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Firestarter- A platform for those who want to change the world

Firestarter is an organization that connects young people with a goal to help the world with philanthropists who can support these passion

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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. 


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