Supporting 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 are fighting poverty, not through charity, but by helping people help themselves. We present their stories to a wider audience through our popular blog, thriving social media presence, and monthly newsletter – and soon, our 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.
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. Our co-hosts are Billions Rising Founder Anita Casalina and 10-year NFL veteran and ESPN Analyst Marcellus Wiley, and the show will include calls to action for viewers to get involved and support our carefully vetted causes.
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. The Billions Rising Foundation is funded entirely by donations. If you enjoy the stories we cover and would like to support better news, please 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
October, 2015 (Date TBD): Belle Cora – San Francisco
Sponsor: Belle Cora Restaurant & Wine Bar
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.