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We started Idealist to help solve one basic problem...

Too many good ideas for making the world a better place go unheard or unrealized.

Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration.

With more than 100,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to our English, Spanish (idealistas.org), and French (idealiste.org) sites, Idealist helps people move from intention to action all over the world.

  • Vision

    To help build a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives by making sure that no opportunity for action or collaboration is missed or wasted.

  • Mission

    To close the gap between intention and action by connecting people, organizations, ideas, and resources.

  • Values

    To act in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect: no violence; no action against anyone on the basis of their identity; no action about you without you.


Our Team

We are a team of more than 40 developers, creatives, communicators, and administrators working from offices in New York City and Portland, OR.

Group picture of the Idealist team at a Mt Hood retreat
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