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GroupRaise.com

Creation date: 2011

Country: USA

Location: Houston


Sector of activity: Food and drinks

Social issue: Digital solutions with high social impact

This social enterprise is engaged in helping thousands of people who want to organize lunches or dinners for large groups, in support of charitable causes, and need to find a restaurant that donates part of their profits to these causes.

The organizers' profiles are extremely varied; from mothers of families to people who have survived cancer or groups of co-workers. GroupRaise meals have raised funds to found school and university organizations, potable water projects, microcredit and sending resources to needy families around the world.

These meals have between 20 and 200 participants who eat at a local restaurant where a percentage of their sales are donated to a charitable cause. Meals are organized online through the GroupRaise website, so the process, which in the past could have taken weeks to be completed due to lack of means, now lasts a few minutes.

Today, GroupRaise has more than 6,000 associated restaurants in 150 cities.