Sites on a Mission

Sites on a Mission
Make the world better...one person, one idea, one act at a time.

Social Entrepreneurship



Ashoka Ashoka is the global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs, men and women with system changing solutions for the world's most urgent social problems.

Skoll Foundation Their mission is to advance systemic change to benefit communities around the world by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs.

Social Edge A program with the Skoll Foundation, this global online community brings together Social Entrepreneurs to network, learn, inspire, and share resources!

Room to Read Partnering with local communities in developing countries to establish schools and libraries.

Project H Design An innovative charitable organization that supports project design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness.

Bambooya! Blog Bambooya's own blog about all things bamboo and social entrepreneurs with great ideas and big hearts!

Funding to End Global Poverty



Acumen Fund Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Wow!

Grameen Foundation Supporting microfinance opportunities for the poor to lift themselves out of poverty.

Grameen America Banking for the unbanked in the U.S.A. Grameen America is a microfinance organization with a mission to alleviate poverty through entrepreneurship. Grameen America provides loans, savings programs, credit establishment and other financial services to the working poor, especially women, in the United States. Grameen America is built upon the success of the Grameen Bank. Founded by Professor Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh,

Kiva Providing loans that change the lives of entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Kiva Team Bambooya

Saving the Planet



Green America Formerly Co-Op America, Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Their mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Support this worthy organization!

GenGreen Life Find the green in everything...locally!

Fair Trade and Socially Responsible



Global Exchange Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.

Trans Fair USATransFair USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth.

Fair Trade Federation Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty.

Safe Cosmetics

Parent's Guide

Natural Ingredients

Organic Consumers

CFSAN

Technology for Good



One Laptop per Child A non-profit dedicated to providing children from around the world with a low-cost, internet-connected laptop to discover, learn, and explore!

BogoLight Helping families in need around the world, BOGO LIGHT is a solar-powered flashlight created to extend light hours in developing countries that have no electricity. BOGO is short for, "Buy One Give One", so when you buy one BOGO LIGHT for yourself, the company SunNight Solar, donates another to a community in need. Buy a BOGO and LIGHT up the world!

Social Actions Social Actions is an open source database of actions people can take on any issue. "You make a difference, we make it easy."

Modest Needs

Bamboo Bike Project This project aims to build cargo bicycles made out of bamboo in Africa, and to train local Africans in rural areas to build the bikes as a sustainable industry.

Basic Human Needs



LifeStraw With the goal of providing safe drinking water and preventing malaria and other vector-borne diseases in developing countries, Vestergaard Frandsen has developed these awesome life-saving technologies: LifeStraw, a personal portable water purifier, PermaNet, a long-lasting, insecticide-treated polyester bed net, and ZeroFly, an insecticide-incorporated plastic sheeting for emergency shelter and protection against malaria. Donate and save a life!

Operation Smile Volunteers repair childhood facial deformities and build partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families throughout the world. They change lives one smile at a time!

Partners in Health Partnering with poor communities throughout the world to combat disease and poverty.

A Plate for All The mission for A Plate For All is to reduce the hunger of displaced peoples around the world, including unregistered refugees, children, pregnant women, and the disabled. In keeping with their mission, they have established a community soup kitchen in a rural area in Damascus, Syria to deliver much-needed food aid directly to Iraqi refugees. "The house of hardship has a thousand friends".

Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation

Get Involved and Take Action



Global Response

NetWork For Good

Free Rice Donate rice to hungry children in the world and increase your words skills at the same time.

Holistic Health



Bluebird Midwifery Holistic midwifery and natural childbirth services in the heart of Brooklyn, NY

Kali Design Learn the art and science of the ancient Chinese practice of Transformative Feng Shui to Live Your Best Life!

Conscious Capitalism



Change Round Up This charitable company creates a virtual spare change jar for online stores. "Give a little. Help a lot."

Toms TOMS Shoes is changing the world one pair at a time...for every pair they sell, a pair is donated to a child in need.

Entrepreneurial Spirit



Ted Inspired talks by the world's leading thinkers and doers...Ideas Worth Spreading...

The Funded The entrepreneur's ultimate resource for finding well-vetted funding for the next great idea.

Seth Godin's Blog

The FourHourWorkWeek Blog Tim Ferriss writes with ultra-enthusiasm about experiments in lifestyle design.

Eco-Friendly Products



Natural Choices Wonderful environmentally safe, non-toxic cleaning and laundry products!

Socially-Conscious Products



Bamboosa Eco-conscious and socially responsible, Bamboosa makes ultra-soft bamboo apparel and baby clothes sweatshop free and made in the USA. What more could you ask for!

Taraluna A great place to find sustainable, fair-trade, organic, and socially conscious products and gifts.