I’m starting a list of organizations that operate in the geospatial sector with non-profit status. I’m not talking about professional trade associations or quasi-governmental organizations limited by geography (MPOs). I want a list of orgs that DO mapping exclusively or heavily use GIS driven by their mission for the public good.
Because it’s my field and I should know the players. These groups do the same things I do but as a nonprofit they must do things differently. After 18 years in the industry, I am interested in how that works and what it looks like. Don’t be threatened, this is not a hit list that is not how I work. I have genuine interest in how non-profit GIS operates.
This list will be updated as I hear about more. Please feel free to comment below to help add to the list. These are in NO order whatsoever.
GIS Corps www.giscorps.org
World Wildlife Foundation www.worldwildlife.org
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation www.napsgfoundation.org
DH Network digitalhumanitarians.com
Missing Maps www.missingmaps.org
Youth Mappers www.youthmappers.org
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap www.hotosm.org
Society for Conservation GIS scgis.org
The Nature Conservancy www.nature.org
Development Gateway www.developmentgateway.org
National Audubon Society www.audubon.org
World Resources Institute www.wri.org/resources/maps
National Trust for Historic Preservation savingplaces.org
GreenInfo Network www.greeninfo.org
Trust for Public Land www.tpl.org
Shared Geo www.sharedgeo.org
Good Lands www.good-lands.org
OrgHunter Charitable Foundation orghunter.org
These are a little nebulous on their GIS usage But Esri lists them as organizations they have donated software to.
Humanity Road www.humanityroad.org
Net Hope nethope.org
Amnesty International www.amnesty.org
American Red Cross www.redcross.org
World Vision www.worldvision.org
Winrock International www.winrock.org
These are in question of whether or not the organization still exists.
Standby Task Force www.standbytaskforce.org
Have more? Doubt one above? DM me or Drop a line in the comments.