Partners – 2011

mHealth Alliance

The mHealth Alliance is dedicated to enabling the delivery of quality healthcare to the farthest reaches of wireless networks in the developing world.

Created by the United Nations Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Vodafone Foundation, the Alliance’s mission is to be a catalyst and accelerant, supporting leaders, celebrating successes, creating hard research, filling gaps, making connections, and forging public-private partnerships.


NetSquared works to use the Web as a key to making change. They do this by mobilizing individuals and communities, providing Web-based tools, and awarding financial support to leverage social action projects.

NetSquared helps communicate with potential applicants and shares the winners with the greater NetSquared community online.

Global Philanthropy Forum

The Global Philanthropy Forum aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work.

Winners of the Project will be announced at the Global Philanthropy Forum, hosted by the World Affairs Council. The GPF will be held on April 13-15, 2011 in Redwood City, CA.

Unreasonable Institute

The Unreasonable Institute selects 25 young, high-impact entrepreneurs from across the globe to attend its eight-week, mentor-intensive incubation program in Boulder, Colorado. During these eight weeks, these entrepreneurs undergo rigorous skill training, gain access to seed capital, obtain legal advice, prototype consulting, and receive mentorship from 60 proven entrepreneurs and investors. Through this incubation program, the Unreasonable Institute’s aim is to enable 25 social ventures a year to effectively address a major global issue in a way that is financially self-sustaining and globally scalable to millions of people.

Bridge for Africa

Bridge for Africa is dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency and the dignity of work in rural Africa, by partnering with African artisan groups to design, create, and market unique handmade African items. The artisans are paid a living wage for their work, while additional proceeds and results from our fundraising efforts are reinvested in community development, training, and job creation in the region. By providing consistent work for African artisans, Bridge for Africa supports the dignity of work and advances hope for future generations.