Can't Get a Grip on Omidyar Philanthropy? You're Not Alone, So Take This Guided Tour

When it comes to the philanthropy of Pierre and Pam Omidyar, we're dealing with an archipelago, not a solid land mass. There is no single foundation, but rather several grantmaking entities, as well as charitable contributions made outside these foundations and a range of investments in for-profit social ventures. Here we unravel the Omidyars' giving.
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Larry Page's Philanthropic Vision Could Save Humanity. If It Doesn't Doom Us First

Google CEO Larry Page just donated another chunk of stock to charity, which is a good thing. What's worrisome is how that money might one day be spent, since Page like to talk about stuff like building a colony on Mars. What would happen if all our billionaires thought like this?
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Maybe the Thiel Fellowship Is Doing More Good than Some Critics Think

The Thiel Fellowship program has been one of the most widely criticized bits of philanthropy in the last several years, but there are a number of Thiel Fellows working on projects that may have some major social benefits, particularly in health and education.

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Skoll Foundation Challenge Is Perhaps the Most Innovative Fundraising Competition Ever

Known for its support of innovation and social entrepreneurship, the Skoll Foundation has long been a leader in forward-thinking philanthropy. And now, with its latest partnership that includes the Huffington Post and Edward Norton’s Crowdrise, it is applying those same principles to fundraising, helping the organizations that it chose as recipients of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship create what hopefully turn into long-lasting fundraising networks.
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