Facebook’s plan to build community with hiring and $10M in grants

Facebook will award up to $1 million to five community leaders and $50,000 to 100 more to fund their ideas for how to strengthen people’s online and offline connections. Facebook will also hire

Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for Dreamers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood

Girls Who Code gets a Disney Imagineering boost

The room is a raw warehouse space that is partitioned off with curtains, hiding the bulk of it from view. I’m at the back of a group of girls who is nervously dropping its phones into a plastic box

Apple marks World AIDS Day with in-store and in-app donations

After raising $160 million for the Global fund as part of its partnership with (RED), Apple is marking tomorrow’s World AIDS Day by offering up a bunch of opportunities to donate. The easiest of the

Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature

Facebook has always been about friends, but now it’s seeking a broader purpose. So today, Facebook is lending a hand with what it does best: social connections, APIs, and money. At its second Fa

Facebook and The Gates Foundation are matching $2M in donations for #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that always falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year Facebook is again partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match

Amazon’s all-new Echo goes (RED) for a limited time

The new Echo is a better looking device than its predecessor, thanks in large part to its various fabric coverings. Now, there's a new option for the outer shell: A PRODUCT(RED) special limited editio

Uber donates $1 million to Meals on Wheels

Uber has teamed up with Meals on Wheels America to help the organization fulfill its mission of providing healthy meals to homebound seniors, veterans and others. The two-year partnership entails a $1

Facebook makes it easier to donate in times of crisis

Facebook’s social good team has launched a donate button specific to crises. The goal is that people will be able to more easily and securely help communities affected by natural disasters. Face

Inside Summit Series, the invite-only getaway striving for altruism

"Make No Small Plans" is the Summit Series motto, and it doesn't. The "Burning Man meets Davos" event company has bought a mountain, rented cruise ships and, this week, is taking over Los Angeles. If

Zuckerberg’s CZI donates to struggling towns near Facebook

Facebook's success has led to gentrification and hardship in some towns close to its Menlo Park headquarters. So while the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has committed more than $45 billion to solving hea

Facebook drops no-vote stock plan, Zuck will sell shares to fund philanthropy

Mark Zuckerberg has gotten so rich that he can fund his philanthropic foundation and retain voting control without Facebook having to issue a proposed non-voting class of stock that faced shareholder

Dell Foundation pledges $36 million to Harvey relief effort

Michael and Susan Dell have doubled down on the tech industry’s commitment to bail out Texas as it recovers from Hurricane Harvey. The couple pledged a whopping $36 million to the effort throug

How tech companies are helping Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey

For Houston area residents still being pounded by record rains, Harvey is a marathon — a vast sprawl of a natural disaster still so present that its impact can't yet be accurately assessed. In respo

Facebook will match Harvey relief donations up to $1 million

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to inundate the Texas Gulf Coast, Facebook users have one more reason to donate to relief efforts. Facebook announced Tuesday that it would match the Harvey disaster

You can donate to Harvey storm relief through Apple’s App Store and iTunes

Those searching for a way to help Texans impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey need look no further than iTunes or the iOS App Store. Apple has made donating to the American Red Cross a bit

Tutanota to offer premium e2e encrypted email free to non-profits

Freemium, open source encrypted email service, Tutanota, which is based in Germany, is offering to "donate" (as it puts it) the business version of its end-to-end encrypted email service to non-profi

DoNotPay launches 1,000 new bots to help you with your legal problems

Since making headlines last year with his DoNotPay chatbot to help people fight their parking tickets, Joshua Browder has been heads-down building in new capabilities on his quest to democratize legal

Facebook changes mission statement to ‘bring the world closer together’

"Making the world more open and connected" had one fundamental flaw: it didn't push for any specific positive outcome from more connection. Technically, it could encompass digital voyeurism via the Ne

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $5M to home down payments for teachers

When housing costs too much or educators have to commute from far away, there’s rapid teacher turnover that hurts students. That’s why Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s philanthro
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