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.
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.
How are America’s wealthiest young people stacking up when it comes to giving? We drill into the philanthropy records of the 13 billionaires who rank among the richest 400 Americans and find a mixed picture.
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.
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.
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.
Schox Philanthropy is yet more evidence of the intense interest among young entrepreneurs in engaging in giving. We chat with the principals to learn more about how the model works and what it’s funding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main philanthropic organization of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam has gone through some big changes in the past year. With a new strategy, it’s looking to confront the rise of illiberal populism and "reimagine capitalism.”
With a mission of backing young entrepreneurs far away from Silicon Valley and the Northeast Corridor, VFA has drawn growing support from major companies like Uber and UBS, as well as individual donors who play a hands-on role in its work.
Consumer Reports, founded in 1936, has been rebooting in recent years to keep up with a rapidly changing technological landscape. Now, with a $6 million gift from Craig Newmark, it’s ramping up its digital privacy work. Here’s an inside look.
Tech and finance winner Mark Gorton might be best known for launching Limewire. But for some two decades, he’s devoted his time and money to advocating for transportation alternatives in New York City and a “better way to live.”
Indian-born Rao Remala was one of Microsoft’s first employees. He and his wife Satya set up a family foundation, which is now led by their daughters, Srilata and Srilakshmi. Here’s an inside look at the family’s philanthropic journey.
Ben Delo is the latest big donor to embrace effective altruism. But in an unusual twist, he’s focusing on catastrophic future threats like climate change. Will Delo’s move prod like-minded givers to tackle complex, long-term problems?
Like a lot of tech companies these days, PayPal is keen to help diverse young workers build STEM skills, get through college and connect to economic opportunity. So how is the company’s philanthropy playing out? We get an inside look.
In the past few years, some of America’s richest mega-givers have backed new work targeting poverty. Who’s giving? What approaches are receiving support? And will these donors eventually take a more systemic approach to fixing an unequal economy?
With the news that she will give away her $37 billion fortune, MacKenzie Bezos is set up to become one of the world’s biggest philanthropists. IP Editor David Callahan offers a few thoughts about what Bezos can learn from other top donors.
The fate of a tech watchdog media site seeded with $20 million from the founder of Craigslist, remains murky with the recent departure of two key staffers. How did things unravel so quickly and what must its primary benefactor do next to right the ship?
Society is fed up with the tech industry, and critics include big winners from Silicon Valley. Some leading tech philanthropists are seeking opportunities to course-correct, including a program to ground computer science education with ethics.
In under three years, the Economic Security Project has galvanized a surprising level of buy-in for the idea of giving people cash without conditions. We discuss strategy and funding with the organization’s leaders, including Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
Warnings about the risks posed by technology have been growing louder and more urgent. But an initiative launched last month imagines a more hopeful future in which technologists advance the public interest. Who’s behind it, and what’s the plan?
Not a whole lot is known about the philanthropy of Christopher and Andrea Borch, but they’re interesting because of their local dedication and broad interest areas.
Tech entrepreneur Mark Vadon’s foundation once gave reactively to local causes in the Seattle area. Now, it’s laser-focused on empowering Native American communities. We get the inside story of how this grantmaker stepped up its game.