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South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude (SACCS)
Works to end forced child labor in South Asia.
Development Aid from People to People in Zambia (Children's Town)
Educates and integrates AIDS orphans in Africa.
Delancey Street Foundation
Criminal rehabilitation center in which residents run various business enterprises.
Hospital and manufacturer of medical devices serving poor people, mainly in India.
Appropriate Technology for Enterprise Creation (ApproTEC)
Manufactures and markets simple agricultural tools that aid in business development in Africa.
Agroelectric System of Appropriate Technology (STA) and The Institute for Development of Natural Energy and Sustainability (IDEAAS)
Distributes alternative energy sources in rural Brazil.
Grants small loans without requiring collateral.
Brazilian sewing cooperative.
Alternative waste management organization in Peru.
Alternative preschool chain in Middle East.
Ruchika School Social Service Wing, Train Platform Schools
Educational opportunity for indigent children in India.
Development and Education Program for Daughters Community Center (DEPDC)
Education and socialization program for girls and women in Thailand who would otherwise be forced into prostitution.
Organizations that specialize in providing direct support to social entrepreneurs
Advances systemic change to benefit communities around the world by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs. The foundation extends its mission through Social Edge, an online resource for the social entrepreneur community.
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Enables individuals and companies to find and support social and economic development projects around the world.
Develops the profession of social entrepreneurship around the world by investing in people.
Supports social entrepreneurship as a key element to advance societies and address social problems.
Sparks social change by identifying, providing startup grants, supporting, and connecting social entrepreneurs and their organizations.
Supports entrepreneurial approaches to solving global poverty by providing a blueprint for building financially sustainable and scalable organizations that deliver affordable, critical goods and services to the poor.
Helps people create wide-reaching social change by providing funding and business mentoring to individuals and their non-profit organizations.
Improves economic welfare and academic achievement of children in low-income families by promoting entrepreneurship-friendly policies and research in technology and education.
Organizations that offer research tools for finding and supporting innovative social organizations
Evaluates financial health of America's largest charities in order to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace.
Connects volunteers and donors with international Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs).
General Resources for Research on Social Change Organizations
Online media gateway designed to inform about human rights and sustainable development worldwide.
Print and online newspaper covering the world of nonprofits.
Inspires change by providing resources in an online community that competes to find the best solutions to social problems, then collaborates to refine, enrich and implement them.
Helps members and supporters find practical solutions to social and environmental problems by connecting people, organizations and resources.
Research Organizations based in Universities
Promotes the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide.
Educates leaders by integrating social enterprise-related research, teaching and activities.
Promotes solutions through interdisciplinary research, teaching beyond the classroom and efforts to engage with those who lead social change.
Explores adapting business concepts, tools and skills to the social sector in appropriate, practical and effective ways, increasing awareness on a local, national and international level.
Empowers students to achieve social benefit through business practices.