Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
MicroPlace is a brokerage platform where US individuals can invest in companies creating positive social impact in the US and abroad and earn a financial return. We select and engage experienced intermediary organizations called issuers. Issuers offer short- term notes to investors, the proceeds of which are used to help develop communities, support women, promote fair trade, provide affordable housing, conserve land and water, promote health, support green causes, and more. The notes pay periodic interest and are repaid at maturity.
GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $93,543,745 from 344,158 donors who have supported 8,702 projects.
CE Solutions identifies, trains, equips and supports individuals and organizations to provide sustainable solutions that address long-standing rural, economic, health and educational problems. They change "obstacles into opportunities" by converting traditional relief solutions into high-impact and locally-owned and managed social enterprises and institutions. Social Entrepreneur Corps is CE Solutions’ sister organization that provides intern/volunteer and financial support for CE Solutions and our programs.
The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. We work in 11 countries in Africa, South Asia and Latin America to develop effective, bottom-up strategies to end hunger and poverty.
is to provide a platform for the Columbia community to critically explore pressing problems of economic development. Bringing together academics, practitioners, and students to grapple with controversial issues in the field, we seek to highlight innovative and viable solutions to urgent questions. DeltaGDP's project also promotes specific initiatives through fund raising and other activities.