Fast Company’s 2007 Social Capitalist Awards

Fast Company presents 43 organizations that are changing the world. These organizations have improved the lives of tens of millions of people through technology, microlending, tutoring, mentoring, and a slew of other approaches.

Some notable mentions:

  • Grameen Foundation – founded by the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
  • Endeavor Global – created 38,418 jobs in 140 companies, 96% of which stay in business longer than 42 months.
  • Heifer International – served more than 7.5 million families since 1944. In fiscal 2004, it placed 384,000 animals; 203,000 livestock offspring were passed on to other families.
  • KickStart – Fights poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by selling low-cost technology that dramatically raises farmers’ crop yields and incomes. As a result of their technology, 225,000 people no longer live in poverty.
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