The Terra Conservation Initiative Protects and Preserves Vulnerable Wildlife & Land by… - Developing Partnerships with Conservation Focused Governments, Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations - Utilizing Exploration and Field Sciences - Deploying Sustainable Technologies and Solutions to Passionate Conservation Partners Working in Counter Poaching Operations in the Field - Acquiring and Preserving Vulnerable Ecosystems…to further a world with abundant, diverse and healthy ecosystems.
Peace Boat sails around the world empowering participants and building people-to-people connections beyond borders. We achieve this through educational programs onboard the Peace Boat, one of the most unique and creative peace-building initiatives in the world that sails as a flagship for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Programs combine learning, activism and advocacy, enabling participants to learn first-hand about global issues such as conflict resolution, environmental degradation, gender violence, and the SDGs. Participants experience grassroots peace-building efforts to find non-violent, creative, and constructive solutions, from local communities to global advocacy networks. Since 1983, and today guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Peace Boat has been offering lifelong educational opportunities, facilitating friendships around the world and coordinating advocacy campaigns for peace including nuclear disarmament, conflict prevention and mine abolition. Over 80,000 participants have joined our voyages, creating borderless friendships and connections through exchange with onboard guest educators, partners in ports of call, and other participants. Peace Boat is building Ecoship, a game-changing sustainable and low carbon ship as the platform for future voyages. Now, Peace Boat is facing an unprecedented challenge. As an NGO which depends on the income from voyages for all its advocacy, campaigns and projects, the impact of the pandemic has been far too great. And today, we turn to our friends around the world for support. In a digitized post-pandemic world, a safe space for face-to-face contact with others will be even more important to our work for a peaceful and sustainable world. For this reason, we are launching an online fundraising drive, reaching out to our friends and supporters around the world to ask for their generous cooperation during these difficult times.
Ngaren, The Museum of Humankind, will be the world’s first museum dedicated exclusively to the story of humankind. It is an ambitious project spearheaded by renowned conservationist, paleoanthropolo¬gist and philanthropist, Richard E. Leakey. The museum will be located on a 300-acre parcel in Loodariak, which is south east of Nairobi in Kajiado County, Kenya. The area, which is in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, is known for its savannah, geology, fauna and rich history as the cradle of human life. The museum site is about 60 kilometers, or a short drive, from Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. Loodariak is a rural area, with a population of about 10,000, who are mostly members of the Massai tribe. Ngaren celebrates the beginnings of all humanity. Dedicated to educating humankind on our shared past, Ngaren tells the story of our common ancestry, our epic journeys and our future obligation to protect the planet that is our only home. At Ngaren, we believe that the inhabitants of our planet have always had challenges to confront and problems to navigate. The human being, as well as the whale or eagle or any other living creature, is a product of change. Our response to challenges is a measure of our success and growth. And what we learn from the past is the key to our future.
United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Ocean Literacy Project : We Are the Ocean --- For the 75th UNGA, Peace Boat US and Experiential Atelier are joining forces to tell the story of Ocean Literacy through cultural diplomacy. The campaign “We Are the Ocean” is a multi-stakeholder initiative involving UN agencies, policymakers, diplomats, scientists, creatives, human rights & indigenous rights advocates. We are looking currently for sponsors for a four minute action-oriented ocean solutions video and to continue Peace Boat's work towards education for ocean literacy through our educational programs. We will raise awareness and encourage positive action for the oceans, using the power of cultures from around the world, through diverse cultural diplomacy tools such as fashion, music, food, dance and technology. A glimpse into our campaign: We are Children of the Ocean. 60% percent of our bodies is water. We are both the drop - and the Ocean. The Ocean produces over half of the world’s oxygen. It’s literally the air we breathe. But the Ocean is losing oxygen at an unprecedented and rapid rate – a trend that will continue with climate change. What can we learn from the Ocean? How can we make her breathe and strengthen her voice whilst giving recognition to the voice of coastal constituencies worldwide? How can we use our voices and be the stewards of our Ocean for sustainable change? We believe that this requires an increased awareness of our responsibility to the Ocean and the web of life that it supports. We are now even more globally connected by our challenges and there is an urgent need to tackle them together and act now. The global estimated value of the blue economy is more than $USD 24 trillion (OECD, 2016), and by 2030, the blue economy will be outperforming the global economy as a whole. Within the blue economy, ocean energy is the fastest growing blue economy sector (Ocean Literacy Bridges Newsletter, 2019). We invite a cohort of voices (YOU) who are the stewards of our ocean for sustainable change. We aim to change the narrative and build the demand and vision for transformation into our culture. Mountain, island and ocean people are all connected through the sense of belonging that is intrinsic to their way of living. Our team shares a univocal vision and is a representation of what we would like to see in the world. Hence, we’d like to use social impact storytelling (our video for UNGA in September and beyond with Peace Boat's educational programs for our Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors) to invite audiences to join us on a virtual journey through the ocean, earth, sky, over the mountains and forests with a voiceover in different languages and told from the perspectives of children’s openness and curiosity of the world and the wisdom of the elderly to create an understanding and awareness of our shared Ocean that is action and solution-oriented.
Reef Life Restoration has developed a nanotechnology-based artificial reef system that can restore large portions of coral reefs degraded by hurricanes, bleaching, overfishing, and acidification. The mineral compounds can be customized to site, species, and function in order to rapidly restore reefs, providing habitats for biodiverse marine plants, animals, and corals. Preserve, protect and enhance existing reefs, adding higher conservation values to ocean projects. The system, named IntelliReefs, acts as an enhanced substrate precisely engineered to promote marine biodiversity through site-specific material substrates called Oceanite. Oceanite is an advanced porous material designed to increase the surface area per square meter while maintaining structural integrity and durability. The high-level strength of Oceanite allows the Reef Life team to develop innovative architectural designs that accomplish project and function-specific deployment objectives while withstanding harsh oceanic conditions and storms. Proven to attract and settle marine creatures faster than natural reefs
The Maa Trust is a non-profit organization working with community-owned conservancies in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. We work to increase the benefits of wildlife and conservation to Maasai families so that they appreciate, and contribute to the protection of, wild animals on their land. The Maa Trust empowers local people by promoting small business startups & microfinance schemes, enabling them to make their own money and to invest in their family’s development. For example, in our social enterprises, Maa Beadwork and Maa Honey, we measure the success of these projects not only on how much money the ladies earn, but also the impact that these earnings have upon their lives. Our members self-identify their needs and wish list of items, and The Maa Trust helps them to save up for and attain these. Despite a severe lack of education granted to girl children in previous years, our female beadwork and honey members are now affording and investing in clean drinking water for their homes, solar power, alternative fuel to firewood, and they can now send more of their children to school. We believe that education is a key to the success of the Mara conservancies and to the survival of this world-famous ecosystem. In collaboration with donor organizations, The Maa Trust builds classrooms and dormitories with electricity and clean water; connects children in need with scholarship and bursary sponsors; and organizes conservation education for students and teachers.
Mara Elephant Project (MEP) was established in 2011 with the mission of protecting elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem. The Maasai Mara ecosystem, an extension of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, is Kenya’s most important wildlife area and tourism asset. Although Kenya outlawed the hunting of elephants in 1973 and CITES established a total ban on the sale of ivory in 1989, human-elephant conflict (HEC) and poaching increased. The Mara elephant population numbers held relatively steady until 2010, when 3,162 were counted by World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The WWF total count in 2014 revealed a marked decline to 1,488, the lowest number in 30 years. In the Kenya portion of the ecosystem, people and wildlife peacefully co-existed when space for both did not overlap; however, as the human population has grown, the rangeland demand for livestock and farming has increased, pushing wild animals into smaller areas. MEP was developed to fill a gap in protecting elephants outside of conservancies and protected areas in the Mara ecosystem. Elephants that are “safe” in the Mara have been in the formally protected Maasai Mara National Reserve and the informally protected conservancies. As a result, most of the illegal killing of elephants, and hence the work MEP does, is concentrated in an unprotected area of 11,500 km2 outside these areas. MEP believes that by protecting elephants we are also protecting the greater Mara ecosystem. To better understand and address the poaching issue, where the elephant rangeland extends beyond protected areas, MEP’s developed a three-part program called the MEP Method. The MEP Method to protecting elephants in the greater Mara ecosystem includes anti-poaching patrols and rapid response units, elephant collaring, monitoring and research and human-elephant conflict mitigation. MEP has deployed a total of 57 rangers in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in 2018 supported a permanent ranger unit in the Mau Forest, adding six new rangers to our formidable team, a far cry from the eight rangers we started with. MEP employs three intelligence officers who have been at the center of many arrests and seizures. Since 2011, MEP and the Kenya Wildlife Service have arrested 354 total poachers which has resulted in the seizure of 1,493 kilograms of ivory. MEP’s presence in the Mara has resulted in less elephant deaths due to poaching. In 2012, 96 elephants were poached for their ivory in the Mara ecosystem, in 2017, that total fell to four and remained steady into 2018. This is a reduction in the percentage of illegally killed elephants (PIKE) in 2012 from 83% to 24% in 2018. The most concerning trend in 2018 in regard to poaching in the Mara is bushmeat poaching. Snares are strands of wire usually strung up between two tree trunks low to the ground. They are often used to catch zebra and wildebeest, so they can be sold illegally for bushmeat. This is a very common form of poaching in the Mara and one MEP patrol units often run into. In 2018, MEP ranger units removed 324 snares in our area of operation, the most coming from the SWT Mau De-Snaring Unit operating in the threatened Mau Forest. MEP has also established a strong working relationship with key partners and is on the cutting edge of deploying innovative techniques and technologies for anti-poaching and human-elephant conflict mitigation. One such technique is the building of chili fences using recycled motor oil and chili powder which upsets the elephant’s sensitive sense of smell. Since 2011, MEP has built 38 km of chili fence and trained 540 farmers. MEP began our elephant collaring program in 2011 and in total have collared 48 elephants across the rangeland. These elephants enable us to not only monitor the movements of elephants and protect them, but also determine the extent of their range. Using the data collected from these collared elephants MEP is working on providing a number of indicators for informing and implementing the national Elephant Action Plan and future spatial ecosystem plans that protect the Mara’s wildlife and the habitat upon which they depend. In that last seven years (2011-2018), MEP has increased our presence on the ground, reduced poaching, expanded our partnership network, effectively used innovative techniques and technologies to mitigate conflict, increased our community activism and engagement and expanded our elephant research program. MEP’s goals include focusing on the protection of elephants and the conservation of the Mara ecosystem by increasing our research efforts all while investing in the education of local communities who live alongside wildlife and the future generation of Kenyans who will inherit this complicated mission. The Mara Elephant Project is a registered trust in Kenya and operates on a non-profit basis. The Sidekick Foundation does business as MEP in the USA and is a 501(c)3 registered charity. We are active on both Facebook and Instagram, @maraelephantproject, and continually update our blog and send out quarterly newsletters to promote transparency and engage supporters.
In response to Covid-19 we have designed and produced a flat pattern face shield that can be compactly shipped to communities around the world. The face shield has been approved for use by hospital facilities and medical providers in 24 US States and Canada. We have delivered over 2,400 shields to date and have received extremely positive feedback on coverage, fit, and comfort from Nurses, ED doctors, Anesthesiologists, Respirator Therapists, OB/GYNs, EMTs, Radiologists, and Drive Thru Testing Sites. The shield is currently in use at Kaiser, UCLA, USC, Metropolitan Hospital of New York, John's Hopkins, and San Francisco General Hospital among others. Because the shield is fabricated from 100 percent plastic (PETG), it can be easily cleaned for reuse. It provides excellent coverage by extending below the chin, around the face, and above the head. We are manufacturing our face shields in our fabrication facility in Downtown Los Angeles. During non-covid times we are designers and fabricators working in the scenic and motion picture industry in Los Angeles. Thanks for your work and time and please visit our website for more information www.covid-19shields.com
Jumpstart is a philanthropic research & design lab based in Los Angeles. Jumpstart’s unique combination of original research, crafted convenings, strategic thinking, and direct support enables creative changemakers – philanthropists and institutional leaders alike – to realize their own visions and advance the common good.
Getting Essential medical supplies to frontline responders quickly, with philanthropic dollars and private sector expertise. Hospitals and medical care facilities around the world are facing an extreme shortage of essential Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for frontline medical workers, including protective masks. Without essential medical supplies, medical workers are putting their lives at risk to care for patients in critical condition. THE NEED: We work with hospital leadership and healthcare professionals to understand the need. THE SOURCE: We work with industry veterans to source supplies that are high-quality, high-value, and quick to procure. THE FUNDS: We work with philanthropists, corporate donors, and crowd funders, find the resources to pay for the needed PPE. EXECUTION: We work swiftly to get the supplies into the hands of those who need them most. Private funding has the speed, flexibility, and resourcefulness to bridge the gap.
Our mission is to financially support the hospital and clinics to enhance facilities, technology, and medical equipment to ensure that Alomere Health stays on the cutting edge of health care. The Alomere Health Foundation is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteer community members.
Mental health and recovery wellness focused non-profit, based in Minneapolis. Our mission is to drive connection, foster purpose and spread hope through mental health education and suicide prevention programming...together.
Our years of experience working with women and girls has taught us that education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment of the world’s women and girls. When women and girls are educated, they have opportunity, choice and power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.
Teach For America finds outstanding leaders who commit to expanding educational opportunity, beginning with at least two years teaching in an under-resourced public school. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, educators, and community members, corps members go beyond traditional expectations to support the academic and personal growth of their students. The impact corps members have in the classroom fuels a lifelong commitment to their students and shapes the trajectory of their lives and careers.
NSTV has been empowering its community since 1984. Our mission is to heighten community awareness and participation through the making and viewing of local television, and to encourage programming that reflects the concerns, interests, and activities of the community. We provide training, television equipment, and studio facilities to residents of and organizations that serve the Great Neck and North Shore for the creation of non-commercial community programming. Our services provide education and resources to help community members achieve this and convey powerful social, cultural, literary or civic messages to viewers.
Living Well Disability Services™ delivers exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. Founded as Dakota’s Children in 1972 in West St. Paul by parents, volunteers and community partners, our private 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization today provides person-centered services to people living in the region. Services are available to people regardless of where they live; in their own home, their family’s home or in one of the 33 group homes owned and operated by Living Well Disability Services. Innovations in service, accessibility, wellness, and technology help people grow based on what is most important to them and live with independence and dignity. Services are based on the choices of each individual and developed to support their unique needs, hopes and personalities.
Amani Project is committed to a world where every young person feels like they belong. We’re a global nonprofit dedicated to using the arts as a tool for young people to recognize their power as changemakers. We believe that when young people feel like they belong, they're more likely to engage in healthy and safe relationships. We also think young people with a sense of belonging will then become active in promoting equity in their communities and work to create a more just world. To that end, we’ve developed a network of community-based partners with over 10,000 young people who participate and lead our integrated do-it-yourself music-making and social-emotional learning curriculum in their communities worldwide.
Born Free USA works to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs. Not only does our conservation work occur in communities, classrooms, courtrooms, and the halls of Congress, we also operate the largest primate sanctuary in the United States.
Our mission at Meals From The Heart is to provide respectful meals to neighbors in need and accessible opportunities for those who wish to serve. Based in Stillwater, Minnesota, Meals From The Heart is a nonprofit 501©(3) that brings people together to serve their neighbors through energized and fun meal-packing events that provide flavorful, fortified meals to local food shelves.
BCRF is a U.S. based non-profit organization founded in 2014 to bring severe cases of Syrian burnt children for medical treatment. Within the past 4 years, BCRF in coordination with the Shriners Hospitals for Children have successfully brought 18 Syrian burnt children for treatment. To date, 12 children had received medical treatment and were sent back to Syria with life changing experience.
World Expo exists to connect the international community engaged in the global expo movement. In this decade alone 10 million people attended Expos in China, Korea, Italy and Kazakhstan and another billion have participated on-line as digital visitors. Sign-up to access all of our resources, including special opportunities to travel to the next World Expo in Dubai in 2020. As a member of this community you can share personal stories of lives transformed by Expos and you can find others who love World Expos just as much as you do.
The Y’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. To achieve this mission, we strive to: - Be community centered. For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities. - Bring people together, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. - Nurture potential, because everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. - Maintain a local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
HCFS provides emergency food, clothing and financial assistance with extreme dignity for each client. Each client is required to complete an application to request crisis care services. HCFS Case Managers use standardized measurement and assessment tools to access each individual situation. We access each client for their physical, mental and financial needs as well as work with each client in individual goal setting. We believe that in a crisis, providing these services by a single provider leads to the greatest probability of success. Hill Country Family Services Corner Cupboard empowers and dignifies individuals and families by providing choices for healthy food. Most people don't want handouts. They want dignity and respect. The Corner Cupboard is its own unique spin on a free grocery store that offers a healthy food shopping experience. The Corner Cupboard operates as a year-round free food pantry grocery store allowing people to shop for their basic needs. A philosophy of community empowerment means we aim to solve hunger issues in our community by developing programs to meet the needs of the community, including partnering with other organizations on issues of food security. We believe in cooperation and collaboration between organizations to better serve the population.
Right Tech is a conservative technology PAC. More than ever before innovative technology drove the 2018 elections .... and we lost! Right Tech PAC was founded to fight against the left dominating elections through use of digital technology! We are committed to funding technology and technology related services to conservative first time conservative candidates. Our mission is clear--provide critical winning technology to local and state level conservative candidates to counteract the big Democrat money and the big tech influence. Our purpose for partnering with Givvor is two-fold. First, to give you a place to exchange conservative ideas without trolls and Silicon Valley censorship, that is why we have a $10 entry fee. The $10 will be used to fund technology for candidates. Secondly, it is to fund the Right Tech PAC to allow us to give in-kind contributions of campaign technology to first time conservative candidates; therefore, we welcome and need additional donations.