Items tagged with Charity

Google catches a lot of heat over privacy concerns and its business practices, but give the company credit, it spends a lot of money on philanthropic efforts. That includes $20 million that the company is putting up in the form of grant funding for the Google Impact Challenge, an initiative that's intended to help people with a variety of disabilities, the company announced this week. "We’re challenging the thinkers, the doers, the builders to create technologies that can make a difference to the one billion people around the world living with a disability. Together, let's ask... Read more...
It might seem hard to fathom, but $300,000 is hardly the most expensive lunch date ever. In fact, it's not even the most expensive lunch date with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. In a charity auction last year, the winning bid to spend some time with Cook eating and chewing the fat came to over $600,000, which obliterated what had been a record $255,000 winning bid for a sit down with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. By comparison, this year's winning bid is a steal. The CharityBuzz auction for lunch with Tim Cook this year brought in $300,001 for the RFK Center for Justice and Human rights. That's... Read more...
Props go out to Reddit, the popular social news and entertainment website comprised of user-submitted content, for deciding to donate 10 percent of its advertising revenue in 2014 to charity. In keeping with the spirit of the community, Reddit's users will be the ones who determine which 10 non-profits receive a slice of the pie. "Whether it's a large ad campaign or a $5 sponsored headline on Reddit, we intend for all ad revenue this year to benefit not only Reddit as a platform but also to support the goals and causes of the entire community," Reddit stated in a blog post. Reddit users will be... Read more...
AMD Expands AMD Changing the Game Initiative to Silicon Valley with fifth 2010 AMD Foundation Grant Grant will support Schmahl Science Workshops sustainable fishing video game project SUNNYVALE, Calif. - 4/28/2010 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the AMD Foundation has awarded a $35,000 grant to Schmahl Science Workshops. The grant will be used to develop a sustainable fishing video game to communicate “the danger of over fishing to long-term human survival.” This is the fifth grant the AMD Foundation has awarded this year in support of AMD Changing the Game, and the first... Read more...
Tide and their Loads of Hope campaign have reached out to us for help.  We, in turn, are reaching out to you, our readers.  Loads of Hope provides relief for disaster victims.  Here's the deal, it's a really short campaign.  In reality, Loads of Hope is a long-term relief effort, but this is a short, focused campaign to get as much "hope" washed over victims as we all can.  And yes, it is very short: it needs to be done before 9PM EDT.  That's not much time!Despite that, we know (?) we can count on you, our loyal readers, to help in a good cause.  So, what we... Read more...
Help U.S. Troops Abroad Call Home for the Holidays With Cell Phones for Soldiers NORWELL, Mass., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Phones for Soldiers wants to provide free calling cards to all U.S. troops serving overseas this holiday season. To help realize that goal, the organization is launching a new online community that connects individual Americans with members of our Armed Forces. At http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/, families and friends of military members can post images and stories of troops stationed abroad. Americans can search the database, and give the service member of their choice... Read more...
In case you haven't heard, BFG is running a promotion featuring 10 special edition GeForce 9800 GX2 cards, which will be given away or sold for charity.  BFG Technologies has created a limited run of special retail boxes featuring the photo of NVIDIA CEO and founder, Jen-Hsun Huang, to honor NVIDIA’s selection by Forbes as “Company of the Year.” Inside each box is a BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card that has been autographed by Huang and Scott Herkelman, president of BFG Technologies. Packaged in this limited-edition box, only 10 of these signed graphics cards exist in the world. ... Read more...
If you're looking to buy some decent hardware, you can with the knowledge of your money going to a good cause. PimpRig has put up their custom machine on e-bay, with the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen foundation for Breast Cancer research. "Over the past 5 months our forum admin and the PimpRig community has been working on a mod project centered around the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness. The case is outfitted with some smokin' hardware including a Sapphire X800 GTO2 flashed to a X800 XT Platinum, a dual core Pentium, Corsair Pro RAM and... Read more...