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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

14 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Founded in Pittsburgh, Honeycomb Credit expands to Philadelphia as a way to offer small businesses help with microfinance challenges. The company hosts a platform that allows businesses to create fundraising profiles;...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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11 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Performance art provides a healing outlet for formerly incarcerated individuals. In New York City, the Ritual4Return program encourages participants to express the transition in their lives through art. Using an artis...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Jes Burns

19 November 2019

Oregon, United States

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For years, a rancher in Southern Oregon has been trying to keep a local pack of wolves from killing his livestock, and after many rounds of trial and error and collaborative efforts, a high-tech fence may be the solut...

Positive.News

Lucy Douglas

Laura-Louise Mahler

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19 November 2019

London, United Kingdom

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Finding ways to implement circular systems reduces the environmental impact of festivals. The London-based nonprofit, a Greener Festival, works with festival planners across Europe to make events more sustainable. In ...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

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12 November 2019

Penthakatha, Odisha, India

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After an unexpected summer cyclone in the Indian state of Odisha, hundreds of women from slums across the region formed a community fund for disaster preparedness. The women all try to contribute 10 rupees per month t...

KQED

Farida Jhabvala Romero

8 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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A program through the Mission Asset Fund, based in San Francisco, helps low-income communities get loans and good credit from an unlikely source: each other. The initiative pools together funds from family members and...

Grady Newsource

Phillip B. Hubbard

20 September 2019

Madison, Georgia, United States

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To better the health of their high school football athletes, Morgan County High School in Georgia implemented a program that focuses on ensuring the school's athletes are eating enough to compensate for the physical a...

The Asahi Shimbun

Toru Ishii

12 September 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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The use of mobile homes that run on renewable energy are beginning to take shape in Tokyo. Funded in part through crowdfunding and built by a citizen group and other volunteers, these homes are not only practical but ...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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28 August 2019

United States

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A campaign called Muslims for Migrants by the Islamic nonprofit CelebrateMercy raises money to pay bond fees for immigrant parents who are detained while awaiting trial. The funds are donated to another nonprofit call...

Washington Post

Marisa Iati

13 August 2019

Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Across the United States, cities are letting residents pay off their parking tickets with donations to local organizations. For set periods of time, cities like Muncie and Las Vegas write off traffic tickets – as long...

Distractify

Robin Zlotnick

1 August 2019

London, England

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People suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia often struggle with drinking enough water, but an engineer in London developed Jelly Drops which serve to hydrate this population. Disguised as a chewable gummy, Jelly Dro...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

18 June 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Cooperative ownership provides an avenue through which local nonprofit organizations and businesses can retain ownership of real estate. In Oakland, California, the Oakland Community Land Trust uses federal grants and...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

14 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Leading up to Father’s Day, Philadelphia criminal justice organization Frontline Dads raised money to bail out fathers. Inspired by the annual Mother’s Day bailouts that happen around the country, Frontline Dad aims t...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

30 May 2019

Columbus, Mississippi, United States

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Bucking the stereotypes of strained town-gown relations and the removed university, the Mississippi Communiversity is bringing together a community college, research university, local high schools, state and local gov...

KQED

Sonja Hutson

20 May 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, CA, two men deemed the Pothole Vigilantes have paired up to fix every pothole in the city. Made possible by crowdfunding the venture, the two have now developed public meetups to teach others how to fix po...

NBC News

Erin Evans

11 May 2019

United States

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Community organizing groups around the country have mobilized to get black mothers out of prison. The initiative #FreeBlackMamas has raised over $1 million dollars in donations since 2017 and comes as a growing respon...

TheGrio

Natasha S. Alford

11 May 2019

Maryland, United States

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Across the United States, Black Mama’s Bail out bailed out hundreds of black women in time for Mother’s Day. The organization accepts donations to pay bail for women cannot afford it on their own as part of their larg...

The Huffington Post

Liza Ramrayka

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9 May 2019

Maynardville, Tennessee, United States

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A lack of access to basic personal hygiene necessities will hinder anyone's everyday life, but it especially impacts children that have to attend school where they are often bullied because of it. To provide these chi...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

6 May 2019

Branson, Colorado, United States

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Innovation is the key to resilience. In Branson, Colorado, the community of only 55 residents and with volunteer town council has taken on the massive task of bringing its water system up to compliance with the Colora...

KMGH-TV

Kumasi Aaron

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24 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Backed by $160,000 in philanthropic donations, two laundry trucks frequent 7-8 locations in Denver, Colorado to offer laundry services for people experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Clean clothes are vital t...

KUSA-TV

Megan Yoder

22 April 2019

Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States

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City Cuts is a special barbershop in Kutztown, PA that, in addition to being a barbershop, is simultaneously running an internationally-acclaimed literacy program for kids. Barber Jon Escueta gives young clients $3 to...

Bitterroot

Alisa Reznick

19 April 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A series of churches in Phoenix, Arizona are stepping up to help migrant families released by ICE by providing them up with a place to stay temporarily, medical care, donated supplies, and the beginnings of a plan to ...

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Joanna Lobo

9 April 2019

Dimapur, Nagaland, India

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The city of Dimapur in India had no public library - until an online crowdfunding campaign provided the capital needed to rent a small space and get the library idea off the ground. While funding is still limited and ...

EcoWatch

Madison Dapcevich

14 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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An innovative solution to the massive amount of plastic in our oceans is a new startup called Loliware. It produces 100% biodegradable straws "that look, feel, and act like plastic" but are actually made of seaweed. N...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Gian De Poloni

16 February 2019

Perth, Australia

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Two surfers, appalled by debris they found off of Australia’s coast, crowdsourced a way to build Seabin, a floating trash collector. They are tracking and analyzing the debris collected. Though not yet a widespread s...

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