9 Mission-Driven Companies To Work For That Are Actually Making A Difference
Best Social Impact & Nonprofit Companies To Work For
We wholeheartedly believe that our careers can be a reflection of our values and heart for both the world and its people. With a new wave of graduates each year, the workforce is increasingly filled with individuals searching for meaningful work opportunities, especially with companies committed to social good.
If you’re searching for a job with meaning, the organizations below are passionately committed to positive change amidst a variety of industries. They’ve prioritized social impact, a strong work/life balance, and generous benefits for employees. For more social impact jobs (including many remote roles!), check out listings on Idealist, B Work, or Net Impact.
Of course, this list isn’t comprehensive—there are so many companies doing good around the world. Share your favorite businesses in the comments!
Industry | Grassroots nonprofit for economic justice
Job Locations | Los Angeles, CA
CEO | Sonya Passi
Company Size | 15+ employees
FreeFrom supports domestic abuse survivors in achieving economic justice and long-term financial stability. The team—proudly queer, feminist, and people of color-led—is made up of survivors, which has helped build an ecosystem of support. With a focus on data collection, storytelling, and research, the nonprofit aims to shift the narrative from “crisis response” to one of systemic change and it offers survivors the tools they need for sustainable security.
Employee Benefits | FreeFrom provides a minimum annual salary to full-time employees of $80K. It also offers a “bring your kids to work” policy, and medical, vision, and dental are 100 percent covered. The company provides unlimited menstrual leave, unlimited paid vacation and stipend, and gender-based violence paid and protected leave. Employees receive wealth and personal/professional growth stipends, and a five-percent match for each 401k.
Industry | Certified B Corp for outdoor gear & apparel
Job Locations | Ventura, CA (headquarters), jobs across the USA, Europe, & Australia, remote options
CEO | Ryan Gellert
Company Size | 2,000+ employees
Patagonia, a certified B Corp, is an outdoor apparel and lifestyle brand that emphasizes simplicity and sustainability. The team is constantly researching new ways to minimize its impact on the environment, and is especially passionate about connections between people and nature. The Ventura, CA-based company has locations and career opportunities around the world, including in Australia and Europe.
Employee Benefits | Patagonia offers 100 percent healthcare coverage for employees (including full-time retail staff), 401K match, and paid parent leave. It also provides on-site childcare for working parents. On Glassdoor, employees rave about flexible work time and paid time off, as well as the company’s culture and core values.
Industry | Nonprofit for youth empowerment
Job Locations | NYC (headquarters), remote options
CEO | DeNora Getachew
Company Size | 20+ employees
DoSomething is the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change. The community-focused organization seeks to inspire, empower, and celebrate a generation of doers, and it use its digital platform to activate millions of young people to create offline impact. The organization guides students in running localized campaigns, finding volunteer work, and advocating for positive change.
Employee Benefits | DoSomething offers several remote nonprofit jobs, and employees enjoy a competitive salary, 403(b) account matching, 100 percent coverage for medical and dental premiums for employees (plus 85 percent premium coverage for dependents). The team also provides gym discounts, three weeks paid vacation (plus holidays), commuter benefits, a month-long sabbatical to volunteer anywhere in the world, and summer Fridays.
Industry | Mission-driven tech & software
Job Locations | San Francisco (headquarters), remote options
CEO | Kristy Gannon
Company Size | 51–200 employees
Fluxx is a San Francisco-based remote-first tech company that aims to improve the complex grantmaking process between funders and non-profits with its cloud-based management platform. The org’s goal is to increase visibility, improve collaboration, and maximize social impact. Its practice is particularly based on transparency and accessibility, and it’s worked with nearly 250 world-class organizations to achieve its mission.
Employee Benefits | Employees at Fluxx are given competitive compensation, generous health and medical benefits, an annual education stipend, stock options, 401(k) matching, and company social outings and volunteer opportunities.
Industry | Nonprofit for microfinance lending
Job Locations | San Francisco, CA (headquarters), Portland, OR, New York City, global & remote options
CEO | Chris Tsakalakis
Company Size | 100+ employees
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to help alleviate poverty. Its crowdfunding platform allows people to lend money to low-income entrepreneurs and students around the world. To date, the organization has facilitated $1.457 billion in funding to entrepreneurship projects around the world.
Employee Benefits | Kiva provides generous health benefits, unlimited paid time off, stipends for continuing education, 10 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an annual $2,500 towards your 401(k).
6. World Wildlife Fund
Industry | Nonprofit for environmental conservation
Job Locations | DC (headquarters), Alaska, Montana, Illinois, California, global & remote options
CEO | Carter Roberts
Company Size | 1,000+ employees
World Wildlife Fund is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to environmental conservation through science.” With five million global members, the team is able to work in more than 100 countries to help protect nature and future generations of animal species. It pursues innovative solutions for the protection and restoration of habitats, as well as finds ways to strengthen local communities’ abilities to conserve natural resources.
Employee Benefits | World Wildlife Fund provides paid time off, sick days, holidays, life and disability insurance, and flexible medical benefits. The team also offers flexible spending accounts, transportation stipends, emergency evacuation and travel assistance, employee assistance programs, and more.
Industry | Nonprofit for education
Job Locations | New York, NY & San Francisco, CA, remote options
CEO | Charles Best
Company Size | 150+ employees
DonorsChoose is a nonprofit org that helps public schools in need to receive resources for classroom projects. It vets requests, purchases items, ships materials, and transparently shows how every dollar was spent. The company has received praise from Fast Company and GOOD Magazine as a top place to work, and is specifically recognized as a great company for women.
Employee Benefits | DonorsChoose employees are given a professional growth stipend, 100 percent health/dental/vision coverage, five weeks of paid vacation, a flexible work environment, competitive salary, and opportunities to hear monthly guest speakers.
8. Trader Joe’s
Industry | For-profit groceries
Job Locations | Monrovia, CA (headquarters), Boston, MA, 500+ stores across the USA
CEO | Dan Bane
Company Size | 10,000+ employees
Trader Joe’s is a widely loved chain of grocery stores dedicated to innovative, sustainable packaging and great-tasting foods. The team’s promise is to “just focus on what matters: great food + great prices = value.” Trader Joe’s is committed to excellent customer service, affordable prices, and a clean, friendly atmosphere.
Employee Benefits | At Trader Joe’s, employees are given competitive compensation, a 20 percent store discount, retirement plans, health care benefits, paid time off, promotion opportunities, and flexible hours. Plus, there are opportunities for leadership training, scholarship programs, disaster recovery relief, support for relocations and transfers, and employee assistance.
9. Team Rubicon
Industry | Nonprofit for emergency response
Job Locations | Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA, Grand Prairie, TX, remote options
CEO | Art delaCruz
Company Size | 100+ employees
Team Rubicon is an emergency response nonprofit that employs military veterans and first responders to provide disaster relief and immediate care for those affected by global natural disasters. It’s driven by the belief that service is above self, and is committed to excellence. Team Rubicon is in “constant pursuit to prevent or alleviate human suffering and restore human dignity,” with the support of 100,000+ volunteers.
Employee Benefits | At Team Rubicon, veterans can find purposeful work and community. They are offered 100 percent company-paid health insurance for employees and dependents, 401(k) matching, paid time off to volunteer, in-office gyms and fully stocked kitchens, and generous vacation, sick, and holiday time.