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.
Tom McNichol is the unofficial garbageman of the Charles River, beautifying Boston's iconic strip of water.
The philanthropist and farmer travels the world looking for how his Howard G. Buffett Foundation can help solve the biggest challenges.
ChopChop magazine offers nutritious, easy-to-make recipes that appeal to kids and parents alike.
After a flash of inspiration Glenn Paige wrote a book on 'nonkilling,' and now his concept is gaining momentum worldwide.
Israeli Shaul David Judelman and Palestinian Ziad Abed Sabateen plan to open an organic farm together that will sell vegetables and support families in need.
Rushing to the scene of emergencies and disasters, Passarelli and her Soup Ladies nourish the helpers.
He's a folk music detective, revealing the lost artists who helped create American folk music.
John Dennis Liu says humans can stop destroying their planet. He's documented ecological restoration projects around the world to prove it.
Kyoko Okutani heads Women's World Banking Japan, part of a growing network of female entrepreneurs in a male-dominated country.
Khanyisile Motsa is 'mother' to a very large family – 62 orphaned girls at her Johannesburg, South Africa, 'Home of Hope' orphanage.
Women in developing countries 'hold the key' to their futures, Lynne Patterson says. Her nonprofit Pro Mujer helps them find it.
Many charitable organizations dedicate themselves to improving the welfare of animals. Here, we tell you about some of the best. These six organizations have four-star ratings from Charity Navigator, along with at least $13.5 million in total annual expenses.
Her Get Lit – Words Ignite project introduces the excitement and benefits of performing poetry to thousands of highly challenged teens in the Los Angeles area each year.
Traveling by modified motorcycle Sri Lestari rides around Indonesia giving disabled people new hope.
Dallas Jessup was just a teenager when she made the video 'Just Yell Fire.' Today she's continuing that mission to help girls and young women stay safe.
Jean Paul Samputu lost his family during the genocide in Rwanda. But he overcame rage and resentment by learning to forgive – even for his father's killer.
Caring for his employees led him to undertake an ever-wider range of nonprofit and humanitarian efforts across the province.
Maya Universe Academy was born in 2011 out of the creative altruism of Karki and six other young people from all over the world.
Drowning is the top cause of death for children in Cambodia over the age of 1, according to a recent report.
FreeGeek Chicago gives volunteers hands-on training in restoring old computers to sell or recycle – while they earn credits toward taking home their own desktop or laptop free of charge.
John Ferguson founded American Voices, a nonprofit whose mission is to help aspiring young artists around the world pursue their interest in American jazz, Broadway, break dancing, and classical music.
Her story shows 'the devastation conflict has on children's lives but also the power of the human spirit.'
As a pro baseball player in the Dominican Republic Dave Valle saw poverty up close. Now his microloans are helping to end it.
Sunday breakfast at a Providence, R.I., church is more than a free meal. Half the volunteers are homeless themselves: 'It's their [own] breakfast that they're putting on.'