Originally I was a non-tech cofounder of my startup iGiveMore, a charity fundraising platform that allows you to see how you inspire your friends to donate through an interactive visualization called the giving graph. I recently taught myself Ruby on Rails, CSS and HTML and I am happy to throw off the "non" part of my title.
Thousands of people do not receive government services because they do not know that they would qualify.
Open source, mobile optimized website / mobile app that aggregates information on federal state and local government programs around subject areas (health, housing etc), so that by entering a few pieces of demographic information users would know what government programs they qualify for.
Nonprofit and government volunteers could use it in canvassing, so that people would know what agencies to go to in order to apply for assistance.
We are building a tool for businesses to publicly show the progress of their charitable specials to build their brand as socially responsible.
Businesses have been offering Foursquare specials that offer a charitable donation for every checkin. For example Arbys promised to donate $1 to #NoKidHungry for every Foursquare Checkin.
Our app is a public facing tool for businesses to track the money they are giving via Foursquare checkins.