Fellows by Category
Pioneering a way for citizens to directly support educational projects in under-resourced schools through an online marketplace where entrepreneurial teachers can post projects to be supported by private citizens
Will Byrne has developed a model, which he calls civic consumption, that allows individuals and institutions to leverage their collective purchasing power to shift markets from the bottom up, creating a new, market-based path to create social and environmental benefits in their own communities.
Making systemic changes in the way food is produced by developing a market for products from farmers' humanely raised animals and by giving consumers an easy, certified, humane label-based system that allows them to shop based on their values.
Providing reader-reviewed news on which citizens can rely by aggregating quality news stories that are rated for journalistic quality by news consumers themselves.
Pioneering finance for grassroots businesses in rural Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa by providing capital, financial training, and market connections to small and growing businesses that build sustainable livelihoods and transform rural communities in poor environmentally vulnerable places.
Temple Grandin, living with autism, has revolutionized livestock handling by using her ability to see the world in a different way to develop a deeper understanding of animal behavior.
Michelle “Mitch” Hedlund is aligning citizens and businesses around common environmental and economic interests by making recycling more comprehensive and removing the confusion around “green.” Mitch’s solutions are making the recycled commodities market and the overall green economy more prevalent, profitable, and predictable.
Jason McLennan is creating incentives and new practices so that the built environment improves health and well-being, while increasing our access to a diverse and productive natural world.
Fighting poverty and promoting sustainable development in farming communities around the world by certifying Fair Trade coffee, chocolate, bananas and other products, thereby also enabling American consumers to vote with their shopping dollars for a better world.
Enabling producers, motivating consumers, inspiring business leaders, and ultimately, aiding the economically disadvantaged through new approaches to capital formation and social enterprise; in the process, redefining the boundaries between for-profit and non-profit organizations.