Category: Philanthropy

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STEM-Driven Philanthropy to Diversify Silicon Valley

Philanthropy is an action by which an individual is driven to promote the welfare of others; sometimes through actions of humanitarianism, generous donations of money or goods, volunteerism, fund-raising, or other incredible actions that help to offer the underserved or needy the resources they require. With that said, philanthropy can function in ways other than the expected. For example, philanthropy… Read more →

Charity Means More than Money

When one thinks of the traditional concept of philanthropy, one naturally thinks of the act of giving money to a charitable organization. By donating to social causes that are meant to better the lives of others, we are contributing to the general welfare of society. While some look to solve water scarcity and world hunger, others hope their funds find… Read more →

The Benefits of Volunteering: Physical and Mental

Volunteering time to organizations, as well as providing monetary donations towards charities and non-profits, have their obvious benefits. Selflessness, doing right by others, beefing up the resume, and tax breaks, but what about the others? The ones that aren’t so obvious. Numerous studies have found that acts of charity actually has positive mental and physical impacts on those who do so, no… Read more →

A Crash Course in Impact Investing

Institutional and individual investors are doing it, fund managers are doing, UK Prime Minister David Cameron even gave a keynote address at the 2013 G8 Social Impact Investing Conference in London on it; but what is impact investing? By name, it seems to be part-investment, part-philanthropy, but is it more one than the other? Amy Bell, the Executive Director and Head… Read more →

Give as Much as You Get

When you think of Bill Gates, what comes to mind? Microsoft? Billionaire? Genius? Philanthropist? Real estate investor? Wait, real estate investor?!  It’s little known that only a quarter of Gates’ net worth actually comes from Microsoft. The rest is made up of wise investments made over the years, a majority of which lie in the real estate industry. And while the world’s richest man’s value… Read more →