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Acumen is a nonprofit venture fund that invests in early-stage companies bringing critical services like agriculture, clean energy, education, financial inclusion, healthcare and workforce development to low-income communities in 14 countries across East and West Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Since 2001, Acumen invested $128 million in 128 companies that have transformed the lives of over 308 million low-income people.
Ada Developers Academy
Agora Partnerships's mission is to accelerate the success of early-stage impact entrepreneurs who share their community’s commitment to solving social and environmental challenges through business. Their vision is of a world where all entrepreneurs incorporate social and environmental impact into the very design of their businesses; entrepreneurs have access to the infrastructure, resources, and networks they need to success; and where investors will actively seek out those businesses that create maximum impact for society.
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. They work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, they investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. They received the Nobel Peace Prize for their life-saving work.
Ashoka is a civil and social organization that specializes in the fields of social entrepreneurship, social change, and venture philanthropy. The organization is driven by its mission is to build everyone a changemaker world. Ashoka was founded in 1980 and headquartered in Virginia, United States.
The Center for Court Innovation seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system. Founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center creates operating programs to test new ideas and solve problems, performs original research to determine what works (and what doesn't), and provides expert assistance to justice reformers around the world. Our programs include community-based violence prevention projects, alternatives to incarceration, reentry initiatives, and court-based programs that reduce the use of unnecessary incarceration and promote positive individual and family change. Our researchers conduct independent evaluations, documenting how government systems work, how neighborhoods function, and how reform efforts change things. We have published much-cited studies that have looked at such topics as youth in the sex trade, reentry court, and drug treatment as an alternative to incarceration. We also provide hands-on, expert assistance to reformers around the world. Having launched dozens of innovative justice initiatives, we know firsthand the nuts-and-bolts of how to get a new project off the ground. Our assistance takes many forms, including analyzing data, facilitating planning sessions, and hosting site visits to our operating programs in the New York City area.
The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) works to promote social justice through human rights. In a world where poverty and inequality deprive entire communities of dignity, justice and sometimes life, we seek to uphold the universal human rights of every human being to education, health, food, water, housing, work, and other economic, social and cultural rights essential to human dignity.Extreme poverty and rising inequality should not simply be considered an inevitable tragedy. Rather, they are often the result of conscious policy choices by governments and other powerful actors (such as corporations or international financial institutions) that undermine people's access to the full range of human rights. CESR therefore seeks to hold governments and other actors accountable to their obligations to respect, protect and fulfill economic and social rights, as well as civil and political rights.
Code for America
Code for America is a national nonprofit that believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. They organize a network of people who build technology to further local governments' priorities of creating healthy, prosperous, and safe communities. Their goal is government services that are simple, effective, and easy to use, for everyone.
FHI 360 is a human development organization that involves in research and science, forms partnerships, and works to build the capacity of individuals, communities, and countries. The organization works with its funders, donors, and partners to address the interrelated challenges of human development. FHI 360’s portfolio of services include behavior change communication, capacity building, clinical trial services, creative services, data analysis, monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance, research services, social marketing and communication, and training and technical assistance. Its practice areas include civil society, communication and social marketing, economic development, education, environment, gender, health, nutrition, research, technology, and youth. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. FHI 360 was established by the Family Health International and the Academy for Educational Development in 2011 and is based in Durham, North Carolina, United States.
A staggering 70 million people worldwide have been displaced by violence or persecution. Immigration issues have roiled U.S. politics and upended the European Union. In these hot spots and beyond, policymakers have little trustworthy research to guide them, and public opinion is easily clouded by misinformation and partisanship. These challenges can seem insurmountable. But there’s no reason why immigration policy can’t benefit from the same kind of ingenuity that has brought us dramatic medical advances and game-changing technology—and it’s long overdue.