Tough Problem, Deep Pockets: Parsing Bezos Philanthropy's Initial Steps on Homelessness

Tough Problem, Deep Pockets: Parsing Bezos Philanthropy's Initial Steps on Homelessness

While Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos’ separation is making headlines, a slew of grants announced last fall by their Day 1 Families Fund made the couple among the nation’s largest givers for homelessness. How’s that playing out so far?

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In Leadership Picks, Clues About the Education Plans of Top Tech Philanthropists

In Leadership Picks, Clues About the Education Plans of Top Tech Philanthropists

The founders of Amazon and Facebook both plan to give away billions for education. With these efforts still in an early phase, we’re keeping a close eye on the leaders these philanthropists are tapping to advance their ambitious goals—including two recent executive hires.

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Primed: The Future of Bezos Education Giving Takes Shape

Primed: The Future of Bezos Education Giving Takes Shape

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are poised to become the biggest national funders of early childhood learning. We explore how their new effort will build on work already underway and could shape trends in this space.

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Hey, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos: Here Are Some Ideas for Your Philanthropy

Hey, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos: Here Are Some Ideas for Your Philanthropy

Jeff Bezos is nearly the richest person in the world, with a net worth of $84 billion, and he's asking for ideas to guide Bezos family philanthropy that address "the right now." We can think of a couple. 

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As the Budget Ax Looms, Who's Stepping Up for Cancer Research?

As the Budget Ax Looms, Who's Stepping Up for Cancer Research?

Philanthropy can’t make up the financial void that would be left by severe cuts in federal funding. But the Bezos family has come forward with a big gift at a key moment, tapping its vast Amazon wealth. 

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Forget Jeff Bezos. His Parents, Mike and Jackie, Are the People to Know

For over a decade, Jeff Bezos' parents—Mike and Jackie—have presided over their own grantmaking shop, the small but steadily growing Bezos Family Foundation. But here's the thing: The foundation is no longer so small.
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