eBay Foundation, established in 1998, aims to contribute to the economic and social well-being of local communities. The first corporate foundation to be endowed with pre-IPO stock, it engages eBay community members and employees, supporting their charitable giving and volunteerism. It has made more than $40 million in grants since its inception.
eBay Foundation supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a list of 17 goals to transform our world, including ensuring access to water and sanitation for all; focusing on marine degradation and improving the state of the world’s oceans; sustainably managing forests, combatting desertification, halting and reversing land degradation, and halting biodiversity loss; and taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
eBay Foundation focuses on the following goals:
* Decent work and economic growth – promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
* Reduced inequalities – reducing inequality within and among countries
* Responsible consumption and production – ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns
The mission of the eBay foundation is to “unleash the power of entrepreneurship to build economically vibrant and sustainable communities.” It supports organizations that offer services without discrimination toward any group or individual. Every year, eBay Foundation provides more than $2 million in grants to improve the lives of those who need help.
For more information on the eBay Foundation, visit their Web site.
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