Supporting sustainable poverty solutions and self-reliance worldwide
At Billions Rising Self-Reliance Foundation, 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 spotlight those who teach, who innovate, who provide new ways to solve old problems – offering solutions to the poor, rather than a handout. Putting the full weight of our publicizing support behind them, we 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.
We work tirelessly to uncover our stories, reviewing hundreds of media sources every day to find subjects both compelling and worthy of our support. Everyday our stories and social media posts leverage Billions Rising’s large and loyal audience of followers, bringing light to positive, inspiring examples of real progress on the most important problems of our day.
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 pre-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.
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 educated, socially aware audience, providing them 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 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 visiting our donate page or by attending one of our upcoming fundraisers, below.
The Billions Rising Foundation is planning a number of fundraising events around the San Francisco Bay Area. Locations and projected dates for these events are listed in part below:
BAY AREA EVENTS
June 16th, 2015: Albona Ristorante – San Francisco
Sponsor: Samuel Hernandez, Chef/Owner – Albona Restaurant
Reserve your tickets for this event here.
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.