The Unfunded List 2015-2016
The Unfunded List 2015-2016
Leveling the Playing Field donates gently used professional quality sports equipment to underfunded programs – making sports programs possible in communities where they wouldn’t be otherwise. In just 2 years they have donated over $950,000 worth of sporting equipment to over 150 programs. Their success has been accelerated by the strong partnerships developed with equipment donors across the Mid-Atlantic.
The mission of the One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love is to end relationship violence by educating, empowering, and activating young people in a movement for change. One Love was created to honor Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia senior who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend just three weeks before graduation. After her death, her family and friends were shocked to learn the statistics that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will be in an abusive relationship in his or her lifetime and that young women ages 16-24 are at 3X greater risk. One Love’s work today is dedicated to changing those statistics.
Upaya’s mission is to create dignified jobs for the poorest of the poor by investing in small businesses in India’s poorest communities with nearly 400 million people living on $1.25 per day. Upaya invests patient equity in early stage enterprises, and offers entrepreneurs a range of technical services with a focus on strengthening their financial management practices. Over five years, Upaya has supported a portfolio of 10 young businesses with the cumulative creation of over 2,500 jobs. These sustainable jobs have enabled families previously living in extreme poverty to afford their most basic needs and save for the future.
Girls Health Ed is a volunteer-based organization that works to address the two interconnected issues of girls’ health and education by delivering health education programming to low-income girls and young women between the ages of 8 and 17. In particular, Girls Health Ed targets girls who would not otherwise have access to health education and physical education, either at school or at home. The organization has conducted workshops in the U.S. and in Kenya.
ORGANIZE is simplifying the donor registration process. They have built the country’s first-ever centralized registry, currently facilitating donor registrations in all 52 states (including DC and Puerto Rico).
Even more transformative, they have built tech that allows someone to share their donor wishes with next of kin simply by posting on social media.
Check out their Marketing Deck (Log-in: Your Name, pw: UnfundedList).
The Accountability Lab catalyzes a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world. We operate as an incubator for creative individuals and organizations to build innovative ideas for integrity in their communities, using arts, media, culture and technology. By enabling people to use information and knowledge to hold people in power to account, we help to unleash positive social and economic change.