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Ken Griffin Wins 2 Space Tickets, Donates

Ken Griffin won two seats on a Blue Origin spaceflight, and donated them both to New York City teachers. Ken Griffin is the founder and CEO of multinational hedge fund company Citadel. At 53, he’s worth an estimated $19 billion, making him the 45th richest person in the United States. On Monday, he placed the […]

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Stand Up For Ukraine – April 8 and 9

“Stand Up for Ukraine” will raise funds to help the estimated 10 million Ukrainians already displaced by the Russian war being waged on their streets, so that those funds don’t have to come from the money already earmarked to help other refugee populations. In Mariupol alone an estimated 90 percent of homes have been destroyed. […]

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Fortnite Pledges Two Weeks Revenue to Ukraine

Fortnite is raising money for Ukraine, with over $50 million raised so so far. On March 19, video game company Epic announced that all proceeds from Fortnite for the next two weeks would go to humanitarian relief in Ukraine. Fortnite, which was a breakaway popular video game released in 2017 that continues to see massive […]

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Steve Ballmer Funds Children’s Behavioral Health

Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and former CEO of Microsoft, is donating $425 million for children’s behavioral health. Ballmer is the estimated 9th-richest person in the word, with a personal net worth somewhere around $111 billion. He joined Microsoft when it was merely a startup in 1980, and by 1981 owned 8% […]

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Rihanna Pledges $15M for Climate Equality

Rihanna is pledging $15 million to fight climate change and environmental inequity, through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The singer founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012, naming it after her grandparents. Its first major tackle was Hurricane Sandy, when the CLF supported relief efforts by the Food Bank of NYC throughout New England. This latest […]

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Black Churches Get the Help They Need

Black churches get a helping hand this week, in the form of a $20 million donation. The Preserving Black Churches Project, run by the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, was started by the National Trust for Historical Preservation in 2017. It is, by the numbers, the largest ever attempt to preserve and restore sites […]

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Anta Billionaire Clan Donates $1.2B

The Anta billionaire clan in China is donating nearly $1.2 billion in stock shares to a community development foundation. The Anta billionaire clan is made up of the Ding family, four men who jointly control Anta Sports, one of the largest sportswear businesses in the world. Chairman Ding Shizong, his brother deputy chairman Ding Shijia […]

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The Earth Fund Puts $443M to Climate Change

The Earth Fund, Jeff Bezos’s charitable organization, donated nearly half a billion dollars to climate groups this week. Bezos has faced substantial criticism recently from environmental groups for his space tourism efforts. While Blue Origin’s hydrogen-burning rockets are cleaner than SpaceX’s kerosene-fueled ones, at least at the point of launch, they’re still an emissions nightmare, […]

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Dell Foundation Pledges $38M for Austin Homeless

The Dell Foundation is helping to tackle homelessness in Austin, Texas with a $38 million pledge to help build micro-homes. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, legacy of the founder of Dell Technologies and his wife, is dedicated to improving the lives of children living in poverty, tackling issues such as education, healthcare, and food […]

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Obama Foundation Receives $100M Donation

The Obama Foundation has received its largest donation yet – $100 million from billionaire Jeff Bezos. The Barack Obama Foundation was founded in 2014 to continue former President Obama’s work after he left the White House. It oversees the ongoing creation of the Barack Obama Presidential Center, which will be a community center in Chicago […]