There are a tremendous number of people and organizations of people doing interesting and good things in this world. Truly, tens of thousands of pages could be dedicated to listing these great souls.
Here I just want to point out some very specific people or organizations whose work I've come across and that directly intersects with at least one aspect or sub-topic of The Bliss Experiment. As well, most of these are likely to be less well-known or with fewer resources than some of the largest and best-known service organizations, many of which I strongly support but certainly don't need my help in drawing attention to themselves.
I will continue to add to this list over time, so check back whenever the inspiration strikes. In alphabetical order:
Started by acclaimed director David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Elephant Man, Twin Peaks), this non-profit organization is dedicated to teaching people in difficult situations how to meditate. As can be seen here, the benefits of meditation, both for the individual and our society, are legion. Lynch's foundation brings meditation into dangerous and low-income schools, our military, homeless shelters, Native American reservations, prisons, and more, helping to teach these life and society-changing practices to all whom are interested. This is the kind of work that over time can completely transform our society.
The Greater Good studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and then translates those discoveries into teachable skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Located at UC Berkeley and co-founded by Dacher Keltner who is a Professor of Psychology at Berkeley, as well as a researcher and author, a great deal of whose ground-breaking work I cite in The Bliss Experiment. Not only does the Greater Good show the tight link between happiness, compassion, and altruism, they do a wonderful job taking that research and translating it into concrete and practical skills that each of can learn and employ in our daily lives.