Charles Best's Big Idea

Aspen Institute

Charles Best is founder and CEO of, a nonprofit organization that provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At, public school teachers create classroom project requests, and donors can pick the projects they want to support. Best launched the organization twelve years ago out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history. was named by Fast Company as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World, the first time a charity has rece