The Clinton Health Access Initiative was founded in 2002 in Boston, Massachusetts with the aim of helping people with HIV/AIDS around the world. Today, CHAI operates in 36 countries around the world and more than 80 countries are able to access CHAI-negotiated price reductions, vaccines, medical devices, and diagnostics.
Cure Violence, founded in 2000 with its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is a public health anti-violence program which is committed to stopping the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control. These methods include detecting and disrupting conflicts, identifying and treating high risk individuals, and changing social norms. With the help of the organization, community violence decreased by up to 70% by employing such strategies.
PATH is an international, nonprofit global health organization based in Seattle. PATH was established in 1977 and it is a global team of innovators working to accelerate health equity so all people and communities can thrive. They advise and partner with public institutions, businesses, grassroots groups, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.
Mercy Corps was founded in 1979 as Save the Refugees Fund, a task force set up by Dan O’Neill for Cambodian refugees escaping famine, genocide, and war. Since then, it has partnered with more than 40 countries to put bold solutions into action in an attempt to help people triumph over adversity in the face of hardship and disaster. They operate under the belief that communities are the best agents for their own change and that local markets are the best engines of sustainable recovery. Mercy Corps focus on sustainable agriculture, conflict management, disaster preparedness and emergency responses, education, and equity for women and children.
Ceres, based in Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1989 advocates for sustainable business practices and solutions by mobilizing investor and business leadership with the aim to build a healthy global economy. They have 10 key principles, among them is the protection of the biosphere, sustainable use of natural resources, energy conservation, risk reduction, and environmental restoration. Each year, Ceres holds a two-day conference in Boston where attendees can learn how various business sectors can adapt to 21st Century sustainability challenges.
The International Rescue Committee is a humanitarian aid, relief, and development organization that responds to the worst humanitarian crises. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works in over 40 countries and 26 US cities, helping people to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. The IRC’s latest strategy, IRC 2020, aims to reduce the number of displaced people, and address their unique and complex needs by rethinking traditional ideas of global humanitarian response.
Heifer International aims to eliminate hunger and poverty, by working with communities to strengthen local economies. With a focus on increasing community income and assets, improving food security and nutrition, and addressing environmental sustainability, Heifer envisions that change will be manifested through women’s empowerment and social capital. For over 70 years, Heifer has worked in 125 countries and helped 25 million families overcome poverty.
Partners in Health works with local government officials and the world’s leading medical and academic institutions to build capacity and strengthen health systems. By establishing long-term relationships with these agencies, Partners In Health has two main goals: bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them, and to serve as an antidote to despair. Their mission is both medical and moral and is based on solidarity rather than charity alone.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sees value in all lives and is committed to improving the quality of life for all people, in every part of the world. The Gates Foundation is focused on the areas of greatest need and on the ways they can do the most good. The Foundation seeks to solve the complex problems and demands the coordination of leaders, governments, communities, and individuals around the world in order to drive change on a global scale.
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has made it their mission to educate in order to protect the environment as well as the people who live in it, the communities that depend on it, businesses who profit from it, and the ecosystems that rely on it. With over 73 participating countries, their Education for Sustainable Development and Environment Education programs have been recognized by UNESCO as cutting-edge. It is through these programs that FREE helps communities to realize the benefits of sustainable living through education and active learning.