Recent Projects and Grants

The following are a sample of some of the organzations we have sponsored.

The community for people who love taking online classes. The goal of the site is help people find free college classes worth taking.
CityRoof connects homeless people with each other, services, and people who care. Members can find, and rate services, posts requests for help, and get free smartphones.
Samasource is a nonprofit that connects people living in poverty to work via the Internet. In parallel, they provide high-quality content moderation, data entry, and other outsourcing services to clients including LinkedIn, Intuit, and the US State Department.
The Oil Drum
The Oil Drum seeks to facilitate civil, evidence-based discussions about energy and its impacts on the future of humanity, as well as serve as a leading online knowledge-base for energy-related topics.
Vittana partners with local microfinance organizations around the world to build student loan programs from the ground up, often providing the first and only access to college loans in the countries where we work.
Post Carbon institute
Post Carbon Institute provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises that define the 21st century.
Climate Solutions works to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment and bridging divides.’s mission is to increase college completion and enhance student career readiness thereby enabling a robust 21st century workforce and community. is achieving this goal through its innovative technology platform at the core of its national mentoring program. College students can conveniently find and collaborate with mentors from diverse industries and professions to achieve their academic and career goals.
EdRover Inc. is a California Public Benefit Corporation that aims to connect businesses and families in support of U.S. schools. Its signature application, edRover, aligns businesses’ marketing goals with schools’ fundraising needs. Developed by a veteran mobile marketer and concerned mother of three, edRover allows consumers to direct donations from participating businesses to the school programs of their choice by confirming visits with their mobile devices each time they visit sponsors’ locations.
They build the world's most affordable and durable audio device, designed specifically for people who cannot read and who live without electricity. Think of it like a small touch pad computer that enables local experts to spread information to the most inaccessible communities on earth.
Bikewise is a place to learn about and report bike crashes, hazards, and thefts. By sharing our experiences with each other, and with researchers and relevant agencies, we aim to make biking safer and more fun. You can help by adding your reports.
Craise Community Fundraisers raises money for schools, sports teams, and other community organizations by enabling group members to quickly and easily reach out to their entire community. Supporters can purchase products and make donations while most of the proceeds are given to the organization they are supporting. Craise is a modern, dynamic internet startup that leverages social networks, e-commerce, affiliate programs, and innovative fundraising ideas to maximize outreach and funds raised.
Until now, if someone wanted to support a charity, there were only two options - write a check or volunteer. Now offers a new way to support a cause: by turning an individual's time and expertise into cash. AllThis is really 3 things: 1) It's an online store of unique, interesting and good value items. 2) It's a whole new way to support your favorite cause. 3) It's a tool for organizations to raise money for a cause