Celebrities

Shawn Carter Foundation, eBay for Charity Partner for College Campaign
May 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

Ms. Gloria Carter, co-founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation (and Jay Z's mom), and eBay for Charity are partnering for the first time to help underprivileged youth pursue college educations. The eBay for Charity auctions campaign launched May 15 and will run through May 24, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Shawn Carter Foundation’s…

Obama Foundation Donations Jump to $13M in 2016
May 16, 2017 at 10:18 pm

The Barack Obama Foundation contributions jumped to a little more than $13 million in 2016, according to an IRS filing released last Thursday, and donations are expected to skyrocket in 2017 with the lifting of a self-imposed $1 million cap and former President Barack Obama free to make direct appeals. Obama discussed plans for his…

Tom Brady Arranges for Special Needs Charity to Fund Own Charity Trust
April 25, 2017 at 11:15 am

Best Buddies has been a great friend to Tom Brady’s own charitable goals. Best Buddies International, which bills itself as a nonprofit that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has profited greatly from its relationship with the Patriots quarterback, who has lent his image and time to help the charity grow. Since 2011, Brady…

Bill Gates Has Started a New Crusade to Save the World
March 22, 2017 at 8:36 am

Some of the world's most influential billionaire philanthropists plan to launch a powerful digital platform to harness the avalanche of data sent from satellites each day—and make it freely available for humanitarian and environmental causes. Bill and Melinda Gates—who are also custodians of legendary investor Warren Buffet's billions— have joined forces with Pierre Omidyar, founder…

Chance the Rapper Announces $1M Donation to Chicago Public Schools
March 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

Chance the Rapper held a press conference at Westcott Elementary School in Chicago to announce that he is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. “Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positions,” he said. He later revealed that he and Common will speak on the phone to discuss further funding. The…

NBA Raises $500K for SagerStrong Foundation
February 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

With some long-range shots and a Shaq-aided slam, the SagerStrong Foundation has received a $500,000 donation. Following a tribute to Craig Sager after the three-point contest, TNT broadcaster Ernie Johnson came onto the court with champion Eric Gordon and finalists Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker. Johnson said $10,000 would be donated to the charity for…

Kutcher Speaks Out Against Modern Day Slavery
February 17, 2017 at 9:05 am

No one got "Punk'd" Wednesday morning when Ashton Kutcher came to Capitol Hill. The actor testified Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing on progress in combating modern slavery. Kutcher spoke on behalf of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, an organization he co-founded with then-wife Demi Moore in 2009 to build software to…

Beckham Fights Back on Claims Criticizing His Charity Work
February 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

David Beckham has hit out at claims that he used his children’s charity work as part of a cynical campaign to win a knighthood. The former England captain has angrily denied getting involved with Unicef’s campaigns and projects only in order to build a favorable public image and present himself as a fitting candidate for…

Zuckerberg’s Nonprofit Invests $50M Into Researching Deadly Diseases
February 9, 2017 at 9:35 am

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, the nonprofit medical research organization launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, has selected the first wave of applicants to receive funding for their research into deadly diseases. The organization announced Wednesday an initial investment of $50 million, which will support 47 researchers from the University…