WILLIAM JAMES FOUNDATION
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Civil Rights
Location: 920 U Street, NW Washington DC 20001 USA
To identify, support, and reward the best new ideas in sustainable business.
Results: We have worked with more than a thousand entrepreneurs, partnering with more than 500 reading judges to provide over 10,000 pages of feedback, and more than $500,000 worth of prizes and cash to the top teams.
Target demographics: We work with entrepreneurs who are launching for-profit companies that have a defined social and/or environmental goals. They can be any age and from any country.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 150
Geographic areas served: World-Wide.
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This is an excellent organization, which solicits business plans for triple bottom line businesses, that is, companies that want to provide a useful service or product while also doing good for society and/or the planet--while being well enough run to stay in business. The business plan competition is very well run, and the organization does an excellent job or supporting and promoting sustainable business.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Serving as a judge provides a real sense of the ingenuity with which people are approaching social and environmental problems. It's very encouraging.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would make it better known and funded!