One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Allie Thornton | Head designer of Organic Jewelry by Allie

Our jewelry designs are not only nature sourced, but also nature inspired, the tagua nut I use in my designs and the palm leaves used in our earrings come from Amazon rainforest trees, that helps to preserve the trees for their economic value of producing seeds for jewelry and give the rainforest communities, not only eco jobs but resons to become the first guardians of the rainforests. Read more>>

Christian Moyer | CEO, Guardian Angels Apparel

Growing up in San Diego, one of the most apparent and heartbreaking issues my city is faced with is homelessness. With over 10,000 homeless people across San Diego county, my business has decided to take a stand. Read more>>

Jacqueline Rogers | Small Business Owner and Aerial Instructor

I named my aerial circus school Elevate because it had so many meanings to me. Obviously, the act of aerial is elevating physically, but more importantly, I wanted to elevate mind, spirit, and body. The circus has always been about inclusivity, art, and entertainment. Read more>>

Joey Edwards | Active Duty Special Forces, Minority Business Owner, & Doctoral Student

Here at the American Initiative, we take care of those who safeguard our society; This is how we help the community. The American Initiative provides rehabilitative equipment to special forces, law enforcement, and firefighter. Read more>>