Supporting sustainable poverty solutions and self-reliance worldwide
Our mission is to foster and support those people and organizations who are creating sustainable solutions to poverty, empowering people to become self-reliant. We know that poverty will be eliminated through education, innovation and collaboration. We spotlight the people around the world who give a hand up rather than a handout, and present their stories to a wider audience through our popular blog, thriving social media presence, monthly newsletter and upcoming Television News/Talk show, World Changers. Every day, our team works tirelessly to uncover solution-driven stories, reviewing hundreds of media sources to find those subjects both compelling and worthy of support.
Our Current Cause
The World Changers Pilot
In early 2014, Billions Rising decided to harness the wider reach of television for our mission, and we are currently in production for a one-hour news/talk show. “World Changers” will have all of the production values, pacing and viewer engagement of the best mainstream show, with a twist: all of the features and guests will revolve around positive stories of tackling poverty. The show will include calls to action for viewers to get involved and support our carefully vetted causes. Our co-hosts are Billions Rising Founder Anita Casalina and 10-year NFL veteran and ESPN Analyst Marcellus Wiley.
Educate – Engage – Empower
People are starved for good news today. They need to feel that their contributions can make a difference, and that there is hope for a better, more sustainable tomorrow. We speak to this audience, providing them with inspiring stories of the changing world around them.
Billions Rising Needs Your Help
We are out to change the face of news coverage, and to give people a more positive, constructive choice – and we need your help. Our goal is to complete the 1-hour pilot in time to have the show on the air at the beginning of 2016. So far we’re on schedule, but we need funds. You can help by attending one of our upcoming fundraisers below, or by visiting our donate page.
The Billions Rising Foundation is planning some truly exciting fundraising events around the San Francisco Bay Area, and we’d love for you to join us. Locations and projected dates for these events are listed in part below:
BAY AREA EVENTS
Fall 2015 (Date TBD): Delancy Street – San Francisco
Features Silent Auction
Sponsor: New Resource Bank
If there is a person or group you think we should know about, please leave a comment here on our site or contact us here.