A Tech Billionaire Takes on... Tech. What's His Larger Game Plan for Giving?

A Tech Billionaire Takes on... Tech. What's His Larger Game Plan for Giving?

Billionaire Craig Newmark may have made his fortune in tech, but he’s also worried about that industry’s outsized power. We talk to Newark about his latest big gift—and where his growing philanthropy is heading next.

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"Accelerate Everything." Meet the Campus Donor Cultivating a City's Tech Ecosystem

"Accelerate Everything." Meet the Campus Donor Cultivating a City's Tech Ecosystem

The effort of a wealthy tech entrepreneur to transform San Antonio is another example of “destination philanthropy,” as big donors step up place-based giving, often in partnership with local universities.

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A Rising Force: What to Know About the Wojcicki Sisters and Their Foundations

A Rising Force: What to Know About the Wojcicki Sisters and Their Foundations

Anne and Susan Wojcicki are among the most successful women in Silicon Valley. They’re also active philanthropists, with some serious resources. In case you missed it, here’s our look at their evolving giving, from May.

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More Than Money: A Tech Giant's Commitment to Public Schools

More Than Money: A Tech Giant's Commitment to Public Schools

Salesforce’s commitment to Bay Area schools now totals more than $50 million over the course of its five-year partnership with its local school districts. But grants aren’t the only way that the company helps.

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Jeff Bezos is Doing Smart Philanthropy. Now He Needs to Show Real Moral Leadership

Jeff Bezos is Doing Smart Philanthropy. Now He Needs to Show Real Moral Leadership

As Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos turn to large-scale giving, they’re targeting two urgent but neglected areas. That’s smart. But if Jeff is really worried about inequality, his real power lies in changing how Amazon operates.

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The Bigger Picture: Behind Millions in Grants to Drive Policy and Systems Change on Education

The Bigger Picture: Behind Millions in Grants to Drive Policy and Systems Change on Education

In another sign that education funders are looking beyond narrow school-level reforms, StriveTogether—with backing from the Ballmer Group—is deploying $20 million to back efforts to shift public policy and systems.

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"And So It's Time." A Tech Donor Cements His Legacy in Southern California

"And So It's Time." A Tech Donor Cements His Legacy in Southern California

Andrew J. Viterbi's philanthropy tends to be ambitious in terms of size and in scope. We dig into his recent $50 million gift to the University of California, San Diego, which, true to form, aims to cure blindness.

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Amid Rising Alarms About Big Tech, What Is Philanthropy's Role?

Amid Rising Alarms About Big Tech, What Is Philanthropy's Role?

Some top funders have gotten behind an initiative to examine, with Facebook's cooperation, how the social media giant affects elections. Are these funders playing it too safe when they should be hitting harder? 

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Targeting Support: Behind a Big Impact Investment by the Ballmer Group

Targeting Support: Behind a Big Impact Investment by the Ballmer Group

As the Ballmer Group pumps millions into nonprofits working to lift children out of poverty, it also has its eye on using new technology to drive faster progress in this tough area.

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Direct Support: Why a Tech Giver is Helping Fuel the Rapid Growth of a Top K-12 Nonprofit

Direct Support: Why a Tech Giver is Helping Fuel the Rapid Growth of a Top K-12 Nonprofit

DonorsChoose.org is now facilitating more than $100 million a year in gifts to help classroom teachers. One of the group’s top boosters, Craig Newmark, tell us why its model is so appealing.

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A Tech Giant Steps Up for the Homeless. What's Not to Like?

A Tech Giant Steps Up for the Homeless. What's Not to Like?

Salesforce’s new office tower in San Francisco looms as a symbol of tech omnipotence in a region with deepening stratification. The company and its CEO are also leaders in philanthropy. But are they bold enough?

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