Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 6, 2010.


Micro-invest in a geo-based iPad app that allows viewers to discover and support innovative building projects that improve the living standards of all

Update: Our baby got backed 17 days after launching our kickstarter project we broke the funding barrier. While it is enough to put us in launch mode, now we have the opportunity to go sub-orbital. so keep spreading the word and let's go, go, go....

Thank you to the 47 backers whole got us to the target. Very soon our baby will be walking!

It is time for pro-active social innovation.

We are building a mobile app that showcases some of the most innovative projects of social change while empowering viewers to make a difference in the lives of others. By creating a virtual credit system we allow the app owner to select a project to fund. Once funded, we build it. This can be a school in Haiti, a youth center in Kenya or low-income housing in the United States.

Let's Build Change. Together.

These are projects that educate, heal and house those caught in systemic poverty or affected by natural disasters and will be built by Architecture for Humanity and its' chapters as soon as the thermometer hits 100% funded. We do not put plaques on our community focused buildings but you will have a digital signature on the building and can track it's progress via the Open Architecture Network.

Open Source Architecture

The Open Architecture Network, a project developed from my 2006 TED Prize, continually updates as people upload and project manage innovative designs. To date there are over 3000 buildings on the network. All project on the app and network are protected by Creative Commons licensing and all app funded projects will hold a Non-Commercial Share-Alike Attribution licenses. We believe it is only innovative if it is shared openly.

Micro-investors wanted

Most folks would circle silicon valley searching for some angel investors. We're not looking for millions, we're seeking less than $10K. So we're reaching out to micro-investors, folks looking to show the big dogs in Palo Alto that crowd-funding can make a difference.

We believe in this idea so strongly that regardless of whether this is funded or not this app will launch in October 2010. Are you ready to step up!

Designed and developed by and Detroit based

About Architecture for Humanity

Since 1999 Architecture for Humanity has worked in 36 countries on projects ranging from schools, health clinics and affordable housing to long-term sustainable development. Architecture for Humanity has been internationally recognized for its reconstruction efforts in South Asia, the United States Gulf Coast and in Haiti.


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    I'll meet you for dinner/coffee for one on one chat about anything you like (max. 2 hrs) - from the latest Architecture for Humanity projects to reconstruction in Haiti . In September I'll be in SF; Scottsdale; Portland; Seattle; Rio,Brazil; NYC and Monterrey, Mexico.

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    You will receive one of the beta iPads that will be used in an upcoming exhibition this fall. (available after January 2011)

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