Mellissa Riddle Supports Social Enterprise

Cultivate Humanity International (CHI)

The Cultivate Humanity mission is to facilitate reciprocity and support social entrepreneurs for the well being and the economic health of the community. 

Through educational and financial programs, CHI endeavors to provide the infrastructure for people to empower themselves. Developing education and outreach programs equip people with the means to create lasting change in their communities.

The Skoll Foundation

The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.

What is Social Enterprise?

Created by The Skoll Foundation (2009), this short film explores social entrepreneurship and the progress made over the last three decades. The documentary begins with Mohammad Yunus, creator of micro financing, and interviews with other social entrepreneurs including Sally Osberg of the Skoll Foundation, Bill Drayton of Ashoka, Jacqueline Novogratz of the Acumen Fund, John Elkington of Volans, and author David Bornstein.  

Video:  Social Entrepreneurs: Pioneering Social Change

Social Enterprise Incubators and Accelerators


Hartford, CT: ReSET

New York, NY: Echoing Green

Denver, Co: Uncharted

Atlanta, GA: Civic Accelerator

Los Angeles, CA: Social Enterprise Alliance


London: Social Enterprise UK

Scotland:  FirstPort 

EU: SIA, European Investment Fund

Social Change Inspirator

Ray Anderson (1934-2011), former CEO of Interface, changed business as usual by recognizing his "plundering ways," then innovating his industry to create reciprocal value throughout the value chain. Anderson reshaped his industry and the way Fortune 500's do business by instilling in many of them, his social responsibility mantra. 

Anderson's work at Interface inspired Mellissa Riddle to get involved in supporting social entrepreneurs. 


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