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Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Learn more about SDG 1.

Appolition is a platform where users opt-in to automate the savings of their daily spare change to help pay bail for those who due to their inability to post bail, are at risk for losing their homes, jobs and abliity to defend themselves.

Their Mission:       Helping those who are unable to pay bail

Founder(s):           Dr. Kortney Ziegler and Tiffany Mikell

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Appolition twitter video

MyMAF 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, reduce debt, establish or improve their credit score, and achieve their full economic potential

Founder(s):           Mission Asset Fund (MAF)

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Github Mission Asset Fund (MAF)

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

Uptrust seeks to assist people who are in the pre-trial process and at risk to miss their first court date. A missed court date often results in jail time for the defendant, even if they are non-violent offenders. UpTrust works with trusted public officials to connect with defendants. The app removes barriers providing customized text message reminders, free transportation to court, and free childcare for parents attending court.

Their Mission:       Assist clients in overcoming barriers to appear in court to reduce the rate of incarceration for technical violations without placing additional work on public defenders or court staff

Founder(s):           Jacob Sills & Elijah Gwynn

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           Uptrust

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

Learn more about SDG 2.

FarmRaiser is a mobile app that through partnership with local farmers and food artisans gets you amazing products and great prices for your next fundraiser.

Their Mission:       Support healthy, local, sustainable fundraising

Founder(s):           Mark Abbott and Lauren Smith

Location:               United States

Learn More:           FarmRaiser video

Feedie is a mobile app that allows you to turn your shared food photos from participating restaurants into a donation to the Lunchbox fund equal to one meal. Take a picture of your meal from one of the hundreds of participating restaurants, post the photo on Feedie, and that restaurant will make a donation to The Lunchbox Fund.

The Lunchbox Fund provides nutritionally fortified meals to vulnerable and food insecure children in schools throughout South Africa, helping them get the education they desperately need to build a life free of poverty for themselves and their families.

Their Mission:       Provide at-risk school children with nutritious meals

Founder(s):           Mario Batali and The Lunchbox Fund

Learn More:           Feedie

Foodspace / Lunch Box is a consumer food and grocery management tool that allows you to find, organize, and shop ingredients from any blog you love, anytime you need it

Their Mission:       Help you save both time and money on your food journey

Founder(s):           Ayo Oshinaike, Dan Yags and Zach Van

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Foodspace video

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)

Location:               United States

Languages:           English, Spanish

Learn More:           FreshEBT

Fresh Food Connect helps urban growers to easily donate their surplus food to local food pantries without leaving their home and allows them to track donations through the application

Their Mission:       Solve the problems of excess garden produce, and food insecurity

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Fresh Food Connect video

GetCalFresh is a mobile and desktop platform that supports applicants through the CalFresh eligibility and enrollment process . An online application for CalFresh takes 45 minutes or more—GetCalFresh has managed to reduce the application process to about 8 minutes. Once someone has applied through GetCalFresh, they receive a text message to confirm that their application was submitted, as well as any important reminders related to the application process.

CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program. Today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as SNAP, or food stamps) provides $70 billion to food eligible Americans each year. Historically, California has had one of the lowest participation rates in the program, and there are nearly 2 million Californians who qualify for SNAP but are not receiving benefits.

Their Mission:       Fully close the CalFresh participation gap, and ensure that every eligible Californian can have a dignified experience accessing much-needed food benefits

Founder(s):           Code for America

Location:               United States

Learn More:           GetCalFresh

Giving Garden provides microclimate growing recommendations and an online community platform for knowledge and produce sharing. Through their app, they bring local food and gardening into the 21st century.

Their Mission:       Grow communities around food and food around communities

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Giving Garden twitter video

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 twitter video

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.]

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Range

Replate matches extra food with food insecure communities in need. Replate manages the food donations of caterers, offices with meal services, brands with product overrun, restaurants, and other surplus food generators. Every food donation is taken to local nonprofits serving neighbors experiencing food insecurity.

Their Mission:       Reduce food waste and food insecurity in the community

Founder(s):           Maen Mafoud

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Replate twitter video

Spoiler Alert is a B2B trading platform that addresses inefficiencies in food supply chains. 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

Founder(s):           Ricky Ashenfelter, Emily Malina

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.

Anonymous Medical Social Network is a medical record hosting service, which allows for professionals to collaborate and keep track of their information while keeping their patients’ identity hidden.

Their Mission:       Protect patient privacy

Founder(s):           Roberto Baldizón and Alexandra Goodwin

Learn More:           MD -Anonymous

Atlas Run is the running app that gives back, with every mile you run raising money for charity.

Their Mission:       To develop a community which creates positive awareness around social & environmental issues and accelerates impactful change

Learn More:           Atlas Run video

Cognivive is building treatment games to ease the burden of stroke recovery. Cognivive develops products that provide targeted stimulation to specific cognitive processes to help improve important brain functions.

Their Mission:       Reduce patient recovery time and cost

Founder(s):           Tony J Simon, PhD and Ted Aronson

Learn More:           Cognivive twitter video

EWG’s Healthy Living App helps consumers make healthier decisions by looking at ingredients in food, cosmetics, sunscreens, and household cleaners. The app allows you to scan items by barcode and get nutrition facts, ratings, and more info on the ingredients within those foods. The app has product health and safety ratings for over 200,000 food and cosmetics products.

Their Mission:       Helping consumers protect their health by providing information about nutrition and product ingredients

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

Location:               United States

Learn More:           EWG's Healthy Living App EWG EWG twitter

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 twitter

GiveFit helps to make health and fitness activities more accessible to more people. GiveFit offers workouts for people 55+ designed by movement specialists that they can do at their convenience from their homes.

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

Founder(s):           Jake Tunney

Location:               United States

Learn More:           GiveFit twitter

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 users 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

Medic Mobile builds open-source software that supports health workers to help improve health in the hardest-to-reach communities. Medic Mobile helps health workers ensure safe deliveries, track outbreaks faster, treat illnesses door-to-door, keep stock of essential medicines, communicate about emergencies, and more. In collaboration with Community Health Toolkit (CHT), a collection of open-source technologies and open access resources, Medic Mobile works to advance universal health coverage.

Their Mission:       To deliver equitable care that reaches everyone

Founder(s):           Isaac Holeman

Learn More:           Medic Mobile twitter CHT video

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 twitter

Pink Cloud is a companion app that connects you to over 225,000 12 steps meetings worldwide. The app helps you to stay on track in the program using the daily checklist, taking inventory and recording possible resentments.

Their Mission:       To help manage your sobriety and track your journey to addiction recovery

Founder(s):           Jason Varughese and Justin Fraga

Location:               United States: California, Texas, New York, Illinois

Learn More:           Pink Cloud video

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)

Location:               Sao Paolo Brazil

Learn More:           Information on Pró-Química Online

The PRIDE Study is the first large-scale, long-term national health study of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), or another sexual or gender minority.

Their Mission:       Learn more about how being an LGBTQ person influences physical, mental, or social health

Location:               United States

Learn More:           The PRIDE Study twitter video

PulsePoint is a mobile app that alerts CPR-trained bystanders about a nearby Sudden Cardiac Arrest event and the location of the closest AED.

Their Mission:       Ignite the lifesaving potential of CPR-trained citizens and improve cardiac arrest outcomes

Location:               United States

Learn More:           PulsePoint twitter

Recovery Bot is a mobile app designed to help reduce drug related deaths, strengthen support systems among addicts, and increase rate of recovery, by addressing the emotional, mental, and physical aspects of intervention treatment.

Their Mission:       Help drug addicts manage their path towards recovery

Founder(s):           Tiffany Yu

Learn More:           Recovery Bot video

RedRover has developed a set of 3 apps as part of its RedRover Readers program which uses stories, illustrations and question strategies to help kids ages 7-11 practice the three steps of empathy: recognize emotional states, share emotions and regulate emotions to make better decisions and build positive connections with others.

Their Mission:       Provide educators the tools they need to teach children empathy skills

Founder(s):           Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO

Location:               United States

Learn More:           RedRover Readers download the app

Ria Health removes the barriers of care for the more than 20 million adults in the US that are struggling with alcohol misuse. Ria Health provides private, effective, affordable, and convenient treatment for people who want to change their relationship with alcohol.

Their Mission:       To provide an effective alcohol addiction treatment to help people reduce or stop drinking alcohol

Founder(s):           David Deacon, Phd

Location:               United States: California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia

Learn More:           Ria Health twitter video

Sober Grid is a digital health platform that delivers 24/7 support and certified coaching for drug and alcohol addiction recovery.

Their Mission:       To provide a free peer support network to aid people in addiction recovery

Founder(s):           Beau Mann

Learn More:           Sober Grid twitter video

They2ze is an app to connect transgender-spectrum youth (TSY) and their providers to truly inclusive health services and peer support. This includes an extensive database of community vetted health and life resources.

Their Mission:       To ensure that all trans-spectrum youth have access to inclusive services and care

Founder(s):           Youth Tech Health YTH

Learn More:           They2ze video

Trans City SF Resource Guide helps transgender and gender nonconforming people find and connect with local services and resources.

Their Mission:       To advance equity for trans, gender nonconforming and LGBTQ communities

Founder(s):           Maceo Persson

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           facebook twitter video

VEText is an interactive mobile solution that reminds Veterans of upcoming health care appointments via text messaging and allows Veterans to easily confirm, cancel or reschedule their appointments.

Their Mission:       Improve health care access for Veterans

Founder(s):           Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Location:               United States

Learn More:           DigitalVA VEText

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 twitter 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.

Bookshare is an ebook library that makes reading easier. Bookshare is an initiative of Benetech developed to address the challenges faced by people with reading barriers. An estimated 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, 90% of whom live in developing countries. An even higher number of people have dyslexia or a language-based learning disability that makes it difficult or impossible to read printed text. UNESCO has reported that if all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty, equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty. Through Bookshare, members can access a huge collection of ebooks and read their way with customizable ebooks.

Their Mission:       Remove barriers to equitable quality education

Founder(s):           Jim Fruchterman

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Bookshare

FASTalk a powerful tool for schools to engage families and improve student academic achievement. FASTalk makes it easy for teachers to send academic text messages to families in their home language and is proven to improve literacy outcomes for high-need students.

Their Mission:       Help teachers engage diverse families to improve student outcomes

Founder(s):           Benetech

Location:               United States

Learn More:           FASTalk video

Moneythink has an app built by mobile development partner, CauseLabs, that challenges you to improve your financial skills. Moneythink Mobile empowers under-resourced students to achieve college success by supporting financial decision-making through coaching and technology.

Their Mission:       Reduce the opportunity gap by providing a financial education to all students

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

Location:               Chicago, Illinois, United States

Learn More:           Moneythink twitter

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, D.C.

Founder(s):           Code For DC

Location:               Washington, D.C., United States

Learn More:           Open Schools

Qalaxia is a Q&A platform closing the STEM achievement gap arising from unequal access to experts. Qalaxia creates equity of access by connecting students underrepresented in STEM with industry experts who want to help.

Their Mission:       To awaken and strengthen the inquirer in every child and the mentor in every individual

Founder(s):           Mahesh Godavarti

Learn More:           Qalaxia twitter video

Talking Points connects teachers, parents and students across tech and language barriers through a multi-lingual texting platform (free for teachers)

Their Mission:       Support children in their education, empower families to be partners in their children's education and for teachers and schools to be successful in supporting families.

Founder(s):           Heejae Lim & Nancy Lee

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           Talking Points twitter

Vana Learning is a "Coaching Management Platform" developed to improve academic outcomes for students by providing evidence-based recommendations and day-to-day performance feedback.

Their Mission:       Save academic coaches time, deliver more targeted support to their students, and improve academic outcomes for students

Founder(s):           Rob Trone, Josh Stafford, and Rachel Sanders

Learn More:           Vana Learning

wESL (We ESL) 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:               Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Learn More:           ESL Map

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

Learn more about SDG 5.

Aspire News App is a potentially life-saving app from When Georgia Smiled Foundation that allows victims of abuse to call for help at the touch of a button. The app provides resources for victims of domestic violence.

Their Mission:       Help save the lives of victims of domestic violence

Founder(s):           Robin McGraw and Dr. Phil

Location:               California, United States

Learn More:           Aspire News twitter video

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, operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregancy

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Besiders App twitter

Direc: Trauma Recovery App informs, educates, and helps victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault crimes to recover and be safe by providing appropriate crime specific information and community resources. The mobile app acts as a case management tool and can be sent directly to a victim’s phone or safe phone. The app was developed to help achieve a higher conviction rate for sexual assault predators and repeat offenders by equipping law enforcement, educating victims, and providing evidence collection on the day of an assault.

Their Mission:       Lessen crimes against women and children

Founder(s):           Jon Lindgren

Learn More:           Direc: Trauma Recovery App video

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

Malalai uses technology to promote the safety of women moving about the city on their own. The app provides information on the best, safest routes to walk, information on police stations, which streets are more transited, which areas lack good lighting, which routes have buildings with doormen, and cases of prior assaults or violence. The app provides a way for indicated people to receive updates on your progress to your destination, and also has an emergency panic button functionality.

Their Mission:       Help people to be free to travel alone more safely

Founder(s):           Priscila Gama

Location:               Brazil

Learn More:           Malalai facebook

PLP 2.0 application is focused on assisting women in situations of domestic, family or sexual violence. Integrated with a support network, it registers five trusted people that can help the user if the emergency call button is activated. 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:           PLP 2.0 app

Purple Patriot is a mobile platform for women to reinvent government, driving equality and inclusion, using our Voices, Votes and Wallet.

Their Mission:       Build a pipeline of women engaged and active in politics

Founder(s):           Jean Templin & Christine Templin

Location:               Oakland, California, United States

Learn More:           Purple Patriot twitter video

The Sanctuary App serves domestic violence survivors, as well as first responders, providing a tool that links existing resources together and allows existing agencies to better assist those in need.

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

Founder(s):           Courtney Santana, Survive2Thrive Foundation

Location:               United States.

Learn More:           The Sanctuary App Survive 2 Thrive twitter video

Stronger Than Espresso App is a free domestic violence tool designed to offer basic relationship evaluations, safety planning resources and help information when needed. Built in partnership with Advance Net Labs.

Their Mission:       Empower survivors of domestic abuse and gender based violence to reclaim what abuse took away.

Founder(s):           Dr. Brooke Jones

Location:               McKinney, Texas, United States

Learn More:           Stonger Than Espresso app Stronger Than Espresso twitter video

We Said Enough app creates a community of survivors, volunteers, and activists who can provide immediate social support to victims of sexual harassment, abuse, and bullying. The app provides needed restorative resources to begin the healing process.

Their Mission:       To end harassment, bullying, discrimination, and abuse

Location:               United States

Learn More:           We Said Enough twitter video

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Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Learn more about SDG 6.

Adopt a Drain web application allows residents to adopt a drain in their neighborhood, committing to clearing leaves and trash and other debris from their drain's surface at least twice a month. This volunteer work helps to keep land based pollutants out of local waterways and reduce risks of street flooding. The app was developed using open data (drain locations) and was inspired by Boston's Adopt a Hydrant Program.

Their Mission:       Improve local waterways and foster community engagement

Founder(s):           Code for San Francisco, a non-profit volunteer group and local chapter of Code for America

Learn More:           Adopt a Drain

Clean Water AI is an app that employs CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) and computer vision to detect dangerous particles and bacteria in water.

Their Mission:       Help people to determine if water is clean and drinkable or contaminated and a potential health risk

Founder(s):           Peter Ma

Learn More:           Clean Water AI twitter video

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

MoMo is a mobile device with physical sensors and an integrated GSM cellular connection that collects data (such as water flow rate or electricity usage) about remote infrastructure to improve accountability in the developing world. Designed to be low-cost and low-power, MoMo is intended for long-term deployment in rural environments. The app was developed by WellDone International, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to improve global access to clean water and other basic services essential to human health, productivity, and well-being.

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

Water Tracker is an app that tracks how much water you use every day. Track showering, driving, eating, and drinking your morning coffee and 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, D.C., United States

Learn More:           Water Tracker app

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

Learn more about SDG 7.

Cartido is an app that makes crowdmapping and GPS tracking simple and fast for public or private projects. Cartido was developed to help the underserved navigate the resources they need for survival including accessible power outlets and public bathrooms.

Their Mission:       Help local communities crowdmap resources

Founder(s):           Ehb Teng

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Cartido twitter video

Fractracker 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):           Fractracker Alliance


Learn More:           Fractracker twitter

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:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           SF Environment

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

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CareerHub is an app developed to help the workforce development agency CareerHubUS to increase client job placement, improve data collection, and increase engagement. CareerHub 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. 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

Location:               United States

Learn More:           CareerHub twitter

CaringCent App provides donors with the option to direct their change at check out to the non-profit they select

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

Location:               United States

Learn More:           CaringCent twitter

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

Chomoka is a smartphone-enabled mobile application that digitizes Savings Group transactions and offers a market place of financial services. It was developed in partnership with Care International, Exygy to digitize financial services to low-income women in Tanzania. Chomoka operates offline and data flows link through SMS, making it accessible in low connectivity settings. The digitized records create a financial profile and credit history that may be leveraged to access formal services. The app is currently being piloted in Tanzania, and CARE plans to scale it to 7 million people worldwide.

Their Mission:       Bridge financial inclusion to millions of people, helping some of the world's most vulnerable rise

Founder(s):           CARE

Location:               Tanzania

Learn More:           Chomoka twitter video

CleanSlateDC is a web app to help people with criminal records find success in their futures. It was developed in partnership with legal aid clinics and non-profits to address issues with sealing criminal records.

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 video

Clear My Record is a free online tool that helps people in California navigate the complicated process of clearing their record. It's a Code For America project which helps to remove a significant barrier to work, education, and housing for people with a criminal record.

Their Mission:       Create a blueprint for automatic record clearance of all eligible criminal records in California and across the country

Founder(s):           Jazmyn Latimer

Location:               California, United States

Learn More:           Clear My Record Code For America twitter

Empower Work provides immediate, confidential support for tough work issues via SMS. Anyone in the U.S. can connect with a trained peer counselor to feel heard, supported, and if needed, connected to additional resources, so they can take next steps that work for them.

Their Mission:       Create healthy workplaces where employees are valued, supported, and empowered

Founder(s):           Jaime-Alexis Fowler

Location:               California, United States

Learn More:           Empower Work twitter video

ENVision Mobile helps nonprofits and microfinance institutions that struggle to collect financial performance data of their micro entrepreneur beneficiaries / borrowers through a shared data analytics platform

Their Mission:       Empower both the entrepreneur and the organization through a shared data analytics platform

Founder(s):           Aneri Pradhan

Learn More:           ENVision video

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 twitter facebook

Symba is dedicated to removing barriers of entry to the workforce by simplifying the management of contingent workers. Symba works to enable organizations to hire the best short-term talent, and allows employers to design best practices around their gig employment.

Their Mission:       Making it easy to manage your contingent workforce

Founder(s):           Ava Sadeghi & Nikita Gupta

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           Symba Twitter video

Worker Connect is a worker engagement app that in close collaboration with migrant workers, worker welfare staff, and support networks in the Persian Gulf, helps workers to learn about their rights, share information about their experiences, and provide anonymous feedback to worker welfare supervisors. Workers send anonymous feedback on their living and working conditions via mobile app, and the app provides a dashboard where the company 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

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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 is supported by a generous grant from Microsoft Citizenship.

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

Founder(s):           Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup

Learn More:           4Bells video

Beam is an app that lets you donate part of your everyday purchases at partnered brands to causes you believe in — at no extra cost to you.

Their Mission:       Make every day meaningful, turning your purchases into a way to tangibly impact the current social issues that matter to you

Founder(s):           Viveka Hulyalkar and Alex Salvatore

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Beam twitter

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

The Digital Reserve Network (DRN) is an open source network protocol that uses its own cryptocurrency to enable peer-to-peer payments, sustainable lending, and collateral free borrowing

Their Mission:       Create a sustainable model for financial inclusion while producing economic incentives for network stakeholders

Founder(s):           Jomari Peterson and Joshua Rittenberg

Learn More:           The Digital Reserve twitter video

Feito na Biblioteca (Made at the Library) is a collaboration with library staff and library users to develop mobile apps that solve local problems 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.

Their Mission:       Bring community together to develop technology solutions to local problems

Founder(s):           Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup. This project was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Location:               Brazil

Learn More:           Feito na Biblioteca

Flourish Savings is an engagement platform that empowers individuals to manage their finances and build positive financial habits by providing games that make saving fun and entertaining, and celebrating milestones and goals.

Their Mission:       Help people establish savings habits and achieve financial security by making saving feel like play

Founder(s):           Jessica Eting, Pedro Moura

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Flourish Savings twitter video

Gather Voices (formerly Propelit) is a platform that helps nonprofits create quality, inexpensive short videos for giving campaigns, social outreach, and advocacy. Gather Voices makes it easy for organizations to push their video as a call to action via social sharing, helping to increase member engagement.

Their Mission:       Revolutionize how organizations create and use video

Founder(s):           Michael Hoffman

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Gather Voices

GoodSocial is a new platform that supports cause-aligned social impact. The platform features a double-sided marketplace to attract and engage volunteers, streamline communications, and support community engagement.

Their Mission:       Help nonprofits engage supporters and amplify their voice in the communities they serve

Founder(s):           Trisha Bright

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Good Social twitter video

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 financial system that enables charitable giving at all levels

Founder(s):           Dale Nirvani Pfeifer

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Goodworld twitter

Kandou is a volunteer recruitment and management platform that helps non-profits to expand their volunteer base, automate volunteer event workflows and increase their impact on the community. It is also a CSR platform that connects employees to non-profits and civic organizations, enabling teams to easily volunteer and give back, track impact and turn team building into community building.

Their Mission:       Better the world by making volunteering simple and social

Founder(s):           Garrett Houghton and Monte Thakkar

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Kandou twitter video

Kricket is a crowd mapping platform for people and organizations to create efficiencies organically.

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

Founder(s):           Tom Nassr

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Kricket twitter

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

Miradi is an open source adaptive management software that allows nature conservation practitioners to design, manage, monitor, and learn from their projects to more effectively meet their conservation goals. The software provides a simple, step-by-step process for conservation teams to implement the Conservation Measures Partnership's Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation.

Their Mission:       Empower environmental practitioners to succeed in their efforts to protect and restore species and ecosystems

Founder(s):           Benetech, Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), and Foundations of Success (FOS)

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Miradi

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

Founder(s):           Peter Prix

Location:               United States

Learn More:           OneRelief twitter

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 twitter

Open Shelf / Estante Aberto is an app for book lovers to share books with others.

Their Mission:       Promote free access to books to create a worldwide collective bookshelf where everyone can pick up and share books

Location:               Brazil

Learn More:           Open Shelf facebook

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

TaroWorks is an app designed specifically for non-profits and social enterprises working in the most remote and difficult places on the planet where connectivity is limited. TaroWorks helps organizations manage offline field services, enhancing data collection, monitoring, sales and inventory management in the field.

Their Mission:       Improve product and service delivery to the poor by bringing real-time data to any organization, anywhere.

Founder(s):           Emily Tucker

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           TaroWorks twitter video

TextTrainer is a dialogue system that crisis counselors can practice counseling while they are training. Counselors are able to gain experience in a low-risk environment without putting anyone in danger.

Their Mission:       Train crisis counselors on how to intervene and de-escalate crises in a low pressure setting

Founder(s):           Orianna Demassi

Location:               Berkeley, California, United States

Learn More:           TextTrainer

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

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Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Learn more about SDG 10.

Ava is a mobile app that provides captioned communications. Ava's voice recognition technology makes communication with 450 million people with hearing loss much easier.

Their Mission:       Help organizations become fully inclusive and break down communication barriers between the deaf & hearing worlds

Founder(s):           Thibault Duchemin, Pieter Doevendans, and Skinner Cheng

Learn More:           Ava twitter video

Be My Eyes is a free mobile app that connects blind and visually impaired people with sighted helpers from around the world, providing visual assistance via live video connection.

Their Mission:       Help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives

Founder(s):           Hans Jørgen Wiberg

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Be My Eyes twitter

DoSomething Chatbot is a digital platform powering offline action by helping members join volunteer, social change and civic action campaigns. DoSomething was developed to help young people make real-world impact on causes they care about and earn easy scholarships for volunteering.

Their Mission:       Encourage young people to become active citizens and leaders while also making community involvement fun

Founder(s):           Andrew Shue & Michael Sanchez

Location:               New York City, New York, United States

Learn More:           DoSomething twitter video

FindHello is a free app that enables immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers to find the resources they need in their area. The app provides information on legal services, places of worship, ESL classes, healthcare providers, and other resources.

Their Mission:       Help refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and their receiving communities thrive with free, high-quality online information and resources in many languages

Founder(s):           Jessica Marks

Location:               United States

Learn More:           USAHello FindHello video

Freeda uses a certification system focused on respect for gender and sexual diversity to develop a network of trust between businesses and customers

Their Mission:       Provide a collaborative platform to evaluate establishments based on their respect for sexual diversity and gender equality

Founder(s):           Barbara Arena, Gabriel Galli, Guilherme Gomes and Patrícia Becker

Learn More:           Freeda facebook

Good Call provides a 24/7 hotline with text alerts, allowing New Yorkers to sign up online and submit a few emergency contacts who will be automatically alerted in case of an arrest. Good Call provides information and will connect you with a free lawyer immediately if arrested. Good Call offers early legal intervention, and a more reliable way to inform an arrested person’s loved ones, to help ensure a fair arrest outcome for everyone, regardless of their income.

Their Mission:       Use technology to create a more transparent and fairer process for all New Yorkers who get arrested

Founder(s):           Gabriel Leader-Rose, Jelani Anglin, Eugene Lynch, Stephanie Yim

Location:               Brooklyn, New York, United States

Learn More:           Good Call twitter video


Their Mission:       Match refugees and volunteers together using matchmaking platform

Founder(s):           Adam Motiwala, Fifth Tribe

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Helpugees twitter

Marhub is an AI bot tackling an important challenge by helping millions of migrants and asylum seekers. Marhub empowers refugees to navigate resettlement procedures, connect with legal support, and start new lives quickly and safely.

Their Mission:       Enable refugees to access crucial information and services through chatbots

Founder(s):           Sarrah Nomanbhoy & Parbon Khan

Location:               Berkeley, California, United States

Learn More:           Marhub twitter facebook

Ohana is an open source community resource api that makes it easy for communities to publish a database of social services. The Ohana api allows developers to build impactful applications that serve underprivileged residents. The founders' during their time with Code for America collaborated with the Human Services Agency in San Mateo County, CA to build the SMC Connect platform.

Their Mission:       Increase access to human services for residents in need

Founder(s):           Moncef Belyamani, Sophia Parafina & Anselm Bradford

Location:               San Mateo, California, United States

Learn More:           Github SMC Connect

Notifica is an app, built by United We Dream and Huge. With the press of one button, users can quickly activate their predetermined 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 twitter video

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

Founder(s):           Dr. Danielle Varda

Location:               Denver, Colorado, United States

Learn More:           Person-Centered Network App VisibleNetworkLabs

RISE CIEL App is a coordination platform that elevates the efficiency, transparency, and effectiveness of service delivery in refugee schools in the field. 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:       To be able to account for every refugee child and enable their access to essential services regardless of their religion, ethnicity, gender, disability or other vulnerability status

Founder(s):           Sergio Medina & Michael Louran

Location:               United States

Learn More:           RISE CIEL twitter

SF311 Mobile App enables users to submit service requests and search the same knowledge base that San Francisco City and County 311 Customer Services Representatives use to get info.

Their Mission:       Make it easy for San Francisco residents to submit service requests and access information

Founder(s):           City & County of San Francisco

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           SF311 twitter video

Spendrise is an online platform that harnesses our collective purchasing power for positive change, working on issues such as racial justice, worker's rights, environment and climate, and ensuring emerging tech benefits and protects us all, not just the bottom line.

Their Mission:       Empower consumers to create positive change wherever you spend money

Founder(s):           Eric Shih

Location:               Oakland, California, United States

Learn More:           Spendrise twitter

Statement App enables you to easily communicate in-person via large, high contrast text when you can't talk out loud. If you have difficulties hearing or speaking, the app allows you to 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, United States

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

Tarjimly is a mobile app that allows the world's 3 billion multilingual speakers to remotely volunteer their language skills as translators and interpreters for the 65 million displaced people.

Their Mission:       Remove language barriers in order to assist millions of refugees and people in need of humanitarian assistance

Founder(s):           Atif Javed & Aziz Alghunaim

Location:               Mountain View, California, United States

Learn More:           Tarjimly twitter video

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

Learn more about SDG 11.

Appallicious is a data collection and aggregation company that creates apps such as 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:       Enable citizens and government to plan, prepare, educate, assess, respond and recover to disasters large and small

Founder(s):           Yo Yoshida

Location:               California, United States

Learn More:           Appallicious Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD)

Aunt Bertha

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

Founder(s):           Erine Gray

Location:               Austin, Texas, United States

Learn More:           Aunt Bertha twitter

BestRides / SafeRideWalkSafe is an easy-to-use smartphone app that provides real-time updates to a chosen group of contacts whenever you take a trip

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

Founder(s):           Greg Czarnowski

Location:               United States

Learn More:           BestRides video video-Safety Apps Panel presentation.

CAL FIRE Ready for Wildfire app helps prepare notify, and provide info to citizens of wildfire incidents with custom alerts and maps on California wildfires, and info on how to prepare for and protect property.

Their Mission:       Preventing and preparing for wildfire

Founder(s):           Viveka Hulyalkar and Alex Salvatore

Location:               California, United States

Learn More:           CAL FIRE Ready for Wildfire twitter video

Changecause is a social platform that aims to revolutionize the way cause marketing is done by keeping donations small and leveraging the power of social networks. Changecause allows you to select one of the non-profits listed, determine a micro-donation amount ($1-$5), pay via Amazon and then a corresponding sponsor will match your donation, doubling your impact. Changecause will broadcast your donation on the social network of your choosing to spread the word about the organization you care about and spotlight the sponsoring company. The core technology behind Changecause became Naytev.

Their Mission:       Bring together individual donors, causes, and sponsors to raise more money and create greater awareness for causes

Founder(s):           Edward Ridgely, Zack Liscio, Patrick Costello and Michael Seid

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           Naytev Changecause twitter

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 twitter

Civic Chatbots solves complex government communication issues with a machine learning platform that helps residents and government employees get questions answers efficiently, effectively and affordably.

Their Mission:       Facilitate procurement for the City & County of San Francisco through chatbot

Founder(s):           Developed at Yeti with CEO Tony Scherba

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           Civic Chatbots video is an app that encourages citizenship actions by enabling users to elaborate and share suggestions to improve cities and send them to the local government. The app acts as a management system, streamlining demands of citizens, and creates a vehicle for response directly on the platform.

Their Mission:       Provide a way for citizens to connect directly with their city; and provide managers with a more efficient way of managing

Founder(s):           Clarissa Accioly, Josemando Sobral, Gustavo Maia

Location:               Porto Alegré, Brazil

Learn More:           Colab

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 find 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

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

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, D.C., United States

Learn More:           District Housing code on Github

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 twitter video

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

Their Mission:       Inform, engage, and influence the creation of responsive, sustainable communities

Founder(s):           Michelle Beaman Chang

Location:               Washington, D.C., United States

Learn More:           imby twitter

Impact Bots is a civic engagement chatbot using AI technology. Impact Bots offers Software-as-a-Service chatbots for social action, called Impact Bots that connect people with positive experiences to do nearby and offer them localized rewards and grants from participating partners. Impact Bots live inside Facebook Messenger and other social platforms to make it easy for people to learn, connect, and take action.

Their Mission:       Connect and empower people to accomplish goals through collective action

Founder(s):           Giovanna Mingarelli, MC2

Location:               Ontario, Canada

Learn More:           Impact Bots

LocalData is a cloud-based mapping platform that helps cities and communities make data-driven decisions by capturing and visualizing street-level information in real time. LocalData is an open source project that provides tools for local street-level geographic data collection and reporting, and makes the local information and data about cities and towns available to local governments and organizations.

Their Mission:       Make the process of collecting, transcribing and visualizing street-level information about neighborhoods fast and easy

Founder(s):           Matt Hampel & Alicia Rouault & Prashant Singh

Location:               United States: Detroit, San Francisco, and New York City

Learn More:           LocalData twitter Github

My San Jose is an app which makes it quick and easy to file and track a City service request for abandoned vehicles, graffiti, illegal dumping, potholes, streetlight outages, general requests, access FAQs, or speak with a live Customer Service Representative.

Their Mission:       Make it easy to request city services

Founder(s):           City of San Jose

Location:               San Jose, California, United States

Learn More:           My San Jose

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 twitter

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 twitter

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

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


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Reach twitter video

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

SF Pest allows residents in San Francisco affordable housing to report pest issues from their mobile devices. SF Pest was developed as part of the Fellowship program by students in partnership with Pestec and the Civic Innovation Group.

Their Mission:       Improve communication and accountability between residents and property management

Founder(s):           Dev/Mission

Location:               United States: San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           SF Pest video

SkyAlert leverages modern technology to give advance warning of an impending Earthquake. SkyAlert collaborates closely with United States Geological Suvery to distribute Earthquake Early Warnings in Oregon, Washington and California. With the combination of SkyAlert’s award-winning technology, businesses and organizations can receive advance warning of shaking from an earthquake that has already begun.

Their Mission:       Provide a technological solution to prevent and reduce human and economic losses when an earthquake strikes.

Founder(s):           Alejandro Cantu & Alvaro Velasco

Location:               Mexico & Berkeley, California, United States

Learn More:           SkyAlert Website twitter

SmartResponse is an initiative under the Disaster Accountability Project that 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

Founder(s):           Ben Smilowitz, Disaster Accountability Project

Location:               Rockville, Maryland

Learn More:           SmartResponse Disaster Accountability Project twitter

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

TenFour is an emergency check-in tool built to help people who are responsible for other people, HR managers, principals, team and community leaders, to answer the question "who needs help?"

Their Mission:       Help teams reach each other everyday and in a critical situation

Founder(s):           Ushahidi Founders are Erik Hersman, Ory Okolloh, Juliana Rotich and David Kobia

Location:               Nairobi, Kenya

Learn More:           TenFour twitter

Terrastories is a free and open source geostorytelling application built to enable indigenous and other local communities to locate and map their own oral storytelling traditions about places of significant meaning or value to them.

Their Mission:       To safeguard the intangible cultural heritage expressed in indigenous place-based oral histories, which are at risk of disappearing

Founder(s):           Rudo Kemper

Learn More:           Terrastories page Github twitter video

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


Location:               Austin, Texas, United States

Learn More:           Tier 1 Screener twitter

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 twitter

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Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Learn more about SDG 12.

Codifi is a platform for paperless archaeology, providing support with every aspect of the transition to a paperless workflow

Their Mission:       Make paperless a reality for any approach

Founder(s):           Michael Ashley

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Codifi twitter

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, D.C., United States

Learn More:           Greenease twitter

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

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 twitter

Recorre App (Coorremos C.M.) is an app that connects users with providers of the collection service and works to solve the problem of inadequate disposal of debris and trash

Their Mission:       Ensure that disposal of debris and trash is arranged according to law

Founder(s):           Coorremos C.M.

Location:               Columbia

Learn More:           Coorremos C.M. facebook page

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 Haart

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Recyclable video

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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 twitter

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:           Sistema Ambiental Paulista SAP

Xinampa: The Digital Observatory for Environmental Justice is a platform that combines digitalization, Natural Language Processing and Community Science to create real-time indicators of Environmental Justice hotspots across the region.

Their Mission:       Build Latin America's first Digital Observatory for Environmental Justice

Founder(s):           Diego Ponce de Leon Barido

Location:               Berkeley, California, United States

Learn More:           Xinampa video

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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

Founder(s):           Ocean Conservancy


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 twitter

i of the Elephant is a mobile app that lets individuals report where ivory is being sold. i of the Elephant is a community action tool to tackle the illegal ivory trade and gives people the power to make a positive difference.

Their Mission:       Identify where ivory is illicitly sold and compel sellers to be more responsible and enable consumers to choose environmentally conscious stores.

Founder(s):           Biologists without Borders

Location:               San Rafael, California, United States

Learn More:           i of the Elephant twitter video

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Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Learn more about SDG 16.

5 calls does the research for each issue, determining which representatives are most influential for which topic, collecting phone numbers for those offices and writing scripts that clearly articulate a progressive position.

Their Mission:       Provide an easy and most effective way for citizens to make an impact in national and local politics

Founder(s):           Nick O'Neill & Rebecca Kaufman

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           5 Calls twitter video

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.

Founder(s):           Sy and Katie Sgarro, Asylum Connect

Location:               United States

Learn More:           AsylumConnect App twitter

Boldly (formerly SheChange) is a Chrome plug-in, that gives consumers a voice to influence corporate policies that impact people and our planet. Shop online as you normally do; the plug-in turns orange when it has something to tell you. Just click it to view your personalized ratings and alternatives that better-match your values, and tweet to companies or post to facebook your expectations using pre-written posts, including relevant hashtags, or write your own.

Their Mission:       Empower consumers to make companies do better for people and our planet

Founder(s):           Tracy Wyman

Location:               California, United States

Learn More:           Boldly video

CaseCompanion developed in partnership between Code for America and Multnomah County, Portland, OR, gives crime victims access to resources and support throughout the system.

Their Mission:       Help crime victims find the information and support needed in Multnomah County

Founder(s):           Tom Dooner, Code for America and Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon

Location:               Portland, Oregon, United States

Learn More:           Case Companion video

DataSF Open Data portal is designed to help the city of San Francisco's data be more accessible and usable to all. 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. Published data supports broad and unanticipated uses of city data and improves trust, transparency and accountability.

Their Mission:       Make San Francisco city data more usable and accessible 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:           DataSF twitter

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:           Fiskkit twitter

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, United States

Learn More:           Flower twitter

Forward is an app designed to make it easier to take local action by providing information on resources, groups, campaigns, and actions you can do to support local causes. Forward focuses on four cause categories: education and opportunity, health and well-being, justice and democracy, and environment and climate.

Their Mission:       Improving civic engagement, making it easier to take local action on the causes we care about

Founder(s):           Libby Falck, Forward Labs (formerly ChangeX)

Location:               Wisconsin, United States

Learn More:           Information about Forward

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

Hope is your personal political advisor who helps you keep track of what's happening in the world and recommend smart, strategic actions.

Their Mission:       Advise citizens on actions they can take based on current political events

Founder(s):           Jeremy Heimans, Jessy Tolkan & Josh Hendler


Learn More:           Hope twitter video

Justice Alert Technology is an app allows victims and witnesses to report crime in a safe and confidential way. It can instantly report to 911, police, and first responders, along with your contact list so help can come sooner. The app records, captures, and sends the perpetrator’s picture, voiceprint, and geolocation to authorities.

Their Mission:       To make it easier and safer for victims to report crime and to feel safe 24 hours a day with their cell phone

Founder(s):           Juan Cano

Location:               Edinburg, Texas, United States

Learn More:           Justice Alert Technology

Know Before You Go is an app by Apptology which helps foster youth in the Los Angeles County to stay connected to info, people, and services.

Their Mission:       To be a lifeline to resources, tools, supports, and advocates who know where and how to help

Founder(s):           Apptology

Location:               Los Angeles, California, United States

Learn More:           Know Before You Go video

Mobile Pathways uses Salesforce and mobile phones to help undocumented and under-documented immigrants gain access to reliable legal information about their numerous pathways to immigration.

Their Mission:       Provide accurate and precise legal information to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers via mobile phone technology

Founder(s):           Jeffrey O’Brien

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Mobile Pathways twitter

MyUmbrella is a social networking platform with the mission to connect and empower the LGBTQ+ community in the way they live, work and play.

Their Mission:       Create a safe platform for marginalized members of the LGBTQIA+ community to connect and share stories about navigating the journey of living openly and authentically in their relationships, families and friendships

Founder(s):           Angelic Williams

Location:               Concord, California, United States

Learn More:           MyUmbrella video

Online SOS empowers people facing online harassment. Online SOS is a safe place where people can find tools, information and, above all, empowerment, in the face of online harassment.

Their Mission:       Empowers people facing online harassment

Founder(s):           Liz Lee

Location:               San Francisco, California, United States

Learn More:           Online SOS twitter video

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 capital 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:       Informing Americans and improving civic engagement at the state level by providing data and tools regarding 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

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Open States

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

Polaris: SMS 2.0 Text hotline app is an internal facing app that allows victims and survivors of trafficking, their family and friends, and other community members to communicate directly with human trafficking trained hotline advocates 24/7 in English and Spanish. The app provides access to resources and provides a way to report to law enforcement trained in trafficking. Data from SMS 2.0 is a resource for identifying hotline trends that can be used to create disruption strategies.

Their Mission:       Ending sex and labor trafficking in North America

Founder(s):           Derek Ellerman and Katherine Chon

Location:               Washington, D.C., United States

Learn More:           Polaris Text hotline information twitter video

Qloak serves as a hub integrating queer spaces featuring such categories as Work (jobs), Play (bars and entertainment), Spend (businesses), and Resources (doctors, counselors, etc.).

Their Mission:       Raise the wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community by centralizing information about queer inclusive spaces on one free user friendly platform


Location:               Oakland, California, United States

Learn More:           Qloak video

Refuge Restrooms app is focused on providing safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. The app 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

Learn More:  Refuge Restrooms], contribute on Github

Raheem is a Facebook Messenger chatbot for reporting and rating your interactions with police — both good and bad. Data is shared in real-time to our online public dashboard.

Their Mission:       Help to translate the lived experiences of people impacted by police violence into effective policy, officer accountability, and new narratives about how we keep our communities safe

Founder(s):           Brandon Anderson

Location:               Oakland, California, United States

Learn More:           Raheem twitter video

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, D.C., 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 twitter

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, a division of TechSoup

Location:               United States

Learn More:           Safe Shelter Collaborative video

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 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. Influence Explorer Uncover political activity. Open States Discover and follow all state legislatures. 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):           The Sunlight Foundation

Location:               Washington, D.C., 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:           Turismo Acessível (formerly Long Distance Voter) provides a digital toolset which currently includes a voter registration tool, an absentee ballot tool, a tool that helps you verify your voter registration status, and a stand-alone election reminders tool. These tools are free for anyone to use at all times. The absentee ballot tool allows citizens to complete, sign, and submit their vote-by-mail applications directly from their smartphones. ran the first-ever peer-to-peer voter registration drive in America. also started using peer-to-peer SMS for non-partisan GOTV, proactively providing polling place information to just under 1 million low propensity voters.

Their Mission:       Simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy

Founder(s):           Debra Cleaver

Location:               United States

Learn More: 

We Vote is a nonpartisan, open source platform that allows you to view your ballot, learn from friends, and share your vision. We Vote USA is nonprofit, volunteer-driven movement, dedicated to educating citizens and bringing social collaboration to the process of making voting decisions. The platform was developed so citizens could create and share personal voter guides that aggregate information and opinions across their social networks.

Their Mission:       Provide a political social network for America

Founder(s):           Dale McGrew

Location:               United States

Learn More:           We Vote twitter

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 twitter

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

YTH: ZonaSegura App is a trauma-informed youth-centered innovative mobile solution to address teen dating violence in Honduras. Led by YTH, in partnership with GOJoven Honduras and the Public Health Institute’s (PHI) GOJoven International Program, this project aims to prevent teen dating violence (TDV) through provision of prevention information, healthy relationship education, and geo-location linkage to TDV services and resources.

Their Mission:       Develop a mobile solution to address teen dating violence in Honduras

Founder(s):           YTH

Location:               Honduras

Learn More:           ZonaSegura twittervideo

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Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Learn more about SDG 17. helps create giving circles to allow giving one community to another.

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

Founder(s):           Foundation for Sustainable Development

Learn More: 

PARTNER Platform 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 Platform includes an online survey and analysis program that you can administer to collect and analyze data.

Their Mission:       Measure and monitor collaboration among people/organizations

Founder(s):           Dr. Danielle Varda

Location:               Denver, Colorado, United States

Learn More:           PARTNER Platform