All across America, high-impact nonprofits are breaking cycles and changing lives.

From coast to coast, dynamic social entrepreneurs are leading transformative nonprofit organizations with a shared mission to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger, safer communities where all people can discover their full potential.

Adaptive Training Foundation

HQ Carrollton, TX All Locations

Adaptive Training Foundation provides athletic training and holistic recovery services to help citizens of various abilities and veterans overcome physical, mental, and external barriers to their self-sufficiency. Unlike most programs for people with disabilities which lean heavily on medication and focus on physical deficits, Adaptive Training Foundation emphasizes whole-person recovery to build up physical abilities while providing space for emotional healing—and elevating the potential of all individuals.

Key Issue Area

Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma

Organizational Leadership

David Vobora

ECHO

HQ Memphis, TN All Locations

ECHO is building a network of independent charitable care clinics across the nation to provide crucial healthcare services to the millions of underinsured or uninsured Americans that are falling through the cracks of the traditional healthcare system. ECHO partners with healthcare providers and faith communities to launch clinics that address the unique needs of their community by providing free consulting services and best practices to enable rapid scale. ECHO's strategy demonstrates that community-led cultures of health have the potential to improve equity, access, and quality of care for underserved individuals.

Key Issue Area

Healthcare

Organizational Leadership

Josh Roberts

Entrepreneurs Forever

HQ Pittsburgh, PA All Locations

Entrepreneurs Forever (eforever) organizes small business owners into facilitated, peer-to-peer groups operating in communities with unmet needs. Through these groups, entrepreneurs build peer relationships, share solutions, and set the stage for long-term success. EForever is filling an important need for entrepreneurs who are isolated, disconnected, and priced out of mainstream peer-to-peer organizations. EForever’s work has a multiplying effect on communities it serves, by equipping its participants to generate wealth and contribute to the economic stability of their neighborhoods.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

AJ Drexler

JUST Community

HQ Austin, TX All Locations

JUST builds resilient communities by making loans to low-income female entrepreneurs based on trust. Its innovative lending process applies best practices in microfinance, leveraging peer support groups and coaching to improve repayment and debt management outcomes, rather than traditional measures like credit scores or bank account information. JUST envisions a world where women and minority business owners benefit from inclusive community and access to capital, rather than relying on predatory lending products.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Steve Wanta

Skys the Limit

HQ Oakland, CA All Locations

Sky’s the Limit is taking on the nonfinancial barriers—like professional relationships and skills development—that prevent underrepresented entrepreneurs from achieving their full potential. Its team runs a powerful matchmaking software that connects entrepreneurs with expert volunteers to help them overcome their obstacles. As a result, Sky’s the Limit has cultivated a digital community that’s leveling the playing field for entrepreneurial success.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Bo Ghiradelli

Son of a Saint

HQ New Orleans, LA All Locations

Son of a Saint enhances the lives of boys growing up without a father through long-term peer-to-peer relationships. Designed in response to research that shows boys without fathers face higher rates of justice involvement, substance abuse, and dropping out of high school, Son of a Saint initiates mentor-mentee relationships to positively shape boys’ personal development and unlock their full potential. Instead of a short-term fix, Son of a Saint invests in enduring personal relationships to address every boy’s unique needs.

Key Issue Area

Youth

Organizational Leadership

Bivian "Sonny" Lee III

Teaching the Autism Community Trades

HQ Denver, CO All Locations

Teaching the Autism Community Trades (TACT) exists to break the historical patterns of unemployment among individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of the highest unemployed groups in the country. Through highly individualized training and employer partnerships, TACT provides opportunities for adults with autism to leverage their unique gifts and work in skilled trades where they can thrive. In the process, TACT is writing a new narrative: that all people are capable of extraordinary things.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Danny Combs

The Confess Project

HQ Little Rock, AR All Locations

The Confess Project (TCP) is reducing the stigma around mental health for Black men and boys by turning barbershops into safe spaces for open and vulnerable conversation. Its program leverages the respect and trust barbers already hold within Black communities, training them in active listening, stigma reduction, validation, and positive communication strategies to become mental health advocates. TCP’s community-driven strategy is restoring agency for health back to individuals and communities instead of relying on traditional medical systems that have fallen short for Black men as it relates to their mental health.

Key Issue Area

Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma

Organizational Leadership

Lorenzo Lewis

The Root Cause

HQ Dallas, TX All Locations

The Root Cause supports individuals with chronic and preventable illnesses facing social and financial hardship by providing direct access to the “in-between care” they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In an expensive healthcare industry that often forces patients in marginalized communities to make difficult tradeoffs with their health, The Root Cause is charting an alternative path. It hires and trains trusted health workers in the community to live alongside those they serve, which improves individual outcomes and generates job opportunities for the community.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Parker Dail

Undivided

HQ Cincinnati, OH All Locations

LivingUNDIVIDED provides space for tough conversations about racial justice in the American Evangelical Church. It activates church leadership and congregations to engage with topics including racial history. Fighting against the trend of polarization along political and racial lines, LivingUNDIVIDED is showing that empathetic conversation has the power to strengthen community and engage with racial justice, within the church and beyond.

Key Issue Area

Courageous Collaboration

Organizational Leadership

Chuck Mingo

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