Last April, Facebook joined an effort by law firm Fenwick & West and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (Calif.) in which attorneys from the three entities donate their time to advise low-income seniors and disabled adults on how to qualify for affordable healthcare coverage via clinics established by the latter two.
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.
Facebook’s expansion of its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., may move one step closer if the City Council next Tuesday approves the social network’s proposal to pay the city $1.5 million over the next 10 years.
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.
Spirit brand Grand Marnier is marking the season of giving with its second annual Grand Giving Tree Facebook application, which allows users of the social network to choose between three charitable organizations by selecting ornaments that represent the charities and placing them on the virtual Grand Giving Tree.
Facebook announced last week that more than 219 billion photos have been uploaded to the social network, and the American Diabetes Association would like to see that total rise due to its A Day in the Life of Diabetes Facebook application.
Multichannel direct-marketing outfit Publishers Clearing House announced the launch of its second “The Give Back” charitable-giving program on Facebook Tuesday, with the campaign set to run through Nov. 5.
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.
Charitable donations on Facebook are a click away, whether giving or receiving. Here are some tips.