Prison gardening programs teach inmates valuable skills, reduce recidivism, and provide those in need with fresh produce.
Conservative philanthropy once helped dispel the stereotype of conservatives as uncaring or hardhearted by developing thoughtful private approaches to alleviating poverty. Why has it been abandoned today?
Three startup companies led by prominent scientists are working on new technologies to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. The scientific community is skeptical, but these entrepreneurs believe removing CO2 can eventually be profitable and help cool the planet.
Mountain Hazelnut Venture is planting trees, paying fair wages, and supplying customers in a triple win for corporate social responsibility.
Even an 11-year civil war couldn't stop Bala Amarasekaran from rescuing and rehabilitating chimps in Sierra Leone.
Documentary film by Erik Prouix highlights the resilience of Detroit while paying for itself through a Buy-A-Frame offer
SolarNexus custom designs small solar power systems so that they can be easily installed in the field, providing a kick-start to the local economy.
The ICNL(International Center for Not-for-Profit Law) received $1 million from the MacArthur Foundation to advance its mission of creating a legal framework for the right of assembly and association in countries around the world.
Silatech and Gallup have teamed to collect detailed data on the views of Arab youths toward jobs and success – all to help policymakers make better decisions.
Camila Batmanghelidjh founded Kids Company to help children – and now helps troubled teens. who often get little sympathy since the London riots.
Crisis Action acts like a coach or talent scout for humanitarian and other citizen groups – but always behind the scenes.
More than a billion people worldwide lack access to electricity. The best way to bring it to them is to provide ever-cheaper, clean, locally produced solar power that can replace dirty and dangerous kerosene.
Pepsico, Kraft, Cargill, Land O' Lakes, and TNT Express are among many companies that have created nonprofit divisions to help alleviate hunger in developing countries.
Millions of people in the developing world lack internet access and the ability to 'Google' an answer to their questions. Question Box provides a simple solution.
The biggest Valentine's Day gift to women would be more freedom to make their own choices about when and how often to give birth, says Worldwatch Institute president Robert Engelman.
When you serve, you discover that often the most important things you have to offer are not things at all, says the founder of Servicespace.org
Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore traveled 1,700 miles to assess the state of the beautiful but threatened Colorado River.
Episcopal priest Becca Stevens founded Thistle Farms – which makes bath oils, candles, and thistle paper – to help women in trouble reboot their lives.