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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

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

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

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 called Cradle wants to help. Presented at the Disrupt Hackat

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

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 Disrupt New York.

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

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

Game developers show political solidarity with Humble Freedom Bundle

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 gaming deals of all time, but al

Craig Newmark puts $500K towards reducing harassment on Wikipedia

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 mode

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

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 se

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

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

Apple Pay now lets nonprofits take donations

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 on the web, where

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

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 set by some of

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announces new chief equality officer

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, who will report directly to CE

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

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 cold, hard cash. La

Ben Lerer, Gary Vaynerchuk and Andy Dunn join the board of nonprofit RaisedBy.Us

RaisedBy.Us, an organization that facilitates charitable giving at startups, has added three entrepreneurs and investors to its board of directors — Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer (pictured above), Vayner

Flatiron School teams up with Re:Coded to help Syrian refugees learn to code

There are now more than 6.5 million scattered Syrian refugees throughout the world and many of them are left without any way to make a living as the war wages on in their home country. Iraqi NGO Re:Co

The Fourth Stakeholder In Tech

The tech industry has a responsibility to do something about how Silicon Valley and San Francisco are evolving, and the displacement we’ve created. Each and every company has an impact on the people

Google To Donate Up To $1 Million Toward Education In Android Pay Charity Campaign

In an effort to kickstart its mobile payments solution, Android Pay, Google this morning announced a holiday campaign that will see the tech giant donating up to a million dollars toward special educa

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Donates $31M To Build VR Lab At His Alma Mater University Of Maryland

Brendan Iribe dropped out of University Of Maryland his freshman year to launch a startup before going on to form Oculus. But now inspired by Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy and made rich by Zuck

LeVar Burton Takes To The Internet To Bring Reading Rainbow To All Kids

If a butterfly is in the sky and you feel you could, feasibly, fly twice as high, why not turn to Kickstarter to bring about the second coming of the Reading Rainbow? If you’re LeVar Burton, tha

The One Percent Foundation, A Non-Profit, Wants To Help Millennials Turn Philanthropy Into A Habit

"Philanthropist" is a daunting word that conjures up images of Bruce Wayne and other people with so much excess money and time that they have to give it away. Most of us, on the other hand, need to bu
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