eBay Foundation

Empowering aspiring entrepreneurs and building vibrant and sustainable communities

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.

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Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

eBay Foundation Increases Grantmaking to Nearly $15 Million to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts and Employee Matching
The eBay Foundation is announcing this week $10 million in grants to support COVID-19 relief worldwide, increasing its efforts to a total of nearly $15 million in COVID-19 related grants to date.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

eBay Foundation Announces Winners of the 2019 Global Give
Through Global Give, the eBay Foundation challenges eBay employees to make their communities a better place—where entrepreneurs of all backgrounds are empowered to start and grow businesses, and help create opportunity for all.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Sabbatical Stories: Paying It Forward
Volunteering has always played an important role in Paul Son’s life. In college, Paul volunteered as a tutor and science fair mentor at a school near the University of Washington. In 2011, Paul first experienced disaster response when he was deployed to Batrop, TX, where a fire had scorched 40,000 acres and destroyed over 1,000 homes. Together, these experiences inspired Paul to spend his sabbatical doing what he does best — give back to the community.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

eBay Foundation Shapes CircularFutures With Ashoka
eBay’s Hanne Melin thinks a lot about the future of commerce. In her role as director, eBay Legal Counsel, and a member of eBay’s Public Policy Lab, Hanne focuses on researching, socializing and communicating policy innovations at the intersection of technology, commerce and entrepreneurship.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

eBay Foundation Announces the Winners of the Global Give
The eBay Foundation marked its 20th anniversary this year by launching the Global Give, a reboot of the company’s employee-led grantmaking program.

Social Impact & Volunteering

eBay Employee Lends Her Skills—and Gains a Fresh Perspective
Volunteering has always been part of eBay product manager Ruchi Sethi’s life. She freely gives her time to teach kids in underserved areas, collect donations and serve food to the homeless, and support various NGOs in her community.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

eBay Employees Loan $450k to Kiva Entrepreneurs
The eBay Foundation provides every eBay employee with an annual $25 Kiva loan credit to create economic opportunity for small and micro entrepreneurs around the world. Since 2017, over 23,000 Kiva entrepreneurs have benefitted from more than $600,000 in loans made by eBay employees.

Innovation & Technology

eBay StartUp Cup Challenge Pairs Mentors with Early Stage Entrepreneurs
What’s your big idea? That’s one question that more than 200 businesses have been answering as part of the eBay StartUp Cup Challenge, a global series of business model competitions currently underway in four cities. The competitions were made possible through an eBay Foundation grant to GriffinWorx, a nonprofit organization that helps early stage entrepreneurs with any type of business idea to design, test and build a viable company.

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