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eBay Foundation

Empowering aspiring entrepreneurs and building vibrant and sustainable communities

Our Approach

The eBay Foundation extends the influence of the eBay platform beyond the limits of our business. This means finding new ways to close the opportunity gap by helping entrepreneurs and communities prosper, and supporting efforts to drive a more circular economy. Through grants and impact investments, coupled with employee engagement programs, we are turning ideas and aspirations into a more environmentally and economically sustainable world.

eBay employees are a passionate group that actively support causes that matter to them—sharing their time, talents and financial gifts. eBay supports our employees’ charitable gifts, matching both dollars and time.

Fast Facts

$40M
Amount granted to non-profit organizations worldwide since 1998
1st
First corporate foundation to be created with pre-IPO stock
$159K
Total loans directed to Kiva borrowers by 6,300+ employees in first four-week lending campaign

Our Goals

By 2020

Lend $1 million to entrepreneurs

Enable 50,000 entrepreneurs through access to capital and mentoring

And thereby, impact the lives of 250,000 people globally

View all Global Impact Goals

Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Our mission is to unleash the power of entrepreneurship to build economically vibrant and sustainable communities.

With a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, eBay Foundation supports organizations that offer services without discrimination toward any group or individual.

While we’re eager to learn about new initiatives, we are not accepting unsolicited proposals at this time. If your organization is doing innovative programs to further inclusive entrepreneurship, please send a brief email describing your work to globalimpact@ebay.com

eBay Foundation In Action

People living in the world’s most remote locations often lack access to goods, services and information, which can keep them locked in poverty. A growing number of social enterprises are working to break this cycle, but serving communities where connectivity and education are limited or nonexistent is difficult, labor intensive and expensive. Over a period of five years, eBay Foundation granted a total of $2 million to TaroWorks, a Grameen Foundation Company, to develop a suite of field management tools that are tailored to the unique needs of these remote communities. The TaroWorks solution works completely offline with any Android device, enabling social enterprise field agents to serve remote business owners where they are. Since its initial eBay Foundation grant in 2012, TaroWorks has supported more than 200,000 micro-entrepreneurs and improved the lives of 4.2 million people.

eBay Foundation Board of Directors

eBay Foundation is governed by a board of directors including:

Jon Barwise, Senior Director of Mobile Engineering

Damien Hooper-Campbell, VP, Diversity and Inclusion

Selim Freiha, VP, Investor Relations

Kris Miller, VP, Chief Strategy Officer

Dan Tarman, SVP, Chief Communications Officer and Chairman of the eBay Foundation

Molly Finn (Secretary), Senior Director, Associate General Counsel

Read Our Global Impact 2016 Summary

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