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Meet our grantees. They span accross a broad variety of industries and are pursuing diverse goals, but they share one mission: to make a positive impact on the world through design.
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Product Design and Manufacturing
Industry, Research and Ecosystem Partners
billionBricks is a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness through design and architecture.
The Blum Center is an interdisciplinary "action tank" where University of California - Berkeley students design, pilot, and scale innovations for the global good.
Build Change saves lives in developing countries by designing disaster-resistant buildings and teaching local residents how to construct them safely.
Catapult Design researches, designs, and develops human-centered products and services to improve the lives of those who need it most.
Design That Matters is a nonprofit that designs, produces, and distributes products that save newborns from easily curable diseases like jaundice and pneumonia.
Designmatters is a multidisciplinary program at ArtCenter College of Design where art and design education meet social change.
D-Rev is a non-profit that designs, develops, and delivers products to people living on less than $4 a day.
Enterprise Community Partners brings together the capital, policy and solutions to create affordable housing in thriving communities.
Health-PACT works to improve healthcare availability and quality in communities with limited resources.
The Hydrous is a nonprofit building innovative visualizations to communicate science beautifully.
KickStart designs irrigation tools that help small farmers in more than a dozen African countries increase their crops for both food and income.
MASS Design Group designs, builds, and advocates for better buildings, and empowers the people who build them.
Project H incorporates hands-on design/build skills into the public school curriculum for grades 6-12.
Proximity Design creates and delivers affordable products that help lift small-plot farmers out of poverty in rural Myanmar.
Public Lab is a nonprofit teaching inexpensive DIY techniques that let communities investigate and address environmental problems.
Sanergy takes a systems-based approach to tackling the sanitation crisis in Africa’s urban slums.
Italian design studio tamassociati focuses on sustainable architecture, urban planning, landscape design, participatory processes, graphic design, and social communications.
Water For People improves lasting access to safe water and sanitation for 4 million people in 9 countries.
Acumen supports and invests in early-stage companies that are changing the way the world tackles poverty.
Closed Loop Ventures invests in early-stage companies that support and catalyze the circular economy.
PRIME Coalition empowers philanthropists to place charitable capital into market-based solutions to climate change.
Simprints is creating the world's most accessible identification tools to help fight poverty and end preventable suffering.
Splash provides clean water to orphanages, schools, hospitals, and shelters in the developing world.
WeRobotics localizes appropriate robotics solutions to accelerate the positive impact of social good projects in low-income countries.
Amped Innovation designs breakthrough products for people living on less than four dollars per day, enabling them to rise out of poverty.
BioLite creates affordable, durable products that harness available energy to cook, charge, and light off-grid households.
Factor[e] provides risk capital and technical resources to early-stage entrepreneurs developing solutions to energy poverty and other global problems.