Reporting on Behalf of the Planet

What They Do Grist is a source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary. It covers climate, energy, food, cities, politics, business, green living, and the occasional adorable baby animal. Each day, the online magazine points its readers to the news that matters most, and translates wonky issues into stories that make sense. Grist’s goal … Continued

Creating Shared Meaning and Equitable Climate Solutions

What They Do The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) mission is to support and strengthen US-based civil society organizations’ influence on the development and implementation of local, national, and international climate policy and action. Founded in 1989, USCAN fosters and facilitates collaborative efforts to share information, coordinate activities, and develop strategies across diverse organizations and … Continued

Supporting Women in Agriculture to Increase Rural Prosperity

What They Do Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. Its Women in Agriculture Initiative enhances lending products and financial advisory services to provide … Continued

Empowering Lakota Youth and Families Through Cultural Identity

What They Do Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (CDC), located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, empowers Lakota youth & families to improve the health, culture, and environment of their communities, through the healing and strengthening of cultural identity. In 1998 the rebirth of the ancient rite of traditional Lakota Sun Dance was … Continued

Bringing Connections to Light on the Issue of Early and Child Marriage

What They Do Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage … Continued

Engaging Impacted Communities to Prevent Gun Violence

What They Do The Urban Institute’s mission is to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions through economic and social policy research. Scholars are independent and empowered to share their evidence-based views and recommendations shaped by research. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a public policy organization that produces innovative, high-impact ideas, research, and … Continued

Embracing the Living Building Challenge

What They Do Over the next several years, with the support and partnership of The Kendeda Fund, Georgia Tech will design and build what all parties hope will become the first major Living Building Challenge 3.0 certified education and research facility in the Southeast. The project will serve as a living-learning laboratory for students and … Continued

About – Recommendation

The Kendeda Fund is dedicated to exploring how human beings can build a more just and equitable world, one in which we use resources wisely and relate to one another more mindfully. The Kendeda Fund was founded quietly in 2006 by Diana Blank, a philanthropist with twin passions for social equity and the healing power … Continued

Using Therapeutic Recreation to Help Veterans Heal

What They Do Higher Ground’s Military Programs use therapeutic recreation to facilitate a change in perspective, giving injured service members the physical skills, confidence, and coping strategies necessary for a successful reintegration into their families and home communities. The programs serve military personnel and veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and … Continued