Firelight is a unique philanthropic fund set up to support catalytic community- based organizations in Africa that are working to build smart, sustainable and scalable solutions to the challenges faced by children and youth. We partner with major foundations, family foundations and individual philanthropists to find, fund and strengthen local community organizations that are addressing significant gaps and opportunities for vulnerable children in Africa.
Viamo is a global social enterprise that specializes in mobile engagement and Information and Communication Technology for Development. We work in partnership with organizations to connect them and individuals through digital technology, in order for everyone to make better decisions. We envision a world where all people have access to the information they need to make decisions for healthy, prosperous lives, and have meaningful relationships with governments, civil society, and businesses.
Kangu is a small organization with a big dream: that every woman survives her pregnancy and childbirth. The first crowdfunding platform for safe births, Kangu, makes it possible for anyone anywhere to fund $10 or more of a pregnant woman’s access to high-quality healthcare before, during and after childbirth. These services are proven to reduce maternal and newborn deaths by up to 90%, and are offered through our in-country medical partners at about $200 per woman, or 1% of the usual cost.
One Heart World-Wide (OHW) is a 501(c)(3) organization with over 15 years of experience implementing maternal and neonatal mortality prevention programs in areas where women often die alone at home giving birth. Our aim is to improve access to, and utilization of healthcare services to reduce the risk of maternal and neonatal mortality in the most remote, rural areas. We believe that all women and newborns can receive the quality healthcare services they deserve during pregnancy and childbirth, anytime and anyplace.
Medic Mobile combines decision support for doorstep care, prioritization for home visits and follow-ups, messaging, and actionable analytics for managers. The tools we build are free, open-source, and deployed at scale in the hardest-to-reach areas. Medic Mobile was created for people delivering care in hard-to-reach areas. The tools support multiple languages, run offline when needed, and sync data connectivity is available. They run on basic phones, smartphones, tablets, and computers, supporting people doing critical work in communities, health facilities, and management offices. We’re committed to developing open-source software, sharing learnings, and lowering barriers to reach for these tools.
Agora empowers purpose-driven entrepreneurs with knowledge, networks and capital opportunities. We are a community of entrepreneurs, investors, consultants and partners who take action to strengthen entrepreneurship across the Americas.
Generation is a youth employment nonprofit with a dual mission to empower young people to build thriving, sustainable careers and to provide employers the highly skilled, motivated talent they need. Today, more than 21,000 young adults have graduated from the Generation program, which prepares young adults for careers in nearly 80 cities and 200 locations across eight countries, with five countries in pre-launch.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
SparkMeter is a venture-backed company that was founded in late 2013. SparkMeter provides smart metering solutions tailor-made for rural and central utilities in developing markets, where 2.1 billion people live without reliable electricity access.
Ecofiltro is a social business that has a very clear social objective. To reach 1 million rural Guatemalans with clean water by the year 2020. We will only use financially sustainable methods to reach this goal and we will always remain open to sharing our production process and marketing tactics with any outside group that wants to solve the water challenge in their home country.