FINANCE: Samasource delivers enterprise digital services through a unique microwork model that harnesses the untapped potential of the world’s poor. The fastest way to have Africa emerge is to bring western jobs to the many talented young people in the continent.
FINANCE: People all around the world are denied the opportunity of becoming entrepreneurs. That means that whole countries are denied the opportunity of growing. A large number of new non-profits is starting to embrace the p2p microloan model, and I think Zidisha is the most interesting one. Zidisha is a Kiva-like model that doesn't use intermediaries and enables anyone to directly invest in entrepreneurs all around the world.
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
EDUCATION: Wikimedia is a global movement whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world. Wikipedia enables any one of us to know everything about anything immediately. That is probably the #1 most impactful thing to do in order to advance the human race.
Khan Academy Inc.
EDUCATION: Khan Academy is enabling specialized education for free, for everyone.
Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine Inc
FOOD and HEALTH: PCRM is helping change medicine and nutrition. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health. Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and advocating for more effective scientific methods.
New Harvest Inc
FOOD: We consume way too much meat. At this rate, we'll destroy the planet. New Harvest is a non-profit advancing technologies to sustainably and affordably feed a growing global population.