List of social entrepreneurs

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A social entrepreneur is an entrepreneur who works to increase social capital by founding social ventures, including charities, for-profit businesses with social causes, and other non-government organizations. These types of activities are distinct from work of non-operating foundations and philanthropists who provide funding and other support for them.

Notable historical social entrepreneurs[edit]

Notable modern social entrepreneurs[edit]

Name                      Country          Social venture founded Focus areas
Ibrahim Abouleish Egypt SEKEM Agriculture
Poonam Ahluwalia United States Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Poverty
Gennady Alferenko Russia Foundation for Social Inventions Entrepreneurship
Scott Beale United States Atlas Service Corps Social entrepreneurship
Daniel Ben-Horin United States TechSoup Global Nonprofit support
Charles Best United States DonorsChoose Charitable crowdfunding
Ela Bhatt India Self Employed Women’s Association Poverty
Taddy Blecher South Africa CIDA City Campus Education
Heather Brandon United Kingdom UnLtd South Africa Social entrepreneurship
Nand Kishore Chaudhary India Jaipur Rugs Poverty
Bill Clinton United States Clinton Foundation Poverty
Vera Cordeiro Brazil Brazil Child Health Health
Thinlas Chorol India Ladakhi Women's Travel Company Tourism
Ann Cotton United Kingdom Camfed Poverty
Matt Damon United States Water.org Water
Matt Flannery United States Kiva Microfunds Poverty, microfinance
Jim Fruchterman United States Benetech Social entrepreneurship
Abraham George India The George Foundation Poverty
Scott Gilmore Canada Building Markets Employment
Scott Harrison United States Charity: Water Water
Jeffrey Hollender United States Seventh Generation Inc. Environment
Jessica Jackley United States Kiva Microfunds Poverty, microfinance
Sal Khan United States Khan Academy Education
Alan Khazei United States City Year Education
Craig Kielburger Canada Free the Children Human rights
Marc Kielburger Canada Free the Children Human rights
Mohammed Mamdani United Kingdom Sufra Poverty
Blake Mycoskie United States Toms Shoes Poverty
Jamie Oliver United Kingdom Fifteen Health
Mark Plotkin United States Amazon Conservation Team Environment
Bunker Roy India Barefoot College Education
Willie Smits Indonesia Borneo Orangutan Survival Environment
Piya Sorcar United States TeachAIDS Health, education
Chris Underhill United Kingdom BasicNeeds Health, poverty
Muhammad Yunus Bangladesh Grameen Bank Poverty, microfinance