The Firestarter organization is a non-profit from Houston, TX that is focused on development projects in underserved communities at home and abroad. The core values of Firestarter are as follows:
- Charity begins at home in our own community.
- Efficient, research-based giving, is the best kind of giving.
- The highest form of charity is an investment in development.
This is a successful model for how communities can identify individuals with high growth or success potential, and pair them with like minded philanthropists interested in seeing them and their ideas succeed.
Read more at http://firestarter.org/approach/