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 opportunitiesfor 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.
Urban Institute conduct sophisticated research to understand and solve real-world challenges in a rapidly urbanizing environment. Their work engages communities at multiple levels — city, state, and country — as they gather data and evaluate programs. Urban Institute’s scholars blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, teaming with policymakers, community leaders, practitioners, and the private sector to diagnose problems and find solutions. Founded in 1968 to understand the problems facing America’s cities and assess the programs of the War on Poverty, the Urban Institute brings decades of objective analysis and expertise to policy debates — in city halls and state houses, Congress and the White House, and emerging democracies around the world. Today, their research portfolio ranges from the social safety net to health and tax policies; the well-being of families and neighborhoods; and trends in work, earnings, and wealth building. Their scholars have a distinguished track record of turning evidence into solutions. As an organization, the Urban Institute does not take positions on issues. Scholars are independent and empowered to share their evidence-based views and recommendations shaped by research. Their work environment encourages intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect. Their analysis elevates debate, wherever it takes place.
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.
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.
Our mission is open source financial access for all. The Stellar Development Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. We’re building a common financial platform, designed to be open and accessible to everyone. Just as the internet allowed anyone to send an email or create a blog, Stellar now allows people to easily send, save, and receive money, without large fees or hassle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Their learning system is mastery-based, which allows students to master key concepts at a pace that’s just right for them before moving on to more challenging content. Khan Academy’s platform is free for students and teachers and includes thousands of interactive exercises, videos, and articles that cover a range of K–12 subjects. They offer free personalized SAT practice in partnership with the College Board, MAP Accelerator in partnership with NWEA, Khan Academy Districts, Official Praxis Core Prep in collaboration with ETS, and Official LSAT Prep in collaboration with the Law School Admission Council. More than 18 million learners use Khan Academy every month in 190 countries and more than 40 languages. More than 200,000 educators use their free teacher tools. As a nonprofit, Khan Academy relies on donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals around the world, as well as earned revenue.