September 01, 2015
Tech entrepreneur Alexandre Mars and his Epic Foundation aim to reshape Silicon Valley philanthropy by steering donations to the kind of small social-service charities typically overlooked by the tech set, the San Francisco Chronicle writes.
August 26, 2015
The effort in California was started by a coalition of California businesses and nonprofits and is backed by a pair of philanthropists.
August 24, 2015
The Wall Street Journal looks at an emerging trend of money-management firms whose stock pickers work without pay and a portion of proceeds go to charity, focusing on Australian firm Future Generation Global Investment.
August 21, 2015
Vodafone, Google, and Toyota lead the business magazine's inaugural "Change the World" list of corporations that are "doing well by doing good.
August 18, 2015
SolarCity, whose chairman is Elon Musk, has created a foundation that aims to light up 1,000 schools worldwide this year, including in earthquake-ravaged Nepal.
August 17, 2015
The New York Times' Economic View column examines the burgeoning "effective altruism" movement, which encourages donors to take a more scientific, less emotional approach to philanthropy.
August 14, 2015
August 13, 2015
This week's announcement of Google's restructuring under the umbrella company Alphabet, which will allow co-founder Larry Page more freedom to pursue big "long-shot" projects, echoes his belief that for-profit enterprise can do more to change the world than traditional philanthropy, writes Vox columnist Dylan Matthews.
August 12, 2015
An article in Financial Times looks at the four nonprofits selected to participate in the next cohort at Y Combinator, the prestigious start-up incubator in Silicon Valley.
August 11, 2015
After attending the Effective Altruism Global conference, columnist Dylan Matthews of Vox suggests that the movement's dominance by white male tech industry workers is skewing its focus away from problems like poverty and toward existential risks like an artificial-intelligence apocalypse.