Redefining High Quality Education

What They Do Working to make Atlanta a place where every student in every community receives a high-quality education, redefinED Atlanta leverages private funding for aligned strategic investments in community empowerment, school level talent, and high quality schools. By the 2021-22 school year, they aim to add 8,000 high-quality seats in Atlanta Public Schools, transforming … Continued

Empowering Young Feminists to Change the World

What They Do FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting global young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas. Governed and operated by dynamic young feminists from around the globe, FRIDA provides funding for newly established young feminist-led initiatives through a participatory grant-making process – … Continued

Empowering Community Leaders with Critical Research Tools

What They Do Headwaters Economics works with community leaders, landowners, public land managers, elected officials and business owners to provide credible economic and science-based information to help them make better decisions for natural resource management and community development. Headwaters not only publishes their peer reviewed research in scholarly journals, but they have developed easy-to-use online … Continued

Using Entertainment Media to Change Attitudes and Behaviors

What They Do Population Media Center (PMC) uses entertainment-education and mass media to empower people to live healthier and more prosperous lives by engaging global audiences on health and human rights issues.  PMC achieves this by producing long-running serial dramas for radio, TV, and the web that engage audiences with authentic characters and culturally appropriate challenges … Continued

How Grant Makers Can Turn Real-Estate Assets Green

Unlike public corporations, foundations are not accountable to shareholders or investors. The U.S. tax code entrusts them with a pool of tax-advantaged money and an expectation that they will use it to help advance the public good.

Building Community Wealth, Sustainably

What They Do Evergreen Cooperative Corporation is the keeper of the vision for the Cleveland-based consortium of worker-owned green businesses. Evergreen promotes and expands economic opportunity in disinvested neighborhoods of Cleveland, with an ultimate goal of revitalizing these areas of the city. Green City Growers, one of Evergreen’s businesses, is a three-acre greenhouse that produces hydroponic … Continued

Southeast Sustainability

Vision Overview Goals Grants VISION We envision a built environment for the Southeastern United States and beyond that is restorative of the planet’s ecological systems, fosters health and wellbeing, and promotes just and equitable economic opportunity for all. Overview The Kendeda Fund sees ecological design as the practice that merges building and community design with … Continued

Collaborating to Tell Provocative Stories About Energy and the Environment

What They Do NPR has launched the Energy and Environment Collaborative to experiment with storytelling across local and national landscapes. Working with seven member stations and five media partners, the Collaborative is strengthening local and regional reporting, and elevating local stories to national media platforms – including terrestrial radio and podcasting. What We Love The … Continued

Business Power Solving Social and Environmental Problems 

What They Do B-Lab is launching an effort to improve story-telling about companies that are doing ‘good business,’ growing in meaningful ways, and exploring the global reach of B-Corporations. What We Love B-Lab has harnessed the interest of business leaders globally to make capitalism a force for good. The tools and systems that B-Lab has … Continued

Fostering Economic Resilience for Low-Income Workers

What They Do Project Equity is focused on converting businesses owned by retiring Baby Boomers that provide green jobs for low-wage workers, to benefit from employee ownership structures. This synergistic strategy uses the power of business ownership to address large-scale problems, including income inequality, the racial wealth gap, and environmental degradation. What We Love Project … Continued