be healthy, productive, and secure.

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Red Light Children CampaignNANANAUSANAhttp://www.redlightchildren.org/Human RightsChild Protection, TraffickingGuy JacobsenNAInterviewer ProposedCSOYouth, Women, Indigenous Communities, rural populationsGuy JacobsenInternationalExpose it. Fight it. End it. The REDLIGHT CHILDREN campaign seeks to generate conscious concern and inspire immediate action against child sexploitation. It is a worldwide grassroots initiative whose mission is to reduce the number of children sold to the sex industry and exploited on the internet.

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Redefining ProgressOaklandCA94612USA510-444.3041 www.rprogress.orgEconomic DevelomentConservation/Preservation, Financial Services/Markets, Public PolicyTed HalsteadNAEchoing GreenCSO/Policy Think TankGovernments, Businesses, Individuals, Grassroots Organizations The Ford FoundationNARedefining Progress is the nation’s leading public policy think tank dedicated to smart economics. We find solutions that ensure a sustainable and equitable world for future generations.

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ReserveBrooklynNY11201USA718-923-1400www.reserveinc.orgEmpowerment, Post-Retirement Public Service Herb SturzJack Rosenthal Civic Ventures CSOThird Age Groups, ElderlyReServe connects experienced older adults with stipend-paying jobs that challenge them to use their lifetime skills for the public good. ReServe is founded on two principles. The first is to draw not only on the time of willing older adults but also on their lifetime skills, offering them the satisfaction of doing what they can do best. The second is to go beyond volunteerism with stipends; when money changes hands, both sides -- the older adults and the non-profit partners -- feel a deeper commitment to the work.

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Resource Mothers and Fathers Outreach Program USAHealthCapacity Building, Income GenerationEcleamus RicksNACivic Ventures CSOFamilies, Working Poor

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Resources for Indispensable Schools and Educators (RISE)San FranciscoCA94110USA415-821-7473www.risenetwork.orgLearning/EducationEducation Reform, Employment/LaborTemp Keller NAAshokaCSOTeachers, EducatorsJames Irvine Foundation1,400 RISE teachers and 65 partner schools reaching 30,000 low-income studentsResources for Indispensable Schools and Educators (RISE), is a national nonprofit organization that helps K-12 public schools in low-income communities attract and retain experienced, talented teachers so all students can achieve at high levels.

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Resurrection After Exoneration (RAE) New OrleansLA70113USA504-522-4766christop.bizland.comHuman RightsCriminal Justice, Access to Learning/Education, Non-formal Education, Citizen/Community ParticipationJohn ThompsonShareef CousinEchoing GreenCSOExonerated Men, Returning Long-Term Prisoners NANAResurrection After Exoneration's (RAE) mission is to promote and sustain a network of support among the formerly incarcerated, reconnect them to the community and help provide access to educational opportunities and counseling.

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River Partners ChicoCA95926USA530-894-5401 www.riverpartners.orgHabitat Restoration, Agriculture, Enviroment Bernard FlynnNACivic Ventures CSOGovernment, Citizen Sector OrgsDavid and Lucile Packard FoundationRiver Partners protects the environment by implementing LARGE SCALE restoration projects along streams and rivers. Our project sites span California's Central Valley, including the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Merced, Tuolumne, Feather and Stanislausrivers.

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Roca, Inc.ChelseaMA02150USA617-889-5210www.rocainc.orgCivic Engagement, Learning/EducationViolence, Youth Development, Urban Development, CrimeMolly BaldwinNAEMCFCSOYouth, Immigrants, MinoritiesW. K. Kellogg Foundation Roca connects 600 young people into life skills programming every year, an additional 450 serve through education and training, and one-time outreach to 20,000 community membersTo serve the most disenfranchised and disengaged young people ages 14-24 (street/court/gang involved; drop-outs; young parents; and refugee and immigrants) in the Greater Boston area.

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Rocking the BoatBronxNY10452USA718-466-5799www.rockingtheboat.orgLearning/EducationNon-Formal Education, Youth Development, Capacity BuildingAdam GreenNAEchoing Green CSOStudents, YouthThe Robert Bowne Foundation,The Clark Foundation,New York Community Trust Serves 2,000 students/community membersRocking the Boat uses traditional wooden boatbuilding and on-water education to allow high school age youth to develop into empowered and responsible adults.

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Room to ReadSan FranciscoCA94129USA415-561-3331www.roomtoread.orgLearning/ Education Early Childhood DevelopmentJohn WoodNASkollCSORural Dwellers, Children, Teachers/EducatorsThe Michael and Susan Dell FoundationEstablished over 3,870 bilingual libraries in developing countries and shipped over 1.4 million children's books in English to fill our library shelvesPartner with local communities throughout the developing world to provide quality educational opportunities by establishing libraries, creating local language children's literature, constructing schools, providing education to girls and establishing computer labs.

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Root Capital (formerly EcoLogic)CambridgeMA02139-3309USA901-252-7600 www.rootcapital.orgEconomic Development, EnvironmentConservation/ Preservation, Income CenerationWilliam F. FooteNASkoll, AshokaCSOFarmers, Rural DwellersThe David and Lucile Packard FoundationSince 2000, EcoLogic Finance has provided over 300 loans totaling $60 million to village-based enterprises We envision thriving rural communities where small-scale producers have access to markets and financial services to lift themselves out of poverty while strengthening the health of our planet.

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Roots of EmpathyTorontoONM5T 2C7CAN416-944-3001www.rootsofempathy.orgLearning/EducationChild Protection, Violence and AbuseMary GordonNAAshokaCSOChildren, Families, TeachersMerrill LynchWorking in 1,560 Canadian schools, directly affecting some 55,000 childrenRoots of Empathy's mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.

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Roots of PeaceSan RafaelCA94901USA415-455-8008www.rootsofpeace.orgHuman RightsConflict Resolution, Rural DevelopmentHeidi KühnNASkollCSORural Dwellers, Ecosystems, Underserved CommunitiesOpen Society InstituteWorking in 5 countries demining landEradicating landmines worldwide and rehabilitating the land to make it productive once more.

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Rubicon ProgramsRichmondCA94804USA510-235-1516www.rubiconprograms.orgEconomic Development, HealthDisabilities, Poverty AlleviationCommunity MembersNASchwabCSOHomeless, Poor, Disabled (Mental/Physical)Surdna FoundationEmploys around 200 people and offers service throughout San Francisco and Bay AreaTo create and deliver integrated solutions to profound social problems. To make a positive and lasting impact on people living in poverty and on people living with disabilities, especially psychiatric disabilities.

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Rubicon Programs inc./Mental Health and Housing Support Services RichmondCA94804USA510-235-1516www.rubiconprograms.orgEconomic Development, HealthPoverty Alleviation, Disabilities, Capacity Building, Equality/RightsNANACSODisabled, Underserved CommunitiesSurdna Foundation, The San Francisco FoundationThe mission of Rubicon Programs is to create and deliver integrated solutions to profound social problems. Their purpose is to make a positive and lasting impact on people living in poverty and on people living with disabilities, especially psychiatric disabilities. They empower people to move out of poverty and improve their quality of life.

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Rugmark Foundation USAWashingtonDC20009USA202-234-9050 www.rugmark.orgHuman RightsChildren, Workers/LaborersKailash SatyarthiNASkollCSOChildren, General PublicThe Skoll FoundationIt has freed more than 3,000 children from weaving looms, and runs 13 schools to support children’s educationRugMark is the international nonprofit organization devoted to building schools, programs and opportunities that give children back their childhoods by ending child labor in the handmade carpet industry in South Asia.

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Rural Appalachian Improvement LeagueMullensWV25882USA304-294-6188www.railwv.orgLearning/Education, HealthPoverty Alleviation, HousingDewey HouckCivic Ventures CSOCitizen Sector OrgsThe mission of the Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc. is to alleviate the root causes of poverty in southern West Virginia. RAIL achieves this mission by improving Education, fostering Economic Development, increasing community engagement, developing the community, developing environmental initiatives, and promoting the value of diversity for all Wyoming County and the immediate surrounding areas.

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Samaritan Inns, Inc.WashingtonDC20009USA202-667-8831www.samaritaninns.orgHealthEmployment/Labor, Substance AbuseDavid Erickson Killian NoeAshokaCSOAddicts, Substance Abusers, HomelessNA580 residents served per yearSamaritan Inns has provided men and women homeless due to addictions in metropolitan Washington, DC, housing, accountability, and support that offers residents an effective pathway from homelessness on the streets to a new recovery lifestyle - and the possibility of homeownership.

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Sandhills Family Heritage Association SandhillsNCNAUSANAwww.sfha-nc.orgEconomic DevelopmentCultural Preservation, Land ReformAmmie JenkinsNACivic Ventures CSOMinoritiesSandhills Family Heritage Association is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides programs and services to build economic self sufficiency and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of African American families in the Sandhills Region of North Carolina. We were established in 2001 with the help of The Conservation Fund and we are the first African American organization in the country to undertake land conservation and community development. The Sandhills area encompasses Cumberland, Harnett, Richmond, Hoke, Moore, and Lee Counties.

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School for Ethics/Global LeadershipWashingtonDC20008USANAhttp://www.schoolforethics.org/Learning and EducationYouth Development Noah Bopp NAInterviewer ProposedCSODC high school juniorsTo provide a diverse group of intellectually motivated high school juniors from across the United States with the best possible opportunity to shape themselves into ethical leaders who will create positive change in our world.

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School VenturesAlexandriaVi22314USA703-535-3257 www.schoolventures.comLearning/EducationCapacity Building, Access to Learning/Education, Youth Leadership, Information TechnologyMubuso ZamchiyaNAEchoing GreenCSOBusiness Entrepreneurs, Educational Institutions, ChildrenNASchool Ventures exists to provide better information to help school operators and their domestic and international investors to make smarter investments. The company's works to reduce information asymmetries in three ways by: helping investors understand what makes education markets as destinations for investment; providing comprehensive private school performance ratings to help investors determine investment opportunities; and delivering valuable public school evaluations to help public school authorities and administrators understand the complex relationships between education investment, school performance, and learning outcomes.

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Science CommonsCambridgeMA02139USAwww.sciencecommons.orgHealth, Learning/EducationHealth Care Delivery, Technology/Information TechnologyCreative CommonsHighQ FoundationOmidyar NetworkCSOPublic, Health Care ProfessionalsThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationTo speed the translation of data into discovery — unlocking the value of research so more people can benefit from the work scientists are doing.

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Scojo FoundationNew YorkNY10013USA212-375-2599www.scojofoundation.orgHealthHealth Care Delivery, Poverty AlleviationJordan KassalowScott BerrieDraper Richards FoundationCSOPoor People, General CommunityOpen Society Institute Sold 80,000 pairs of reading glasses, trained 1000 Vision EntrepreneursOur mission is to reduce poverty and generate opportunity in the developing world through the sale of affordable eyeglasses.

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Sea Mar Community Health Center SeattleWA98108USA206-763-5277www.seamar.orgHealth, Medical CareMedical/Dental Services, Residence Home/Assisted Living, Education, Disease Prevention, Employment, Leadership, Advocacy, Communiy Empowerment, Maternal Care, WICNALatino leaderThe Gates FoundationCSOElderly, Disabled People, Hispanic Community NAServed 83,000 people in 8 counties in Washington StateSea Mar Community Health Center is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos.

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Search Dog FoundationOjaiCA93023USA888-459-4376 www.searchdogfoundation.orgEducationDisaster Relif/Crisis ManagementWilma MelvilleNACivic Ventures CSOGovernment Employees, VolunteersThe mission of the Search Dog Foundation is to produce the most highly trained canine disaster search teams in the nation.  The job of these teams is to find people buried alive in the wreckage of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. 

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Search for Common GroundWashingtonDC20009-1035USA202-232-6718www.sfcg.orgHuman RightsConflict ResolutionJohn MarksNASkollCSOCommunities, GovernmentsRockefeller Brothers FundIt has programmes in 17 countriesTo transform the way the world deals with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving.

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Seattle Academy of Arts and SciencesSeattleWA98122USA206-323-6600www.seattleacademy.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Civic/Community ParticipationJean Orvis NAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, TeachersNA579 students in 2007-08Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent secondary school with a mission to prepare our students to participate effectively in modern society.

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Seattle Center FoundationSeattleWA98101-3151 USA206-622-2294www.seattlefoundation.orgCivic ParticipationPhilanthropyRichard FullerNAThe Gates FoundationCSOPhilanthropy Community, Nonprofit Organizations Seattle area The Seattle Foundation creates a healthy community through engaged philanthropy, community knowledge and leadership.

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Seattle Housing AuthoritySeattleWA98109-1028 USA206-615-3300www.seattlehousing.orgHousing, EmpowermentEmployment, Seniors, Youth Development, Public Housing, Community Involvement, Health/Social ServicesNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income People in SeattleNAProvides housing for more than 26,000 people The mission of Seattle Housing Authority is to enhance the Seattle community by creating and sustaining decent, safe and affordable living environments that foster stability and self-sufficiency for people with low incomes.

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Seattle Parks FoundationSeattleWA98109USA206-332-9900 www.seattleparksfoundation.orgImprove Parks, Green SpacesNeighborhood Parks, Major Urban Parks, Green Spaces, Donations, Community DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOGeneral Community, Children, FamiliesNANASeattle Parks Foundation improves, expands, and creates parks and green spaces, building a more vibrant community.

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See Forever (Maya Angelou Public Charter School)WashingtonDC20001USA202-797-8250www.seeforever.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Education ReformDavid Domenici James Forman, JrAshokaCSOStudents, Underserved CommunitiesEdna McConnell Clark Foundation See Forever is a nonprofit organization that supports the growth and development of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. Our mission is to create learning communities in lower income urban areas where all students, particularly those who have not succeeded in traditional schools, can reach their potential.

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See Forever Foundation Maya Angelou Public Charter SchoolsWashingtonDC20009USA202-797-8250 www.seeforever.orgLearning/EducationEducation Reform, Higher Education, Non-formal Education David DomeniciJames Forman. JRCSOCommunities, Students, Youth, FamiliesEdna McConnell Clark Foundation See Forever is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that supports the growth and development of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. The Maya Angelou Public Charter School is a multi-campus, alternative high school located in the District of Columbia.
Their mission is to create learning communities in lower income urban areas where all students, particularly those who have not succeeded in traditional schools, can reach their potential. At Maya Angelou our students develop the academic, social, and employment skills that they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change in their communities.

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Seeding LabsNiskuAB T9E 7N5CAN877-420-2099www.seedinglabs.orgHealthHealth Care Delivery, Technology/Information TechnologyNina DudnikNAEchoing GreenCSOScientists, Clinicians in Developing WorldThe MacArthur Foundation Shipped $300,000 worth of equipment to labs on 3 continentsSeeding Labs reclaims and refurbishes laboratory equipment from universities, hospitals and biotechnology companies in order to equip talented scientists and clinicians living and working in the developing world. Our goal is to help our colleagues return to their homelands, pursue the research that matters most to them, and seed a thriving homegrown scientific research community that will benefit future generations.

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Self Enhancement, IncPortlandOR97227USA503-249-1721www.selfenhancement.orgCivic Engagement, Learning/Education
Non-formal Education, Youth Development, Citizen/Community ParticipationTony HopsonNAEMCFCSOYouth, Families, Urban Dwellers, Communities, Underserved Communities

Meyer Memorial TrustEmploys 107 full time staff and 30 part-time staff To work with schools, families, and community organizations, provide opportunities for personal and academic success, and bring hope to individual young people and enhancing the quality of community life.

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Serendipity Center, IncPortlandOR97236USA503-761-7139www.serendipitycenter.orgLearning/EducationCapacity Building, Youth Development, Mental Health, Education ReformNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOYouth, Childrem, FamiliesNAPer year serve 250 students, aged 6 to 21 Serendipity’s mission statement expresses our commitment to provide students with a safe place to start over and to experience success at acquiring and practicing the skills necessary to become contributing, independent members of their communities.

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Share Our StrengthWashingtonDC20036USA202-393-2925 www.strength.orgHuman RightsHunger, Child ProtectionBilly ShoreDebbie Shore Echoing Green CSOChildren, Students, Poor CommunitiesNAserved 40.2 million meals to kids, establed 926 afterschool and summer feeding sitesShare Our Strength is a national organization that works hard to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn and play.

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Silicon Valley Toxics CoalitionSan JoseCA 95112USA408-287-6707www.etoxics.orgHealth, EnvironmentConservation, Preservation,Ted Smith NACivic Ventures CSOWorking Poor, Immigrants, MinoritiesSilicon Valley Toxics Coalition is a diverse organization engaged in research, advocacy and grassroots organizing to promote human health and environmental justice in response to the rapid growth of the high-tech industry.

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Sisterhood AgendaNewarkNJ7104USA973-230-2765http://www.sisterhoodagenda.com/Economic DevelopmentSocial Enterprising, Economic DevelopmentAngela ColemanNAInterviewer ProposedCSOWomen of African DecentCorporate SponsorshipsSisterhood Agenda serves over 3 million women and girls each year in over 30 countriesSisterhood Agenda, Inc. is a global, award-winning nonprofit organization created to uplift and aid in the self-development of women and girls of African descent, a historically at-risk and traditionally underserved population.  Sisterhood Agenda serves over 3 million women and girls each year in over 30 countries.

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SketchTorontoOntarioM5T 2T2CAN416-516-5428http://www.sketch.ca/why/history.htmlLearning and Education, Civic EngagementYouth Development, HomelessPhyllis NovakNAInterviewer ProposedCSOHomeless YouthWorld Vision CanadaNASketch programs provide access to youth who are at different places in their lives. It offers a progressive learning framework that can lead to long-term sustainable change.

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SkillworksBostonMA02116USA617-338-4377www.skill-works.orgEconomic DevelopmentPhilanthropy, Capacity Building, Poverty Alleviation, Employment/LaborNANACSOGovernment, Community, Citizen Sector Organizations, UnionsThe Robert Wood Johnson FoundationSkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce is a five-year public/private investment of approximately $15 million on the part of philanthropy, government, community organizations, and employers to change how workforce development is done in Boston and in the state of Massachusetts. The goal is to create a system that helps low-skill, low-income residents move to family-sustaining jobs and helps employers find and retain skilled employees. SkillWorks will accomplish large-scale, sustainable improvements to the workforce development system by focusing on three systems change strategies: capacity building for service providers; workforce partnership programs; and public policy advocacy.

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Smart Growth Leadership InstituteWashingtonDC20036USA202-207-3355www.sgli.orgEconomic DevelopmentLand ReformParris GlendeningNACivic Ventures CSOBusinesses, Law EnforcementWe can help your community implement smart growth by providing you with the technical expertise you need to develop smart growth policies, codes and design guidelines. We want to support your leaders by providing them with smart growth implementation strategy workshops and strategic communication workshops.

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Social Accountability InternationalNew YorkNY10036USA212-684-1414http://www.sa-intl.org/Human RightsLabor Reform. Equality/RightsAlice Tepper MarlinNAInterviewer ProposedCSOOrganizations who want to encourage fair labor practicesNANASAI promotes human rights for workers around the world.

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Social Science Research Council New YorkNY10019USA212-377-2700www.ssrc.orgHuman RightsPublic Policy, Technology/Information TechnologyChales E. MerriamWesley Clair Mitchell, B. RumlThe Gates FoundationCSOResearchers, Policy Makers, Professionals, ActivistsThe Ford FoundationNAThe SSRC is committed to the idea that social science can produce necessary knowledge—necessary for citizens to understand their societies and necessary for policy makers to decide on crucial questions.

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SocialtextPalo AltoCA94301USA650-323-0800www.socialtext.comCivic EngagementTechnology/ Information TechnologyRoss MayfieldPeter Kaminski, Adina LevinOmidyar NetworkBusinessBusinesses, Citizen Sector Orgs, Educational InstitutionsNAOver 4,000 organizations have become part of the Socialtext networkTo accelerate team communications, better enable knowledge sharing, foster collaboration, and build online communities.

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Society for Emotional Well-Being Worldwide (SEWW)New YorkNY10024USANAwww.seww.orgHealthMental Health, Non-formal EducationPamela Y. CollinsNAEchoing GreenCSODeveloping Countries, Indigenous Communities, Innovators NANAOur mission is to build a global community that helps to reduce human resource inequities in mental health by supporting and promoting the professional development of the mental health workforce worldwide.

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Solar Electric Light FundWashington DC20006USA202-234-7265 www.self.orgEnvironment, Economic DevelopmentTechnology/ Information TechnologyNeville WilliamsNAOmidyar NetworkCSORural Dwellers, PoorNAIt has launched solar rural electrification programs and enterprises in 14 countriesTo provide solar power and wireless communications to a quarter of the world’s population living in energy poverty.

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Solar YouthNew HavenCT06515USA203-387-4189www.solaryouth.comLearning/EducationConservation/Preservation, Environment, Youth Development, Non-formal EducationJoanne SciulliHeather Gilbert Echoing Green CSOYouth, General CommunitiesThe Annie E. Casey FoundationNASolar Youth, Inc. is a New Haven-based non-profit youth development and environmental education organization. Our mission is to provide opportunities for young people to develop a positive sense of self and connection and commitment to others through community youth programs that incorporate environmental exploration, leadership, and community service.

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Solid GroundSeattleWA98103-6708USA206-694-6700 www.solid-ground.org Homelessness, Hunger, Poverty, Community ChallengesFood/Meals, Transportation, Homelsssness, Housing, Seniors, Disabled, Health/Nutrition, Legal Services, Family Services, Finacial Skills Training, Emergency/Crisis Outreach,Robert WalkerArmen Napoleon Stepanian The Gates FoundationCSOPoor people, Communities of King CountyNAHelp 30,000 families a year throughout King County To develop and provide creative, comprehensive and effective responses to our community's needs; to offer quality human services in a manner that promotes dignity; to advocate for public policies and private initiatives that give all people equal opportunities and resources; to support the efforts of others who share our vision of community.

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SoliyaBrooklynNY11201USA718-701-5855www.soliya.netCivic ParticipationMedia/Communications, TechnologyLiza ChambersLucas WelchEchoing GreenCSOStudentsThe Ford FoundationConnects students of 25 different countriesSoliya is a pioneering non-profit organization using new technologies to facilitate dialogue between students from diverse backgrounds across the globe. Our flagship program, the Connect Program, uses the latest web-conferencing technology to bridge the gap between university students in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the United States.

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Southeast Asian Community ProjectLos AngelesCA90017USA213-241-0241www.seaca-la.orgLearning/EducationCivic/Community Participation, Non-formal Education, Cultural Preservation, ArtSissy Trinh NAEchoing GreenCSOSoutheast Asian CommunityNANAWe support the development of members of our community to create new and culturally relevant solutions to deep-rooted social, economic, and racial justice issues impacting the Southeast Asian community.

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Southwest Youth and Family ServicesSeattleWA98106USA206-937-7680 www.swyfs.orgCounseling, Education, EmpowermentMental Health, Youth Development, Access to Education/Learning, ESL, Adult EducationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Youth, FamiliesThe Annie E. Casey FoundationServes 1,300 people a yearSouthwest Youth & Family Services helps people use their own strengths to make what they want of their lives. The organization offers counseling, education, and family support programs for people in West Seattle, White Center, and South Park. They connect people to high quality services, and also to each other. Communities become stronger and the changes last.

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SpikeSourceRedwood CityCA94063USA888-774-5348www.spikesource.comEconomic DevelopmentTechnology/ Information TechnologyRay LaneMurugan Pal Omidyar NetworkBusinessBusinesses, Business Entrepreneurs, Organizations NAIt has around 80 employees, expanding into Europe with 7 technology providers To make the world’s software trustworthy by providing the SpikeSource Solutions Factory™ platform, a ground-breaking technology that marks a major shift in the way software is developed and delivered.

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Spokane Neighborhood Action ProgramsSpokaneWA99201USA509-456-7111 www.snapwa.orgHousing, Economic Development, Human ServicesHomelessness, Housing, Energy, Education, Employment/Labor, Emergency Services, Economic Development, Capacity BuildingFrank BachNAThe Gates FoundationCSOLow-Income Families, Children, Vulnerable PeopleNANASNAP works for low-income and vulnerable people by: providing human services, housing and economic opportunities in a manner, which enhances dignity; and advocating for programs, policies and resources that maximize individual capacities and promote communities.

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Sports4KidsOaklandCA94607USA510-893-4180 www.sports4kids.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Nutrition/WellnessJill VialetNAAshokaCSOChildren, Families, EducatorsOpen Society InstituteAround 107 employees, programs reaching over 32,000 children dailyThe mission of Sports4Kids is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.

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Springboard ForwardBelmontCA94002USA650-631-9600www.springboardforward.orgEconomic DevelopmentEmployment/LaborElliott BrownNAAshokaCSOWorkers, Businesses, Unemployed, Working PoorThe Ford FoundationSpringboard Forward is on a mission to transform the lives of entry-wage workers and the workplaces around them.

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Sprinkles Global Health InitiativeTorontoONM5G 1X8CANwww.sghi.orgHealthChildcare, Hunger, Nutrition/WellnessStanley Zlotkin NAAshokaChildren, Government, CSOsThe H.J. Heinz Company FoundationHas Progams in about 15 countriesSprinkles Global Health Intitiative's mission is to improve the health and well-being of women and children by enabling the home-fortification of foods through the distribution of Sprinkles.

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St. Mary's Dominican High School New OrleansLA70125USA504-865-9401www.stmarysdominican.orgLearning/EducationCapacity Building, Youth DevelopmentJeremiah MoynihanNAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudentsNANASt. Mary’s Dominican High School is a Catholic college-preparatory program for young women rooted in the tradition of prayer, study, community, and service. With Jesus at the center, the Dominican community preaches the Word, radiates joy, promotes justice, seeks Truth, manifests Catholic values, and ministers to others.

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StandUp for KidsAtlantaGA30303USA800-365-4543www.standupforkids.orgEducation/LearningHousing, Access to LearningRick KocaNACivic Ventures CSOHomeless, Street children, YouthThe mission of STANDUP FOR KIDS is to help homeless and street kids. We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.

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Stanley Jones Clean Slate ProjectBostonMA02112-5082USA617-238-2460cleanslateproject.orgLearning/Education, Human Rights Tolerance/PluralismHaywood FennellNACivic Ventures CSOEx-Prisoners, Law Enforcement, Communities, REFORM.  The SJCSP’s approach balances the need for public safety with the needs of individuals to earn a living and obtain housing.  By examining the CORI restrictions and assisting people that have a criminal record in their transition back into the community, the SJCSP hopes to work to improve the present circumstances of people that have a criminal record while exploring opportunities for reform in the future.

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Start On Success (SOS)WashingtonDC20006USA504-723-5072www.startonsuccess.orgCivic EngagementDisabilities, Employment, VolunteerismCharles Dey NACivic Ventures CSOStudents, Disabled, Families, TeachersSince 1994, in pilot projects from urban centers in Pennsylvania to rural Ohio, we have been searching for the most supportive, cost effective, non-bureaucratic ways to introduce high school students with disabilities to the workplace.  Our focus is on "gap" kids.  These are students who, if they cannot find their place in the working world or in continuing education by the time they graduate, will be prime candidates for isolation, welfare or incarceration.

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Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF)WashingtonUSAwww.sahfnet.orgCivic EngagementHousing, Community ParticipationWilliam KellyCivic Ventures CSOCitizen Sector Orgs, Communities, Families Launched in 2003, SAHF has eight sophisticated not-for-profit members who acquire, preserve and are committed to long-term, sustainable ownership and continued affordability of multifamily rental properties for low-income families, seniors, and disabled individuals. Together, SAHF members own and operate housing in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—providing homes to approximately 80,000 low-income households.

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Stone SoupRepublicWA99166USA509-775-3217www.nwstonesoup.orgEmpowerment of Women, Finance, Health, Education, EmploymentCapacity Building, Microenterprise, Rural Communities, Women, Technology, Financial Services/Markets, Income GenerationJody BuckleyBetty BuckleyThe Gates FoundationCSOIndividuals, Rural Communities, Women, Girls, Families NAAssisted 50,000 women, men in Washington, Oregon and IdahoStone Soup’s mission is to assist rural women and families through individual, organizational and community capacity building projects.

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Strategic Energy InnovationsSan RafaelCA94903USA415-507-2181www.seiinc.orgEnvironmentYouth Development, EnergyMildred DandridgeNACivic Ventures CSOEducational Institutions, StudentsStrategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is a nonprofit organization that helps empower schools and universities, small businesses, local governments, affordable housing agencies, and agricultural communities to reduce pollution and save money through clean energy and resource efficiency. SEI is your bridge to sustainability.

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Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)ToledoOH43635USA419-530-3221www.2cusaab.orgLearning/EducationEducation Reform, Higher Education, Intercultural Relations/Race RelationsTyrone BledsoeNAAshokaCSOMinorities, Students, Underserved CommunitiesLumina Foundation for EducationThe Student African American Brotherhood Organization is a dynamic organization established specifically to assist our participants to excel academically, socially, culturally, professionally, and in the community.

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Students Active for Ending Rape BrooklynNY11201USA347-293-0953www.safercampus.orgHuman RightsViolence and Abuse, Civic/Community Participation, Public PolicyAshley BurczakNAEchoing Green CSOCollege, University Students Trains students in 78 universities, collegesSAFER is a national non-profit organization committed to empowering students to hold colleges accountable for sexual assault in their on- and off-campus communities.

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Sunlight FoundationWashington DC20036USA202-742-1520www.sunlightfoundation.comCivic EngagementTechnology/ Information Technology, Citizen/Community Participation, Corruption, Law/Legal Reform Ellen S. MillerMichael Klein Omidyar NetworkCSOPublic, Citizen Sector Orgs, Journalists Rockefeller Family FoundationIt provided approximately $2.2 million in "transparency grants" range $900,000---$1,600 for organizations using new “Web 2.0” technology Through our grant-making, blogging, projects, and technical leadership, to use the power of the Internet to shine a light on the interplay of money, lobbying, influence and government in Washington in ways never before possible.

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Sustainable Health EnterprisesNANANANANAhttp://sheinnovates.com/Human RightsHealth Services, Women's equityElizabeth ScharpfNAInterviewer ProposedCSORural DwellersEchoing GreenNATo improve the quality of life for people in resource-poor settings.

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Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)New YorkNYNAUSANAwww.sheinnovates.comEconomic DevelopmentIncome Generation, Health Care Delivery, SanitationElizabeth ScharpfNAEchoing GreenCSOUnderserved Communities, Caregivers, WomenNAThe mission of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE) is to improve the quality of life for people in resource-poor settings. SHE approaches social problems in health through sustainable market-based solutions that work. SHE is putting its approach into practice by addressing a simple, yet common problem: females’ lack of access to affordable, quality, eco-friendly, sanitary products and services for menstruation.

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TALC New Vision ProgramMilwaukeeWI 53210USA414-270-7583 talcnewvision.orgPublic Education, Learning, Governance Access to Learning/Education, Youth Development, Education ReformNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOFamilies, Children, Leadership Teams NANAThe Technical Assistance and Leadership Center (TALC New Vision) is committed to a new vision of public education based on a diversity of personalized learning environments, a diversity of school governance structures, and the ability of all families, regardless of their economic status, to choose the options that best fit their needs.

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Taller San JoseSanta AnaCA92701USA714-543-5105www.tallersanjose.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Employment, equality, Poverty Alleviation, Eileen McNerneyNACivic Ventures CSOCommunities, Youth, Working PoorTaller San Jose (St. Joseph’s Workshop) is a place where undereducated, unskilled and unemployed young adults who have taken the wrong path can find hope

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Teach for America, IncNew YorkNY10018USA212-279-2080www.teachforamerica.orgLearning/EducationYouth Development, Education ReformWendy KoppNAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Teachers, Poor CommunitiesMichael and Susan Dell Foundation425 ,000 students impacted a yearAt Teach For America, we are working with a great sense of urgency to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.

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TenacityBrightonMA2135USA617-562-0900http://www.tenacity.org/Learning and EducationYouth Development, Literacy, Fitness and HealthNed EamesNAInterviewer ProposedCSOYouth, Underserved CommunitiesNATenacity has served over 20,000 Boston students who otherwise would lack a safe, productive, and healthy after-school and summer environment. To improve the scholastic, character and physical development of urban youth by combining tennis instruction and academic support with a focus on life skills.

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The Albany Park Neighborhood CouncilChicagoIL60625USA773-583-1387www.apncorganizing.orgTraining, Community Development, Leadership Affordable Housing, Education, Healthcare, Immigration, Youth DevelopmentNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOGeneral Community, Youth, ChildrenThe Macarthur FoundationNAIt is APNC’s mission to create a safer community, improve the quality of education, provide a voice for youth, preserve affordable housing, increase access to affordable health care, and sustain a mixed socioeconomic and ethnically diverse community in Albany Park.

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The Algebra Project, Inc CambridgeMA02139USA617-491-0200 www.algebra.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/EducationRobert MosesNACivic Ventures CSOStudents, Children, YouthMarguerite Casey FoundationThe Algebra Project, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) national, nonprofit organization that uses mathematics as an organizing tool to ensure quality public school education for every child in America. We believe that every child has a right to a quality education to succeed in this technology-based society and to exercise full citizenship. We achieve this by using best educational research and practices, and building coalitions to create systemic changes.

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The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team/Office of Surface Mining WashingtonDC 20240USA202-208-2836www.accwt.orgEnvironmentT. Allan CompNACivic Ventures CSOCommunitiesOur OSM/VISTA members each commit to wrestle with the interwoven issues that overwhelm many small community-based organizations in Appalachia: degraded environments, limited local capacity, deep cultural ties to history and place, and the challenge of doing work that is often entirely volunteer-based. By engaging in daily activities that aim to accomplish the five Core Goals of the Watershed Team, hard-working local volunteers, organizations and agencies that support water quality,  and OSM/VISTAs have a significant impact in their local communities and the region at large.

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The Bauen Camp, IncParkmanWY82838-9615USA307-655-9760www.thebauencamp.comCivic Participation Community Participation, Capacity BuildingJessica HoltNACivic Ventures CSOYouth, Self-Employed  The Bauen Camp community stretches far and wide. It is comprised of many extraordinary people- our Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Session Directors/Guest Artists,Teacher/Counselors,and Education Interns who study with us to learn our way and take it back home, Counselors-in-Training - former campers who come to learn more of the Bauen Camp way, Foundations, Corporations, Individuals who have supported us since we began, and Volunteers who provide critical services. We are very fortunate that our Bauen Camp Community also includes more than 80 organizations and institutions who share our mission and have helped to recruit and support young artists from their communities to attend the Bauen Camp.

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The Big Picture Company/ The Met CenterProvidenceRI02905USA401-752-3442www.bigpicture.orgEducationAccess to Learning, Capacity Building, Early Childhood Development, Education ReformDennis LittkyElliot WashorCivic Ventures CSOCommunities, Students, Educational Institutions, Youth, Underserved CommunitiesBig Picture Learning’s mission is to lead vital changes in education, both in the United States and internationally, by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in tandem with the real world of the greater community. We believe that in order to sustain successful schools where authentic and relevant learning takes place, we must continually innovate techniques and test learning tools to make our schools better and more rigorous. Lastly, we believe that in order to create and influence the schools of the future, we must use the lessons learned through our practice and research to give us added leverage to impact changes in public policy.

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The Birthing Project SacramentoCA95814USA888-657-9790 www.birthingprojectusa.comHealthChild Care, Citizen/Community Participation, Health Care DeliveryKathryn Hall TrujilloRoLanda WilkinsAshokaCSOMinorities, Women of ColorNAover 10,000 babies born in over 70 Birthing ProjectsThe Center for Community Health and Well-Being is a health and human services agency that was founded in 1988 as The Birthing Project, an all volunteer, community service project to lower Infant Mortality in Sacramento.

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The Bridgespan GroupBostonMA02116USA617-572-2833 www.bridgespangroup.orgEconomic Deveopment, Civic EngagementTechnology/Information Technology, Social EnterpriseJeffrey L. BradachThomas J. TierneyOmidyar NetworkCSOCitizen Sector OrganizationsBill & Melinda Gates Foundation2006, worked with 46 Nonprofit Organizations and FoundationsTo work to build a better world by strengthening the ability of nonprofit organizations to achieve breakthrough results in addressing society’s most important challenges and opportunities.

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The Brotherhood/SisterSolNew YorkNY10031USA212-283-7044www.brotherhood-sistersol.orgCivic EngagementNon-formal Education, Youth Development, Access to Education, Citizen/Community ParticipationJason WarwinKhary Lazarre-WhiteEchoing GreenCSOYouthThe Ford Foundation, The Kellogg FoundationNAThe Brotherhood/Sister Sol addresses the dire need for supportive programs for Black and Latino youth who are surrounded by the poverty, drugs, violence, racism and mis-education which plague America's cities. The Brotherhood/Sister Sol provides these youth with the knowledge, resources, opportunities, and love necessary in order to understand and overcome these negative pressures, as well as the skills to combat them.

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The Center for Effective Philanthropy CambridgeMA02139USA617-492-0800www.effectivephilanthropy.orgEconomic Deveopment, Civic EngagementTechnology/Information Technology, Social EnterpriseMark KramerMichael PorterOmidyar NetworkCSOCitizen Sector OrganizationsThe David and Lucile Packard Foundation21 Staff and more than 150 foundations have used the CEP’s assessment toolsTo provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness and impact.

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The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)New YorkNY10004USA212-422-4430www.ceoworks.orgEconomic DevelopmentEmployment, Criminal JusticeNANAEMCFCSOEx-prisonersThe Edna McConnell Clark FoundationServes an average of 1,800 men and women each year The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to providing immediate, effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions in New York City.

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The Center for Growing and Becoming (The Eden Alternative & The Greenhouse Project)WimberleyTX78676USA512-847-6061www.edenalt.comHealthAgingWilliam ThomasJude Thomas AshokaCSOCaregivers, ElderlyNATrained 15,000 associates and over 300 registered homes globallyThe Eden Alternative is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to remaking the experience of aging and disability globally. We provide education and resources for improving quality of life for our Elders and for recapturing a meaningful work life for their Caregivers.

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The Center for What WorksChicagoIL60647USA773-398-8858http://www.whatworks.org/Civic EngagementNonprofit DevelopmentDebra NatensonJason SaulInterviewer ProposedCSONonprofitsThe W.K. Kellog FundNAThe Center for What Works (WhatWorks) improves social sector results through benchmarking for nonprofits, a strategy to facilitate outcomes measurement and reporting by linking nonprofits and funders through a common language.  

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The Church Council of Greater SeattleSeattleWA98109USA206-525-1213www.thechurchcouncil.orgHealthMental Health, Youth Development, Housing, Civic/Community ParticipationNAPlymouth Congregational Church The Gates FoundationCSOYouth, Homeless, FamiliesNANAIn the opening years of the 21st century we at the Church Council have renewed our commitment to strengthen the ecumenical community and engage our members in civic life.

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The DC Employment Justice CenterWashingtonDC20005USA202-828-9675www.dcejc.orgHuman RightsLaw/Legal Reform, Employment/Labor, Citizen/Community ParticipationJudith ContiKerry O’BrienEchoing Green CSOLow-Income WorkersNACounsel 1,500 workers per year The EJC is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to secure, protect, and promote workplace justice in the D.C. metropolitan area. We combine legal services, community education, organizing, and advocacy work to achieve justice for low-wage workers.

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The Denver FoundationDenverCO80206USA303-300-1790www.denverfoundation.orgCivic EngagementFinancial Services, Capacity Building, PhilanthropyFrederic ConoverNACivic Ventures CSOElderly, Youth, Citizen Sector Organizations, CommunityWe inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community.

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The Efficacy Institute IncorporatedWalthamMA02453-413USA781-547-6060www.efficacy.orgEducation Reform, Child DevelopmentAccess to Learning/Education, Education Reform,Youth DevelopmentJeff HowardNAThe Gates FoundationCSOYouth, Children of Color, Economically Disadvantaged CommunitiesNANAThe Efficacy Institute, Inc. is a national, not-for-profit agency of education reform. We are committed to the mission of developing all young people to high standards, particularly children of color and the economically disadvantaged.

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The Ella Baker Center For Human RightsOaklandCA94609USA510-428-3939 ellabakercenter.orgHuman RightsEquality/Rights, Law/Legal Reform, Urban Development, Employment/LaborAnthony Van JonesLawyers Committee for Civil RightsEchoing Green CSOPoor Communities of Color, Youth, Grassroots, Urban Communities, Incarcerated people24 full-time staff, 12,000 e-mail subscribers 50 statesThe Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America. Based in Oakland, California, we promote positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through our four cutting-edge campaigns.

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The Food ProjectLincolnMA01773 USA781-259-8621www.thefoodproject.orgHealthNutrition/Wellness, Agriculture, Citizen/Community ParticipationWard CheneyGreg Dow GaleEchoing GreenCSOYouth, Adult, General CommunityW. K. Kellogg FoundationGrows a quarter-million pounds of food Our mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. We produce healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs and provide youth leadership opportunities.

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The Forsyth InstituteBostonMA 02115 USA617-892-8374us.evidentista.orgHealthDental Health, Health Care Delivery, PhilanthropyRichard NiedermanNACivic Ventures CSOCommunities, Caregivers, Healthcare ProfessionalsTo provide:The best clear, concise, clinical evidence that improves cost-effective care. Evidence-Based Dentistry training for clinicians, academics, and chief dental officers.

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The Foundation for Community Empowerment DallasTX75201USA469-221-0700 www.fcedallas.orgNeighborhood Improvement, Data, PovertyJ. McDonald WilliamsNACivic Ventures CSOCommunities, Working PoorBuilding on our ongoing partnerships in South Dallas, the Foundation for Community Empowerment serves as a catalyst to mobilize people, data, ideas, and resources to help distressed neighborhoods become vibrant, thriving places, making Dallas a whole city. 

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The Gaston & Porter/Health Improvement CenterPotomacMD20854USA301-765-1942www.gastonandporter.orgHealth, Lifestyle Changes, EducationEmpowermentMarilyn GastonGayle PorterCivic Ventures CSOWomen, ElderlyThe Co-Directors of the Gaston and Porter Health Improvement Center, Drs. Marilyn Gaston and Gayle Porter,  have both spent their careers trying to improve the emotional and physical health of children, adults and families ,especially those who are poor, minority and underserved. They have provided: direct clinical services; organized and developed systems of care; provided educational programs; directed health care programs; conducted research; and trained students and health care providers.

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The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce AtlantaGA30329USA404-929-9998www.ghcc.orgEconomic DevelopmentMicroenterpriseSara J. Gonzalez NACivic Ventures CSOBusinessesOur programming and services focus on the member as the Hispanic market and as a Hispanic entrepreneur. As such, we offer advertising and marketing opportunities, and access to job and wealth opportunities.

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation New OrleansLA70130USA504-598-4663www.gnof.orgEconomic DevelopmentPhilanthropyNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOFoundations, Nonprofit Organizations, Community Leaders, Government Officials The Rockefeller FoundationAwarded 13 million since 1983The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the regional leader in promoting responsible philanthropy and equitable outcomes by connecting donors to community needs.

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The Greenlining InstituteBerkeleyCA94704USA510-926-4001greenlining.orgEconomic DevelopmentCapacity Building, Income GenerationRobert GnaizdaNACivic Ventures CSOBusinesses, Underserved Communities, MinoritiesThe Greenlining Institute’s mission is to empower communities of color and other disadvantaged groups through multi-ethnic economic and leadership development, civil rights and anti-redlining activities.

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The ImagineNations GroupPasadenaMD21122USA410-439-4800www.imaginenations.orgCivic Engagement, Economic DevelopmentTechnology/ Information Technology, Citizen/Community ParticipationRick R. LittleNAOmidyar NetworkCSOYouth, Underserved CommunitiesBill & Melinda Gates Foundation To create innovative, large-scale investment strategies that promote development opportunities for young people (ages 15-29) across the globe with specific initiatives in South-East Asia, southern Africa, and across the Middle East and North Africa.

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The Keystone CenterKeystoneCO80435USA970-513-5800www.keystone.orgHealthHealth Care, WellnessRobert W. CraigRoger BernierCivic Ventures CSOTeachers, Students, Decision-Makers The Keystone Center seeks to solve our society’s most challenging environmental, energy, and public health problems. We bring together today’s public, private and civic sector leaders to confront these issues and we arm the next generation with the 21st Century intellectual and social skills required to effectively approach the questions they will face.

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The Kisco Group Mount KiscoNY10549USA303-543-7810thekiscogroup.comLearning/Education, Civic EngagementCitizen/Community Participation, Technology/Information Technology Steve OutingDerek ScruggsOmidyar NetworkCSOEducational Institutions, Businesses, PublicNAThe Kisco Group is a web marketing firm that operates several online properties. We are experts in content creation, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, and lead generation.We are fueled by creative thinking and a passion for starting and growing companies. We have an entrepreneurial work environment, and we are always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team.

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The Laundromat ProjectBrooklynNY11233USA718-574-0798www.laundromatproject.org Learning/EducationArt, Non-formal Education, Civic/Community ParticipationRise Wilson Takema RobinsonEchoing GreenCSOCommunities of Color, Low Incomes people NANABelieving that tools of self-determination lie within creative practices, The Laundromat Project uses the space of local coin-ops to provide communities of color living on modest incomes with broad access to visual art as a tool of personal and social transformation.

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The League of Education Voters Foundation SeattleWA98121USA206-728-6448 www.levfoundation.orgEducation ReformEarly Childhood Education, Childcare, Equity in Education, Education Finance Reform, Math and Science, Affordable Education, Access to Learning/EducationLisa Macfarlane Nick HanauerThe Gates FoundationCSOCitizens, Educators, Policymakers, Media, StudentsNANATo inform and engage the public in making Washington State education policy more just and more effective.

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The Libra ProjectSan FranciscoCA94107USA415-864-8848www.las-elc.orgHuman RightsEmployment/Labor, Financial Services, Law/Legal ReformClaudia CenterNAEchoing Green CSOPeople with Psychiatric DisabilitiesNANAThe Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center promotes the stability of low income and disadvantaged workers and their families by addressing issues that affect their ability to achieve self-sufficiency.

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The Long Now FoundationSan FranciscoCA94123USA415-561-6582www.longnow.orgLearning/Education, Civic EngagementCommunity Participation, Non-formal EducationStewart BrandNACivic Ventures CSOYouth, General Communities, StudentsThe Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide counterpoint to today's "faster/cheaper" mind set and promote "slower/better" thinking. We hope to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

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The Mexican InstituteHoustonTX77004USAwww.mexicaninstitute.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Adult EducationJose Pablo FernandezNAAshokaCSOFamilies, Immigrants, StudentsNAProgram is offered in 110 schools in Texas and 4,000 Hispanic adults have graduated thus farFernandez created a program to teach computer technology in Spanish to parents at the same schools their children attend.

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The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform/ Schools to Watch ChampaignIL61826-1346USANAwww.schoolstowatch.orgLearning/EducationEducation ReformJoan LipsitzNACivic Ventures CSOStudents, Policy Makers, FamiliesW.K. Kellogg FoundationThrough the Schools to Watch initiative, the National Forum identified four schools across the United States that were well on their way to meeting the Forum's criteria for high performance

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The National Welfare Rights Union DetroiMI48226USA313-964-0618 www.nationalwru.orgCivic EngagementSocial Enterprise, Poverty Alleviation, Water ManagementMarian Kramer Cheri HonkalaCivic Ventures CSOWorking Poor, Families, UnemployedThe National Welfare Rights Union is the union for low-income persons and public assistance recipients in the United States of North America.  Following the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO), the NWRU was reorganized in 1987 to represent the interests of low-income people, and to continue the work to eliminate poverty. The NWRU has chapters across the U.S. and affiliations with other anti-poverty groups outside the boundaries of the nation.

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The Native American Youth and Family Center PortlandOR97218USA503-288-8177 www.nayapdx.orgEducation, Culture, Foster CareYouth Development, Domestic Violence Prevention, Intergenerational Issues, Employment, Community Participation, Housing, Cultural Preservation, Education, Adult EducationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOParents, Students, Educators, Service Providers NAServes 1,200 Youth from 300 tribal To enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.

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The Nehemiah Foundation SpringfieldOH 45502USA937-325-6226www.nehemiahfoundation.netCivic EngagementIntercultural RelationsNANACivic Ventures CSOReligious Communities, Public, FamiliesThe Nehemiah Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1993. Through the help of businesses, individuals and churches the Foundation currently supports Christ-centered leaders whose programs reach over 6,000 families a week.

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The New Teacher ProjectNew YorkNY10010USA212-590-2484www.tntp.orgLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Education Reform, Community Participation, Higher EducationMichelle RheeNACSOTeachers/Educators, Students, Educational Institutions, Communities, GovernmentNAHired 33,000 teachers; benefitted estimated 4.8 million students; established more than 70 programs in 28 states.In the fight to eliminate educational inequality, teachers matter most.
The New Teacher Project (TNTP) works with school districts and states nationwide to ensure that poor and minority students get outstanding teachers. TNTP is a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the achievement gap by ensuring that high-need students get outstanding teachers.

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The New York Performance Standards Consortium/Community Studies IncNew YorkNY10065USA212-570-5394performanceassessment.orgLearning, Professional Development, Innovative TeachingEducation Reform, Standardized Testing, College Preparation, Phyllis Tashlik Ann CookThe Gates FoundationCSOStudents, Teachers, ParentsFord FoundationCoalition of 28 high schoolsThe Consortium is a coalition of high schools across New York State which have pioneered the creation of educational communities synonymous with active student learning, exemplary professional development and innovative curriculum and teaching strategies for 21st century students.

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The Op-Ed ProjectNANANAUSANAhttp://www.theopedproject.org/cms/Civic EngagementMedia, Education/LearningKatie OrensteinNAInterviewer ProposedCSOWomenEchoing GreenNAAn initiative to expand public debate, with an immediate focus on enlarging the pool of women experts who are accessing (and accessible to) the opinion forums and editors who need them.

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The Pangaea Project PortlandOR97212USA503-517-8999www.thepangaeaproject.orgEconomic DevelopmentSustainable Tourism, Cultural PreservationDeb Delman Stephanie TolkThe Gates FoundationCSOAt-Risk Youth, Low-Income High School Students Meyer Memorial Trust, Hoover Family Foundation NATHE PANGEA PROJECT has pioneered a new approach to tourism development to make tourism work for developing countries.

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The Peer to Patent Project: Community Patent ReviewNew YorkNY10013USAhttp://dotank.nyls.edu/communitypatent/Learning/Education, Civic EngagementCitizen/Community Participation, Technology/Information Technology The United States Patent and Trademark Office The New York Law School Institute for Information Law and Policy Omidyar NetworkEducational Institutions, Businnesses, PublicThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationSince 2007, there have been 177,784 page views from 31,081 unique viewers in 125 different countries/territoriesTo enable the public to submit prior art and commentary relevant to the claims of pending patent applications in Computer Architecture, Software, and Information Security (TC2100).

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The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc. (TPI)BostonMA02110USA617-338-2590www.tpi.orgCivic EngagementPhilanthropy, CommunicationsH. Peter KaroffNACivic Ventures CSOBusiness Entrepreneurs, FamiliesTPI seeks to increase the impact of philanthropy in society by: Working with donors to make their giving more strategic, effective and fulfilling;Crafting creative, leveraged and productive philanthropic approaches to solving important social issues;Inspiring more individuals, families, companies and organizations to become deeply engaged in philanthropy; andStimulating interest in critical issues and ideas related to philanthropy.

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The Reciprocity FoundationNew YorkNY10007USA347-546-2670 www.reciprocityfoundation.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Employment/Labor, Youth DevelopmentAdam BuckoTaz TagoreEchoing Green CSOHomeless Youth, Foster-care Youth NANAThe Reciprocity Foundation aims to build a national network of programs to enable homeless youth to enroll in college, secure hands-on work experiences and build a professional network in their field of interest.

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The Recovery Café Center for New CreationSeattleWA98121USA206-374-8731 www.recoverycafe.orgHealthMental HealthKillian Noe Ruby Takushi, Mary CroweThe Gates FoundationCSOMen, Women Traumatized NANAThe Recovery Café is a loving, supportive community serving men and women traumatized by homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges.

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The Regeneration ProjectSan FranciscoCA94104USA415-561-4891www.theregenerationproject.orgEnvironmentEnergy, Appropriate Technology, ConservationSally Bingham Civic Ventures CSOReligious CommunitiesThe mission of The Regeneration Project is to deepen the connection between ecology and faith. Our Interfaith Power and Light campaign is mobilizing a religious response to global warming in congregations through the promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation.

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The San Francisco School Alliance /Every Child Can Learn FoundationSan FranciscoCA94104USA415-955-5790 www.sfschoolalliance.orgEducation Reform, Public Schools, Fiscal SponsorshipEducation Reform, Education Finance, Legal/Administrative Services, Youth/Families, Youth Employment, Disabled, Technology, Health/WellnessNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOGovernment, Citizen Sector Orgs, Schools, StudentsCalifornia Endowment
David and Lucille Packard Foundation
NAThe San Francisco School Alliance (the Alliance) is an independent, non-profit organization that builds partnerships, raises money, and advocates for policies to ensure that every student, in every classroom, in every public school in San Francisco receives a world-class education.

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The SEED FoundationWashingtonDC20036USA202-785-4123 www.seedfoundation.comLearning/EducationAccess to Learning/Education, Education ReformRajiv VinnakotaEric AdlerAshokaFoundation Teachers, Students, CommunitiesNAServing 320 students with per-pupil cost $22,000 per yearThe SEED Foundation is a national nonprofit that establishes urban public boarding schools to prepare students from underserved communities for success in college.

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The Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network (SEEP)Washington DC20009USA202-884-8392 www.seepnetwork.orgCivic Engagement, Economic DevelopmentTechnology/ Information Technology, Citizen/Community Participation, Fiancial Services/Markets, MicroenterpriseKathleen Stack NAOmidyar NetworkCSOBusiness Entrepreneurs, Underserved CommunitiesNAIt has 67 members are active in over 140 countries and reach over 23 million microentrepreneurs and their familiesTo connect microenterprise practitioners in a global learning community.

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The South End Technology Center @ Tent City BostonMA02116USA617-578-0597www.tech-center-enlightentcity.tvLearning/EducationTechnology/Information TechnologyMel KingNACivic Ventures CSOYouth, Students, PublicOur fundamental purpose is to enable people to become producers of knowledge and sharers of ideas and information. Our scope and methods are as diverse as the people we serve.  We provide free or low-cost access and training in most aspects of computer-related technology.  The staff, mostly volunteers, have extensive backgrounds in computer technology and their applications. 

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The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community LaConnerWA98257USA360-466-7200www.swinomish.orgHuman RightsNon-formal Education, Cultural Preservation, Financial Services/MarketsNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOTribal Members NANAThe Swinomish Tribe is committed to improving the lives and well being of the tribal members through social and cultural programs, education, economic development, and resource protection.

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The Taproot FoundationSan FranciscoCA94102USA415-359-1423www.taprootfoundation.orgCivic EngagementNon-formal education, volunteerismAaron HurstNAAshokaFoundation Business Entrepreneurs, Businesses, CommunitiesBill & Melinda Gates FoundationSupported 500 nonprofit organizations, serving 19 million peopleThe Taproot Foundation strengthens nonprofits by engaging business professionals in service.

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The Transition Network (TTN) New YorkNY10023-0021USA347-834-5768www.thetransitionnetwork.orgCivic EngagementVolunteerismChristine MillenCharlotte FrankCivic Ventures CSOElderly, Children, Healthcare ProfessionalsTo provide a national community for women over 50 as they move from their career to whatever is next, and to help them discover new opportunities, new perspectives and new ways to make an impact.

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The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young AdultsColumbiaMD21044USA410-964-0202www.ulmanfund.orgHealthNon-formal Education, Mental HealthDouglas UlmanNAEchoing GreenCSOYoung Cancer patients, Families, Friends, CaregiversNASponsors support groups in 6 citiesOur program addresses areas of cancer support, advocacy, and education specific to young adults dealing with cancer.

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The Unbroken Circle Project/Office of Native Cancer Survivorship (ONCS) AnchorageAK99516USA907-333-2071www.oncs.orgHealthCulteral Preservation, Health Care DeliveryAlisa GilbertNAEchoing Green CSOAmerican Indians, Alaska Natives (AI/AN), Cancer Survivors NA800 support service available to survivorsMission - The National Office of Native Cancer Survivorship is dedicated to improving the lives of those faced with a cancer diagnosis. Working to ensure the initiation of and access to the needed cancer related services and support to reach survivorship and improve quality of life thereafter.

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The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle SeattleWA98122USA206-461-3792 www.urbanleague.orgHuman RightsCapacity Building, Financial Services/MarketsNAJoseph Jackson The Gates FoundationCSOBlack Citizens, People of Color, Low-Income PersonsNANAThe Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle strives to empower, enable and assist African Americans, other people of color, and disadvantaged individuals in becoming self-sufficient through public advocacy, providing services and developing strong business and community partnerships.

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The Wage Justice Center Los AngelesCA90057USA213-273-8400 www.wagejustice.orgEconomic DevelopmentLaw/Legal Reform, Employment/Labor, Non-formal Education, Poverty AlleviationMatthew SirollyMelvin Yee Echoing GreenCSOWorkers, Employers, Underground WorkersNANAThe Wage Justice Center fights for greater economic equality for California’s working poor and economic justice for all workers in the increasingly integrated global economy.

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The White House ProjectNew YorkNY10001USA212-261-4400 www.thewhitehouseproject.orgEmpowerment, Leadership, WomenMarie WilsonNACivic Ventures CSOWomenThe White House Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency—by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women.

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The Wildflowers Institute San FranciscoCA94133USA415-775-1151 www.wildflowers.orgCivic EngagementIntercultural Relations, Community ParticipationHanmin LiuNACivic Ventures CSOYouth, Minorities, StudentsThe California EndowmentWildflowers' mission is to design methods and tools to catalyze the innate power in communities.

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The Witness Project Little RockAR72205USA501-661-9603www.acrc.uams.edu/patients/witness_project/default.aspHealthReproductive Health, WellnessNANACivic Ventures CSOWomen, Underserved CommunitiesThe Witness Project is an educational and outreach program of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Cancer Education Department. It is a culturally competent, community-based, breast and cervical cancer education, outreach program, through which cancer survivors and lay health advisors increase awareness, knowledge, access to screening, and early detection in the African American population in an effort to reduce mortality and morbidity from cancer.

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Thimmakka's Resources for Environmental EducationBerkeleyCA94704USA510-655-5566www.thimmakka.orgEnvironmentEnergy, PollutionRitu PrimlaniNAAshokaCSORestaurants, Businesses, Immigrants, MinoritiesThe San Francisco FoundationHas programs in 7 countries. 10.8 gallons of water and 940,500 KwH of energy saved.To create practical, quantifiable, economically-viable systemic solutions to critical global environmental problems.

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ThriftSmart/Magi Management Company, LLCFranklinTN37065USA615-833-8200www.thriftsmart.comEconomic DevelopmentEmployment/Labor, Income Generation, PhilanthropyRichard GygiNACivic Ventures CSOCitizen Sector Orgs, Communities, Families, EmployeesThriftSmart, America’s first franchised thrift store, was founded in 2004 in Franklin, Tennessee to create jobs, serve underserved population groups with an affordable shopping opportunity, and support local ministries with profits while recycling gently used clothing and household items for consumer use.

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Torture Abolition & Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC)WashingtonDC20017USA202-529-2991 www.tassc.orgHuman RightsLaw and Legal Reform, Violence and AbuseDianna Ortiz NAAshokaCSOTorture Survivors, Families, CommunitiesNAWorks to abolish torture and ill-treatment currently practiced by more than 150 governmentsThe mission of TASSC is to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs and to empower survivors, their families and communities wherever they are.

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TransFair USAOaklandCA94612USA510-663-5260www.transfairusa.orgEconomic DevelopmentAgriculture, Conscious Consumerism, Rural DevelopmentPaul RiceNAAshoka, Skoll, SchwabCSOBusinesses, Farmers/Sharecroppers, PublicGoldman Fund Partnership with 400 U.S. coffee companies resulting in $60 million income for coffee farmers around the world Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace.

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Transformative Action InstituteSanta AnaCAUSA323-363-4874www.transformativeaction.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Capacity Building,Youth DevelopmentRandy ParrazScott Sherman Echoing GreenCSOStudents, YouthNATaught 600 students at 5 universitiesThe Transformative Action Institute (TAI) is devoted to training a new generation of social entrepreneurs, innovators, visionaries, and problem-solvers for the 21st century.

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Transgender Law CenterSan FranciscoCA94102USA415-865-0176www.transgenderlawcenter.orgHuman RightsLaw/Legal Reform, Public PolicyDylan VadeNAEchoing GreenCSOTransgender Communities, GLTBThe California EndowmentProvides information to 750-1,000 people per year; works directly with about 150 people The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Every day we connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and work to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.

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Travel & Learn, LLCKailuaHIUSANAwww.travellearnstudy.comCivic EngagementYouth Development, Education Reform, Equality/Rights, Poverty AlleviationMaeona MendelsonNACivic Ventures CSOYouth, Public, CommunitiesThe inspiration for Travel & Learn springs from my desire to bring all the elements of the things I love to do together and to share those experiences with others. The “what I love” is travel, teaching and learning and making a positive difference in the lives of people

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Tree PeopleBeverly HillsCA90210USA818-753-4600http://www.treepeople.org/Environment, Learning and EducationEnvironmental Education, SustainabilityAndy LipkisNAInterviewer ProposedCSOBusinesses, Communities, CSOsNALos AngelesWe're helping nature heal our cities.

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Trickle UpNew YorkNY10001USA212-255-9980http://www.trickleup.org/index.htmlEconomic DevelopmentMicroenterprise, Poverty AlleviationBill AbramsMildred Robbins LeetInterviewer ProposedCSOPoor, Working, Underserved CommunitiesNANATrickle Up empowers people living on less than $1 a day to take the first steps out of poverty, providing them with resources to build microenterprises for a better quality of life. In partnership with local agencies, we provide business training and seed capital to launch or expand a microenterprise, and savings support to build assets.

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Trust for Public LandSan FranciscoCA94105USA415-495-4014www.tpl.orgConservation, Preservation, Protection, Conservation Finance, Research/EducationAgriculture, Water Management, Wildlife Conservation, Heritage Land Preservation, Parks/Community GardensNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOLandowners, Community Groups, National, State, Local Agencies Doris Duke Charitable FoundationTPL has 400 staff members working out of 40 offices nationwideThe Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

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Tufts UniversityMedford MA2155USA617-627-3394http://www.tufts.edu/~jagyem01/EducationCollegiate Education, Environmental Studies and SustainabilityNANAInterviewer ProposedCSOCollege StudentsNANAit’s a university

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Twin Cities Rise!MinneapolisMN55401USA612-338-0295 www.twincitiesrise.orgEconomic DevelopmentEmployment/Labor, Income GenerationSteve Rothschild NAAshokaCSOEmployers, Underserved Communities, Unemployed/Working PoorBush FoundationThe mission of Twin Cities RISE! is to provide employers with skilled workers--primarily men from communities of color in the Twin Cities area--by training under- and unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage of at least $20,000 annually.

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U.S. Public Service AcademyWashingtonDC20005USA202-712-9121www.uspublicserviceacademy.orgLearning/EducationCivic/Community Participation, Youth DevelopmentChis Myers AschShawn RaymondEchoing Green CSOStudents, FacultyNAWill have 5,000 studentsThe mission of the U.S. Public Service Academy is to educate, develop, and inspire civilian leaders who have the character, intellect, and experience necessary to serve the nation honorably and effectively, and who are committed to devoting their lives to public service.

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United Negro College FundFairfaxVA22031-8044 USA800-331-2244www.uncf.orgFinancial Assistance, Scholarship, Fellowship, Institutional Grants Higher Education, Access to Learning/Education, Capacity Building, Public PolicyFrederick D. PattersonMary McLeod Bethune The Gates FoundationCSOStudents, African Americans, Low-Moderate-income, High-Achieving StudentsThe Ford FoundatiionHelp 65,000 students get college education a yearOur mission is to enhance the quality of education by providing financial assistance to deserving students, raising operating funds for member colleges and universities, and increasing access to technology for students and faculty at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUS). Since its inception in 1944, UNCF has grown to become the nation's oldest and most successful African American higher education assistance organization.

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United VillagesCambridgeMA02139USA617-864-8338www.unitedvillages.comEconomic Development, Civic EngagementTechnology/ Information TechnologyAmir Alexander HassonNAOmidyar NetworkBusinessUnderserved Communities, Rural DwellersNAIt provides villagers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America with a digital services drive-by Wi-Fi technology To empower two billion rural people by providing and delivering information, communication, goods, and services.

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United Way of AmericaAlexandriaVA22314-2045USA703-836-7112www.liveunited.orgCooperative action, Education, Economic Development, Health Youth Development, Access to Learning/Education, Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Income Generation, Health Care, Health/NutritionMyron W. ReedWilliam J. O’Ryan, H. Martyn Hart, William S. Friedman The Gates FoundationCSOGeneral Community, Youth, ChildrenNANATo improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

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UnitusSeattleWA98119USA206-926-3700www.unitus.comEconomic DevelopmentTecnology/ Information Technology, Financial Services/ Markets, Microenterprise, Social EnterpriseBob GayDave Clark, Dave Clark Jr., Gardner Russell, Larry Stay, Tim Stay, Mike Murray, Joseph GrennyOmidyar NetworkCSOPoor, Business Entrepreneurs, Underserved Communities, Civil Society OrganizationsBill & Melinda Gates FoundationIt reaches 1.8 million clients through its 13 partners in 6 countriesTo reduce global poverty by increasing access to life-changing microfinance services.

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Unitus Equity Fund L.P.SeattleWA98119USA206-926-3700www.unitus.comEconomic DevelopmentTecnology/ Information Technology, Financial Services/ Markets, MicroenterpriseUnitusGeoff WoolleyOmidyar NetworkBusinessBusiness Entrepreneurs, Poor, Underserved Communities, NAIts investment portfolio of two MFIs in India and one in MexicoInvesting to create open access to global systems for all people.

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University Child Development SchoolSeattleWA98105USA206-547-8237www.ucds.orgLearning/EducationEducation Reform, Youth Development, NANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren NAserves just over 300 students University Child Development School is centered around the lives of children and dedicated to the development of their intellect and character. We actively encourage, and the school everywhere reflects, the process of joyful discovery that is central to meaningful and responsible learning. Teaching is individualized and responsive to the talents of each student, and the curriculum is rigorous and integrates the concepts and skills embedded within the major disciplines.

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University of Miami Children & Youth Law ClinicCoral GablesFL33146USA305-284-4321www.law.miami.edu/cylc/index.phpHuman RightsChild Protection, Housing, Youth DevelopmentCarolyn SalisburyNAEchoing Green ProgramFoster Youths, Students, Lawyers, Judges NA60 active cases, 12 interns The Clinic primarily serves the legal needs of children in the foster care system in dependency, health care, mental health, disability, independent living, education, immigration and other general civil legal matters, ensuring that they have a voice in the court proceedings, and engaging in impact litigation, law reform advocacy and community lawyering.

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Up and Coming Scholars NANANANACivic EngagementAccess to Learning/Education, Community ParticipationCowboy Fred OrtizNACivic Ventures CSOYouth, Public, Communities

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Upwardly GlobalSan FranciscoCA94104USA415-834-9901 www.upwardlyglobal.orgEconomic DevelopmentEmployment/LaborJane LeuNAAshokaCSOCommunities, ImmigrantsThe San Francisco FoundationCoached jobseekers from 94 countries among 70 employersUpwardly Global is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that brings highly qualified immigrants and highly progressive employers together. The jobseekers we help are already permanent residents of the U.S. and work-authorized.

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Urban Assembly IncNew YorkNY10004USA212-867-3060www.urbanassembly.orgPoverty, Education, Math, EnglishAccess to Learning/Education, Higher Education, Equity in Education, Youth DevelopmentRichard Kahan NAThe Gates FoundationCSOStudentsThe New York Community Trust16 public high schools, 4300 studentsCreating schools that empower every student to succeed in college.

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Urban Logic Inc, SR Bank Palo AltoCA94302USAwww.urbanlogic.orgEconomic DevelopmentFinancial Services, Markets, Social EntrepriseBruce Cahan NAAshokaCSOBusinesses, General Public, Grassroot OrganizationsNAUrban Logic - We focus on leveraging the power of socially-purposeful
consumerism and banking to grow sustainable and
resilient places around the globe.

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Urban TilthNAUSA510-691-5051http://www.urbantilth.org/site/EnvironmentLearning and Education, SustainabilityPark GuthrieNAInterviewer ProposedCSOElementary StudentsNAContra Costa County, CaliforniaUrban Tilth cultivates agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. We work with schools, community-based organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to develop the capacity to produce 5% of our own food supply.

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Utah Health and Human Rights ProjectSalt Lake CityUT84111USA801-363-4596www.uhhp.orgHuman RightsViolence and Abuse, Trafficking, Mental HealthCynthia WillardNAEchoing Green CSOPeople/Refugees, Trafficked Persons, Victims of ViolenceNANAThe Utah Health & Human Rights Project (UHHP) is a direct service and advocacy agency that promotes the health, dignity, and self-sufficiency of refugees, asylees, and immigrants who have endured severe human rights abuses, including torture, war-related trauma, and human trafficking.

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Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation (VCCC) AuburnWA98002USA253-939-4055www.valleycities.orgHealthMental Health, Violence and Abuse, HousingNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOFalimies, Youth, Drog Addits, HomelessNA200 Staff, served 12,000 people a yearValley Cities provides compassionate, recovery-oriented services to individuals and families throughout our community.

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Venture Philanthropy PartnersWashingtonDC20005USA202-955-8085www.vppartners.orgHealthCapacity Building, Appropriate Technology, Health, PhilanthropyRaul FernandezMark Warner, Mario MorinoCSOChildren, Youth, Families, Business Entrepreneurs, Citizen Sector OrgsNAVenture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) invests in high-performing nonprofit organizations that are serving the core healthy developmental, learning, and educational needs of children from low-income families in the National Capital Region. VPP hopes to help nonprofit leaders grow their organizations in size, strength, and community impact. By demonstrating the value of the VPP approach, they hope to inspire philanthropists, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and public policymakers to help increase the effectiveness and the flow of capital, talent, and other resources to nonprofit organizations showing the greatest potential for improving the lives of children. VPP aims to help strong leaders make their organizations as effective as they can be. And we hope to demonstrate the value of making strategic, engaged, highly leveraged investments to build and strengthen nonprofit organizations.

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VeritéAmherstMA01002USA413-253-9227www.verite.orgHuman RightsEmployment/LaborHeather White NASkollCSOWorkers/ Laborers, BusinessesNAWorking in 60 countries improving working conditions for over 200,000 workersOur mission is to ensure that people worldwide work under safe, fair and legal working conditions. We achieve this by partnering with corporations, NGOs, governments, and international institutions.

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Video VolunteersNew YorkNY10022USANAwww.videovolunteers.orgCivic ParticipationMedia/CommunicationsJessica MayberryNAEchoing Green CSOMarginalized, Underserved Communities, Developing Countries, Government, Grassroots OrganizationsNA6-10 members are trained, Community Video Producers on 4 continentsVideo Volunteers and our partners are creating a global social media network, which provides solutions-based media for marginalized and poor communities around the world.

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VillageReachSeattleWA98103USA206-925-5200www.villagereach.orgHealthHealthcare Delivery, Rural DevelopmentBlaise Judja-SatoNASkollCSORural DwellersBill & Melinda Gates FoundationServes 251 clinics covering a population of 5.2 million To save lives and improve well being in developing countries by increasing last-mile access to healthcare and investing in social businesses that address gaps in health and community infrastructure.

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Vision YouthzSan FranciscoCA94141USA415-970-2319 www.visionyouthz.orgHealthMental Health, Crime, Youth Development, Violence and AbuseKyra BobinetNAEchoing Green CSOAt-Risk YouthNANAVision Youthz targets young adults who have suffered childhood trauma and neglect – and who are or could become these statistics. In detention settings and the community we provide a viable and inspiring alternative. Through an intensive skills-building program we connect youth with resources, opportunities and supportive relationships.

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Vital Aging Network (VAN) N. St. PaulMN55109USA651-917-4652www.vital-aging-network.orgCivic EngagementAging, Community ParticipationJanet HivelyNACivic Ventures CSOElderlyHelping older adults be self-sufficient, live fulfilling and meaningful lives, and contribute to vital communities.Learn, engage, lead!

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Volunteer Now!TorontoONM5A 2L2CAN416-964-8942www.leaderstoday.comCivic EngagementCitizen/Community Participation, Youth DevelopmentMarc KielburgerCraig KielburgerAshokaCSOYouth, TeachersNATraining experiences to more than 350,000 youth since foundingLeaders Today is a world renowned youth leadership organization, delivering innovative local and international training experiences to schools and communities around the world, providing opportunities for both young people and adults alike to travel and learn through life-changing international volunteer trips.

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VoxivaWashingtonDC20006USA202-419-0130www.voxiva.comEconomic Development, Health, Civic EngagementTecnology/ Information Technology, Financial Services/ Markets, Rural DevelopmentPaul MeyerAnand Narasimhan, Pamela Johnson, Melissa TorresOmidyar NetworkSocial Enterprise CompanyCivil Society Organizations, Health Care Professionals, Governments, Underserved Communities, Rural DwellersNAIt is being used in 3 developing countries and the USTo let clients collect and analyze real-time data from the field, communicate and interact with their staff and clients more effectively.

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Washington Early Learning Fund/ Thrive by Five Washington SeattleWA98101USA206-621-5555www.thrivebyfivewa.orgEarly Learning, Child Care, Preschool EducationEarly Childhood Education, Child Care, Access to Learning/EducationNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Parents, Teachers, Policymakers, Businesses NANAThrive by Five Washington champions positive early learning opportunities for every child, from birth to age 5, so that they are ready to succeed in school and thrive in life. Created in 2006 as a public-private partnership, Thrive by Five partners with parents, early learning professionals, communities, philanthropic organizations, businesses and government to develop a sustainable system for statewide early learning improvement—strengthening families and ensuring that all children in Washington experience positive, early learning environments.

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Washington State Mentoring Partnership IssaquahWA98027USA425-416-2030www.washingtonmentoring.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Public Policy, Youth DevelopmentNADepartment of Social and Health Services, Jack ThompsonThe Gates FoundationCSOYouth, Caring Individuals Our mission is to promote and support quality mentoring, fostering positive youth development and academic success while increasing awareness of an participation in mentoring.

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WaterPartners InternationalKansas CityMO64108USA913-312-8600www.water.orgHealthFinancial Services/ Markets, Water ManagementGary WhiteMarla Smith-Nilson Omidyar NetworkCSOCitizen Sector Orgs, Rural Dwellers, PoorThe Michael and Susan Dell FoundationReaches 200 communities with safe water and sanitation in 8 countriesTo safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries by forging partnerships with carefully-screened partner organizations and offering innovative financing methods through its WaterCredit Initiative.

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West Coast Environmental LawVancouverBCV6B 1H7CAN604-684-7378www.wcel.orgEnvironmentConservation/Preservation, SustainabilityJessica Clogg NAAshokaCSOGovernment, Indigenous PopulationsThe William and Flora Hewlett FoundationIt provided more than $192,000 in enviromental dispute resolution fund grantsThrough legal advice, education and advocacy, West Coast provides citizens and organizations with the knowledge, tools and innovative solutions needed to protect our environment and build sustainability locally, nationally and internationally.

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WikiaSan Mateo CAUSA415-365-0360www.wikia.comCivic EngagementTechnology/ Information TechnologyAngela BeesleyJimmy WalesOmidyar NetworkBusinessPublicNASupports over 6000 communities in more than 70 languagesTo support the creation and development of wiki communities on any topic people are passionate about.

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Wild GiftSun ValleyID 83353USA208-928-6208 www.wildgift.orgCivic EngagementCommunity Participation, Public Policy, Poverty Alleviacion Bob JonasNACivic Ventures CSOBusiness EntrepreneursOur Mission is to give exceptional leaders, ages 21-30, a compelling experience in deep wilderness and the support to launch a self-designed project that promotes the stewardship of wild nature and development of sustainable communities. By 2015, we will support a network of 50 leaders working collaboratively to achieve our core values and beliefs.

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Winning WorkplacesEvanstonIL60201USA847-328-9798www.winningworkplaces.orgEnvironmentCapacity Buiding, Public Policy, Appropiete TechnologyKenneth LehmanPaul Lehman, Elliot Lehman Civic Ventures CSOBusinesses, Citizen Sector Orgs, Employees Winning Workplaces is a nonprofit committed to helping small and midsize organizations create high-performance workplaces

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WITNESS, Inc.BrooklynNY11217USA718-783-2000 www.witness.orgHuman RightsMedia/Communications, Violence and AbusePeter Gabriel Reebok Human Rights Foundation Skoll, Schwab, Omidyar NetworkCSOPublic, Victims of ViolenceThe Ford FoundationWITNESS videos have been used: to promote grassroots education and mobilization, to corroborate allegations of human rights violations, to catalyze human rights advocacy via the worldwide web, as evidence in court and quasi-judicial hearings, as a deterrent to further abuseWITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

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Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE)Washington DC20036USA202-452-9550www.weaveincorp.orgHuman RightsViolence and AbuseAnn KaminsteinAmerican University law school students Echoing Green CSOSurvivors of Domestic Violence, Women, TeensCares Foundation, Butler Family Foundation15 employees, services to thousands of domestic violence victimsWEAVE works closely with adult and teen survivors of relationship violence and abuse, providing an innovative range of legal, counseling, economic and educational services that leads survivors to utilize their inner and community resources, achieve safety for themselves and their children and live empowered lives.

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Women's Bean ProjectDenverCO80205USA303-292-1919http://www.womensbeanproject.com/index.htmlCivic EngagementJob TrainingJossy EyreNAInterviewer ProposedCSOWomen, Poor, UnemployedNAWomen in Denver"To teach, through employment in on-site businesses, workplace competencies for entry-level positions to women who come from backgrounds of chronic unemployment or poverty."

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Women's World BankingNew YorkNY10018USA212 768-8513http://www.swwb.org/Ecnomic DevelopmentMicrofinance OportunitiesNANAInterviewer ProposedCSOWomenFor Foundation, The Starr Foundationglobal network of more than 50 microfinance institutions and banks that offer credit and other financial services to 21 million low-income people — primarily women — in 30 countries worldwide.To expand the economic assets, participation, and power of poor women as entrepreneurs and economic agents by opening their access to finance, knowledge and markets.

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Woodland Park ZooSeattleWA98103USA206-548-2500. www.zoo.orgEnvironmentConservation/Preservation, Non-formal EducationGuy PhinneyNAThe Gates FoundationCSOGeneral PublicNANAWoodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.

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Workers’ Rights Law Center of New York (WRLC)KingstonNY12401USA845-331-6615www.workersrightsny.org/about_us.phpHuman RightsEmployment/LaborDaniel WernerPatricia KakalecEchoing Green CSOLow-Wage WorkersNAIt has recover over $1 million in back wages for low-wage workers in New YorkAuthentic workplace justice must be a fundamental component of New York's Hudson Valley communities. The Workers' Rights Law Center of New York, Inc. ("WRLC") provides legal representation and education in support of low-wage workers' efforts to achieve this vision of justice.

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Working Today/Freelancers UnionBrooklynNY11201USA800-856-9981www.freelancersunion.orgHealth, Civic EngagementHealth Care Delivery, Media/CommunicationsSara HorowitzNASchwabCSOSelf EmployedThe Ford FoundationOffers life, disability, and dental insurance throughout the U.S., and health insurance in 31 statesTo represent the needs of America’s independent workforce though advocacy, information, and service.

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Working Today-Freelancers UnionBrooklynNY11201USA718-222-1099www.freelancersunion.orgHealthHealth Care Delivery, Dental Health, DisabilitiesSara Horowitz NACSOCaregivers, Disabled, Elderly, Self Employed, Unemployed, Underserved CommunitiesJohn D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation The Freelancers Union is a federation of the unaffiliated. Freelancers Union is a nonprofit organization that represents the needs of America’s independent workforce though advocacy, information, and service.

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World Bicycle ReliefChicagoIL60642USA312-664-3836http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/Civic EngagementTransportation, LaborFK DayNAInterviewer ProposedCSOThe first pilot programs are located in Zambia and Tanzania, with parallel tests in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Malawi.NAIn partnership with World Vision Sri Lanka, this project provided more than 24,000 locally manufactured bicycles to carefully selected men, women and children in greatest need.ur mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles.

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World Leadership SchoolDenverCO80205USA303-679-3412http://www.worldleadershipschool.com/Learning and EducationYouth Development, Leadership TrainingRoss WehnerNAInterviewer ProposedCSOHigh School Students NAPeru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.The mission of the World Leadership School is to unite young people around the world’s most pressing problems and empower them to become leaders.

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World of GoodEmeryvilleCA94608USA415-713-9150 www.worldofgood.orgEconomic Development Microenterprise, Technology, Income Generation, Cooperatives, Employment/LaborPriya HajiSiddharth SanghviOmidyar NetworkBusinessBusiness Entrepreneurs, Poor, Underserved Communities, Citizen Sector Orgs, BusinessesNASince 2004, has worked with more than 5,600 artisans in 34 countries To build strategies to substantially improve economic and social conditions for millions of artisans and their families living on less than $4 per day.

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World PulsePortlandOR97213USANAhttp://worldpulse.com/Civic EngagementMedia/Communications, Leadership TrainingJensine LarsenNAInterviewer ProposedCSOWomen, Underserved CommunitiesGlobal Giving, UNIFEMNA

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Year UpBostonMA02110USA617-542-1533 www.yearup.orgCivic EngagementEmployment/Labor, Non-formal Education, Youth DevelopmentGerald ChertavianNAAshokaCSOBusinesses, Working Poor, Unemployed, YouthNAServes more than 650 students a year in 4 states; it has 80 corporate partnersYear Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

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Youth Advocacy Center New YorkNY10014USA212-675-6181www.youthadvocacy.orgLearning/EducationNon-formal Education, Youth DevelopmentBetsy Krebs Paul PitcoffAshokaCSOChildren in and at Risk for Foster Care, Professionals in all Fields who Interact with ThemNASince 2003, trained 100+ social services professionalsYouth Advocacy Center’s mission is to teach young adults in and at risk of foster care to advocate for themselves and take control of their lives.

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Youth Eastside ServicesBellevueWA98004USA425-747-4937www.youtheastsideservices.orgEmocional Problems, Sustance, Sexual Abuse, Violence, DiscriminationMental Health, Chemical Dependency, Violence/Abuse, Youth Development, Family Services, Sexual AbuseNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOChildren, Youth, FamiliesMarguerite Casey FoundationNAYouth Eastside Services is a lifeline for kids and families coping with challenges such as emotional distress, substance abuse and violence. Through intervention, outreach and prevention, YES builds confidence and responsibility, strengthens family relationships, and advocates for a safer community that cares for its youth.

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Youth Empowerment Movement BaltimoreMD21202USA410-494-1588www.yembaltimore.comCivic EngagementCivic/Community Participation, Youth DevelopmentFarajii R MuhammadNAEchoing Green CSOYouth, General Communities, Community Leaders BaltimoreNATrain 50 youth at the Summer Youth Leadership Institute and 20 youth afterschool To promote collaboration between youth, youth organizations, and community leaders to more effectively address the problems of youth.

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Youth Reentry Project/Youth RepresentNew YorkNY10013-3990USA212-243-1313www.echoinggreen.org/fellows/laurie-pariseHuman RightsCriminal Justice, Law/Legal ReformLaurie PariseNAEchoing GreenCSOYouth 23 and under, juvenile criminalsNANAYouth Represent will be the first organization of its kind in New York City (NYC) to provide legal representation, reentry advocacy, and social services to youth under the age of 24 who are or have been involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system.

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Youth VillagesMemphisTN38184USA901-252-7600www.youthvillages.orgCivic Engagement, Learning/EducationChild Protection, Early Childhood Development, Youth DevelopmentNANAEMCFCSOYouth, Families, Children, CaregiversNAEmploys 1,400 counselors, teachers and staff who work from 47 locations To help children and families live successfully.

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YouthBuild USASomervilleMA02144USA617-623-9900 www.youthbuild.orgCivic Engagement, Economic DevelopmentHousing, Youth DevelopmentDorothy StonemanNASkollCSOUnderserved Communities, YouthBill & Melinda Gates Foundation $700 million in federal funds since 1994 to low income communities for 226 YouthBuild programsThe mission of YouthBuild USA is to unleash the intelligence and positive energy of low-income youth to rebuild their communities and their lives.

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YouthCareSeattleWA98105USA206-694-4500www.youthcare.orgHuman RightsHousing, Nutrition/WellnessNANAThe Gates FoundationCSOHomeless, At-Risk YouthNANAYouthCare serves youth and their families who are experiencing alienation, conflict, and homelessness. By developing resiliency, we create opportunities for success.

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YouthNoiseSan FranciscoCA94109USA415-346-4433www.youthnoise.comCivic EngagementTechnology/ Information Techology, Citizen/Community Participation, Youth DevelopmentZaid ShalhoubDiane Ty, Liz EricksonOmidyar NetworkCSOYouth, PublicThe William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Reaches 113,000 members, 3 million page views per monthTo inspire and empower young people everywhere to catapult their passion and idealism into movements to sustain the planet.

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Zen PeacemakersMontagueMA01351 USA413-367-2080www.zenpeacemakers.orgCivic Engagement, EnviromentPoverty Alleviation, Energy, Social EnterpriseBernie GlassmanNACivic Ventures CSOHIV/AIDS Effected, Homeless, Underserved CommunitiesZen Peacemakers extend the vow to save all sentient beings from those currently coming into the meditation hall (zendo), to include the disenfranchised and poor, the homeless, displaced war veterans, immigrants and the formerly incarcerated.

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Zero To ThreeWashingtonDC20036USA202-638-1144www.zerotothree.orgChild Care, Early Childhood DevelopmentChild Care, Early Childhood Development/Education, Child Abuse/Neglect, Early Child Mental Health, Early Language/Literacy, Disaster Relief/Trauma, Health/Nutrition, Military Families, NANAThe Gates FoundationCSOInfants, Toddlers, Families, Low-Income Pregnant Women The Annie E. Casey FoundationNAZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
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