2006 Winner

Ami Dar

Founder and Executive Director, Idealist

Dar was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Peru and in Mexico, and lives in New York. According to him, the tools of technology will provide a powerful mechanism for action and change in the world as like-minded people come together in search of concrete solutions.

Action Without Borders, founded by Dar in 1995, built idealist.org in 1996 with $3,500. Idealist has become one of the most popular nonprofit resources on the web, with information provided by 100,000 organizations around the world and millions of visitors every month.  Its mission is to close the gap between intention and action by connecting people, organizations, ideas, and resources.