Charity Rejects Donation from Robert Kraft

Charity Rejects Donation from Robert Kraft

May 10

It takes a lot of guts to turn down a $100,000 donation, but that’s precisely what a Catholic charity did when billionaire Robert Kraft offered to make a hefty contribution. The Haitian Project, a Rhode Island-based nonprofit that operates a school for impoverished children in Haiti, had been trying to secure a donation from Kraft for quite some time. However, it was only when Kraft became...

Chinese Business Magnate to Donate $961M Bonus to Charity

Chinese Business Magnate to Donate $961M Bonus to Charity

Apr 12

Photo: Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun launches the company’s own chipset Surge S1 and Mi 5c smartphone on Feb 28, 2017 in Beijing, China. Source: zhangjin_net / Shutterstock.com One of China’s most successful entrepreneurs has pledged to donate his entire bonus to charity—a sum that totals nearly $1 billion. Lei Jun is the founder and CEO of Xiaomi, one of China’s leading smartphone manufacturers. On...

Julian Edelman Shaves Beard for Charity

Julian Edelman Shaves Beard for Charity

Feb 08

NFL superstar Julian Edelman took it all off after talk show host Ellen DeGeneres made him an offer he couldn’t resist: $10,000 donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Boston if he let her shave his epic beard. Not only did the Super Bowl MVP graciously accept the deal, he one-upped her with an offer of his own—to match the donation in full. “This is like nine months of hard work,”...

Chicago Foundation for Women Awards $1.1 Million in Grants

Chicago Foundation for Women Awards $1.1 Million in Grants

Jan 13

Disenfranchised women and girls from the Chicago area will now have a better chance of obtaining economic security and reproductive justice, thanks to a $1.114 million donation from the Chicago Foundation for Women. The donation was broken down into 43 grants, which were awarded to multiple different organizations and causes. According to Philanthropy News Digest, 29 grants totaling $810,000...

Airbnb Donates $5 Million to San Francisco Homeless Crisis

Airbnb Donates $5 Million to San Francisco Homeless Crisis

Nov 14

San Francisco-based company Airbnb was founded by Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia. At the time, the two were living together as roommates. In an effort to make ends meet, they decided to let travelers rent an air mattress in their living room. In 2008, another roommate joined in and made a website. That’s when the new business began to take hold. Ten years later, and over four million homes,...

Musician Donates Album Proceeds to Mental Health America

Musician Donates Album Proceeds to Mental Health America

Nov 09

Brandon Fox is a singer from Chicago. His style is a mix between R&B and pop, with inspiration taken from Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and Stevie Wonder. Fox’s current path was shaped by two parents heavily affected by mental health issues. Both parents struggled with addiction and self-medication, to the point where Fox’s father committed suicide. Seeing his own risk rise, Fox...