charity

PayPal-owned Venmo is today rolling out two changes to its peer-to-peer payments app, including the ability to donate to charities through Venmo as well as a redesigned money-sending experience. The…

Venmo adds in-app charitable donations, redesigned ‘send money’ screen

Crypto owners tend to be more generous than other investors when donating to charity, research shows. Whether that’s because of their strong sense of community or because of the lucrative…

Online donation platform Change helps charities fundraise in crypto

As the Russia-Ukraine war rages on, crypto has become an integral tool for donors abroad to support Ukraine. The success of crypto-native fundraising campaigns in this context is reflective of…

Why web3’s wealthy are donating crypto instead of cash

A number of startups are experimenting with what a better social app could look like. For a startup called Alms, the answer is a social network that focuses on users’…

Alms is a social app focused on real-world impact and positive change

Google today is launching a new suite of resources for people struggling with food insecurity across the U.S. The project includes the launch of a new website, “Find Food Support,”…

Google debuts a new website and set of resources for Americans experiencing food insecurity

Two Screens for Teachers, which as you may guess is about getting teachers a second screen to use at home, has put together enough funds to get every educator in…

Two Screens for Teachers will outfit all educators in Seattle Public Schools with a second monitor

Helping out a friend in need online can be surprisingly difficult. While giving cash is easy enough, that’s often not what people need most — so Give InKind aims to…

Give InKind’s smarter giving platform brings in surprise $1.5 million in pre-seed funding

Amazon will make it easier and more affordable for its third-party sellers to donate their unwanted excess inventory and returns, rather than having the items sent back or destroyed. The…

Amazon launches a new program to donate unsold products from third-party sellers to charity

Yesterday, Salesforce.com announced its intent to buy its own educational/nonprofit arm, Salesforce.org, for $300 million. On its face, this feels like a confusing turn of events, but industry experts say…

Why it just might make sense that Salesforce.com is buying Salesforce.org

GoFundMe.com has made a name for itself as a wildly successful platform for people to raise awareness virally and collect money for their personal causes, with $5 billion coming from…

GoFundMe rebrands the Direct Impact Fund as GoFundMe.org for wider charitable giving

Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that commerce is a huge part of the 2019 road map for Facebook’s family of apps. But before people can easily buy things from Instagram etc., Facebook…

Instagram’s fundraiser stickers could lure credit card numbers

The Google Play Store is receiving an update today that will allow customers to make charitable donations to nonprofits from their Android device. While it may seem odd to be…

Android users can now donate to charities through the Google Play Store

Fresh off its biggest shopping day in history, Cyber Monday 2018, Amazon today is making it easy for Alexa owners to participate in Giving Tuesday, the international day of charitable…

Alexa can now help you donate to Toys for Tots and other charities

As cities in Hurricane Florence’s path deal with its aftermath, Google will match up to $1 million in donations to help with relief efforts. The disaster’s death toll is currently…

Google will match up to $1M in donations for Hurricane Florence relief

YouTube today announced a suite of new features designed to offer creators and their fans new ways to contribute to charitable causes. This includes beta versions of new fundraising and…

YouTube launches a suite of fundraising tools

Facebook marked the first anniversary of its birthday fundraisers by revealing that more than $300 million in donations have been raised through the feature, which lets users mark their birthdays…

Facebook says birthday fundraisers have raised more than $300 million over the past year

It can be hard sometimes to grok the scale of the gaming community, but the occasional charity event not only demonstrates the hugeness of the industry but also its diversity…

Overwatch ‘Pink Mercy’ sale raises $12M for breast cancer research

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…

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

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…

Dell Foundation pledges $36 million to Harvey relief effort

Is your money burning a hole in your pocket, and you’d like to use some of it for good causes, but you don’t know where to begin? A new app…

Cradle is an app that makes it easier for you to find and donate to charities

What if every time you took an Uber, you gave to charity without spending extra money? That’s the idea behind Buttons for Good, a hack developed at TechCrunch’s Hackathon at…

Buttons for Good donates to charity every time you take an Uber

PayPal was targeted with a class action lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Chicago which focuses on the way the payments company handles charitable donations. The suit alleges the company’s charitable…

Class Action lawsuit alleges PayPal diverts charitable donations from intended recipients, misleads consumers

The Humble Bundle is a reliable source of good deals on games, usually organized around some theme or another. This week’s bundle, however, is not only one of the best…

Game developers show political solidarity with Humble Freedom Bundle

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has donated half a million dollars towards Wikipedia’s “Community health initiative,” aimed at reducing harassment and vandalism on the site and improve the tools moderators use…

Craig Newmark puts $500K towards reducing harassment on Wikipedia

Google.org is donating $30 million to non-profits this holiday so that they can buy any tech and related services that they need including hardware, software, training and IT maintenance or repair…

Google.org donates $30 million to help nonprofits buy the tech they need

After they failed to stop the spread of “fake news” around the U.S. election, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Google are facing heightened public scrutiny. Fake news is a threat to democracy, the…

Full Fact aims to end fake news with automated fact checking tools

Apple Pay now lets nonprofits take donations

9:30 am PST • November 14, 2016

Apple announced this morning that its payments service Apple Pay will now support the ability to make donations to nonprofits, starting today in the U.S. This includes both Apple Pay…

Apple Pay now lets nonprofits take donations

Eero, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based maker of a smart wireless routing system, is asking employees to help one of their colleagues after his special-needs son was burned in a fire…

Eero looks to help employee whose 10-year-old son was burned by peers

Salesforce has taken a leading role on LGBT issues and now it is taking that one step further. The company next week will be announcing its first chief equality officer,…

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announces new chief equality officer

Pouring a bucket of ice-cold water over your head, or liking or sharing a charity online might help raise awareness, but what campaigns that go comprehensively viral really need is…

Spotfund makes micro-donations easier with social-first mobile app