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Yes! Magazine

Chris Winters

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27 November 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Traditionally, private foundations have been required to give away only 5% of their wealth each year. Beyond that, the majority of funds have typically been invested in Wall Street funds, sometimes funds that fundamen...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

27 November 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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A web browser extension called PocketChange allows people to donate small amounts of money to social causes and have their donations matched by “cause-aligned” brands. The software taps into the desire of news readers...

Bangor Daily News

Jackie Farwell

26 November 2018

Maine, United States

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Groups Recover Together is a for-profit clinic in Maine that helps treat people addicted to opioids. It prescribes buprenorphine, provides weekly counseling, and serves around 600 people a week at 60 clinics in the co...

Yes! Magazine

Phillip Pantuso

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23 November 2018

Kingston, New York, United States

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For musicians and artists who don’t have traditional access to healthcare, one music festival has them covered. O+ (“O Positive”) is a music festival in Kingston, NY that invites musicians and artists from around the ...

CityLab

Andrew Small

16 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Food and common passions are bringing people together for solutions-oriented conversations about the communities they live in. The Knight Foundation’s “On the Table” series started in Chicago and has now expanded to 3...

Politico Magazine

Ethan Epstein

15 November 2018

Austin, United States

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The nonprofit GirlForward operates in Chicago and Austin, and is working to help young refugee girls learn skills and thrive in America. The intensive mentoring and tutoring program has shown results for girls who are...

CitizenMatters.in

Navya P K

15 November 2018

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Volunteer teachers in Bengaluru's government schools have helped increase English learning in K-12 schools. The volunteers, who are organized and paid through the organization Acharyas for a Better Community (ABC), wo...

Concentrate

Sarah Rigg

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14 November 2018

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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Circles Washtenaw County is a “financial stability program” that is part of a national network. The local version in Ypsilanti involves matching leaders, who participate in 12 weeks of training, with allies, who suppo...

International Examiner

Chetanya Robinson

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10 November 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Rather than allowing the market to dictate development in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, several on-the-ground activists and foundations are working together to preserve culture, affordability, and tourism. The Vanco...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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8 November 2018

Costa Rica

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As teachers at schools in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica begin their second month of strikes, several NGOs are stepping in to offer lesson plans and cafeteria meals to students who would otherwise be out of schoo...

WBEZ News

Natalie Moore

8 November 2018

San Francisco, United States

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Recently, a coalition of community members and city government officials in San Francisco came together to rethink the way that the city issues fines and fees for minor infractions, which disproportionately impact low...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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6 November 2018

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Raw Tools, is a nonprofit that converts guns into garden tools. The organization was created by Michael Martin, a pastor who wanted to do something after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that resulted in t...

Model D

Brian Allnutt

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6 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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A hydroponic farm called Planted on Detroit's East Side brings a comprehensive approach to the urban farm-to-table movement, combining sustainable growth practices with a non-profit distribution program. Planted also ...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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3 November 2018

Huacas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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In the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, a non-profit is donating IUDs to women, acknowledging that the lack of access to contraception and family planning services is part of a cycle of poverty for many women and fami...

Governing

David Kidd

1 November 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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As Baltimore's population has rapidly declined in the past few decades, outmigrants have left a trail of over 16,000 vacant homes. After decades of underwhelming initiatives, the city thinks it might have found a part...

New York Magazine

Martha Pskowski

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1 November 2018

Talea de Castro, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Indigenous communities in rural Mexico have typically faced challenges accessing internet and cell phone service. This is changing thanks to TIC, a nonprofit cell service provider. Lower costs, local community managem...

How Do We Fix It?

Richard Davies

Jim Meigs

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1 November 2018

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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In Durham, North Carolina, ReCity is bringing together various non-profit organizations, social activists, and mission-driven companies in a shared coworking space to meet, innovate, and collaborate with each other. T...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Grace Connatser

30 October 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Since the Lincoln Avenue School Walking Bus program started, the school has seen marked improvements in attendance rates. The volunteer-run transit alternative promotes neighborhood safety and offers another chance fo...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

25 October 2018

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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A neighborhood dentist asked his underserved community what he could do to improve their lives. The answer? Diapers. Now, his Battle Creek, MI organization delivers diapers to families in need around county, regardles...

Bright Magazine

Hassan Ghedi Santur

25 October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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After volunteering for the special olympics, Maria Omare decided children with disabilities in Kenya needed a space where they would be treated with dignity, care, and respect. So she rented a one-room space, and call...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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23 October 2018

United States

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Short-term volunteering trips, especially those that involve working directly with vulnerable children, can do more harm than good. Instead, volunteers should look for opportunities to support staff and primary caregi...

Public Radio International

Louise Donovan

Hannah O'Neill

23 October 2018

Kenya

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In Kenya, and in other parts of Africa, widows are considered impure until a male has sex with them and cleanses them. If they don’t get cleansed they face social stigma. However, one widow, Roseline Orwa, refused, an...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

22 October 2018

United States

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Community development groups are working closely with "middle neighborhoods" - areas "that aren't distressed today, but they may become so sooner than anyone expects." From Cleveland to Milwaukee to Chicago, CDCs are ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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16 October 2018

San Jose, Costa Rica

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Casa Viva is an organization in Latin America that prioritizes family reunification over adoption. They have placed about 640 children with foster families, “60 percent of those went back to their biological family o...

ProPublica

Finlay Young

11 October 2018

Monrovia, Liberia

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Created to “help some of the world’s most vulnerable children get off the street and into school," More Than Me Foundation exposed its students to widespread sexual abuse by an influential staffer. The charity lacked ...

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