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VisionSpring Gets $15M

VisionSpring gets $15 million donation from MacKenzie Scott to help low-income workers around the world access eyecare. VisionSpring was founded in 2001, “with the goal of reaching and providing affordable, quality glasses to the 2.5 billion people worldwide who need them,” according to their website. According to founder Dr. Jordan Kassalow, he was inspired by […]

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Girl Scouts Get Revitalizing Gift

The Girl Scouts are getting almost $85 million in a donation from MacKenzie Scott, their largest ever donation from an individual. The Girl Scouts of the USA have been in a downturn since the pandemic, according to Sofia Chang, the organization’s current CEO. Membership has suffered almost 30 percent since 2020, which had a serious […]

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Sheryl Sandberg Gives $3M to ACLU

Sheryl Sandberg is donating $3 million to the ACLU for the fight for access to abortion. Sheryl Sandberg was the COO of Meta (aka Facebook) for 14 years until August this year. She’s also the founder of LeanIn.Org, an activism platform for women’s employment rights. And a billionaire, worth approximately $1.7 billion as of 2021, […]

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Patagonia Founder Donates Company

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and family have donated their entire outdoorware company, worth ~$3B, to fight climate change. Chouinard went into the sporting gear business in 1957, when he began to sell mountain climbing gear forged in his own blacksmith shop to fund his rock climbing hobby. In 1973, he and his business partner Tom […]

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Adam McKay Gives $4M for Climate Fund

Adam McKay pledges to donate $4 million to the Climate Emergency Fund, to support calls for more aggressive action against climate change. Adam McKay, American film director, producer, screenwriter, and comedian, got his start in the 1990s writing sketch comedy for Saturday Night Live. Comedy still features heavily in his art, but his latest big […]

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BLM Executive Under Fire

A BLM executive is being accused of stealing over $10 million in funds from Black Lives Matter donors, according to a lawsuit filed by BLM Grassroots. Shalomyah Bowers was hired in 2020 by the movement’s founders to help run the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (GNF), the administrative organization meant to raise financial support […]

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Dollar General Gives $1M to Feed America

Dollar General is donating $1 million to Feeding America to celebrate one year of partnership. Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks, over 200 of them. As an organization, it’s the United States’ second large charity by revenue, and has a good reputation as a transparent, ethical charity. They receive support from all […]

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MercyOne NICU gets $1M Donation

MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, has just been given the largest donation in the hospital’s 129-year history. MercyOne was founded in 1893 by the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic institute that founded education and health care facilities around the world. It has been a hospital continuously ever since. MercyOne NICU, their intensive care […]

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Frying Pan Tower Gets $25K Donation

Frying Pan Tower, a retired Coast Guard lighthouse, received a $25,000 donation from Amazon. Should keep the lights on a little longer. Frying Pan Tower is a light tower, 39 miles of the coast of Southport, North Carolina. It was built in 1964 to keep boats away from shallow, shifting shoals. For fifteen years, four-man […]

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Unlimited Tomorrow Gives Ukraine a Hand

Unlimited Tomorrow, a prosthetics company, is raising funds to send 100 3D-printed bionic limbs to Ukrainians injured in the Russian Invasion. Unlimited Tomorrow was founded in 2014 by Easton LaChappelle of Colorado, when he was 17. He’d been tinkering with robotics and 3D printing since he was 14. After talking to the parents of a […]