With every project, we aim to address issues of infrastructure and access that communities face in order to arrive at more equitable circumstances. Here are some of our projects, both complete and ongoing, that are having a positive impact on communities.
Building an inclusive, innovative, artistic community space in Beirut, Lebanon. Through an ethos of generosity, Beit al Atlas connects disparate populations across barriers of social, economic, and cultural differences.
Our goal is to preserve, research and share the natural and cultural heritage of the people of Gabon, for the benefit of all. We are dedicated to ensuring that this is done fairly and sustainably, thereby protecting the rich resources of the Gabonese forest as well as promoting the way of life of the Gabonese forest peoples.
Our collectives paces are spaces for sharing knowledge – whether it be local/ancestral or academic. We aim to create spaces where relationships of support (i.e. with donors) can be of mutual exchange, and spaces of growth and transformation and sisterhood/brotherhood for all involved. Our goal is to sustainably create an abundance of resources for individuals and collectives facing incredible need as they live in extreme poverty and are excluded from all social and other services, while facing ongoing discrimination and some of the worst gender-based violence in the world. We are providing much needed solutions to very complex social and health problems and are recognized global experts in participatory, community-based mental health intervention projects and authentic community engagement with some of the most hard to reach populations.
Ending child marriage and gender-based violence by empowering adolescent girls and young women to fulfill their true potentials through full participation in, and positive contribution to, the socioeconomic lives and political arenas of South Sudan.
The Coral Sea Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of the ecological and social value of the Coral Sea and Eastern Coral Triangle and to be proactive in its sustainable management. This region contains the last great reservoir of ultra-diverse coral reefs in the world, yet most of it is remote and rarely visited, and is in urgent need of our assistance to increase the number of marine reserves. Combining an ethos of science, gender equity, ecotourism, and sustainability, the Foundation works with traditional owners to develop marine reserves that enhance fisheries and ecotourism resources, while improving the basic quality of life of people in our partner villages.
To fund projects that represent the needs of communities through new community capital tools such as crowdfunding, and to expand access to low or no cost crowdfunding education and training, as well as support and empower under-resourced individuals and communities. When you change the funders, you change who gets funded. Through new community capital tools such as crowdfunding, capital has the ability to flow more freely to projects that represent the needs of their communities.
To create awareness about the power and value of music beyond entertainment and demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of music/sound at a cellular level. Previously unknown, sound healing modalities can help speed up the healing process of ailments ranging from tumors to Parkinson’s, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more. Through our groundbreaking documentary, this information will be presented to the public, potentially for the first time, raising awareness about the importance of these types of alternative treatments. The Heart Beat documentary includes patients that benefited from these types of therapies and experts who are pioneering research in this field. We aim to educate the masses about these modalities and in the near future create healing centers that offer a place to those who may not have had access previously.
To advance global transformation by bringing humanity back into symbiosis with nature, self, and others, through holistic practices, ancient/future wisdom, and innovative design.
In Kenya, the food crisis has reached famine-like proportions. North Star aims to regenerate landscapes and combat climate change while also training poor communities on how to become self-sufficient through entrepreneurship and regenerative agriculture. Through doing this we will eliminate poverty, reduce social and gender-based tensions, and ensure that children in the areas we work will have quality education and never go hungry.
To be a sustainable ecosystem of resources to those in need. We are creating sustainable community living and growing spaces that help refugees and asylum seekers transition into their new stages of safe and healthy living as they go through their processes and bring love and healing to both the earth and people alike. One Family One Love is a humanitarian 501c3 NGO globally serving as a bridge of love to serve and connect people to the resources they need to thrive.
To assist young refugees from different nationalities to become job creators and social entrepreneurs in Nakivale refugee settlement.
Partners for Peace is committed to serving their community by supporting and encouraging peace and development initiatives across Jonglei State and beyond. The project is geared toward empowering vulnerable women by building their entrepreneurial capacities and encouraging collaboration with one another. Partners for Peace conducts trainings for local women to more effectively sell their local products.
Project Vesta’s mission is to further the science of enhanced coastal weathering and to galvanize a global action to use this new technology to remove the totality of humanity’s past, present, and future CO2 emissions.
To offer shared access to food and information, and increase our capacity to collaborate and thrive in an unpredictable world. We aid in the expansion of regenerative agriculture operations and donate organic produce to those in need while serving as a hub for research, demonstration, and education.
Empowering Melanesian women with marine conservation skills. The Sea Women of Melanesia program empowers indigenous women with scuba diving and marine science skills so they can take an active role in creating and monitoring marine protected areas on their own coral reefs.
SINA Loketa (SINAL) was formed in Yumbe District West Nile Sub-region of Northern Uganda in 2018 and legally registered with the Uganda National NGO Bureau to operate country-wide. SINAL is committed to working with disadvantaged communities to become self-reliant and create businesses with social and environmental benefits through entrepreneurship, peacebuilding, ICT, digital Inclusion, and Creative Arts. Our CORE VALUES are: T – Team Spirit and Transparency E – Excellency A – Accountability C – Care full H – Honesty E – Efficiency. R – Respect S – Services
Through the creation of a mobile library to carry art and design resources, we will be able to service the underserved neighborhoods of Sudan. The Sudan Art and Design Library is here to collect, preserve and uplift the cultural legacy of Sudan while nurturing the art and cultural capacity of Sudanese people. The highest value driving this project is the power of art to lift a-people and provide them with a window to the world. To that end, making references and facilities to create new art available to the public is imperative. Making these freely and widely available will reinforce the values of tolerance, civic participation, and democratic engagement. We trust that the promotion of these values will act in a virtuous cycle to bolster the foundations of the new Sudan.
Sundial Foundation is a venture philanthropy fund aimed at closing the funding gaps for female and BIPOC social entrepreneurs. Mission is to tackle the root causes of the world’s toughest social and environmental challenges by igniting a more diverse landscape of entrepreneurs and change makers.
The Green Standard is an organization committed to diverting existing plastic waste from the oceans and landfills of Hawai’i and preventing future virgin-plastic waste from being created.
Our goals are to reduce the amount of plastic waste on the island that ends up in the ocean and/or landfill, and reduce the amount of plastic waste being generated on the island. We will accomplish these goals through the launch of our Precious Plastic model / processing center to upcycle plastic waste into value-added products. Additionally, we will be educating and inspiring individuals and business organizations to reduce and recycle their plastic waste through community engagement and regenerative consulting.
The Ocean Defenders is an ocean literacy and environmental news platform, packaged in a fun digestible animated series for kids aged 6 and up. Our comic strips represent real-life ocean conservationists, watersports athletes, and ecological issues with the use of real-life solutions.
The Trauma Project targets the basic human right of safety. We see human inflicted trauma and abuse as an insidious epidemic. We bring science, education, wellness, and community to a large and marginalized group of people in an effort to improve health, humanity, and the sustainability of life on earth. Our vision is to empower those impacted by trauma. Our mission is to heal and prevent trauma through peer-to-peer community, connection, education, and wellness. We stand for: Safety Of all bodies, minds, and hearts, the present & future of all children, zero abuse against all beings, speaking up against all human violations progress In health, peace, and harmony, courage to heal the hardest parts there are to heal.
Improve the health of the watersheds we live in through citizen science and community action with a focus on soil and water quality. Our hope is to develop replicable strategies here in our Biscayne Bay watershed for watersheds around the world.
The You & I Foundation (YAIF) is a Ugandan NGO supporting underserved neighborhoods in Uganda, serving nationals and refugees living in the country. We take a 50-50 approach that spreads our resources and efforts equally among both populations, and we work to bridge cultural divides through exchanges, art, and collaborations. With the support of to.org, we have built a school and community centers in Kyebando Kisalosalo as well as a center in Nakivale Refugee camp; these centers offer tailored programming in each location to address the needs of the community.