Anti-Monopoly Money: A Facebook Co-Founder Mobilizes Millions to Battle Bigness

Anti-Monopoly Money: A Facebook Co-Founder Mobilizes Millions to Battle Bigness

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has raised $10 million to fight monopolies, including from a number of top foundations. What’s the strategy to challenge not just Big Tech, but concentrated corporate power more broadly?

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A Drive to Contribute: Meet the Top Indian American Philanthropists

A Drive to Contribute: Meet the Top Indian American Philanthropists

Buoyed by economic success, especially in tech fields, a rising number of Indian Americans are tapping their wealth to support causes in India, the U.S. and beyond. Here’s a rundown of the most prominent of these givers.

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American Dream: Behind a Tech Billionaire's Bid to Bolster the Middle Class

American Dream: Behind a Tech Billionaire's Bid to Bolster the Middle Class

No longer running Google, Eric Schmidt is harnessing his vast fortune to a growing philanthropic agenda. The latest project: funding university-led efforts to find new ways to boost America’s flagging middle class in distressed communities.

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Tapping Billions, a Young Donor and Her New Foundation Focus on Equity

Tapping Billions, a Young Donor and Her New Foundation Focus on Equity

Bay Area lawyer Nicole Shanahan recently launched the Bia-Echo Foundation, committing $100 million over five years to a mix of causes. We find out more about this emerging giver, who is married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

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In His Expanding Giving to Help Veterans, a Big Tech Donor Keeps His Eyes Trained on the Grassroots

In His Expanding Giving to Help Veterans, a Big Tech Donor Keeps His Eyes Trained on the Grassroots

In just a few years, Craig Newmark’s total giving has already hit the nine-figure mark. But while he’s clearly in the philanthropy big leagues, he often focuses on grassroots collaborations, as exemplified by a new gift for veterans issues.

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Crypto Giver: What to Expect From This Young Billionaire's Philanthropy

Crypto Giver: What to Expect From This Young Billionaire's Philanthropy

Coinbase founder Brian Armstrong is the first crypto billionaire to sign the Giving Pledge. While his personal philanthropy is in its very early stages, he also recently launched GiveCrypto.org. Here’s an inside look.

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When the Unicorn Gives: A Quick Look at How Five Hot Companies Approach Philanthropy

When the Unicorn Gives: A Quick Look at How Five Hot Companies Approach Philanthropy

As interest in philanthropy grows among young entrepreneurs, we’re seeing more founders and newer companies step up with commitments. But the motives are not always as pure as they seem amid a backlash to the tech sector.

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In Her Latest Chapter, Carly Fiorina’s Philanthropy Focuses on Empowering Nonprofit Leaders

In Her Latest Chapter, Carly Fiorina’s Philanthropy Focuses on Empowering Nonprofit Leaders

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, dealt with training and leadership development in the corporate sector for a long time. Now she’s working to bring these same skills to boosting “problem solvers” in civil society.

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What We Know and Don’t Know About the Philanthropy of Apple CEO Tim Cook

What We Know and Don’t Know About the Philanthropy of Apple CEO Tim Cook

While Cook has pledged to give away the bulk of his Apple fortune, he’s yet to engage in large-scale philanthropy. Meanwhile, some of the gifts that he is making are going to undisclosed recipients. We take a closer look.

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Thou Shalt Give: A WeWork Billionaire's Unusual Commitment to Big League Philanthropy

Thou Shalt Give: A WeWork Billionaire's Unusual Commitment to Big League Philanthropy

Adam Neumann’s pre-IPO pledge to give away $1 billion or face penalties underscores the new giving among young entrepreneurs. It also shows how Neumann doesn’t want to be yet another billionaire who doesn’t give fast enough.

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Inmates to Entrepreneurs: A Tech Winner Focuses on Turning Around Lives

Inmates to Entrepreneurs: A Tech Winner Focuses on Turning Around Lives

After selling his tech company, Brian Hamilton started a foundation to scale up work he’d been doing for many years to help formerly incarcerated individuals start businesses. But the foundation’s work has expanded beyond that.

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Full Spectrum: A Venture Funder’s Latest Moves to Fuel Progressive Change

Full Spectrum: A Venture Funder’s Latest Moves to Fuel Progressive Change

New Media Ventures takes a VC-like approach to backing the “resistance,” providing early-stage support to organizations on the front lines that take a range of approaches—including nonprofit, for-profit, (c)3 and (c)4 outfits.

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Uncharted Waters: Millions to Find Answers About Democracy, Media, and Technology

Uncharted Waters: Millions to Find Answers About Democracy, Media, and Technology

Dubbing the rise of digital communications and social media “the most profound shift in how we communicate with each other since Gutenberg,” the Knight Foundation aims to catalyze a new field of research on this revolution.

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Civic Hall: A Billionaire’s Latest Big Gift Focused on Tech and the Greater Good

Civic Hall: A Billionaire’s Latest Big Gift Focused on Tech and the Greater Good

Civic Hall, a home for civic tech entrepreneurs in New York City, recently received a $5 million gift from Craig Newmark. The group’s co-founders explain how they connected with a donor who holds a deeply aligned vision about technology.

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Inside Vulcan, a New Model for Solving Some of the World’s Biggest Problems

Inside Vulcan, a New Model for Solving Some of the World’s Biggest Problems

Before he died last fall, the billionaire Paul Allen built up a powerful in-house capacity at his company, Vulcan Inc., to tackle urgent issues like wildlife protection and climate change. IP editor David Callahan takes an inside look at its unique strategy for impact.

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