Tag: Community Development72

Impact Companies Tag: Community Development 39

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1PIE Technologies


United States of America

Partners in Empowerment (PIE) is an ecologically inspired social & economic network united in action for a thriving socially just future. Whether a media group leads a cause based marketing campaign to stop AIDS a university creates greener technology or an artist inspires a child in need social economic and environmental impact is deepened through multi sector collaboration.

Information, communication & technology

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Affinity Sutton


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

With over 58000 homes and a one hundred year history Affinity Sutton is one of the biggest providers of affordable housing in England. As a business for social purpose they want to maximise life chances for their residents and create places for communities to thrive.

Acommodation & food service

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AfriAfya


Kenya

AfriAfya the African Network for Health Knowledge Management and Communication. It was established in April 2000 by Kenya based health development agencies to explore new opportunities for harnessing ICTs for community health. The aim of this communication is to improve health and development status of communities in rural and marginalized areas. Our work continues to explore more innovative approaches on the use of ICTs for improved health through collaboration with other organizations.

Information, communication & technology

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All Saints Action Network


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

All Saints Action Network is a development trust community enterprise and a local network bringing together members of the local community and local organisations from the public community and private sector in and around the All Saints area.

Human health & social work

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Anjna Patient Education


United States

Anjna is a 501(c)3 non profit company that addresses the healthcare crisis in the United States by designing building and implementing innovative mobile health solutions especially for safety net communities that are at greater risk for chronic preventable diseases. Using interactive and personalized text and voice messages we deliver actionable tailored medical content that improves appointment attendance medication compliance and disease self management skills.rn

Education

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Asian Neighborhood Design


United States of America

Asian Neighborhood Design passionately serving the Bay Area for over 3 decades Asian Neighborhood Design is a nonprofit architecture community planning employment training and support services organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged individuals and communities become self sufficient.

Real estate, design & building

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Ava


AF

We are Ava and we believe total accessibility is possible. We're a small team from around the world and we're breaking down communication barriers between the deaf & hearing worlds.

Information, communication & technology

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AWE Partners


United States of America

AWE Partners is a boutique advisory firm for women who desire to give invest and shop for maximum impact on the causes they care about most.Evidence based research suggests that empowering women is one of the most effective ways to fight poverty worldwide as women are more likely to spend money on education and healthcare to support their families and communities.

Education

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AYZH designs


United States

A social venture providing health & livelihood solutions to impoverished women globally. We develop low cost high quality beautiful appropriate technology designed to meet the unique needs of women in resource poor settings. Signature to the ayzh brand is a convenient kit style product. In 2010 ayzh launched JANMA clean birth kit recommended by WHO for a safe & hygienic birth in environmentally friendly and culturally appealing materials.

Human health & social work

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BagoSphere


Philippines

BagoSphere is a social enterprise created to tackle rising youth unemployment in the world. BagoSphere is the recipient of Singapore International Foundation s Young Social Entrepreneurs Grant Program and an award winner of Start upSingapore s Social Enterprise competition in 2012. In 2013 BagoSphere was named as one of the top 20 hottest start ups in Singapore by Singapore Business Review. BagoSphere was incubated by Social Venture Lab at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and supported by Kickstart Ventures (a subsidiary of Globe Telecom) Co.Lab Xchange Incubator the Small World Group Incubator (SWGI) Impact Investment Exchange (Asia) and the Bago City local government.

Human health & social work

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Catalyst Housing


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

They are a G15 housing association providing London and the South East with over 21000 affordable homes through social rent shared ownership and private sales.

Real estate, design & building

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Chicago Trend


United States of America

Chicago TREND is a social enterprise initially funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Chicago Community Trust. It is a centralized resource for real estate developers retailers and community development organizations seeking to better understand the trajectories of Chicago neighborhoods and invest in profitable retail projects that can drive transformative change. Chicago TREND offers a suite of services to identify neighborhood and strategic retail opportunities shorten the typical retail development timeline and provide financial incentives and risk sharing for retailers and developers.

Real estate, design & building

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Creative Ecology Partners


United States of America

Creative Ecology Partners utilizes people centered art and design strategies for community development planning placemaking and engagement. They build community through education art advocacy and action. They help strengthen and transform people their environments and the essential relationships within them.

Real estate, design & building

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Eyak Preservation Council


United States of America

The Eyak Preservation Council (EPC) Based in Cordova Alaska is a 501c3 grassroots environmental and social change organization dedicated to promoting sustainable communities and protecting and preserving wild salmon habitat and Indigenous culture in the ancestral Eyak homelands of the Prince William Sound and Copper River watersheds.

Other

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Fashion4Freedom


Viet Nam

Fashion4Freedom (F4F) strives to solve social challenges with thoughtful designs. Great design is not only about making their lives prettier or simpler. Great designs can solve problems of injustice, create peace and promote economic equality. Fashion4Freedom is a garment industry’s alternative to the current production and sourcing options. Providing a new marketplace for high quality & ecologically minded fashion while fighting poverty through programs for: skill development, infrastructure development and empowerment of women and girls exploited in Vietnam.

Professional & technical services

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Green Bio Energy Ltd


Uganda

Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda, Green Bio Energy Limited is one of the first for-profit renewable energy businesses to market carbonized briquettes in East Africa. Profitability with respect to social and environmental standards is their sole priority. They believe in the triple bottom line model to achieve sustainability. In East Africa, the Great Lakes region and South Sudan, wood-charcoal is the most commonly used fuel source by households in urban settings. This dependence on wood-fuels is partly responsible for the prevailing deforestation and soil degradation. GBE Ltd. is a green business with a socially responsible corporate strategy. It produces carbonized briquettes, Briketi, with machinery that has been designed and manufactured on-site as part of their local content approach. By marketing high quality products, They believe to socially and economically benefit to low and middle income households and organizations looking for energy saving solutions. In addition, GBE Ltd. has gathered a team of experienced staff who are dedicated to R&D and experts in manufacturing high-quality machinery and equipment to produce fuel briquettes. They provide a wide range of premium business services such as trainings, consultancy assignments, and project management.

Energy, Fuels & Generation

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Hand Over


Egypt

Hand Over is an award winning social enterprise that utilizes sustainable construction for the sake of community development by building houses and structures that are beneficial for unprivileged communities. Hand Over tackles climate change by using local and earth materials as the main building components. Hand Over empowers and trains architecture and civil engineering students and connects them with the local community so they can work jointly on the designs and the implementation of the new buildings. At the same time Hand Over collaborates with local NGOs and private sector companies to facilitate the process. Hand Over strives to upgrade and empower underprivileged communities through environment friendly techniques.

Other

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Helps International (HINT)


United States of America

HELPS International was founded in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation in the tradition of service to others. HELPS programs extend a helping hand to people who then learn to become self sufficient giving them hope for a better life for them and a future for their children.HELPS International's mission is to provide enduring programs of practical social and spiritual value to the people in the developing world through a system of partnership and mutual responsibility.

Human health & social work

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Jara


United States of America

Jara provides emergency education to regions hit by natural disaster and to people who are displaced like refugees through the Jara Unit an offline education device that can be used anywhere anytime without requiring access to infrastructure. Jara empowers people to rebuild their communities and continue their education despite their circumstance.

Other

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KARIBU Solar Power


Tanzania, United Republic of

KARIBU Solar Power is an innovative social enterprise that makes high quality solar power affordable. We produce a modular solar lamp (solar panel rechargeable battery light) and employ an innovative social business model that allows the average Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consumer to enjoy the benefits of solar lighting and energy. By paying in small increments which replicate the required cash flow for kerosene we make solar affordable.rn

Energy

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Lowcountry Street Grocery Store


United States of America

Lowcountry Street Grocery (LSG) is Charleston s first community supported mobile farmers market. Their renovated school bus will visit multiple daily locations throughout the week providing local produce sundries and nutrition education improving the convenience & accessibility of buying local food. Bus stops will include area schools community centers churches businesses neighborhoods as well as low income areas that lack access to healthy affordable food.

Other

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Makers Unite


Netherlands

Makers Unite is a platform for social inclusion providing equal opportunities to newcomers & locals by making products with a story that matters. We believe that making together leads to dialogue and trust. By the power of making we connect people to real opportunities. By offering people a physical place to meet and a valuable activity their social network grows. In co design we transform the life vests into new products which are worth having. Makers Unite has designed an effective social inclusion programme based on collaboratively creating sustainable products. While getting to know each other participants discover their talents ambitions and how to connect to local networks. We connect participants to our extensive network of partners educational institutions and companies to guide them to the next step as an active citizen. We share the stories of newcomers to the public by selling our collection of fashion and lifestyle products made of life vests. Newcomers have the opportunity to tell their own story at (open) making workshops with schools companies and organisations.

Other

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Mango Health


United States

We founded Mango Health with the goal of making one of the most important things you do every day—taking care of yourself and improving your personal health—easier and maybe even a little more fun. We hope you enjoy using the app as much as we enjoyed making it.

Health Care Equipment and Services

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MangoSense Technologies


India

We are a technology startup focused on building products and services that make sense. With products MangoReader MangoReach and MangoSocial we create a social fun and engaging environment for readers to read books share with friends and unleash their creativity and potential. Publishers Authors and Content providers can attract new customers engage existing users measure and monitor influence and drive revenue.rn

Education

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Netketabi


NETKETABi provides school aged youth with customized laptops containing interactive educational content along with services that promote intellectual stimulation in and out of the classroom. It engages youth in a self learning empowered environment and creates opportunities for K 12 students to develop 21st Century skills including critical thinking innovation collaboration and communication.

Education

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OSCAR


India

The Organisation for Social Change Awareness and Responsibility (OSCAR) is a not for profit organisation which provides high quality football coaching to underprivileged boys and girls in Mumbai and across different areas of India. OSCAR runs a unique programme that not only teaches sport to children & youth but also helps them to understand the value of education.

Education

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Oyster Recovery Partnership


Nearly 20 years ago the Oyster Recovery Partnership was commissioned as a cooperative coalition of multiple partners that contribute to a large scale restoration program to plant disease free oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay. As a result of this successful partnership nearly 4 billion oysters have been planted on 1500 acres of oyster reefs and nearly 30000 bushels of shell have been recycled to provide homes for new oysters. As Maryland s leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Bay the ORP also operates the region s Shell Recycling Alliance supports the state s Marylanders Grow Oysters program and provides shellfish aquaculture and fishery support services.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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PowerMundo


United States of America

PowerMundo improves access to solar and other clean technologies to empower people in emerging markets. By sourcing cleantech products building a rural distribution network offering financing options and educating consumers about the cleantech products PowerMundo provides families with the opportunity to redirect their monthly cash expenditures towards cleaner and more efficient energy sources to promote health education clean environments and economic well being.

Energy

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Qimsa


United States of America

QIMSA is a federally approved non profit 501(c)(3) volunteer program operated on Marine Corps Base Quantico Virginia. Their program provides combat injured military members undergoing treatment at Walter Reed Bethesda or any other hospital in the nations capital region the opportunity to realize their hunting and fishing potential regardless of injury in the company of fellow veterans and sportsmen.

Other

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Rising Tide Car Wash


Rising Tide will be a franchisable conveyorized car wash dedicated to providing employment for people with autism. We've choosen a franchise model to give familes affected by autism the ability to secure employment for their individual with autism and many others like them without the need for business expertise. Rising Tide will use a for profit social enterprise model to afford franchisees the ability to maintain ownership rights. rnrnRising Tide will be scalable have high exposure in the community and provide employment for people with autism through easy to learn process driven labor. Rising Tide will have strong enough profitability to support a community of people with autism through living wages career advancement opportunities and independent living skills and self advocacy training.

Other

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Rooted School


United States of America

Rooted School will be a network of charter high schools that partners with regional companies to prepare New Orleans students for employment in six high growth high wage industries in addition to college. Combining personalized learning paths with hands on experiences designed by its teachers and industry professionals Rooted delivers an educational experience that closes the gap between what schools teach and the skills needed in tomorrow s jobs. Students graduate from Rooted prepared to critically think in these industries and are fast tracked to lives of financial stability and independence.

Other

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Self-Help Enterprises


United States of America

Self Help Enterprises is an organization dedicated to self help housing sewer and water development housing rehabilitation multifamily housing and home buyer programs in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The goal of Self Help Enterprises is to help farm laborers and other low income families to help themselves. Community development organization whose mission is to work together with low income families to build and sustain healthy homes and communities.

Other

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Small Fry


United States of America

Small Fry employs the digital skills of low income youth to drive local small business growth online via search engine marketing social media marketing web building and more. Youth earn income gain skills and build career mobility while small businesses get access to affordable online marketing services that saves time and builds revenue.

Real estate, design & building

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Sweet Livity LLC


United States of America

Sweet Livity LLC offers customized health and wellness services to allow people and organizations who serve the community to do their jobs to the fullest. Through our strategic coaching and wellness programs we help the people and organizations we work with to transform spaces where they live and work into healthy happy and productive environments. As a result individuals and organizations create better results with improved health and happiness.

Human health & social work

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Team Build It


Build It! Bronzeville is a SimCity style mobile game app that collects real time consumer data and gives every community the ability to effectively argue for resources. Through virtual play residents construct their dream community and scan recent receipts in order to obtain building gems. Team Build It! then retrieves data from those receipts (industry timestamp location total spent etc.) compiled from all players and analyzes consumer preferences in order to determine buy in and purchase potential of the entire community.

Information, communication & technology

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Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA)


India

The Society for Technology & Action for Rural Advancement (TARA) is a social enterprise set up in the year 1985 at New Delhi India. It is an incubation engine of the Development Alternatives Group which has been providing development solutions in India and elsewhere.rnTARA as an enabler is instrumental in the creation of livelihood support systems training and capacity building for the rural poor and marginalized communities. TARA as an aggregator bundles support service packages help large corporation explore new markets and also aggregate the output of local producer groups including micro mini and small enterprises and connect these groups to market opportunities for BOP access and market development for ethical products and services. Governments large Corporations and Civil Society networks benefit from TARA s expertise as a manager of large awareness creation environmental action community development and service delivery programmes in areas such as affordable housing renewable energy water management sustainable agriculture waste management and recycling.

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The Birmingham Settlement


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Founded in 1899 Birmingham Settlement is one of the oldest charities in the city. It forms part of a movement of social reform activists outraged by the plight of the poor in the 19th century. Originally Birmingham Settlement?s work concentrated on providing support to women and families in the seriously deprived area of St Mary?s now known as Newtown.

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Trundle


Trundle believe that if kids feel empowered to change the walls in which they live for the better they will feel empowered to change other aspects of their lives as well. Trundle empowers children through design by transforming where they study and sleep. A hybrid model consultancy they teach design through an immersive in person and online process that aligns with STEM (science technology engineering math) initiatives. They will expand to urban centers by partnering with local businesses to ensure every kid has a decent bed and an inspiring cheerful place to sleep and study.

Education

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Twothirds Water


Canada

Twothirds Water is a group of engineers and entrepreneurs who are passionate about using good design and effective strategies to meet the needs of vulnerable people. They have created Tapp which is an extremely simple user friendly and effective household water filter. Before founding Twothirds Water we spent years studying the design and implementation of socially beneficial technologies in developing countries. They have lived and worked in remote places around the world shared stories and meals with countless families and been upstaged in soccer matches by hundreds of nimble footed kids. And through all of this we conducted an iterative design process building a water filter interviewing dozens of potential users to learn how to improve it and going back home to build a new one. The culmination Tapp is tremendously exciting and we have built Twothirds Water to take it to market.

Financial & Insurance activites

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