$1 M Impact Investment to Revitalize Neighborhoods Through the Arts
Foundation: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Atlanta-based Souls Grown Deep Community Partnership (SGDCP) has recently announced that it will be committing $1,000,000 to impact investments. The partnership is the sister organization to...more

Xcel Energy Foundation Supports Education and Environment Initiatives

The Xcel Energy Foundation has recently announced that it will be awarding $221,000 in grants to 31 nonprofit groups all over Texas and New Mexico. The grants will be made through the Education...more

Skoll Randomised Coffee Trials

Oxford's Said Business School (SBS) is launching Skoll Randomised Coffee Trials, which is aimed at helping people meet a potential co-founder, mentor or life-long friend within the Oxford...more

Grants for Hispanic Outreach Program
Foundation: Fond du Lac Area Foundation

The Fond du Lac Area Foundation has presented a $10,000 grant award to the Family Resource Center in support of its Hispanic Outreach Program, an in-home early learning program for parents or...more

Phuket to host first social enterprise to boost rural economy

In Thailand, a committee under a government project for rural development started its first social enterprise, an entity in Phuket named "Pracharath Rak Samakkee Phuket". Legally, the enterprise will...more

Impact Investing Partnership Helps Operation HOPE Serve More Families and Children
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

A new impact investing partnership between The San Diego Foundation and local nonprofit Operation HOPE – North County is recently launched to enable organizations and donors to leverage charitable...more

Challenging conventional wisdom in social innovation

Nowadays, too many social innovators are being put in the spotlight for who they are and what they have done with their success, and not the innovations that they actually inspired. When people write...more

Social goals now top revitalization plans for south downtown neighborhood
Foundation: Lincoln Community Foundation

Instead of using superficial changes to rebrand a low-income area, local government in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska plan to provide social assistance to these residents. The focus on programs comes...more

Obama administraton deposits $500m into Green Climate Fund

Following the global climate change summit in Paris last year, the United States made a pledge to commit 3 billion dollars towards climate change related projects and goals. The Obama administration...more

One Day on Earth
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation supported the production of a remarkable film, and is co-sponsoring an Earth Day screening of "One Day on Earth", the first feature-length documentary to include footage filmed in...more

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This Social Innovation Helps Prevent Bed Sores in Wheelchair Users

This Social Innovation Helps Prevent Bed Sores in Wheelchair Users

Co-founders William Mann and David Mravyan devised the Sensimat during a mandatory project for their MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada. Sensimat is a device that helps manage and assess pressure among wheelchair users.

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