Hundreds of free stories

There are over 1,300 entries in our free database of real heroes, all of them about people who have stuck their necks out for the common good.

You can search there for Giraffes by name, location, problem addressed, age, gender, and occupation.

And you’re free to use our profiles of these heroes—with attribution, in the form of a link back to

The Board of Directors of this nonprofit chooses new Giraffe Heroes several times a year. If you’ve spotted a hero you’d like to nominate, please go to our nomination page.