What's the First Thing to Know About the Bezos Family Foundation?

It's not run by Jeff Bezos. Or even funded by him. That's the first thing to know. Yes, the Bezos name conjures up billions of dollars in Amazon wealth, but don't expect to find such billions — or in fact, any of Jeff Bezos' fortune of $30 billion — in the endowment of the Bezos Family Foundation. Nor does the foundation fund scientific research, Jeff's main interest.
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Is Jeff Bezos Turning a Corner With His Giving?

He’s ruthless. He’s secretive. He’s worth $30 billion. He’s been accused of being tighter with his wealth than a lemonade stand—so much so that we recently named him one of the "six least generous" leaders in tech. But is all that about to change? Is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ready to begin giving away the big money?
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An Inside Look at the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have gotten a slow start with his personal philanthropy, but he’s making up for lost time now. His biggest and most recent major gift has been $15 million to establish the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics, at Bezos’ alma mater Princeton University. This gift was announced just before Christmas, 2011.
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Tech Billionaires Shell Out Big in Marriage Equality Fight

One of the highest-profile donations in the fight for marriage equslity was the $2.5 million check written by Seattle-based Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie last year. The donation was in support of Washington United for Marriage, the group that funded Referendum 74.

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Making Sub-Saharan Readers: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Donates $500,000 for African Literacy

One of Worldreader's biggest donors to date is Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, who this past January made a pledge in the amount of $500,000. His gift will go a long toward boosting existing e-reader programs in countries such as Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, as well as supporting a new e-reader program in South Africa.

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Imagine a Mobile Phone Game That Could Help Cure Cancer

A new project led by the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) brings together a team of tech giants — including Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google founder Sergey Brin, and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos — to create a mobile phone game that could lead to a cure for cancer.

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Bezos and the Brain

What is it about billionaires and the brain? Unravelling the secrets of neuroscience has emerged as a major focus of a number of wealthy givers and, a few months ago, Jeff Bezos joined this crowd. Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, pledged $15 million last December to Princeton University to establish the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics in the university's Neuroscience Institute.

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