News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Urban Orchard Brings to Life Neglected Vancouver Brownfield
Between three to five years, a vacant Vancouver brownfield has been planted with more than 400 fruit-bearing trees. The city of Vancouver calls the site as the largest urban orchard in North...more



Pizza Shop Helps Homeless for $1 Donations For Slices
Owner Mason Wartman of Rosa's Fresh Pizza urges customers to leave sticky notes of encouragement for the homeless after making $1 donations for slices of pizza. The sticky notes used to be how...more

Tech Startups to Tackle Water Issues in California
With California currently experiencing a drought, startups are providing solutions such as drones, aerial imagery and data analytics to help deliver water to only the parts of farmers' fields that...more

Greener Living Tour Helps New Yorkers Save Money and Planet
LG and Good Housekeeping "Greener Living" tour launched its green living advocacy near the Union Square Greenmarket Farmers Market and taught New Yorkers that it's easy being "green". Event...more

Town Kitchen Serves More Than Lunches for Companies
The Town Kitchen connects low-income Oakland youth aged 16-24 with local chefs and artisans to plan, prepare, build, box and deliver curbside lunch to companies and individuals in the Oakland and San...more

Higlands College Students Devise Dream Kitchen for People with Disabilities
Highlands College construction technology students have used their design skills to devise a luminous new dream kitchen built for the disabled at the Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council in...more

Cafeteria Observation Study Finds Young Children Often Barely Take Healthy School Food Options
According to a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, school cafeterias may serve healthy food options but young schoolchildren often barely put it on their trays and eat...more

One-stop Health Food Shop In West Harlem Entices Residents\
The West Harlem Community Center Healthy Food Hub offers a one-stop health food shop to bring healthy food options for low-income residents. An empty, commercial property was transformed into a...more

Social Enterprise Launches Children\
In partnerhsip with Netiya, social enterprise Project CREED launches its newest book, "Back to the Source." The book is a Los Angeles project that targets the need for a better and more...more

Volunteers Concoct Desserts at Chocolate Extravaganza
Volunteers slice up of cakes, tortes and other desserts for the Chocolate Extravaganza. The Chocolate Extravaganza event, now in its 22nd year, benefits the Pomerene Center for the Arts, a...more





The Charities Aid Foundation has set up a scheme, called the Social Enterprise Assist, that will render interest-free loans of up to £10,000 each to help social enterprise start-ups.




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