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

Building a Learning Network to End Early and Child Marriage

What They Do Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 500 civil society organizations from over 70 countries worldwide working to address child marriage. Members are united by a commitment to end child marriage and enable girls to fulfill their potential. Girls Not Brides aims to raise awareness of the harmful impact of child … Continued

Addressing the Root Causes of Early and Child Marriage in South Asia and Beyond

What They Do CARE’s mission is to serve individuals and families in the world’s poorest communities. CARE facilitates lasting change by: Strengthening capacity for self-help; Providing economic opportunity; Delivering relief in emergencies; Influencing policy decisions at all levels; and Addressing discrimination in all its forms. CARE is committed to supporting the empowerment of poor women … Continued

Strengthening Communities Through Green Jobs

What They Do Emerald Cities Collaborative is a national nonprofit network of organizations working together to advance a sustainable environment while creating economic opportunities for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization works in ten “Emerald Cities” nationwide. Local and national partners bring resources and expertise from the community, labor, business, and government sectors. What … Continued

Creating Nature-Inspired Solutions for a Healthy Planet

What They Do The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet. The Institute’s goal is to make biomimicry a natural part of the design process. The organization accomplishes this by tackling one massive sustainability problem at a time. Its Design Challenges platform mobilizes tens of thousands of networked practitioners to … Continued

Advancing Green Building in Affordable Housing

What They Do Enterprise Community Partners’ mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. One of the US’s original social enterprises, the organization brings together the people and resources to create affordable housing in strong neighborhoods. One of the programs The Kendeda Fund supports is Enterprise’s … Continued

Sharing Local Solutions and Innovating Together

What They Do The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is a rapidly evolving network of 100-plus municipal sustainability directors who are on the front lines of climate change and local innovation. The connections fostered by USDN have become increasingly important as cities large and small lead the way in developing the next generation of sustainable … Continued

Tackling Sustainable Building on a Global Scale

What They Do The MASS Design Group believes that architecture can improve lives and be a mechanism for social change. As a nonprofit architectural firm, the Group designs and builds turnkey buildings, develops strategic policy recommendations that help communities (primarily in Africa and the US) address critical social issues, and trains young architects, designers, and … Continued

Making Sustainability Central to the News

What They Do Marketplace Radio launched its sustainability desk in 2005 with initial funding from The Kendeda Fund. Over the past seven years, Marketplace Radio has experimented with different strategies for researching and reporting news that explores how natural resources are valued, used, and exploited in the name of commerce. The sustainability desk has learned … Continued

Reducing Gun Violence in the U.S.

What They Do Fund for a Safer Future is the only donor collaborative that is bringing gun violence prevention funders together to learn from each other and to amplify and align their investments. Founded in 2011, the Fund and its members have made nearly $5 million in grants to date to support efforts to reduce … Continued