The Akshaya Patra Foundation has quickly become one of the largest and most efficient nonprofits in the world, serving 330 million hot meals to schoolchildren in India each year.
The China AIDS Fund fosters friendships between HIV/AIDS affected children in China and American youths.
A young Swedish Muslim, Siavosh Derakhti, has founded a group that educates young people about the evils and dangers of anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia.
Vicki Thomas put her 35 years of experience to work, raising millions of dollars for Purple Heart Homes, which provides housing for wounded soldiers.
The APCA ranks schools on 25 factors, including how well they take care of their athletes, to help prospective student athletes choose wisely.
Katey Sagal joined Kurt Sutter and other 'Sons of Anarchy' cast members to raise $70,000 for hurricane Sandy relief organizations. Katey Sagal also released a new album.
Make cash donations to groups that have experience with disaster relief and an existing presence in the Philippines, recommends an expert. And remember that long-term help will be needed too.
In Uganda, Rwanda, and the Philippines mobile banking vans reach out to the rural poor as an alternative to cell phone banking schemes.
The New York Legal Assistance Group has worked hand-in-hand with Sandy victims to try to make the arduous road to recovery a little easier.
After visiting prisons to pray with inmates, she began to offer former convicts a place to live and a program to deal with their social, practical, and spiritual needs.
If a savings account worked more like owning a cow, poor people might be more willing to put their money in a bank.
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for — and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transforming power of gratitude.
Pamela Anderson took on the NYC marathon, all 26.2 miles, and raised nearly $76,000 for a Haiti charity. Pamela Anderson was just one of many celebrities fundraising at the marathon.
A tiny 10-acre parcel of native blackland prairie is an important piece of Texas history that supports endangered and rare species.
A Chicago neighborhood group has turned what was once a toxic vacant lot into a raised garden filled with kale, basil, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, and even a few stalks of corn.
Tom McNichol is the unofficial garbageman of the Charles River, beautifying Boston's iconic strip of water.
Philadelphia restauranteur Judy Wicks says a business transaction can be 'one of the most satisfying, meaningful, and loving of human interactions.'
A volunteer effort collects thousands of pounds of garbage – refrigerators, tires, shopping carts, toys, and countless plastic bottles – from San Juan, Puerto Rico, estuaries.
The nonprofit group Practical Action encourages the use of earthenware storage coolers called zeer pots to help prevent food waste.
Activists are asking Saudi women to go on driving in public and posting online photographs or films of themselves doing so.