Innovators & Entrepreneurs

The Social Innovation Forum's portfolio of nonprofit Social Innovators and social impact business Impact Entrepreneurs represents a range of social issues including food insecurity, healthy aging, environmental sustainability, youth development, and the arts. Explore our portfolio by year or social issue and read Innovator and Entrepreneur Spotlights to learn what it means to be a part of the Social Innovation Forum.

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  • Cradles to Crayons

    • 2008 Social Innovator
    • Social Issue:
      Early Childhood Education
      Youth Development

    Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. The organizations supplies these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

  • Custom Camisas

    • 2015 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Environmental Sustainability
      Social Business Accelerator

    Custom Camisas is a custom apparel company dedicated to creating high-quality custom apparel without compromising the environment. By empowering people to create personalized products with premium quality and less waste, Custom Camisas intends to build a creative revolution you can wear.

  • Daily General Counsel

    • 2015 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Financial Empowerment
      Social Business Accelerator

    DailyGC™ helps the underserved community of small businesses that cannot afford a lawyer by providing General Counsel services on a One Day and Done™ model.

  • Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc.

    • 2014 Social Innovator
    • Social Issue:
      Youth Development
      Mental Health

    Doc Wayne Youth Services connects with youth through sports, utilizing a sports-based therapeutic curriculum, do the good® (DtG). Its mission is to fuse sport and therapy to heal and strengthen youth.

  • Dorchester Community Food Co-op

    • 2016 Social Innovator
    • Social Issue:
      Health & Nutrition
      Social Enterprise

    The Dorchester Community Food Coop is an initiative to build a cooperatively owned grocery store that provides access to nutritious food at a fair price, creates economic opportunity, and nurtures community engagement.

  • DrivenData

    • 2015 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Social Business Accelerator
      Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
      Civic Engagement

    DrivenData foresees a world where the power of data science is harnessed for social good. DrivenData works with impact-driven organizations of all kinds to make data science accessible and uses well-structured online challenges to connect organizations' data questions with a global community of experts.

  • Eagle Eye Institute

    • 2003 Social Innovator
    • Social Issue:
      Environmental Sustainability
      Youth Development

    Eagle Eye Institute provides opportunities for urban young people to learn about, make connections with, and be inspired to protect the natural environment. Through this work, Eagle Eye seeks to increase the diversity of people involved in serving as environmental leaders.

  • EnergySage

    • 2016 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Environmental Sustainability
      Social Business Accelerator

    EnergySage offers an online platform that enables consumers to compare solar quotes from pre-screened solar installers.

  • Fathers’ Uplift

    • 2018 Social Innovator
    • Social Issue:
      Fatherhood

    Fathers’ Uplift assists fathers in overcoming financial, addiction, oppressive, emotional, and traumatic barriers to their engagement in children’s lives. Fathers have a positive and powerful impact on the development and health of children. Fathers’ Uplift helps each father reach their potential for themselves and the children in their lives.

  • Fiscal Health Vital Signs

    A program of DotWell
    • 2011 Social Innovator
    • Social Issue:
      Financial Empowerment
      Health & Nutrition

    DotWell works in collaboration with its founding health center partners - Codman Square Health Center and DotHouse Health - to provide integrated clinical and community services that address health disparities, build social capital, and meet the complex needs of their communities.