Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg teamed up with Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin, Apple Chairman Art Levinson, technology investor Yuri Milner, and 23andMe Founder Anne Wojcicki (Brin’s wife) to launch the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation.
We all know that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is one of the richest people in America, but he’s also one of the most generous. The Chronicle of Philanthropy announced Monday that Zuckerberg (along with his wife, Priscilla Chan) was the second-biggest American philanthropist in 2012, behind Warren Buffett.
The city of Newark, N.J., will create an early childhood policy board using a $250,000 matching grant tied to the $100 million Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg donated to the city’s school system.
As part of the expansion agreement Facebook reached with its headquarters city of Menlo Park, Calif., the social network agreed to create a $500,000 foundation. Facebook added $100,000 to that total Tuesday and announced grants of $2,500 to $5,000 to 42 nonprofit organizations in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, Calif.
The latest and largest charitable donation by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, will go to an organization a little closer to home, as Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page that the Silicon Valley Community Foundation will receive 18 million Facebook shares.
With Christmas exactly two weeks away, Facebook announced Tuesday that its Gifts feature has been rolled out to all of its users in the U.S.
There’s a good reason to pop onto the Facebook page for Macy’s department store in advance of Mother’s Day: Doing so could save users a wad of cash at the card store. It can also help them reach their do-good-for-others quotas for the day.
Teachers in the Newark school system have incentive to step up their game — $10,000 worth of incentive, to be exact, in the form of grants to teachers or groups of teachers who create innovative programs in their classroom. But where is the money coming from? Try Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million donation.