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Learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Trying to figure out which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is the best fit for your product? The SDG Indicator Wizard can help.

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Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Learn more about SDG 1.

Link-SF is designed with three user groups in mind: 1) A growing population of low-income San Franciscans who rely on mobile technology to meet their basic needs, 2) Service providers who can use the most real-time data to direct clients in need, and 3) Everyday people who can use this information as a way to help refer San Francisco’s homeless population to a social service agency nearby. Link-SF is a free software which can be downloaded here: GitHub

Their Mission:       Connect homeless and low-income residents with important nearby services such as food, shelter, medical care, hygiene, and technology access

Founder(s):           St. Anthony Foundation, Zendesk, and user testing expert Kimberly McCollister

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Link-SF

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Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Learn more about SDG 2.

Acres is the best way to find urban farmland online for the Sacramento region.

Their Mission:       Help farmers find available land by using data from the city

Founder(s):           Grant Smith and Code for America in partnership with The City of West Sacramento and SACOG

Location:               California, United States

Learn More:           Acres


Their Mission:       Partner with local farmers and food artisans to get amazing products at great prices for your next fundraiser.


Location:               United States

Learn More:           FarmRaiser

FreshEBT makes it easy to check your EBT balance, and locate grocery stores, corner stores, and farmers markets near you that participate in the SNAP benefits program and accept food stamps. You can also see an overview of where you spend your food stamps and view your history of EBT transactions, month by month.

Their Mission:       Help EBT users check food stamps and benefits balance

Founder(s):           Propel (who build software for low-income Americans who are often overlooked by traditional tech innovation)


Languages:           English, Spanish

Learn More:           FreshEBT

Fresh Food Connect

Their Mission:       Help urban growers easily donate their surplus food to local food pantries without leaving their home


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Fresh Food Connect

Planet Murple hopes to redesign our broken food culture starting with kids and education.

Their Mission:       Teach kids to cook, so they build curiosity and self-sufficiency around food

Founder(s):           Emily Yao and Dave Resnick

Location:               The Bay Area in California, United States

Learn More:           Planet Murple

Lunch Box is a consumer food and grocery management app.

Their Mission:       Help reduce food waste in the home and at the retailer level


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Lunch Box

Range lists safe places as all libraries in the US for youth in need of summer meals. Summer meals are the locations of USDA funded meal service sites that are available during the school year. Range will help us get to zero hunger (SDG 2).

Their Mission:       Help US school-age youth find safe places and meals in the summer

Founder(s):           Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup [a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the U.S.A.]


Learn More:           Range

Spoiler Alert will help us get to zero hunger (SDG 2). Born out of MIT in June 2015, Spoiler Alert was a 2015 winner of MassChallenge and member of the Spring 2016 cohort of Techstars Boston.

Their Mission:       Help food businesses, farms, and nonprofits to create or recover value from food surplus and organic waste


Location:               Boston, Massachusetts

Date Started:        June 2015

Learn More:          Spoiler Alert

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Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Learn more about SDG 3.


Their Mission:       Connect blind and visually impaired people with sighted helpers from around the world via live video connection


Location:               United States

Learn More:           BeMyEyes

Break Zika App allows people to monitor and publish virus outbreaks onto a city map. It encourages reporting, treatment and sharing, and also helps identify mosquito carriers. The app partners with government agencies, which simplifies controls to take action by allowing all publications to be sent to a platform accessed by the public sector.

Their Mission:       Reduce the outbreak of dangerous viruses

Founder(s):  in partnership with various municipalities and government agencies across the world

Location:               Porto Alegré, Brazil

Learn More:           Break Zika and download the App

Concrn app is a compassionate social service network and mobile app that connects people in need to volunteer responders trained in crisis intervention and mediation. It allows citizens to report someone having a mental health crisis. First responders such as firefighters, police, and paramedics will get a text message of the report, and app users will see an update message when a responder is on the way. The app helps alleviate the tension between law enforcement and local residents, which is a big problem locally and nationally.

Their Mission:       Offer an alternative to calling 911 for many crisis situations

Founder(s):           Jacob Savage and Neil Shah of Compassionate Response Network

Location:               The Bay Area in California, United States

Learn More:           Concrn

Doctor D customizes recommendations regarding HIV & STD testing, HIV prevention, and vaccinations. The app empowers guys to stay on top of their sexual health.

Doctor D is made by David Ernst and Prevention Health Labs. Doctor D is based in the United States.

Their Mission:       Help men locate nearby sexual health services



Learn More:           Doctor D

EWG’s Healthy Living App helps consumers in making healthier decisions by looking at ingredients in food and cosmetic. You can scan items by barcode and get nutrition facts and safety ratings on ingredients for over 200,000 products.

Their Mission:       Create awareness in the safety of foods and cosmetics

Founder(s):           Environmental Working Group app created by Exygy

Location:               San Francisco, California

Learn More:           Healthy Living App

First Derm will find a top board-certified dermatologist in your area to help you with your skincare problems. Together the dermatology team speaks 6 languages and has helped users from 160 countries. They are advised by globally recognized leaders in digital health, tele-dermatology and startups.

Their Mission:       Provide direct access to a dermatologist for first steps & guidance on skincare concerns

Founder(s):           Alexander Börve

Location:               United States, Sweden, Norway, and the United Kingdom

Learn More:           First Derm

GiveFit connects people who can’t afford gyms or studios to free community fitness activities.

Their Mission:       Make health and fitness activities more accessible to people


Location:               United States

Learn More:           GiveFit

Ottawa's Heart helps you to find the nearest defibrillator, submit new ones, and approve existing listings. Sudden Cardiac Arrest kills more than a 1,000 people each day, it is one of the leading causes of death. Defibrillators are easy to use, effective, and places all around, but being unable to find a defibrillator in an emergency decreases the chance of survival 7-10% every minute.

Their Mission:       Help you and others save cardiac arrest victims

Founder(s):           David Rust-Smith, Phil Vanstone, and Nick Breen.


Learn More:           Ottawa's Heart

LGBT MD is an open-source app in beta that connects people in the LGBTQ community to find medical help closest to them. The app allows one to bookmark favorites, contact info, and contribute reviews to help others find the care they need.

Their Mission:       Connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to well-trained medical providers

Founder(s):           Daria Garina

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           LGBT MD

Maia Health has a mission to guide chronically ill children as they transition from pediatric to adult healthcare.

Their Mission:       Change the way children take on the responsibilities of their medical care

Founder(s):          Five university students brought together at the Stanford Medx Conference, and earned seed funding from Ashoka Youth Venture


Learn More:           Maia Health

The Maya App is a streamlined and secure application designed specifically for busy doctors. The app lets you become a key part of a network of doctors with the latest in mobile health tools at their fingertips. They are all collaborating and sharing patient information, and helping to inform one another and the community around them on the challenges and breakthroughs affecting the health of their patients.

Their Mission:       Create a more efficient and effective healthcare environment

Founder(s):           Maya Health Network

Location:               United States


Learn More:           Maya App

Open Health Network is smart, configurable, customizable mobile B2B2C health platform. It is an open platform and integrates with the existing systems, applications, devices, data and content. Each app can automatically adapts to each patient. OHN's interactive big data dashboard provides deep big data analytics.

Their Mission:       Enable healthcare organizations to create powerful mobile applications to run on any device and in any language within a day without coding

Founder(s):           Tatyana Kanzaveli and Maksim Tsvetovat

Location:               The Bay Area in California, United States

Learn More:           Open Health Network

Pró-Química Online contains information from the Manual of Emergencies of the Pro Chemistry of ABIQUIM - Brazilian Association of Chemical Industry. It follows the UN guidelines for the Land Transport of Dangerous Goods (Orange Book) and The US Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook (DOT).

Their Mission:       Inform professionals in the emergency sector who work with dangerous products

Founder(s):           SUATRANS Emergência SA of Sao Paolo Brazil (a company that focused on solutions for the preservation of life and the environment, that provides its customers with products, training and services focused on environmental protection with the highest standards of quality)


Learn More:           Emergency Care

PulsePoint transforms everyday purchases into votes for positive change.

Their Mission:       Alert CPR-trained bystanders about a nearby Sudden Cardiac Arrest event and the location of the closest AED


Location:               United States

Learn More:           PulsePoint

SPX Denge is an application that takes a different approach in the campaign against dengue fever in an educational and captivating game as well as a supplier of more information. The game teaches how to identify mosquitos, ways to protect oneself and family and how to spot the symptoms of dengue.

Their Mission:       Combat the huge effects of dengue fever

Founder(s):           the State Department of Health of São Paulo


Learn More:           Information and Download the App

Water Tracker is an app that tracks how much water you use every day. Track showering, driving, eating, and drinking your morning coffee and even compare your use of water with your Facebook friends. The app is currently being piloted with Colorado State University and UNAM in Mexico City to compare the water usage of students at each university.

Their Mission:       Reduce water consumption

Founder(s):           Fidan Karimova, Dmytro Malakhov, and Vitalii Starush

Location:               Washington DC, United States

Learn More:           Water Tracker app

YesHealth empowers people everywhere to start living healthier, happier lives. YesHealth is the first all-mobile personalized diabetes prevention program. Users partner with a health coach team to create a personal, holistic health program that requires no special equipment or prepared diet foods.

Yes Health has partnered with Solera Health, UCSF, and American Diabetes Association.

Their Mission:       Help people suffering from diabetes to develop healthy habits for life in a fun manner

Founder(s):           Alex Petrov and Yes Health Foundation

Location:               United States

Learn More:           YesHealth and Download the App.

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Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Learn more about SDG 4.

ChangeX is a platform that coaches students in technical skill building and design thinking methods as they participate in social impact challenges. Cities, organizations, companies, and schools can create challenges for youth ages 13–24 to learn modern skills. Current ChangeX challenges run from two to six months with 50 to 50,000 learners.

Their Mission:       Teach youth aged 13-24 skills by creating social impact challenges

Founder(s):           Libby Falck

Location:               The Bay Area in California, United States

Learn More:           ChangeX

ESL Map is a filterable, mapped, community-sourced listing of available English Language Learner classes in the Nashville area.

Their Mission:       Provide easy access to individuals who want to learn or improve their English

Founder(s):           Nick Lorenson (of Code for Nashville)

Location:               United States

Learn More:           ESL Map

Goalie is a mobile application that enables Mission Asset Fund (MAF) Lending Circle participants to easily monitor their loan status, including payments in real-time, input savings and spendings, and create short-term budget goals. App users receive notifications from MAF staff if there are any payment issues or program updates.

Their Mission:       Help people to stay up to date and informed about their loans and finances

Founder(s):           Jose Montes de Oca

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Github

Mentive is a platform for live online classes with real people and top quality materials to master the skills you need. Mentive believes that knowledge turns dreams into reality, and education brings about this knowledge. Mentive is determined to find a way to enhance all the great online courses out there with the benefits of face-to-face learning.

Their Mission:       Create a global educational community where students and mentors meet to turn any online course into an interactive learning experience

Founder(s):           Jonathan Heyne and has a team of mentors

Location:               Berkeley, California, United States

Learn More:           Mentive

Moneythink is a movement of young people working to restore the economic health of the United States through financial education. Moneythink has an app that challenges you to prove your financial skills. Moneythink believes that the opportunity gap is wider than ever, but financial skills are not taught in American schools. Moneythink has partnered with Causelabs.

Their Mission:       Provide a financial education to all students

Founder(s):           Ted Gonder, Greg Nance, and Shashin Chokshi

Location:               Chicago, Illinois, United States

Learn More:           Moneythink

Open Schools! is a web app that supports family decisions with data. The right school for children is based not only on standardized test scores, but by teacher turnover, parent involvement, special programming, community, and much more. The company plans to gradually add information collected from the city, NGOs, the private sector, and users.

Their Mission:       Help parents choose a school for their children in Washington DC

Founder(s):           Code For DC

Location:               Washington DC, United States

Learn More:           Open Schools

Open311 is an open protocol that reports public issues like graffiti, abandoned cars, or illegal dumping to local government. Local city governments will receive these reported issues, dispatch them to related departments, and handle those issues. The open-source app is developed with Ionic and to run on iOS and Android.

Their Mission:       Clean up public issues such as graffiti, abandoned cars, and illegal dumping

Founder(s):           Code For San Jose in partnership with San Jose

Location:               San Jose, California, United States

Learn More:           Open311 App on GitHub

Vana Learning

Their Mission:       Improvevacademic outcomes for students with ADHD



Learn More:           Vana Learning

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Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Learn more about SDG 5.

Besiders Reminders App helps remind users to take their birth control. Let the app know when the cycle starts with the first dose, the time of day, and customize reminders to be discrete or funny.

Their Mission:       Remind women to take their birth control on time

Founder(s):           Besiders an online birth control support network for women 18-29 and operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregancy a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Besiders App

ELLAS libres de violencias mobile application allows Colombian women to know more about specific cases or situations they might find themselves in, where to go to initiate a complaint, and what the specific requirements are that each Entity has for female victims of violence.

Their Mission:       Prove a safe escape for Colomian women from dangerous situations such as sexual, intra-familial, economic or political violence

Founder(s):           La Red Nacion de Mujeres de Mujeres

Location:               Bogota, Columbia

Learn More:           the Ellas app

PLP 2.0 provides help to women who have become victims. The app panic button triggers the military police and sends a warning to PLPs - community leaders who have participated in training courses on women's rights and who are able to share information and support for victims of domestic and sexual violence. platform is a place for women to access resources on issues of gender inequality, breast cancer, violence, abuse and feminicide.

Their Mission:       Prevent and eradicate violence against women

Founder(s):           Themis (a feminist NGO)

Location:               Porto Alegré, Brazil

Learn More:           the PLP 2.0 app

Stronger Than Espresso App

Their Mission:       Prove resources for women in need of help

Founder(s):           AdvanceNet Labs

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Stronger Than Espresso App

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Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Learn more about SDG 6.

The Human Utility formerly Detroit Water Project believes everyone needs running water and water is a human right. Water companies are turning off the tap in cities across the U.S., forcing low-income families, seniors and single parents to live without basic necessities. Families without water are forced to go elsewhere to take showers, clean dishes and get a drink. The Human Utility lets people donate money, services, or partnerships to help those who are without or in danger of having no water in Detroit and Baltimore. Through their online platform they verify individuals who need assistance.

Their Mission:       Provide running tap water to those in need

Founder(s):           Conscientious Utility Project, Inc and was fiscally sponsored by the Social Good Fund, an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit


Learn More:           The Human Utility

S @ i is a system that guides farmers not to waste their water. S @ i is an technological tool for irrigation management aimed at maximizing the efficiency of water use in irrigated areas, allowing the user (producers, ATER technicians and irrigation district managers), faster access the Important information, and consequently a quick, reliable return to the farmer. It was developed to address unsustainable agricultural production, since there is a lack of basic research in regards to the use of water. Rural producers lack the technology, and the public apparatus lacks the equipment and qualified personnel. In view of these premises.

Their Mission:       Help farmers save their water

Founder(s):           Inovagri

Location:               Fortaleza, Brazil

Learn More:           Inovagri the system

Water Tracker is an app that tracks how much water you use every day. Track showering, driving, eating, and drinking your morning coffee and even compare your use of water with your Facebook friends. The app is currently being piloted with Colorado State University and UNAM in Mexico City to compare the water usage of students at each university.

Their Mission:       Reduce water consumption

Founder(s):           Fidan Karimova, Dmytro Malakhov, and Vitalii Starush

Location:               Washington DC, United States

Learn More:           Water Tracker app

MoMo is an app that addresses the needs of local water pump engineers to bring the app with them to their field, view and get notified of the changes in health of the pumps, provide updates once they fix issues, possibly navigate to other pumps, view the lay of the land, even without network availability. WellDone is an international nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that oversees the functioning of water pumps in Tanzania, with the effort to make communities there self-reliant. Often wells end up neglected and eventually break down. Learn more about and download the app.

Their Mission:       Empower resource-constrained communities with the data they need to create or maintain critical infrastructure that lasts

Founder(s):           Jim Yoon and Josh To

Location:               United States and international

Learn More:           MoMo WellDone

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Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Learn more about SDG 7.

Fastracker mobile app lets you help track oil and gas activity in the U.S. Individuals can contribute meaningful insight into potential impacts of the industry through crowdsourcing. The app allows users to submit oil and gas photos or reports regarding drilling near them. You can also view a map of nearby wells drilled and save your submissions for future reference.

Their Mission:       Provide access to gas and oil data to the public

Founder(s):           Fastracker Alliance (who studies, maps, and communicates the risks of oil and gas development to protect our planet and support the renewable energy transformation)


Learn More:           Fastracker

SF Environment contains an Energy Benchmarking Dashboard that displays building-specific energy, GHG, and EUI metrics and measures building performance over time.

Their Mission:       Visualize building energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to encourage owners and building managers to make proper changes

Founder(s):           Project of the Data Science Working Group at Code for San Francisco, for the San Francisco Department of Environment

Location:               United States

Learn More:           SF Environment

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Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Learn more about SDG 8.

CareerHub's clients include schools and job training programs, which work with low-income earners to get a living wage through better employment. The app creates an interactive relationship between career resource centers and job-searchers, by sending people messages, and creating incentives such giving out digital gift cards in exchange for sending photos of a pay stub. The app helps users save time and money, increase client job placement, improve data collection, and increase engagement. CareerHubsUS is used by Workforce Development, Human Services, K-12, Youth Development, and Community Colleges.

Their Mission:       Improve the struggles of workforce professionals to verify employment and provide meaningful retention services

Founder(s):           Kim Coulthurst and Amanda Gerrie of Pathways Consultants, a workforce development consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States


Learn More:           CareerHub

CaringCent App consumers support causes in a budget that fits their lifestyle. Nonprofits establish relationships with new donors and companies to deepen ties with customers through micro-targeted corporate philanthropy. Their motto is "Small Change, Big Impact.

Their Mission:       Modernize philanthropy to virtuously personalize generosity across consumers, causes and companies


Location:               United States

Learn More:           CaringCent

Centro Business Planning App is the first and only free mobile app that helps you plan for a new or growing small business without having any entrepreneurship training. The app coaches users on developing a business plan through a series of interactive activities.

Their Mission:       Assist and teach low-income, at risk and minority entrepreneurs, the nuts and bolts about building a successful business

Founder(s):           Centro Community Partners

Location:               Oakland, California, United States

Learn More:           Centro Business Planning App

CleanSlateDC is a resource to help people with criminal records find success in their futures.

Their Mission:       Help individuals with a criminal history determine their eligibility to have a record sealed

Founder(s):           Code for America DC

Location:               United States

Learn More:           CleanSlateDC

Larger Local is a user curated shopping collection that allows like-minded users find and share products made by social conscious companies.

Their Mission:       Help people find products and companies that care about positive social impact



Learn More:           Larger Local

Laudelina provides knowledge and tools for domestic workers to advocate for their rights. Laudelina will strongly monitor and create accountability of labour inspection bodies in Brazil, such as The Public Ministry of Labour and the Justice of Employment, both of which have collaborated and have become key allies in its development.

Their Mission:       Legally protect domestic workers and promote a private social network between professionals in this sector

Founder(s):           Themis a feminist NGO

Location:               Porto Alegré, Brazil

Learn More:           Laudelina

My RoundUp App lets you put your spare change from everyday purchases to good use by contributing to causes that are important to you. Connect your debit/credit card and your purchases will be rounded up to the nearest dollar and given to your cause in micro donations. My RoundUp App also has options for private label use and customization.

My RoundUp App was created by a in the United States.

Their Mission:       Helping people donate spare change to causes that matter to them

Founder(s):           Aaron Lowe and team


Learn More:           My RoundUp App

Worker Connect In close collaboration with migrant workers, worker welfare staff, and support networks in the Persian Gulf, Worker Connect is a mechanism for migrant construction workers to learn about their rights, share information about their experiences, and provide anonymous feedback to worker welfare supervisors. The service includes a mobile app for use by construction workers to report feedback on their living and working conditions, and a dashboard where supervisors can analyze anonymous data to highlight areas of concern and intervene when necessary.

Their Mission:       Empower workers to share information about their experience and provide anonymous feedback to welfare supervisors

Founder(s):           Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup. TechSoup is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Worker Connect

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Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Learn more about SDG 9.

4Bells helps organizations shift some of the process from white boards to the volunteers. Volunteers are notified about tasks and can claim them and check in, reducing the time spent over the phone and tracking activity on white boards. 4Bells was built, pro bono, by JayStack. The effort is also supported by a generous grant from Microsoft Citizenship.

Their Mission:       Help deploy known volunteers to complete urgent, time-sensitive tasks

Founder(s):           Animal Welfare and Food Rescue groups


Learn More:           4Bells

Appallicious is a data collection and aggregation company that creates apps such as Code Enforcement Assessment Dashboard (CEAD),Neighborhood Score a mobile app that allows the user access to a block-by-block analysis of health and sustainability data, and the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD) built to serve the entire lifeline of disaster from community resiliency and preparedness planning through to post-disaster economic recovery.

Their Mission:       Help banks, businesses, and government create opportunity, savings, efficiency and value from all types of data

Founder(s):           Yo Yoshida

Location:               California, United States

Learn More:           Appallicious and its apps Code Enforcement Assessment Dashboard (CEAD) Neighborhood Score Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD)

Callbot calls a group of contacts in minutes to deliver a personally recorded voice message right from your phone.

Their Mission:       Help nonprofits and organizations manage their volunteers, send reminders, and notify employees

Founder(s):           Gravity Fish, a small developer team

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Callbot

Code Alliance creates volunteer opportunities that last from 6 to 40 hours, spanning from a weekend to a week-long commitment. In order to be considered for a Code Alliance project, the project must be open source, the nonprofit must already be using the technology in the field, and they must have one engineer on staff.

Their Mission:       Connect tech professionals to open source volunteer opportunities

Founder(s):           Benetech a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that empowers communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions

Location:               Palo Alto, California United States

Learn More:           Code Alliance

Everybody Helping

Their Mission:       Connects individuals/groups with local organizations and causes that are important to them, facilitates monthly donations, and builds awareness

Founder(s):           Ehco Inc.

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Everybody Helping

Feito na Biblioteca Made at the Library is a collaboration with library staff and library users to develop mobile apps using open government data. Working in two capital cities, Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) and Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), library users and library staff from nine libraries can participate in community events that spark creativity and spur development of three mobile apps that solve local problems.

Their Mission:       Create tools for library users at libraries


Location:               Brazil

Learn More:           Feito na Biblioteca

Goodworld allows you to use the #donate hashtag to instantly give to causes that matter on Facebook, Twitter and the web.

Their Mission:       Create a payments pathway that is the global force for good


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Goodworld


Their Mission:       Match refugees and volunteers together using matchmaking platform


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Helpugees

Hermes Translator uses text messaging to help users communicate with anyone, in any language in the world.

Their Mission:       Break down language barriers to communicate with others

Founder(s):           Reid Chatham (started this app to address the need to communicate more efficiently when traveling)

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           Hermes Translator

Kill the Cup gives you the best access to the top bingo deals in the industry. They feature both no deposit required offers, exclusive large bonuses and coupons for added value.

Their Mission:       Provide nonprofits with white label versions of mobile apps

Founder(s):           Karuna Mukherjea

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Kill The Cup


Their Mission:       Help people and organizations work towards a common goal towards building a community and coordinating the distribution of humanitarian aid by crowd-mapping


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Kricket

Local Free Web 25% of adults do not have any regular Internet access. You need the Internet to find the Internet. Local Free Web is a text messaging service that also places physical signs at bus stops. Text any bus stop ID to their phone number and receive text messages with locations of computers with Internet in the area. They focus on providing a resource directory of sites that locate free internet enabled computers.

Their Mission:       Bringing Internet access to those who do not have access

Founder(s):           a team in SF Brigade Code 4 San Francisco

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           GitHub

Martus is an app that focuses on the needs of grassroots organizations and human rights defenders as well as information management. The app is for desktops that focus on structured data collection and helps circumvent Internet blocking in various countries. This project focuses on an open source Secure App Generator that will allow users and partners to create custom “Powered by Martus” write-only applications (where the user can only submit data, but not read it post-submission, so as to reduce risk for untrained data collectors), making it easier for organizations to distribute secure, easy-to-use data collection tools and for users to collect and secure information in the field. Previous support focused on the creation of a mobile version of Martus for the Android mobile OS to allow for secure information transmission in the field.

Their Mission:       Provide journalists and defenders of grassroots organizations and human rights a means of transmitting information while protecting their sources and themselves

Founder(s):           Benetech a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that empowers communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions

Location:               Palo Alto, California, United States

Learn More:           Martus on the Open Tech Fund platform

MEDAPulse is an NPO in San Francisco’s Mission District. It helps financial counselors better engage with their clients by moving them from their standard paper action plans to a secure web-based texting platform. The app uses group text messaging for the coach and the clients, with scheduled reminders. MEDAPulse is open-source and they invite any non-profit being able to roll their own version of the app. The app was built in Rails and AngularJS and designed for the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) to enhance their financial capability coaches' ability to interact with and track the progress of their clients' action plans. The MEDAPulse project was started at San Francisco’s first financial empowerment hackathon, SF Smart Money Hackathon, then went on to win the national Hackathon in August 2014.

Their Mission:       Help people with their financial goals


Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Date Started:         August 2014

Learn More:           Github

OneRelief holds crowdfunding fundraisers within hours after a disaster has struck and invites smartphone users through social media to make a small donation via the OneRelief app. Collected donations are forwarded to emergency response funds and support certified humanitarian NGO’s in the affected area(s).

Their Mission:       Collect micro-donations (US$1-$5) for humanitarian relief aid


Location:               United States

Learn More:           OneRelief

Open Garden is dedicated to connecting the next 5 billion mobile devices with peer-to-peer connections. Many call them the pioneers of peer-to peer mesh networking. They also created FireChat, the first messaging app to enable people to communicate even without any Internet connection or cellular data.

Their Mission:       Enable communities, orgs, and app developers to create resilient, people-powered networks

Founder(s):           Paul Hainsworth, Ben Teitelbaum, and Christophe Daligault

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           Open Garden

Polis generates canvassing routes, load scripts and questions for volunteers to follow, and track the locations and conversations of those you have visited. It displays data analytics for each campaign, and helps to target who you should visit the next round. The app has been used successfully in many civic issue campaigns such as school district polls, and for social issue cause-building uses. Polis is perfect for door-to-door sales organizations (i.e. construction, solar, energy, home repair, retail, cable, insurance, etc.), non-profits, church groups and political campaigns.

Their Mission:       Help harness the power of door-to-door offline advocacy

Founder(s):           Kendall Tucker

Location:               Boston and Virginia, United States

Learn More:           Polis

Propelit guides users step-by-step on how to effectively film and share videos. They provide helpful tips on how to best hold your device, frame the shot, and light the scene. Once your video is complete, you can use Propelit to push your new video as a call to action via social sharing.

Propelit was created by the digital agency See3 in Washington DC in the United States.

Their Mission:       Provide a platform for nonprofits to create quality, inexpensive short videos for giving campaigns, social outreach, and advocacy



Learn More:           Propelit

Rise CIEL App is a SaaS platform (Software as a Service), consisting of a robust suite of tools, including an assessor and responder mobile application, and a cloud database with a UI portal driving the global humanitarian system. RISE CIEL App tools, designed to work in internet and infrastructure poor settings, rely on portable Wi-Fi, solar device charging, and technologies common in developing countries.

Their Mission:       Provide a coordination platform that brings unprecedented efficiency to the delivery of humanitarian aid worldwide

Founder(s):           RISE a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (works to build safe, healthy, and meaningful futures for unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children)

Location:               United States

Learn More:           RISE CIEL

Shot Gun MessengerAllows a group leader to text individuals or the entire group from their web app or SMS. The click to call feature connects the group leader with any member in the group via a conference call.

Their Mission:       Simplify communication from a single origin to a larger group while hiding member phone numbers, allowing open communication and limiting access time

Founder(s):           Jolene Hayes with the help of Hackbright fellows

Location:               The Bay Area, California, United States

Learn More:           GitHub

SmartResponse curates an algorithm-sorted, location, and disaster-specific "how to help" lists to provide information to donors after a natural disaster has occurred. Through SmartResponse, users can find out which organizations are responding and not responding. This can redirect hundreds of millions of dollars to the most transparent and often local groups that have the greatest capacity to deliver assistance and save lives.

Their Mission:       Help donors make informed decisions after a natural disaster since the generosity that follows natural disasters are often delayed and diluted


Location:               United States

Learn More:           SmartResponse

Talking Points

Talking Points is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit started by Heejae Lim and Nancy Lee. Talking Points is located in San Francisco, California in the United States.

Their Mission:       Connect teachers, parents and students across tech and language barriers through a multi-lingual texting platform (free for teachers)



Learn More:           Talking Points

Track it Forward is a volunteer time tracking app that allows volunteers to track their own time and see their progress.

Their Mission:       Help organizations maintain forward momentum in recognizing volunteer achievements and tracking the number of hours a volunteer works

Founder(s):           Anca and James McBryan

Location:               Oakland, California, United States

Learn More:           Track It Forward

TriggerGive is a mobile-based platform that allows users to instantly donate money to organizations via Twitter.

Their Mission:       Allow users to send donations to any nonprofit of their choice, in response to social media posts that either "enrage or inspire them"


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Triggergive

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Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Learn more about SDG 10.

Balance was built because nearly 50 million Americans are receiving SNAP (Food Stamps) and the creators wanted to give them an easier way to check their balance. Balance started as an idea to help social service clients in San Francisco. Balance now works in: California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Oklahoma, and Virginia. Balance is still in Beta testing.

Their Mission:       Let anyone check their EBT (Electronic benefit transfer) balance with a text message

Founder(s):           Dave Guarino, Alan Williams, and Jake Solomon through Code For America

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           Balance. Get involved on the Github

DAHLIA San Francisco Housing Portal makes it easier to find and apply for affordable housing in San Francisco.

Their Mission:       Allow residents of San Francisco to browse affordable housing in the city

Founder(s):           Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development in partnership with SF Department of Technology Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           DAHLIA

DataSF The portal has multiple ways to access data, including search, categories, and view by department, including the SFPD Crime data. Data is viewable by resource types like charts, maps, filtered view, and a data lens, with external links, files, documents, and calendars. City staff has the support, skills and capacity to collect, manage, and use data effectively and efficiently. City data is understood, documented and of high quality. Our data infrastructure provides data that is usable, timely, and accessible. Published data supports broad and unanticipated uses of City Data and supports trust, transparency and accountability.

Their Mission:       Help the city of San Francisco’s city’s data be more accessible and usable to all

Founder(s):  City of San Francisco] and supported by Jason Lally, Open Data Program Manager and Jay Bonaguro, Chief Data Officer of SF and other staff members

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           City staff

District Housing helps residents prepare housing applications to automatically fill out any building’s application. Originally, to apply for affordable housing in the District of Columbia, residents must fill out a separate paper application for each HUD-subsidized building they apply for. None of the approximately 100 applications are the same format and none are electronically accessible.

Their Mission:       Help residents and caseworkers prepare affordable housing applications by creating an online, common application form that can be used to automatically fill out any building’s application

Founder(s):           Code For DC and partners with Bread For City

Location:               Washington DC, United States

Learn More:           District House


Their Mission:       Provide a filterable, mapped, community sourced listing of available English Language Learner classes in the Nashville area



Learn More:           ESLmap

Find Your Voice is a

Their Mission:       Provide a civic engagement tool that assists users researching legislation at the Tennessee General Assembly



Learn More:           Find Your Voice

Good Call If you or a loved one are arrested, we'll put you in touch with a free lawyer. They'll tell you what to expect and begin handling the case.

Their Mission:       Provide a fairer criminal justice system through the Arrest Hotline for loved one who have been arrested


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Good Call

No Place Like Home Through the site, the tenant inputs info about them, their rental and the buyout offer, and then gets estimates of what they should request for a buy-out. A map is also made of all the buy-outs recorded in San Francisco.

Their Mission:       Help tenants make informed decisions about a buyout offers since they are common practice for property owners of rent-controlled apartments in San Francisco

Founder(s):           developer Jesse Germinario

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           No Place Like Home. See the open-source code on Github.

Notifica is an app, built by United We Dream and Huge. With the press of one button, users can quickly activate their pre-determined backup plans by sending 30 personalized notifications to family, lawyers and their support networks in the event of an ICE raid.

Their Mission:       Empower undocumented immigrants to take control of their destinies

Founder(s):           built by United We Dream and Huge

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Notifica

Person-Centered Network App

Their Mission:       Assess a person's social support network, identify where help is needed, leverage strengths, and links the person to resources to fill the gaps



Learn More:           Pesron-Centered Network App

Tenderloin Housing Clinic App for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic lets the tenants of SRO hotels and private apartments for low-income families report code violations. The app also helps the staff to manage, act upon and assign the violations to an appropriate staff members. It also helps the general public to see which SRO hotels and apartments have the most violations. Tenderloin Housing Clinic is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Their Mission:       Prevent tenant displacement, preserve and expand the city's low-cost housing stock, and to provide comprehensive legal assistance to low-income tenants

Founder(s):           Nicolas Melo

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           Tenderloin Housing Clinic Github

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Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Learn more about SDG 11.

Aunt Bertha

Their Mission:       Help people find and connect to social services across any zip code in the United States.


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Aunt Bertha helps create giving circles to allow giving one community to another.

Their Mission:       Foster and expanding citizen-led philanthropy and volunteer engagement in developing countries

Founder(s):           Foundation for Sustainable Development


Learn More: 

CityXcape App

Their Mission:       Provide a real time map of hidden gems in the city that are scouted


Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           CityXcape

DecipherAustin helps map Austin's open spaces. Go anywhere in Austin and answer a few short questions about your experience in the area surrounding the location.

Their Mission:       Help citizens have more information about how to make a more open space for people regardless of backgrounds

Founder(s):           Decipher City

Location:               Austin, Texas, United States

Learn More:           DecipherAustin


Their Mission:       Provite community-building places and activities for you to do nearby through a civic engagement chatbot


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Faya

Find Your Voice is a civic engagement tool that assists users researching legislation at the Tennessee General Assembly.

Their Mission:       Allow Tennessee voters to research their local lawmakers


Location:               Tennessee, United States

Learn More:           Find Your Voice

Hustle is the leading peer-to-peer messaging tool used by campaigns and nonprofits around the country. In the past, Hustle has worked with groups like Sanders for President, Planned Parenthood, Everytown for Gun Safety, and the Human Rights Campaign to enable them to communicate with their donors and supporters in a highly personalized way.

Their Mission:       Connect campaigns and nonprofits around the country with their supporters


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Hustle

imby is important because supporting and creating walkable neighborhoods for everyone requires community engagement during the zoning process.

imby was created in the United States. Their Mission:       Inform, engage, and influence the creation of responsive, sustainable communities



Learn More:           imby

PARTNER Tool is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and designed for use by collaboratives/coalitions to demonstrate how members are connected, how resources are leveraged and exchanged, to measure the levels of trust, and to link outcomes to the process of collaboration. PARTNER Tool includes an online survey that you can administer to collect data and an analysis program that analyzes these data.

Their Mission:       Measure and monitor collaboration among people/organizations


Location:               United States

Learn More:           PARTNER Tool

Phone2Action is a digital grassroots advocacy platform.

Their Mission:       Connect supporters to elected officials with social media, phone and email advocacy tools drive participation in civic process

Founder(s):           Ximena Hartsock and Jeb Ory

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Phone2Action

RagTag uses technology to make progressive organizations and candidates better at what they do.

Their Mission:       Connect tech volunteers eager to jump in and help out with projects for organizations doing good work on the ground - and actively manage projects, from scope to solution


Location:               United States

Learn More:           RagTag

Reach is a social network of citizen security. In real time, people can take take action or precautions, reduce response times and validate in community if there are false incidents thus effectively achieving joint work between authorities and citizens. Learn more about .

Their Mission:       Easily share information and/or evidence of crimes and social incidents anonymously


Location:               United States.

Learn More:           Reach


Their Mission:       Improve individual safety by letting users share their location and real-time updates to a chosen group of people


Location:               United States

Learn More:           SafeRideWalkSafe or watch the video here

SF CrimeData uses San Francisco Crime Data from the SFPD data provided by SF OpenData.

Their Mission:       Transform everyday purchases into votes for positive change


Location:               United States

Learn More:           SF CrimeData

Tier 1 Screener was created for Allies Against Slavery in the United States.

Their Mission:       Help frontline professionals rapidly and effectively identify possible victims of sex trafficking



Learn More:           Tier 1 Screener

TransitScreen is a real-time display of transportation options at your location. Compare train times to bus arrivals on your way to work in the morning. Know when your employee shuttle arrives so you aren’t caught waiting in the cold. The service is active in every major city in the US and Canada, and select European cities.

Their Mission:       Provide information about one's transportation choices at a glance, live and in real-time


Location:               United States

Languages:           English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hindi

Learn More:           TransitScreen

wonktonk is suitable for all policy wonks: informed citizens, students, advocates, practitioners and professionals who like to apply logic and facts to public issues.

Their Mission:       Enable crowd-intelligence to come up with reasoned solutions to public problems that are usually "left to the experts"



Learn More:           wonktonk

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Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Learn more about SDG 12.

Greenease helps people eat local and sustainably grown food.

Their Mission:       Connect consumers with restaurants, cafes and grocers buying from local or sustainable farms


Location:               New York City and Washington, DC

Learn More:           Greenease

Laborlink transforms everyday purchases into votes for positive change.

Their Mission:       Translate the voices of workers into actionable analytics that enable socially responsible supply chains


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Laborlink

Producing Right App helps producers collect information directly from the field quickly and efficiently , online or offline. It works for any rural property, regardless of size and type of production. Producers will be able to gradually and continuously improve their production practices and as a result, will have the opportunity to raise the compliance level of the farm to national and international sustainability standards. Performance reports are created and made available in a fast and transparent manner, allowing instant sharing with the various links of the supply chain, and creating new business opportunities. For further assistance, a team of environmental technicians are prepared to give the necessary support through email or phone.

Their Mission:       Assist rural producers in managing the social and environmental aspects of their properties

Founder(s):           Aliança da Terra

Location:               Goiânia, Brazil

Learn More:           "Producing Right App"

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Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Learn more about SDG 13.

Climate Cost Project

Their Mission:       Measure the costs of climate change happening right now (run by Climate Impact Census)


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Climate Cost Project

Goal Getter helps the Alameda County Office of Education students meet their goals as they grow and learn.

Their Mission:       Letting people simply know what is and is not recyclable

Founder(s):           Urban Strategies Council (whose mission is to bring people and data together for equity and social justice)


Learn More:           Goal Getter

Litterati App Soda cans, plastic bags, and cigarette butts litter the environment, choke wildlife, and threaten our planet. Litterati is tackling this problem one piece of litter at a time, geotaging pinpoints of litter collected worldwide. Literati is still under development for android.

Their Mission:       Create a global community to identify, map, and collect the world's litter

Founder(s):           Jeff Kirschner and Literati, LLC

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Literati App

Recyclable allows anyone to find out if their item can be recycled by simply taking a picture of it. With this application, there are no excuses not to recycle.

Their Mission:       Let people know what is and is not recyclable

Founder(s):           Miriam Hendler

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Recyclable

Sistema Ambiental Paulista SAP is an app that displays the location and air quality of parks and beaches in the state. It lets Paulistas and tourists map collection points for cooking oil recycling through a partnership with the Sustainable Oil program of the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (ABIOVE).

Their Mission:       Inform citizens and residents of São Paulo to the various services offered by the State Government's Environment Secretariat

Founder(s):           State of São Paulo Environment Department


Learn More:           the project & Download the app

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Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

Learn more about SDG 14.

Clean Swell is used to document trash found during cleanups by adding photos and shared via social media for others to see. It tracks the path of users during cleanup efforts, tallies miles cleaned up, and keeps a record of the total amount of trash you’ve collected. Clean Swells data delivers a global snapshot of ocean trash, providing researchers and policy-makers insight to inform solutions. Join the thousands of International Coastal Cleanup® volunteers who are working for a cleaner ocean by picking up the millions of pounds of trash that wash onto beaches around the world.

Clean Swells was created by the Ocean Conservancy and developed by Beaconfire Red in the United States.

Their Mission:       Reduce the amount of trash and document the trash cleaned up at beaches, waterways, and oceans



Learn More:           Clean Swell and download the Clean Swell App

Dive Against Debris allows divers to report debris they see below the surface of the ocean. They can use the Dive Against Debris app to quickly and easily report on the conditions under water. They can also get debris cleanup kits and report debris via an online platform.

Their Mission:       Clean up underwater debris



Learn More:           Dive Against Debris is a program of Project Aware. App for iOS and Android

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Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Learn more about SDG 15.

AdoptMe App helps bring stories to the faces of animals and are posted to Twitter and other platforms, bringing a whole new level of exposure to pets looking for their forever homes! AdoptMeApp is used by shelter & rescue group volunteers, socializers, and fosters. Those who interact most with adoptable pets love taking pictures of their furry friends. AdoptMeApp is now in use at Pets In Need (CA), San Diego Humane Society (CA), Contra Costa Animal Services (CA), Front Street Animal Shelter (CA), Stanislaus County Animal Shelter (CA), Fluvanna SPCA (VA), Animal Allies Humane Society (MN), RSPCA Queensland (Australia), and many more shelters.

Their Mission:       Help animal welfare organizations increase adoptions and save more animals' lives

Founder(s):           Cynthia Typaldos

Location:               California, United States

Learn More:           AdoptMeApp

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Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Learn more about SDG 16.

AboliShop intervention tool is a website to display Free2Work grades as consumers browse through online retail space. Armed with this information, consumers can make the decision to buy from suppliers that have a commitment to preventing human trafficking. AboliShop is currently in beta testing. AboliShop partners with Not For Sale and USAID.

Their Mission:       Prevent the spread of human trafficking around the world by informing consumers of the ethicality of supply chains for certain products

Founder(s):           Nick Montgomery, Kwamina Orleans-Pobee, and Wes Williams

Location:               United States

Learn More:           AboliShop and Free2Work

App Boca de Urna is a Brazillian Android app that promotes sharing social opinions on candidates and voter information within a network. It supplies news of the election in real time with ranking of the richest politicians, as well as ranking of those chosen for users networks (Friends and Friends of Friends).

Their Mission:       Have people share thoughts about an election on a social platform and empowering individuals to set the Brazilian political destiny with greater inclusivity

Founder(s):           Dineu

Location:               Brazil

Learn More:           the community and download the app

AsylumConnect catalog is the first ever online resource database for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S.

Their Mission:       Help persecuted LGBTQ people identify and access verified human needs resources in the U.S.


Location:               United States

Learn More:           viewed here AsylumConnect

B.O. Coletivo is a free interactive map where users can submit their location and share information about criminal activities that take place in Brazilian cities. The application allows the user to register different types of issues related to public security (thefts, robberies, kidnappings and other), giving location, date, time and description of the incident. Thus it is possible to know which areas of a particular city are safer or more violent.

Their Mission:       Increase awareness about public safety

Founder(s):           B.O. Coletivo (an urban activist group focused on public safety)

Location:               Porto Alegré, Brasil

Learn More:           "the app and download it"

Fiskkit is a web app that is currently available in Beta.

Their Mission:       Lets users discuss news that matters on the local and national levels, and verify truth of news reports


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Fiskitt

Flower helps friends and family members be a strong and effective support network through the most important moments in life. Flower makes it easier to both ask and answer that question. Flower is a mobile app available for IOS download.

Their Mission:       Help friends and family members be a strong and effective support network through important moments in life

Founder(s):           Jean Miller Truelson and Dog Patch Tech

Location:               San Francisco, California in the United States

Learn More:           Flower

Hall of Justice Criminal justice data transparency is important. Hall of Justice is a robust, searchable inventory of publicly available criminal justice datasets and research. The inventory incorporates government as well as academic data.

Their Mission:       Provide a searchable inventory of criminal justice data

Founder(s):           project of The Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all


Learn More:           Hall of Justice

Meu Filho Autista or "My Autistic Son" is an application for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder developed to help these relations be the person in control of their child's treatment. It offers tools, tips and resources and community as well as pre-developed modules. It is common for children with autism to perform various therapies: It's common for people with autism to receive various therapies including Speech Therapy, Occupational Psychology, and Educational Psychology among many others. All these therapies may generate anxiety if parents do not have tools to evaluate what is being effective and which is thus not ensuring the coordination of the treatment of his son. The continuous and careful evaluation by this application aims to provide parents and caretakers the opportunity to coordinate the treatment of their child and through feedback, seek the best intervention strategy.

Their Mission:       Provide families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders more control of their child's treatment

Founder(s):           ForLifeApp

Location:               São Pedro da Aldeia, Brazil

Learn More:           download the app

Open States allows you to discover and follow all state legislatures. Open States is a collection of tools that make it possible for citizens to track what is happening in their state's capitol by aggregating information from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Search the politics in your state by finding your legislators, reviewing their votes, searching upcoming legislation, and tracking bill progress.

Their Mission:       Allows Americans to discover and follow all state legislatures

Founder(s):           a project of The Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all


Learn More:           Open States

Out App was developed to support youth coming out to friends and family. Out App includes suggested conversation starters that include films, articles, and other media, challenges that encourage involvement in the LGBTQ community, features to schedule conversations with family members, access to volunteer mentors (and a pathway to engage volunteers), crisis services, LGBT-friendly housing resources, and more. The Out App is all volunteer built and is still being built. Learn more and volunteer with.

Their Mission:       Support youth coming out to friends and family

Founder(s):           Eddie Chen at NYU

Location:               New York in the United States

Learn More:           Out App

Party Time helps track the political fundraising circuit. From the early hours of the morning until late in the evening, politicians are meeting with donors.

Their Mission:       Let people know which politicians are fundraising and where

Founder(s):           a project of The Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all


Learn More:           Party Time

The Refuge Restrooms app is focused on providing safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. Refuge is an effort to fill the hole left by the now-defunct Safe2Pee website.

Their Mission:       Provides a resource for trans and queer individuals in need of gender neutral and other safe restrooms

Founder(s):           Teagan Widmer

Location:               United States and internationally

Learn More:           web app, contribute on Github

Reporta app is the next step for journalists to act on any risk situations they might encounter in potentially dangerous conditions worldwide by creating security protocols, and through setting up in-app check-ins, designate what steps to take if a check-in is missed including locking mobile access to the app, send sensitive audio, photo, or video data to designated contacts, and create alerts of who to notify if assistance is needed.Reporta is a free app available on iPhone and Android devices in Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Spanish, and Turkish.

Their Mission:       Empower journalists working in potentially dangerous conditions to quickly implement their security protocols with the touch of a button

Founder(s):           designed by International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), built by RevSquare

Location:               Washington DC, United States

Learn More:           Reporta

RideAlong bridges the gap between police officers, mental health providers, and people by giving the officer tailored info about the most frequent callers.

Their Mission:       Transform everyday purchases into votes for positive change


Location:               United States

Learn More:           RideAlong

Safe Shelter Collaborative has a suite of tools, so that registered agencies can find space in a traditional shelter. If none is available, they can reach a broader community, via the SafeNight mobile app, to get funding for a hotel stay, if that is a safe and chosen option.

Their Mission:       Help agencies find shelter for human trafficking and domestic violence survivors

Founder(s):           Built and is maintained by Caravan Studios


Learn More:           Safe Shelter Collaborative

Salama web and mobile application is used to assess risks for journalists, bloggers, and human rights defenders. Salama provides automated advice, training resources and useful links to enhance risk reduction capabilities of the user. This app also will evaluate a command of digital tools and provide specific advice and training resources. Salama is still in Beta.

Their Mission:       Help individuals analyze particular risks they might face for their work

Founder(s):           Jorge Luis Sierra and developed by the International Center for Journalists with the technical support of the Peace Tech Lab

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Salama

The Sanctuary App was created for Survive 2 Thrive in the United States.

Their Mission:       Provide immediate safety options to domestic violence survivors who have been turned away from their local shelter and placed on a wait list



Learn More:           The Sanctuary App

SIC.SPis an app where users can access public info and receive notifications about the progress of their requests. Developed by Prodesp, the Data Processing Company of the State of Sao Paolo, this app brings government closer to the hands of the people. This app is supports the 2011 Access to Free Information Act and is directly a result of the formation of the Citizens Information Service (SIC) that allows for the request of documents and data related to the entities of the Paulista Public Administration.

Their Mission:       Allow citizens in the State of Sao Paolo, Brazil to access to the data and public information, produced or guarded by departments within the Paulista state administration



Learn More:           the service or download the app

Statement App enables you to easily communicate in-person via large, high contrast text when you can't talk out loud. Whether you're at a noisy concert, in a quiet classroom, or have trouble speaking, you simply type your message and turn your phone around.

Their Mission:       Making it easier for people to communicate in situations where talking is not possible

Founder(s):           Carrie Phillips and Todd Anderson

Location:               San Francisco, California in the United States

Learn More:           Currently a free app on IOS, download here. Find out more information about Statement

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all.

Some of Sunlight's noteworthy apps and tools: Hall of Justice An inventory of criminal justice data. Open States Discover and follow all state legislatures. OpenCongress Track bills and lawmakers in Congress. Party Time Tracking the political fundraising circuit.

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Their Mission:       Use technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation

Founder(s):           View the team and board here

Location:               Washington DC, United States

Learn More:           Sunlight Foundation

Turismo Acessível is free app provided by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism that displays the location of tourist attractions in the country that are accessible for individuals with physical disabilities. The user can search by accessibility for audio, mobility, visual and wheel chairs. Based in Brasilia, the Ministry is an advocate of disability rights. The tourism guide is a collaborative and allows users to register, rate and consult the accessibility of tourist spots, hotels, restaurants, parks and various attractions.

Their Mission:       Help those with physical disabilities travel to popular destinations in Brazil



Learn More:           the app and download it

We Vote View your ballot, learn from friends, share your vision. We Vote USA is nonprofit, nonpartisan, open source, and ready to get out the vote through social sharing. We are a volunteer-driven movement, dedicated to educating citizens and bringing social collaboration to the process of making voting decisions. We have built an open platform for citizens to create and share personal voter guides that aggregate information and opinions across their social networks. We Vote USA is in the process of applying for 501(c)(4) nonprofit status.

Their Mission:       Provide a political social network for America

Founder(s):           Dale McGrew

Location:               United States

Learn More:           We Vote

Whistler App can trigger a Panic Mode to alert a trusted network of an emergency situation taking place and erase sensitive data from your device.

Their Mission:       Assist front line activists, human rights defenders, and citizen journalists facing surveillance and digital or physical repression to capture and share evidence of political violence, human rights abuse or corruption

Founder(s):           Build A Movement (a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to supporting activists and organizers around the world)


Learn More:           Whistler App

Wildfire App sends you real-time safety alerts about dangerous incidents occuring nearby of muggings, shootings, and fires. The safety app is used by 15,000 college students and is growing.

Their Mission:       Alert people of dangerous incidents closeby

Founder(s):           Vinay Ramesh and Hriday Kemburu of Day, LLC

Location:               Berkeley, California, United States

Learn More:           Wildfire App is a nonpartisan nonprofit digital voting organization (formerly Long Distance Voter). Americans are eager to adopt digital voting solutions. has built and will continue to iterate the digital technology that removes barriers to voting and increases voter turnout.

Their Mission:       Increase voter turnout by reaching millions nationwide to help Americans register, check their registration status, and get absentee ballots

Founder(s):           Debra Cleaver

Location:               United States

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