Amazon's Bezos unveils $2 bn philanthropic fund

A year after asking for suggestions on philanthropy, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is unveiling his first projects. The highlight will be the creation of a network for nonprofit preschools that are to be built in low-income communities and accept students at no charge. Bezos also intends to fund existing nonprofits that help homeless families by providing access to housing and food. Both initiatives will be overseen by something he’s calling the Bezos Day One Fund, which he’s committing $2 billion toward. Each of the initiatives will have a specific group behind it: the Day 1 Families Fund and the Day 1 Academies Fund. The Families Fund will issue grants on a yearly basis to organizations doing “needle-moving work.” The Academies Fund will... Continue reading…

Amazon's Bezos unveils $2 bn philanthropic fund

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced he was launching a philanthropic fund with a $2 billion initial commitment to help homeless families and launch preschools in low-income communities.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Phys.org

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos forms a charity to help the homeless and create new schools in poor areas.

Fri 14 Sep 18 from BBC Technology

Jeff Bezos to fund schools where 'child will be the customer' with new charity

Amazon CEO will launch $2bn fund to help homeless families and low-income communitiesAmazon chief Jeff Bezos is launching a $2bn fund to help homeless families and build a network of preschools, ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Guardian.co.uk

Jeff Bezos unveils $2 BILLION fund to help families in low-income communities

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced he was launching a philanthropic fund with a $2 billion initial commitment to help homeless families and launch preschools in low-income communities. ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Daily Mail

Bezos family launches $2 billion philanthropy fund

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder who happens to be the richest person on the planet, has launched a philanthropic effort with an initial commitment of $2 billion. He and his wife MacKenzie ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Engadget

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces $2 billion fund to build preschools, help homeless families

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced the launch of a $2 billion fund Thursday to help homeless families and create preschools.        

Thu 13 Sep 18 from USA today

Jeff Bezos is going to create schools where ‘the child is the customer’

A year after asking for suggestions on philanthropy, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is unveiling his first projects. The highlight will be the creation of a network for nonprofit preschools ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from The Verge

Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund to finance preschools and help homeless families

In a tweet this morning, Amazon founder (and the world’s richest man) Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife were creating a $2 billion fund to finance a network of non-profit preschools ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from TechCrunch

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveils new $2 billion Day One charitable fund - CNET

The fund will aid homeless nonprofits and create a new network of preschools in low-income communities.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from CNET

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