At Mother Nation, Norine Hill uses cultural traditions to help Native American women recover from abuse and homelessness.
Steffanie Lorig, who spent 20 years running Art with Heart, has successfully left the nonprofit she founded. It’s now in Heidi Durham’s capable hands.
Rebecca Thomley’s company offers its employees paid time-off to help in charitable efforts — especially disaster relief. And she’s often first to sign up for a mission.
The looming spectre of a student debt crisis gets Kelly Peeler out of bed every morning. It also inspired her company.
Jennifer Bolstad of Local Office Landscape & Urban Design is taking on the challenge of rising sea levels.
Amanda Austin’s Dallas Comedy House is a comedy theater focused on improv, sketch, stand-up and storytelling.
Julia Warren started nonprofit Celebrate! RVA to throw birthday parties for underprivileged children in the Richmond, Va., area.
Girl Smarts founder Dianna Flett hopes her leadership workshop series will empower elementary school girls.
Angie Lozano started Angie’s House to help the less fortunate find affordable housing and rebuild their lives.
Lynn Julian and Chance Claxton co-founded U Konserve to reduce plastic use and help keep it out of the oceans.
Ann and Jenny Siner’s “cute, clean and current” consignment shops keep used items out of the trash.
Chelsea Harden’s The H.E.A.R.T. Center offers therapeutic riding lessons to children with physical, emotional and behavioral challenges.
Danielle Gletow created One Simple Wish to bring joy to America’s invisible children.
Like many young women, Tish Scolnik initially rejected engineering as “nerdy.” Now she’s running a social enterprise that designs wheelchairs for rough terrains.
How Tatiana Garcia-Granados’ nonprofit enterprise, The Common Market, is bringing healthful food to low-income communities and lifting local farmers’ livelihoods.