Few people realize that Palantir works with a number of nonprofit organizations, assisting in various disaster relief efforts after Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina.
According to EducationSuperhighway, most schools lack fast enough connections to teach students digital skills, like basic computer programming. So the San Francisco-based nonprofit is working with K-12 school districts to remove any roadblocks to high-speed broadband Internet.
Just as Giving Tuesday is a reminder of the importance of giving back, so is it a reminder to charitable organizations that the Internet has powerful tools and platforms for rallying support and raising money, and should be leveraged more than once a year.
Homejoy is bringing the “lean startup” approach to philanthropy. The company announced the establishment of the Homejoy Foundation today, which will give financial grants to veterans and military families in need.
Watsi is the first charitable organization to raise a traditional seed round. The company provides small loans to people in need of medical help.
Today, the Thiel Foundation announced it would grant $350,000 to two of Breakout Labs’ teams: Skyphrase and Stealth Biosciences.
IBM just announced that its cloud products and services will be based on open cloud architecture.
Prestigious accelerator Y Combinator is expanding its horizons by backing a nonprofit called ”Watsi.”
How do we keep up the spirit of giving all year round? Here are three ideas from the tech community to turn you into change-making habitual philanthropist.
Amicus helps nonprofits leverage their social networks into effective outreach efforts.
Editor’s Pick It only took a few months for Wilfred, a teen from a rough neighborhood in Washington D.C., to begin handing out handwritten business cards with the title “future engineer.”
Sojo Studios is announcing its first online social game, WeTopia, which is designed to be part of a series of games where players can have fun while doing good in the real world by raising money for children’s charities.
[vimeo 30489837 w=640 h=360] Have you ever considered how a simple, free technology such as YouTube videos could drastically improve a global problem such as education?
Kiva, the startup that made micro-finance a household term, announced today that it has landed a $5 million grant for the next three years from social impact investment firm Omidyar Network. The grant will match up to $2 million in loans transacted on the site during each of the next two years.