Social Impact Marketplace

We love Social Impact Businesses at NI4SI so we decided to share with you some of our favorite businesses.

NI4SI Staff Picks

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Businesses We Have Trained

NI4SI is proud to offer cutting edge, professional curriculum for business professionals that gives them the skills necessary to create powerful Social Impact. While these businesses are not certified by the Institute, they have sent their employees to train and learn with us and believe in the mission and vision of our organization, so we want to give them a shout out on our website! 

Other Favorite Social Impact Businesses Across the Nation

Every 4ocean product purchased comes with their One Pound Promise to pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines. Every pound pulled helps fund their global ocean cleanup operation, supports a growing movement to end the world’s reliance on single-use plastic, and advances their mission to end the ocean plastic crisis.

Tentree makes Earth-First essentials using the most sustainable (and comfortable) materials in the world. Every time you purchase an item, wthey plant 10 trees. By planting trees for every purchase, they’re making big change accessible to everybody and showing the lasting impact that one small choice can have.

For every backpack purchased, 25 meals are provided to families in need across the U.S.

The world’s most comfortable shoes, flats, and clothing made with natural materials like merino wool and eucalyptus.

Aveda’s vision is to set new beauty standards of leadership through their commitment to supply chain integrity with traceable, fair and sustainable ingredients.

BBB Institute partnered with local BBBs to launch the BBB4Good initiative to support and elevate purpose-driven businesses. In partnership with their network of BBBs located in communities throughout North America, BBB4Good works to:

Empower consumers to identify purpose-driven businesses,

Spotlight, recognize and support organizations that integrate social impact into their business plans, and

Expand the growth of this powerful new marketplace sector via new research and partnerships with like-minded organizations that are providing critical support to purpose-driven businesses.

Since its creation, Be Good to People® has grown from a simple shirt into a fashionable assortment of apparel, accessories, décor and so much more! Their products are not only cool and share an important message, but they inspire kinder and positive action.

Bridge to Justice is a 501(c)(3) Colorado nonprofit organization that provides civil legal services to low- and moderate-income Coloradans who do not qualify for free legal aid.

At CAFE 180, anyone can eat, regardless of their ability to pay. Those who are unable to pay simply exchange their time and energy for a nutritious meal.

Conscious Living’s mission is to advocate for a more conscious way of life that focuses on using and producing less waste; thereby, eliminating the need for disposables that put a strain on our finite resources and damage our environment. They hope to accomplish this by offering simple, everyday options that are eco-friendly, sustainable, fair trade and vegan-friendly. They also offer bulk refill solutions for home and body products, including, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, hand soap, laundry soap, dish soap, all-purpose cleaners, facial care, dental care, and MORE!

In 2018, Costa celebrated 35 years of providing the best polarized sunglasses on the planet! Since they were born on the water, they alongside volunteers, helped protect what they love – the beach! From October 1st to December 31st, their Kick Plastic campaign joined forces with the Surfrider Foundation and hosted 35 beach cleanups around the country.

Cuddle+kind was created because to make beautiful hand-knit dolls that help feed children. So for every cuddle+kind doll sold, they give 10 meals to children in need.

Located in Historic Downtown Littleton, DIRT is a local, women-run social enterprise with the mission to bring you quality crafted Huckleberry coffee, food, and drink while training, employing & empowering neurodivergent individuals through workforce development programming.

EarthHero gives you the tools to decide what’s important to you. They find companies that utilize sustainable materials, manufacturing processes, and business practices to create products that keep the planet’s best interests in mind. They tell you exactly what’s sustainable about each product; no smoke and mirrors.

Eclectic CO. is a cooperative retail space that provides support, education, and camaraderie to makers, as well as buttress the communities that they exist in. Eclectic CO. supports local artisans, healthy local economies, and social impact enterprises to promote social justice and environmental improvement.

Make better food buying decisions. FoodMaven makes it easy for chefs to compare ingredients across vendors for free.

Using a “direct redistribution” model, Food to Power transports surplus healthy foods from local supermarkets, backyard gardens and cafeterias to 20+ non-profit and community-based grocery programs.

Frayla is a social business that balances commercial and social goals. It is a for-profit model that sources products from socially responsible small businesses and equity projects and pairs the products with buyers who want fun fashionable attire and home decor while also doing good.

Explore Colorado Springs’ paradise in one magical stop. Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300′ towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies.

Hike for Life is a local social impact business that exists to nurture community, inspire exploration and preserve the great outdoors by providing information and carefully curated guided hikes for residents and visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

INHERENT is a men’s fashion and lifestyle brand, but it’s more than that. Through the Foundation by INHERENT, their brand also stands to support efforts toward men’s mental wellness by giving men a space to talk about it. 

Jefferson’s Bourbon is a Louisville, Kentucky-based brand of bourbon whiskey which is distilled, blended, and bottled in the US by Pernod-Ricard.  Jefferson’s has used experimental blending and aging techniques, such as aging bourbon at sea, where wave action can affect the product’s development

Kids On Bikes aims to inspire and empower all kids to lead healthy, active, and happy lives through bicycling.

One-of-a-kind designs and products built to make the world a better place. Shop, customize and design custom accessories. Ethically made in USA utilizing recycled fabrics.

Eco-minded market for local & organic produce & meats, deli & baked goods & personal care items.

The MilHousing Network connects military families with military real estate experts throughout the US.

Mission Catering is a social enterprise of Springs Rescue Mission. So, when you choose to dine with us, you’re also helping to feed, shelter and clothe our homeless neighbors in Colorado Springs. Your business also brings hours of vocational culinary experience to men building careers through the New Life Program at SRM.

Montanya Rums are the culmination of a 30-year love affair with rum and a passion for introducing it to others—all while building a business that is a force for good in the world.

Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Inc. (MER) is a retail and consignment store selling new and used high-quality outdoor equipment located in Colorado Springs, CO.  Gear includes camping, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cycling, running, climbing, fly fishing, canoes/kayaks, and many other outdoor activities associated with beautiful Colorado.

Catering Colorado Springs and the front range with three divisions: The Picnic Basket for corporate meetings and family celebrations, Buffalo Gals Grilling Company for Santa Maria style BBQ, & Cravings for upscale, VIP events. 


Tough as nature home & personal care. Gentle on you & powerful on gunk: No more choosing between safety & efficacy.

A real estate investment company that is focused on full-cycle Conscious Wealth Generation through each step of R vertically integrated process. Planning, due diligence, rehabilitation, leasing, property management, and empowerment.

Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. ReStores accept donations and sell a constantly changing inventory of diverse, high-quality merchandise to the public at a fraction of the retail price, while diverting reusable household items and building materials from area landfills.

At Rothy’s, we know there’s a better way to do business, and it starts by putting the planet and its people first. That’s why we transform eco-friendly materials into wardrobe staples that look just as good as they feel.

SAME Café is a donation-based, fair exchange restaurant that serves healthy food to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to create community through healthy food access. We believe in healthy food, community, and dignity for everyone. 

SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) provides the foremost technical expertise in solar energy to empower people, grow businesses, and influence the global PV industry through best practices.

All Natural, Vegan, Cruelty Free Lip Balm Made In Senegal.

Over 30 million mattresses end up in landfills each year in the U.S. Mattress recycling reduces this huge, expensive, toxic, and unnecessary demand on critically over-burdened landfills. Our mattress recycling process breaks down over 90% of each mattress into individual components (steel, foam, ticking, cotton, wood) and recycles or re-purposes them.

Part of every dollar spent at Story Coffee goes to The Marian House, serving over 600 hot meals every day to struggling people in Colorado Springs.

The Men’s Xchange is a Social Enterprise that sells thrift men’s business and and dress clothes exclusively, with all profits going to helping men evolve.

Trailforks is a trail management system for outdoor enthusiasts, trail builders/associations, government and tourism. It aims to provide the very best tools to inventory, maintain, promote and showcase trail networks and tourism destinations.

Trails End is a modern self-pour taproom that focuses on serving local and global craft beer, cider , wine and kombucha.  Tired of ordering a beer just to find out you don’t really like it, even know what you like? At Trails End Taproom, just try a few ounces then try something else – you only pay by the ounce. It’s like a beer fest everyday! In addition to allowing you to taste some of the best craft beer in the world, we support the community with a generous giving program that supports local non-profits. 

Two Blind Brothers is a luxury clothing line on a mission to cure blindness.

Sustainably-made clothing and tools for a plastic-free life. 1 product purchased = 1 pound of trash removed from waterways.

Warby Parker offers high-quality eyeglasses, sunglasses, contacts, and eye exams at an affordable price. Buy a Pair, Give a Pair. So far, over 10 million pairs of glasses have been distributed to people in need.

Who Gives a SCRAP is a donation based scrap store that carries an impressive mix of arts and craft and hobbies supplies in addition to unique vintage finds. We carry everything from scrapbook paper to game pieces, used books and sewing patterns, the variety is a crafters dream.  We believe that the reuse of  goods and materials is the most efficient, environmentally friendly and economically viable way to reduce the waste stream.

Wilderdog donates one pound of dog food for every purchase made here on 

Women’s Bean Project is a nonprofit social enterprise. We have a food manufacturing business tied directly to our transitional employment program. One cannot exist without the other. We believe all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. So we hire women who are chronically unemployed and we teach them to work making nourishing products that we sell across the U.S. Through their work at Women’s Bean Project, women learn to stand tall, find their purpose and break the cycle of poverty. Because when you change a woman’s life, you change her family’s life.

Men’s and women’s head-to-toe ethical and sustainable fashion boutique.