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Who we are

Idealist is a nonprofit organization based in New York. Working with others, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect, we want to help build a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. We started in 1995, we love what we do, and we look forward to working with you.

Learn more about our values and commitment to working with each other and with the community.

Connecting people and organizations

In the last 25 years we’ve connected more than 130,000 organizations with tens of millions of people: posted close to a million jobs and hundreds of thousands of internships and volunteer opportunities; organized more than 250 graduate-school fairs; and built a grad-school directory to help people advance their social impact career.


Moving from intention to action

Last year we launched monthly Idealist Days to spark and celebrate action and possibility, and most recently we added tens of thousands of Action Opportunities—from local events to global donations—to help all of us take action on the issues that concern us.

What's next?

We believe that together we can do so much more. Will you join us? Sign up below to get started. And feel free to reach out with any questions or comments.

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