October 15, 2012 |
Last year, Alex Groth and Kevin Jennison wanted to help charities and donate money to causes they cared about, but as busy and financially strapped college kids, they felt like they couldn't do anything that'd make much of an impact. So instead, they invented a way to donate money to charity just by surfing the Web. Groth and Jennison, both of whom now work for a start-up in Silicon Valley, created Tab for a Cause, an app for Chrome or Firefox Web browsers that will automatically donate fractions of a cent to charity each time someone opens a new tab. That may not seem like much, but those pennies can add up when you think of the number of tabs each person opens up each day. It works this way: The app replaces the blank pages that come up when you open new tabs to go to a website with special pages designed by the team at Tab for a Cause.
July 26, 2013 |
Kanye West may believe he is a god, but somehow Jay Z just upped him in the ontological battle over each's greatness. This particular flame war started in 2012, when singer and longtime civil rights activist Harry Belafonte told the Hollywood Reporter that " I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities," he said. "But they have turned their back on social responsibility. That goes for Jay-Z and Beyonce, for example.
June 28, 2012
Re "New wave, new target?," Opinion, June 25 Despite Gregory Rodriguez's excellent points concerning the connection between high socioeconomic status and bigotry, I take issue with his retelling of one writer's simplistic assertion that Jewish philanthropy is motivated "by a desire to defuse envy over the income disparity between the Jewish and Gentile populations. " Generosity is a built-in Jewish value. Every Jewish kid learns of tzedakah - that charity is an obligation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1992
Quoting from "Charity Putting Its Faith in House of Hope" (Dec. 3): "There are up to 4,000 homeless women and children in Orange County on the streets, but only 300 beds available at any one time to take care of them." This represents only a small segment of homeless throughout our great nation. How can President-elect Clinton promise to rescind the Bush Administration policy of repatriation of Haitian refugees with so many of our citizens being neglected? What happened to "Charity begins at home"?
December 20, 2013 |
Mark Zuckerberg this month is donating nearly $1 billion worth of Facebook stock to a Silicon Valley charity as part of a pledge he's taken to devote half of his wealth to philanthropy. In total, Zuckerberg is donating 18 million shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which gives grants to other nonprofit organizations in the region that work in areas ranging from education to the environment. Based on the current price of Facebook's stock, the donation is worth about $985 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2000
Re "Housing Plan for S.F. Teachers to Be Overhauled," Aug. 7: Speaking as an educator with 10 years' experience teaching in both private and public schools, I feel that most teachers do not want charity. We would prefer a salary and the respect for our profession that reflect our high level of education and the constant ongoing training that teaching requires. We should be able to buy a house, pay our fair share of taxes and not live on the edge of poverty. ELAINE C. WHITE Los Angeles