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World Resources Institute - WRI
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World Research Institute is a global research organization that is focused on protecting the Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. Its duties include protecting communities and natural ecosystems from damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and generating opportunities for people by catalyzing a global transition to a low-carbon economy; driving the scale-up of clean, affordable power systems throughout the world to deliver sustainable socio-economic development; ensuring the world’s food systems reduce their impact on the environment, drive economic opportunity, and sustainably feed 9.6 billion people by 2050; alleviating poverty, enhance food security, conserve biodiversity, and mitigating climate change by reducing forest loss and restoring productivity to degraded, deforested lands; achieving a water-secure future by mapping, measuring, and mitigating global water risks; and improving the quality of life in cities by developing and scaling environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable urban and transport solutions. World Research Institute spans across more than 50 countries and constitutes of an employee base of 450 experts and staff. The organization is based in Washington, D.C., United States.
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The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit company focused on empowering and engaging people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free content license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally. The Wikimedia Foundation's most prestigious project is Wikipedia, however, they are involved in others such as Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiversity.
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GiveDirectly allows governments, foundations, and individual donors to provide direct cash transfers to the extreme poor. Using the latest technology at every step, we locate recipients, integrate them into electronic payments networks, and monitor transfers end-to-end. We charge the full cost of delivering this service and nothing more. GiveDirectly holds the top overall rating for non-profit effectiveness by GiveWell and received the inaugural Google Global Impact Award. Our unorthodox approach – allowing the poor, and not the donor, to choose where they invest – has prompted extensive media debate with headlines ranging from “The Best and Simplest Way to Fight Global Poverty” (Slate) to “Can Four Economists Build the Most Economically Efficient Charity Ever?” (Atlantic) and “Is it Nuts to Give to the Poor Without Strings Attached?” (New York Times Magazine). We are looking for exceptional talent to help us build the world's most efficient, transparent and scalable system to transfer resources directly into the hands of the poor -- and in the process transform the way international development is done.
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UniversalGiving (UG) is an award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to “Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life." Using our website, people can donate to and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UG, we take no cut on donations made through our site - 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause! UniversalGiving Corporate (UGC) is a customized service that helps companies manage and scale their global corporate social responsibility programs. UGC handles the strategy, operations and NGO vetting to ensure the success of international giving and volunteering programs. UG has been profiled on CBS and FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Financial Times, CNNMoney.com, Change.org and See Change Magazine. CEO Pamela Hawley is an expert blogger on CSR and contributes to both Fast Company and CSRwire. She also manages her own blog, Living & Giving (pamelahawley.wordpress.com). You can follow her on Twitter (@pamelahawley) and Facebook (facebook.com/Pamela.Hawley.Professional) UG runs the PhilanthroPost blog (philanthropost.wordpress.com) and can be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/UniversalGiving.org) and Twitter (@UniversalGiving).
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YWCA Silicon Valley is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.For more than 108 years of service, the mission of the YWCA Silicon Valley has remained steadfast: to empower women, children, and their families, and to eliminate racism, hatred, and prejudice. We continue to provide a broad range of services (Rape Crisis, Domestic Violence, Counseling, and Child and Youth Services) that transform the lives of a diverse community. Our incredible strength lies with the many staff, volunteers, donors, community members and business leaders who share our vision and passion.Our geographic service area includes all of Santa Clara County. Of the nearly 18,000 individuals reached by the YWCA Silicon Valley's programs each year, 79% are children or teens and 65% are of racial or ethnic minority reflecting our diverse population. To ensure that everyone can benefit from our programs, our services are offered on a sliding scale basis or with subsidies when available. We constantly assess the needs of the community and develop programs to help individuals and families in transition help themselves.A key part of the YWCA's vision is to enable people to move from dependency to self-sufficiency. We teach women, children, and families how to thrive and celebrate their unique strengths. And as we teach, so we learn. Join us as we help each other live, grow, and prosper.
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Noora Health is an online platform that offers training and information to caregivers and patients after surgeries. It aims to ensure that patients are well taken of during their recovery process from a major medical event or chronic condition. Noora Health was launched by Katy Ashe, Edith Elliott, Shahed Alam, and Jessie Liu in 2014 and is based in Stanford, California.
DAP - SmartResponse
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Started after Hurricane Katrina, the nonprofit Disaster Accountability Project saves lives and reduces suffering after disasters by maximizing the impact of preparedness, response and relief through citizen oversight and engagement, policy research and advocacy, and public education. Disaster Accountability Project and SmartResponse are supported by the generous donations of individuals, private foundations and corporations. Both are fully independent of the disaster relief community.
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The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Companies, cooperatives and landowners that participate in our programs meet rigorous standards that conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihoods.
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The operating vision of The Oppia Foundation is to help anyone, anywhere learn anything they want in an effective and enjoyable way. Our current focus is on improving access to high-quality, affordable education for students who cannot attend school on a regular basis or whose school doesn’t provide them with a satisfactory learning experience. The Oppia community works to develop and widely distribute effective, enjoyable online lessons in key subjects that reach millions of people who otherwise lack the necessary resources to learn the material. We want every individual, no matter what their personal circumstances, to have access to learning experiences that are not only pedagogically effective, but also fun and empowering. Oppia’s unique technology simulates an interactive tutor, adapting each lesson to an individual learner’s needs with specific feedback and hints to help them improve. The platform is designed to allow lessons to be supplemented with subtitles in students’ native languages. Lessons are openly licensed and the platform is entirely open-source, enabling a diverse group of collaborators from around the world to make regular iterative improvements.