In order to support his family, Steve Simoff walks 35 miles from his home in Davis City, Mo. to his job at Lakeside Casino in Osceola, Iowa.
Celebrity involvement can help catapult a charitable cause to global awareness and draw in millions of dollars in fundraising. But is there a line between charity and self-promotion?
In Iganga, Uganda, the community group Musana has changed its model from dependency on outsiders to local initiative.
Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of its water. A new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success.
The Miracle Foundation dramatically improves standards in a growing network of orphanages.
Members of Women Caring for the Land plant cover crops, install buffer strips, restore wetlands, and plant native wildflowers for pollinator habitat.
Amelia Pape launched My Street Grocery, a mobile grocery truck, to bring better food to communities that lack their own supermarkets.
A group of coffee companies has formed the Coalition for Coffee Communities to help eliminate hunger in coffee-growing communities around the world.
Rebels, paramilitaries, and criminal gangs have forcibly recruited thousands of children and teens. Now a reconciliation effort is laying the groundwork for peace through face-to-face apologies to the youths.
In New York and across the country, adults are forming spontaneous groups to make sure students see the movie 'Selma,' which chronicles the civil rights protests that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
He cofounded Gideon’s Promise to assist idealistic public defenders, who fight long odds to make sure the scales of justice are fairly balanced.
Sakena Yacoobi started the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) to educate young girls. Then young boys started asking if she could teach them too.
The $42.3 billion Gates Foundation is looking to achieve four monumental goals by 2030. Here are four entrepreneurs already working on solutions.
A library of digital books could eventually bring thousands of titles to millions of students around the world.
Interest in phone apps with SOS buttons to alert contacts and websites to report sexual harassment has surged as more women challenge the view that they have a lower status than men.
The 'retail activist’ charged $2,000 on her Visa card and made 1,000 bottles of Afghanistan Orange Blossom, selling it out of her garage.
Kenny King created Global ADE, which has already built schools in several communities in Cambodia.
In roughly half of major US cities nonprofits raise money to fund public parks, led by New York's Central Park Conservancy, which has provided more than $700 million since 1980.
In Tanzania more than 840 households and small factories have been connected to solar grid systems, bringing electricity to a remote region.
In the capital of Kampala, Uganda, a local business called Tugende is doubling profits for taxi bike drivers through its lease-to-own program.