Leverage Maps on Mobile Devices for Social Impact
In the US there are over 260 million smartphone users. In line with the overall growth of the smartphone market worldwide, the smartphone penetration rate in the United States has continuously risen over the past ten to fifteen years to more than 80 percent today. (Statista 2021).
The private sector is successfully leveraging the maps included in these mobile devices to list restaurants, hotels, shops and a myriad of useful information.
But social enterprises and nonprofits offering critical services such as shelter for the homeless, food banks and pantries, health clinics for those in need, job fairs, and more, are not aggregated by these maps. There are many isolated attempts to create a niche visualization of social services but those are not getting traction and get lost in a sea of 'apps' or websites that do not rank high in search engine optimization.
Human Services organizations working on Poverty and housing related needs - approx 40,00 entities (source: https://x4i.org/poverty-indicators)
Human Services Organizations working on Food Insecurity, Malnutrition, Hunger - approx 16,000 entities (source: https://x4i.org/hunger-malnutrition-food-insecurity-in-the-us-indicators)