Photo by Jorge Barahona (https://unsplash.com/@jorgebarahona)

14 inspiring startups trying to make a difference in the world

Exygy -Design, engineering and social impact consulting for mission-driven organizations including Google.org, the Skoll Foundation, Unicef, USAID and the city and county of San Francisco. (San Francisco)

Enevo -Collect and analyze data from refuse containers across the world in order to create efficiencies, cut the cost of waste collection, and incentivize recycling. (Finland and Distributed)

Khan Academy – Provide free personalized learning resources in math, science, programming, history and more for learners of all ages

Crisis Text Line – Offer free, 24/7 text-message counseling for people in crisis. (New York)

Spoiler Alert -Offer a collaborative, online platform and value-added services that enable food businesses, farms, and nonprofits to create or recover value from surplus food and organic waste. (Boston)

GiveDirectly – Allow governments, foundations, and individual donors to provide direct cash transfers to the extreme poor. (East Africa and New York City)

HandUp – HandUp makes giving to nonprofit organizations and their clients easy, secure and transparent — and your donation goes directly to the cause (San Francisco)

DonorsChoose -Empower public school teachers from across the country to request and get funding for much-needed materials and experiences for their students. (New York)

ArtLifting – Offer artists living with homelessness or disabilities the chance to secure their own income through the sale of original paintings, prints, and products. (Boston)

Bayes Impact -Solve pressing public interest problems such as delivery of government services or health risk prediction by building open source software products that leverage data. (San Francisco)

OkHi -Enables the 4 billion people who do not have a physical address to, “Be Included” (Kenya)

Change.org – Allow users to create campaigns to mobilize supporters around issues they care about. (San Francisco)

Countable – Make it easy to understand the laws Congress is considering and streamline the process of giving your opinions lawmakers. (San Francisco)

Crowdpac – A political crowdfunding startup that makes it easier for citizens to learn about politicians, and to find and support political candidates that match their priorities and beliefs. (San Francisco and Washington D.C.)

Photo by Jorge Barahona

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