Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Join the world's top innovators at our 3-Day Toronto event.
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Host a custom innovation conference in your city that will inform and inspire.
Custom Training
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team with custom training packages.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

Top 100 Social Good Trends of 2015

From Homeless Haircut Projects to Gamified Recycling Programs

— January 23, 2016 — Social Good
The top 2015 social good trends reveal that brands are thinking of new and creative ways to approach some of the world's most pressing issues. Whether it is fighting homelessness or redefining our understanding of gender, these initiatives aim to make the world a better and more compassionate place.

Although the issue of homelessness is nothing new, a number of organizations are thinking of new ways to tackle the problem. Some groups are looking at ways to make housing more affordable by turning to new construction methods such as using prefabricated building materials. Other advocacy organizations have taken a different approach by trying to tackle the stigma surrounding homelessness.

In addition to homelessness, the top 2015 social good trends also reveal a greater discussion about the way we understand gender. In particular, there has been significant efforts to address issues that concern transgender individuals. These efforts can be observed through the proliferation of gender-neutral underwear ads, body positive clothing campaigns and even the making of a trans celebrity docu-series.

To learn more about how social good trends are changing the face of business, check out Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report.
6.9
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Online Hunger Campaigns
Online Hunger Campaigns
Hellofood's World Food Day Campaign Makes a Donation for Every Online Post
<
99
Ex-Offender Startups
Ex-Offender Startups
This Company Helps Former Inmates Start Their Own Businesses
<
98
Victim-Supporting Coffee Shops
Victim-Supporting Coffee Shops
This Cafe Provides Jobs for Victims of Domestic Violence
<
97
Inventive H2O Transportation
Inventive H2O Transportation
The TransWater Project Helps Communities Construct Efficient Carriers
<
96
Trash-Tracking Apps
Trash-Tracking Apps
Global Alert Helps People Monitor and Report Garbage for Cleanup
<
95
Donation Vending Machines
Donation Vending Machines
This Japanese Vending Machine Lets You Order Coffee and Make a Donation
<
94
Disabled Pet Portraits
Disabled Pet Portraits
This Empowering Pet Series Highlights the Courage of Handicapped Creatures
<
93
Water-Harnessing Towers
Water-Harnessing Towers
Warka Water Will Harness Drinking Water From the Air
<
92
Fair Trade Condoms
Fair Trade Condoms
Sustain Condoms are the World's First Sustainable & Vegan-Friendly Birth Contro
<
91
Off-Grid Water Kiosks
Off-Grid Water Kiosks
Coca-Cola is Rolling Out Water Purification Booths in Rural Communities
<
90
Dog-Saving Wines
Dog-Saving Wines
Chateau La Paws' Wine for Good Supports Shelter Dogs
<
89
Feminist Social Media Logos
Feminist Social Media Logos
The Facebook Friend Icon is Redesigned to Put the Woman First
<
88
Superimposed Body Portraits
Superimposed Body Portraits
This Art Shows Detrimental Effects of Society’s Beauty Standards
<
87
Coffee-Roasting Churches
Coffee-Roasting Churches
This Los Angeles Church Cafe is Non-Profit and Serves Up Quality Java
<
86
Empowering Plus-Size Campaigns
Empowering Plus-Size Campaigns
This New Ad Seeks to Encourage Body Positivity in the Media
<
85
Easy-Assemble Refugee Housing
Easy-Assemble Refugee Housing
The IKEA Flat-Pack Shelters Can Be Set Up in Just 4Four Hours
<
84
Transgender Fashion Marketing
Transgender Fashion Marketing
& Other Stories' Fall Fashion Campaign Encourages Gender Inclusion
<
83
Discreet Feminine Hygiene Bags
Discreet Feminine Hygiene Bags
This Device Helps Women Carry Their Reusable Sanitary Pads
<
82
Educational Hacker Tookits
Educational Hacker Tookits
Piper Teaches Kids Hardware Development Using Video Game Minecraft
<
81
Professional Injustice Portraits
Professional Injustice Portraits
These Professional Portraits Compare Black Women at Home and Work
<
80
Conflict-Battling Bottles
Conflict-Battling Bottles
The WELLY Bottle is a Sustainable Option That Gives Back to the Planet
<
79
Community-Inspiring Signage
Community-Inspiring Signage
The SXSW Kindsign Session Lets You Create Encouraging Signs
<
78
Charitable Fitness Bands
Charitable Fitness Bands
UNICEF's Kid Power Bands Empower Kids to Do Good for Others
<
77
Compostable Coffee Pods
Compostable Coffee Pods
Club Coffee has Developed a Fully Compostable Coffee Pod
<
76
Solar Food Storage Containers
Solar Food Storage Containers
The Wakati Stores Fruit and Vegetables Without Refrigeration
<
75
Body Positive Calendars
Body Positive Calendars
This Calendar Series Celebrates Diverse Body Types
<
74
Recycled Trash Sunglases
Recycled Trash Sunglases
Each Pair of 'RE-View' Sunglasses is Made Using Two Recycled CD or DVDs
<
73
Gender-Eliminating Photo Series
Gender-Eliminating Photo Series
The 'More Women' Campaign Looks at Politics Without Men
<
72
Portable Fuel Cells
Portable Fuel Cells
This Design is Easy to Deliver and Works in the Harshest Conditions
<
71
Homeless Youth Photography
Homeless Youth Photography
This Photo Series is Designed to Empower Homeless Teens
<
70
Deceptive Fashion Ads
Deceptive Fashion Ads
Abrinq Foundation's Save the Children Campaign Focuses on Child Labor
<
69
Surprise Gifting Drones
Surprise Gifting Drones
The 'I Like Giving Drone' Delivers Thoughtful Gifts to Lucky Recipients
<
68
Pregnancy-Prioritized Seating Ads
Pregnancy-Prioritized Seating Ads
These Ads Remind Commuters to Give Seats to Pregnant Women
<
67
Princess Softball Uniforms
Princess Softball Uniforms
This 'Frozen' Girls Softball Team Poses in Disney Princess Attire
<
66
Devastated Wildlife Ads
Devastated Wildlife Ads
This Greenpeace Campaign Shows the Impact of Industry on Natural Wildlife
<
65
Urban Accessibility Projects
Urban Accessibility Projects
People St in Los Angeles Wants to Turn Abandoned Streets into Plazas
<
64
Wish-Granting Campaigns
Wish-Granting Campaigns
Wish Upon a Coke Brings 'Wish Booths' to India, Pakistan & the Philippines
<
63
Social Good Diets
Social Good Diets
Givesom's 1.25 Diet Has You Spend Only $1.25 on Food and Donate the Rest
<
62
Disaster Relief Drones
Disaster Relief Drones
UAViators is Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Deliver Humanitarian Aid
<
61
Victimized Emoji Initiatives
Victimized Emoji Initiatives
The Abused Emojis Empower Children to Speak Up
<
60
Outspoken Underwear Campaigns
Outspoken Underwear Campaigns
Brief Message Asks Men to Uncover Feelings About Male Violence
<
59
Selfie-Based Fashion Campaigns
Selfie-Based Fashion Campaigns
This Initative Aims to Improve Conditions in Clothing Factories
<
58
Humanitarian Drone Contests
Humanitarian Drone Contests
The 'Drones For Good' Contest Encourages Humanitarian Drone Innovation
<
57
Affordable Modular Housing
Affordable Modular Housing
Dublin is Looking to Use Modular Housing For the Homeless
<
56
Solar-Powered Refrigerators
Solar-Powered Refrigerators
This Nigerian Start-Up Offers Cold Storage on a Pay-As-You-Store Basis
<
55
Stereotype-Fighting Photography
Stereotype-Fighting Photography
This Photo Series Aims to Change Skewed Perceptions About Africa
<
54
Flood Safety Streetlights
Flood Safety Streetlights
The Life Keeper Uses the Support of Lampposts for Inundation Refuges
<
53
Charitable Temporary Tattoos
Charitable Temporary Tattoos
Tattly's Temporary Tattoos for Good Help NFP Organizations
<
52
Hidden Domestic Abuse Marketing
Hidden Domestic Abuse Marketing
This Home Decor Magazine Will Make You Take a Second Look
<
51
Feminist Advocacy Menswear
Feminist Advocacy Menswear
The Fall Fashion Line from Acne Studios Displays Bold Feminist Quotes
<
50
Clothes Recycling Initiatives
Clothes Recycling Initiatives
Reformation's RefRecycle Asks Shoppers to Send in Old Outfits
<
49
Mobile Homeless Shelters
Mobile Homeless Shelters
The State of Hawaii is Turning Retired City Buses into Working Shelters
<
48
Practical Social Housing Solutions
Practical Social Housing Solutions
These Prefab Homes Provide Affordable Temporary Housing
<
47
Exercise-Dependendant Water Machines
Exercise-Dependendant Water Machines
This Machine Requires Users to Run for Clean Drinking Water
<
46
Blind Buying Assistants
Blind Buying Assistants
This Braille Barcode Scanner Helps the Visually Impaired Choose Products
<
45
Powerful Awareness Images
Powerful Awareness Images
The 'I'm Tired' Project Sheds Light on Daily Discrimination
<
44
Moral Harassment Campaigns
Moral Harassment Campaigns
Escala Creates Series of Eye-Opening Ads for Brazil's Ministry of Labor
<
43
Vibrant City-Wide Murals
Vibrant City-Wide Murals
This City Hired Local Artists to Turn a Town into a Rainbow Mural
<
42
Pop-Up Water Bars
Pop-Up Water Bars
London's H2Only Just Serves Glasses of Tap Water
<
41
Low-Cost Lighting Solutions
Low-Cost Lighting Solutions
Solar-Powered Lantern Brings a Cheap Source to the Underprivileged
<
40
Empowering Female Platforms
Empowering Female Platforms
'Uncompromising Women' is a Female-Oriented Online Community
<
39
Female-Empowering Footwear Ads
Female-Empowering Footwear Ads
These Keds Ads Feature Female Role Models Such as Taylor Swift
<
38
Temporary Friendship Bracelets
Temporary Friendship Bracelets
Flash Tattoos Creates Beautiful Body Art Full of Vibrant Colors
<
37
Water Saving Systems
Water Saving Systems
Gris by Vasquez Alberto Collects Used Shower Water for Other Purposes
<
36
Millennial Financial Literacy Cafes
Millennial Financial Literacy Cafes
You Can Get Financial Advice Services Over Coffee and Wine
<
35
Rubble-Based Emergency Shelters
Rubble-Based Emergency Shelters
These Modular Shelters are Made from Brick Rubble
<
34
Rising Sea Level Photos
Rising Sea Level Photos
These Images Predict How the World Will Look If Climate Change Continues
<
33
Trans Celebrity Docu-Series
Trans Celebrity Docu-Series
'I Am Cait' Chronicles Caitlyn Jenner's Transition into Her New Normal
<
32
Scar-Covering Tattoos
Scar-Covering Tattoos
Flavia Carvalho Offers Victims of Domestic Abuse Free Tattoos to Cover Scars
<
31
Human Rights Film Festivals
Human Rights Film Festivals
JAYU is a Toronto Organization Aiming to Empower Communities
<
30
Charitable Shoelace Lamps
Charitable Shoelace Lamps
Curro Claret's Unique Lighting is Created Using Repurposed Materials
<
29
Low-Cost Refugee Camps
Low-Cost Refugee Camps
These Flat-Pack Homes Provide a Long-Term Solution for Housing Refugees
<
28
Ex-Offender Food Trucks
Ex-Offender Food Trucks
This Mobile Eatery Provides Jobs for Former Prisoners
<
27
Charitable Arcade Games
Charitable Arcade Games
These Charity Arcades in Swedish Airports Raise Money for the Red Cross
<
26
Traditional Affordable Housing Prototypes
Traditional Affordable Housing Prototypes
This Low-Income Home is Made from Loc Concrete and Wood
<
25
Pop-Up Homeless Shelters
Pop-Up Homeless Shelters
These Activists Created a Cozy Bedroom Set for the Homeless
<
24
Anxiety Awareness Editorials
Anxiety Awareness Editorials
Katie Crawford Depicts Anxiety Disorders Through These Self-Portraits
<
23
Poignant Firearm Artwork
Poignant Firearm Artwork
This Exhibit Explores Our Complex Relationship with Firearms
<
22
Bruise-Healing Billboards
Bruise-Healing Billboards
This Domestic Abuse Awareness Ad Has Onlookers Heal a Battered Woman
<
21
Upscale Low-Income Housing
Upscale Low-Income Housing
These Sleek Apartments Provide Social Housing for Homeless Individuals
<
20
Portable Winter Shelters
Portable Winter Shelters
This Sleeping Bag Converts into a Tent on the Go
<
19
Homeless Laundry Trailers
Homeless Laundry Trailers
Non-Profit Project WeHOPE is Crowdfunding Their Mobile Shower Facilities
<
18
Underwear Campaigns
Underwear Campaigns
Play Out Underwear Taps Breast Cancer Survivors for Its Latest Advertisement
<
17
Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
This Tiny Home Was Designed By Californian High School Students
<
16
Trans-Inclusive Lingerie Lines
Trans-Inclusive Lingerie Lines
This Lookbook Includes Transgender Models & Non-Binary Individuals
<
15
Inclusive Lingerie Campaigns
Inclusive Lingerie Campaigns
The '#IAmNeonMoon' Campaign Aims to Combat Transphobia & Body Shaming
<
14
Homeless-Helping Sleeping Bags
Homeless-Helping Sleeping Bags
These Jackets Transform into Waterproof Sleeping Bags
<
13
Positive Body Image Photography
Positive Body Image Photography
This Series Promotes the 'Underneath We Are Women' Campaign
<
12
Workout-Bartered Subway Fare
Workout-Bartered Subway Fare
Mexico City is Offering Free Subway Rides in Exchange for Squats
<
11
Dew-Harvesting Greenhouses
Dew-Harvesting Greenhouses
Roots Up Designs a Plant House that Waters Itself
<
10
Comparative Climate Photographs
Comparative Climate Photographs
The 'Repeat Photography' Project Shows Worrying Signs
<
9
Creative Makerspace Facilities
Creative Makerspace Facilities
The Shop is a Creative Studio Combining Crafts, Ceramics & Woodwork
<
8
Plastic Bottle Shingles
Plastic Bottle Shingles
These Upcycled Plastic Bottles are Made Into Sustainable Roofing Tiles
<
7
Flat-Pack Disaster Shelters
Flat-Pack Disaster Shelters
The Temporary Compact Structure Houses Displaced People in Emergencies
<
6
Inequality-Exposing Illustrations
Inequality-Exposing Illustrations
These Gender Equality Comics Use Humor to Illuminate Injustice
<
5
Mobile Makerspace Containers
Mobile Makerspace Containers
The Shipping Containers for Rent Provide a Portable Prototyping Lab
<
4
Gamified Recycling Programs
Gamified Recycling Programs
This Initiative Aims to Encourage Recycling During the Rugby World Cup
<
3
Body Issue Illustrations
Body Issue Illustrations
These Drawings Highlight Modern Body Issues Faced by Women
<
2
Homeless Haircut Projects
Homeless Haircut Projects
Mark Bustos Wants to Help Change the Way People are Perceived
<
1
Mental Illness Tattoos
Mental Illness Tattoos
These Tattoos Represent the Fight of Those Struggling with Mental Illness
<