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Apple, Laurene Powell Jobs and Leonardo DiCaprio launch a GoFundMe with $12M for the hungry

Apple has made a donation to a new fundraising campaign, America’s Food Fund, along with Laurene Powell Jobs, Leonardo DiCaprio and the Ford Foundation. Together, they’ve contributed $12 million toward the $15 million goal for the new initiative being hosted on fundraising platform GoFundMe. The proceeds will go to benefit World Central Kitchen and Feeding America. The former was founded in 2020 by Chef José Andrés to provide meals to the hungry in the wake of man-made and natural disasters worl...
Tags: Apple, TC, Mark Zuckerberg, Blake Lively, America, Tech, Dolly Parton, Leonardo Dicaprio, Ralph Lauren, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey, Ryan Reynolds, Philanthropy, Oprah, Bahamas


Waiving Rent and Making Masks, Afghans Meet Coronavirus With Kindness

The health crisis, which has become a fresh test of survival for a country where life has been a daily fight for decades, has provoked a shared sense of responsibility and spontaneous acts of generosity.
Tags: News, Masks, Afghanistan, Philanthropy, Kabul (Afghanistan, Kandahar (Afghanistan, Rationing and Allocation of Resources, Herat (Afghanistan, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Restaurants Find Hope in Delivering Donated Meals to Hospitals

As Americans pitch in to order meals for beleaguered health care workers, the deliveries can be a lifeline for restaurants and food trucks as well as hospitals.
Tags: News, Restaurants, Hospitals, United States, Chefs, Philanthropy, Delivery Services, Food Trucks and Vendors, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


With Stars at Home, a Coronavirus Pop Benefit Scales Down

Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello and Sam Smith performed remotely to raise money for organizations helping with Covid-19 relief.
Tags: News, Billie, David, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Keys, Philanthropy, Mariah, Backstreet Boys, Grohl, Tim, Carey, Armstrong, Shawn, Lovato, Mendes


New Orleans Restaurants, Used to Disasters, Reckon With Something Worse

The dining and bar scene, so central to the city’s identity, emerged strong from Hurricane Katrina. But the coronavirus crisis is different.
Tags: News, Restaurants, Unemployment, New Orleans, Philanthropy, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Labor and Jobs, Shutdowns (Institutional, New Orleans (La, Bars and Nightclubs, Hurricane Katrina (2005, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Don’t Need That $1,200 Stimulus Check? Here Are Places to Donate It.

The federal government approved a $2 trillion stimulus package, which includes direct payments to millions of Americans to help get through the coronavirus outbreak. If you don’t need the money, here are some ideas to help you give it to someone in need.
Tags: News, Philanthropy, Blood Donation, Food Banks and Pantries, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Stimulus (Economic


Google sets aside $800M in ads and cash to help in COVID-19 fight

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Friday that his company would be donating more than $800 million in ad credits and cash to help government orgs and small businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The announcement gives a full breakdown of the deployment, the bulk of which is in credits for Google services. Google will be giving $250 million worth of ad grants to more than 100 government orgs across the globe, including the World Health Organization. They will also be seeding $340 million...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Tech, Aws, World Health Organization, Philanthropy, Sundar Pichai, Google Cloud, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Google sets aside $800M in ads and loans to help in COVID-19 fight

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Friday that his company would be donating more than $800 million in ad credits and loans to help government orgs and small businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The announcement gives a full breakdown of the deployment, the bulk of which is in credits for Google services: Google will be giving $250 million worth of ad grants to more than 100 government orgs across the globe, including the World Health Organization. They will also be seeding $340 millio...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Tech, Aws, World Health Organization, Philanthropy, Sundar Pichai, Google Cloud, Coronavirus, COVID-19


A New Mission for Nonprofits During the Outbreak: Survival

Upended by the coronavirus outbreak, nonprofits are laying off workers and seeking help from stretched donors.
Tags: News, Philanthropy, Nonprofit Organizations, Layoffs and Job Reductions, No Limits, Labor and Jobs, Shutdowns (Institutional, Meals On Wheels, National Council of Nonprofits, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Boulder Non-Profits to Support for Covid-19 Relief

Amy and I recently joined a campaign created by Dave and Suzanne Hoover to fund a $100,000 match for the Impact on Education Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools Critical Needs Fund. School closures due to COVID-19 have a direct impact on BVSD students and families. This fund supports BVSD food services to ensure families receive nutritious meals. It also provides school supplies to assist with at-home learning. On Monday, I talked about our matching gifts to Boulder Community Health Covi...
Tags: Trends, Dave, Crisis, Boulder, Philanthropy, Amy, Feld, Boulder County, COVID-19, Boulder Community Health Covid, Suzanne Hoover, Blue Sky Bridge


National Cathedral, Nasdaq, Businesses and Unions Locate Troves of N95 Masks

One stockpile was in the cathedral’s crypt. Others were with companies like Goldman Sachs. And a health care union said it found 39 million more.
Tags: News, Masks, Goldman Sachs, Pornhub, Philanthropy, Shortages, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Facebook Inc, Nasdaq Stock Market, Washington National Cathedral, Protective Clothing and Gear, Stockpiling, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, National Cathedral Nasdaq Businesses


GoFundMe Confronts Coronavirus Demand

Americans are turning to crowdfunding to cover coronavirus-related costs while the government prepares to deliver on its stimulus plan. But most campaigns aren’t meeting their goals.
Tags: News, Small Business, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Stimulus (Economic


Tencent launches $100M fund to fight COVID-19

Tencent this week announced the launch of the Global Anti-Pandemic Fund, a $100 million effort designed to help curb the devastating spread of COVID-19. The news follows the launch of $100 million funds from fellow tech giants Netflix and Facebook.  In the case of the Shenzhen-based corporation, initial funding will go to practical and vitally important health supply donations, including protective gear and other products for hospitals and healthcare first responders. Tencent notes that th...
Tags: Health, Facebook, China, Tech, Netflix, Tencent, Philanthropy, Shenzhen, Martin Lau, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Flexport, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others launch a fund to get supplies to front-line responders

There’s a global shortage of available protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for use by frontline responders working to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the Frontline Responders Fund wants to channel donations to help address that shortage. The fund, which is seeking public donations via GoFundMe, will use all proceeds to cover the costs of transportation of these crucial supplies to the hospitals, clinics and public agencies that need them most. Flexport is facilitati...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Safety, Softbank, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Edward Norton, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Ron Conway, Flexport, Petersen


How to Help Arts Workers Hurt by the Pandemic: Give, but Safely

As online campaigns to help those let go by cultural venues proliferate, experts say to be generous, but careful.
Tags: Art, News, Philanthropy, Charity Navigator, Gofundme, Nonprofit Organizations, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Amazon donates $1 million to DC organizations helping those impacted by COVID-19 outbreak

Amazon announced this morning it’s making a $1 million donation that will be split among four Washington D.C. region community foundations that are working to support vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. The groups, ACT for Alexandria ,  Arlington Community Foundation ,  Community Foundation for Northern Virginia  and the  Greater Washington Community Foundation, will each use a portion of the million dollars as flexible funds that will go towards food, housing and shelter,...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Ecommerce, Washington, Tech, Seattle, Philanthropy, Arlington, Amazon Flex, Arlington County Virginia, Seattle Foundation, HQ2, Central Union Mission, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Providing Frontline Support to Boulder County Caregivers

As the world shifts underneath us around Covid-19, Amy and I have focused our immediate philanthropic efforts on our local community in Boulder County. If you have the ability to contribute anything philanthropically, helping locally will make a huge difference right now. While many of us are hunkered down at home, we’ve got numerous frontline providers at hospitals and in the community out in public helping us all get through this. Amy and I made two matching gifts in Boulder County. Note...
Tags: Trends, Boulder, Philanthropy, Amy, Feld, Boulder County, BCH, COVID-19, Boulder County Caregivers, Boulder Community Health Foundation COVID


‘People Need Immediate Relief,’ and Online Donors Make It Happen

On social media, outpourings of generosity during the coronavirus pandemic are part of a shift toward direct giving.
Tags: News, Social Media, Gay, Philanthropy, Shea, Serrano, Roxane, Wages and Salaries, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


‘I Don’t Feel Helpless’: Giving Strangers Coronavirus Aid With a Click

On social media, outpourings of generosity during the pandemic are part of a shift toward direct online giving.
Tags: News, Social Media, Gay, Philanthropy, Shea, Serrano, Roxane, Wages and Salaries, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Travel savings tool Service shuts down, citing COVID-19 downturn

Service, a tool that helped you get compensation when there are flight delays and find lower hotel rates after you’ve already booked, today said it would shut down its service. The company, which launched in 2015, says it faced a fundraising round that collapsed two weeks ago and was in the middle of an acquisition that collapsed on Friday. It cites the current economic downturn and COVID-19 as the reason for both of these events. Service will shut down later this week, on Friday, March 20. I...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Ceo, Service, Albums, Fundraising, Philanthropy, Kayak, 9, Schneider, Michael Schneider, Software Automation, Menlo Ventures Maveron Xfund Flight Ventures


Bill Gates Steps Down from Microsoft Board of Directors

Over the weekend Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced that he would be stepping down from the company's board of directors. He also announced that he would be stepping down from the Berkshire Hathaway board of directors as well. The post Bill Gates Steps Down from Microsoft Board of Directors appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Board of Directors, Microsoft, All News, Web News, Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway, Philanthropy


A Ballet School Rehired an Embezzler. Then $1.5 Million Vanished.

The ex-employee is now charged with taking the money from the Kirov Academy, which was created by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church.
Tags: South Korea, News, Gambling, Dancing, Moon, Philanthropy, Rev Sun Myung Moon, Unification Church, Washington (DC, Universal Ballet, Kirov Academy of Ballet, Sun Myung, Kirov Academy


Facebook commits $20M to UNF, WHO and CDC to tackle COVID-19

Facebook said on Friday that it is committing to match $20 million in donations, a fraction of its quarterly profit, to support global relief efforts for COVID-19 coronavirus. Mark Zuckerberg, the social juggernaut’s chief executive, said Facebook was committing $10 million for the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and an additional $10 million for the CDC Foundation, which will launch its Facebook Fundraiser in the coming wee...
Tags: Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Cdc, Tech, Who, Seattle, Philanthropy, Zuckerberg, World Health Organization WHO, CDC Foundation, Didi Chuxing, Coronavirus


Billionaire Confessional: David Rubenstein on Wealth and Privilege

“Growing up in a family where your father’s pretty wealthy is much more complicated than growing up in a family where your father is not wealthy.”
Tags: News, Income Inequality, Private Equity, Philanthropy, David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group LP, Rubenstein, David M, High Net Worth Individuals, Monuments and Memorials (Structures


The awkward truth about choosing charities

None of us have infinite bank accounts so when we make charitable donations we have to weigh up how to do it most effectively. What is the most suffering you can reduce for the amount of money you have?Philosopher Peter Singer uses the Make-A-Wish Foundation as an example. It's a much loved charity for the joy it gives to dying children. Yet the cost of the average wish is $7,500—an amount that, if spent effectively, can save one, two, three, four, or more children's lives, says Peter Singer. "W...
Tags: Health, Death, Money, Activism, Life, Compassion, Innovation, Philosophy, Illness, Philanthropy, Peter, Peter Singer


Rosalind P. Walter, the First ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Is Dead at 95

A daughter of privilege who worked on an assembly line during World War II, she became a principal benefactor of PBS, her name intoned on a host of programs.
Tags: News, Pbs, Philanthropy, Walter, Rosie, Public Broadcasting, Deaths (Obituaries, World War II (1939-45, Rosalind P, Rose the Riveter, Rosalind P Walter


Indians’ Carlos Carrasco Turns a Cancer Ordeal Into a Ray of Light

The longtime Cleveland starter received a diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia last spring, then spent much of his recovery time helping others.
Tags: News, Leukemia, Baseball, Cleveland, Philanthropy, Cleveland Indians, Carrasco, Carlos Carrasco, Carlos (1987-


America’s 'Great Wealth Transfer': How to pass on values and purpose

Approximately $68 trillion will pass from boomers to millennials over the next few decades in what's known as the Great Wealth Transfer.90% of family wealth is gone by the time the third generation comes around, primarily due to familial conflict.Social capital advisor Richard Tafel suggests 4 steps families should follow so they transfer wealth in a way that does the most amount of social good. The U.S. is going through the largest transfer of wealth in history. The question for many ultra-hig...
Tags: Family, Money, Relationships, Finance, America, Economics, Harvard, Innovation, Emotions, Philanthropy, U S Trust, Marcum LLP, Richard Tafel, U S Trust Company Insights on Wealth and Worth, Family Office Association of America, Marcum Social Capital Advisors




How to Be Good

What a therapist, scholar, monk, C.E.O. and others can teach us about bringing our best to everything we do, every day.
Tags: News, Social Media, Hornby, Philanthropy, NICK, Barber, Harriet, Rose, Cheryl, Dan, Ron, Lerner, Freund, Ariely, Religion and Belief, Books and Literature