Nature

Technoserve

BY THE NUMBERS: Since 2010, an estimated 40,300 people employed in 30 countries with the help of Technoserve’s programsWHO'S IN...

Pathfinder International

BY THE NUMBERS: More than 3.75 million people received HIV and AIDS services through Pathfinder-supported projects in 2010 WHO'S IN CHARGE: In February, Purnima Mane will take over as...

Health in Harmony

BY THE NUMBERS: 14,000 patients treated in Health in Harmony’s Indonesia clinic since 2007 WHO'S IN CHARGE: Kinari Webb,...

American Rivers

BY THE NUMBERS: 200 dams dismantled since 1998WHO'S IN CHARGE: CEO and president Bob Irvin, 52, a veteran attorney and environmentalist who most recently served as senior vice president...

Trekking for Kids

BY THE NUMBERS: Nearly $400,000 raised for ten orphanages in developing countries since 2005 WHO'S IN CHARGE: José Montero, 40, president of the Montero Group, a D.C.–based...

Afghan Child Education and Care Organization

BY THE NUMBERS: More than 11 orphanages established in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2003 WHO'S IN CHARGE: Andeisha Farid, 28, a former war refugee from Afghanistan. Before launching...

Foundation Rwanda

BY THE NUMBERS: More than 830 children of rape survivors have been educated through Foundation Rwanda sponsorships since 2008.WHO...

Environmental Defense Fund

BY THE NUMBERS: Four million acres of private land are now protected under the group’s Safe Harbor program, which helps landowners preserve endangered-species habitat on their property.

The Year of Giving Adventurously

Citizen philanthropy is on the rise—and so are the nonprofits. Here are the 30 organizations and innovators truly making a difference, delivering health care in rural Asia, distributing...

Shelterbox

BY THE NUMBERS: More than one million natural-­disaster victims supplied since 2001WHO'S IN CHARGE: Tom Henderson, 61, a former Royal Navy search-and-rescue diver and offshore-drilling...

American Himalayan Foundation

BY THE NUMBERS: 300,000 Nepalis, Tibetans, and Sherpas served by 140 education, health care, and human-welfare ­programs this year aloneWHO'S IN CHARGE: Erica Stone, 60, a University...

Oceana

BY THE NUMBERS: Since 2001, Oceana’s research and political outreach have helped persuade governments to increase protections for 1.2...

The Trials of Bidder 70

HERE under the harsh blue lights, in a cavernous ballroom of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., people are celebrating the clean...

How the Nomad Found Home

MIKE FAY IS WEARING a headlamp to cut through the gloom of his bush cabin in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National forest. It’s about 5 P.M. on a November afternoon, nearly dark...

On the Origin of His Species

Here’s how it usually goes down: A rare species of bird shows up. A birder calls in the sighting to a hotline. Others race to see it. News outlets run stories about the curious...

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