philanthropy commits $50 million to help prepare people for the ‘future of work’ is on a mission to help people find jobs, so it has pledged $50 million to fund nonprofit organizations that are focused on using technology to improve job searching, job matching, skill-bu

Airbnb puts €5M into ‘Community Tourism Program’ fund for local projects in Europe

Airbnb has become of the more popular ways of travelling around Europe, offering visitors to cities and regions home-based alternatives to staying in impersonal or expensive hotels when they are away grants $50 million to nonprofits striving for equal access in education is donating a $50 million block of grant money to education tech nonprofits striving to create equal access to education around the world. The money, and in-kind services from Google, will

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub invests $50 million in its first 47 research initiatives

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a non-profit medical research organization started by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg (and not to be confused with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability

Lifting children’s economic prospects through technology

In 2016, Forbes reported there were 159 technology billionaires, and four of the 10 richest people in the world made their money in the tech sector. We believe there are opportunities for these techno, Omidyar Network backing Fast Forward, the accelerator for tech nonprofits

An accelerator that helps tech nonprofits develop their products and raise grant money, Fast Forward, has attracted $1.25 million in philanthropic funding of its own. Backers include big names in vent uses Uber to direct homeless people to shelters

Coders stayed up all night at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. With just 24 hours to build something meaningful, it was no easy task. But four gentlemen met at t

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Announces $100M Philanthropic Education Fund

Reed Hastings took to Facebook Tuesday to announce that he would be personally funding a new $100 million philanthropic fund, focusing exclusively on education-related projects and organizations. T

The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative May Be More Important Than Facebook

The first millennial CEO is leading the end of “two-pocket thinking”

Rethinking The Role Of Tech Companies In The Refugee Crisis

The urgent humanitarian situation in Europe has pushed the ongoing global refugee crisis to the forefront of U.S. consciousness. There are currently 60 million people around the world who have been fo

Should On-Demand Startups Share More Data To Quell Legal Fears? Ron Conway, Fred Wilson Weigh In

As the technology business becomes more mainstream, tackling more legacy and non-tech problems, we're seeing the tech industry look for better ways to engage with the communities they are potentially

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

Tech Billionaires Made Up 75% Of 2013’s Most Philanthropic People Under 50

Young tech billionaires gave generously in 2013. Of the 50 top philanthropists compiled by the Chronicle Of Philanthropy, only 4 were under the age of 50 and 3 of those were in the tech industry: Mark

Facebook Launches “Donate” Button For Non-Profits That Also Collects Billing Info For Itself

Facebook unveiled a "Donate Now" button today to make it much easier for non-profits to take contributions. A nice side effect? The button will collect credit card numbers and other billing info for F

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

Meet Omakase, The Charity That Wants To End The Tech Industry’s Giving Problem

The average salary of Silicon Valley tech professionals is <a target="_blank" href="">$101,278</a>. So it's pretty embarrassing that <a target

TC50: Causecast, One Stop Philanthropy Shop

<img src="" /> <a href=""></a> is a philanthropic site that brings a number of ma

Google throws millions at the problems of the world

It’s almost as if they just typed “problems+the+world+is+currently+facing” into their own search engine, and gave a million dollars to everyone on the first page. They’ve got m

OLPC project extends buy-one-get-one deal until Dec 31st

Ah, the gift of giving. And getting. ‘Tis the season (for buying), and those savvy philanthropists at the One Laptop Per Child project have decided to extend the length of their one-for-me, one-