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Donations to community initiatives with the intention of giving back for the greater common good.

    The Goldman Sachs Foundation Announces Major Grants to Groundbreaking Programs Image

    The Goldman Sachs Foundation Announces Major Grants to Groundbreaking Programs

    The Goldman Sachs Foundation today announced the approval of the first three in a series of significant grants to education organizations, each for $1 million. Two of the three grants reflect the Foundation's brand of "venture philanthropy," which will leverage its grants wi...

    Starbucks Expands Support For Coffee Farmers with Purchase of Fair Trade Certified Coffee Image

    Starbucks Expands Support For Coffee Farmers with Purchase of Fair Trade Certified Coffee

    Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) announced today that its has purchased 75,000 pounds of Guatemalan and Nicaraguan coffee from vendors who have guaranteed that the coffee is certified Fair Trade.

    “These purchases illustrate our on...

    Gap Inc. Joins Gold Medal Speedskater Joey Cheek's Pledge to Help Children in Disadvantaged Regions Image

    Gap Inc. Joins Gold Medal Speedskater Joey Cheek's Pledge to Help Children in Disadvantaged Regions

    Gap Inc. today announced it will meet the challenge made by gold medal speedskater winner Joey Cheek by pledging $25,000 to Right to Play, a humanitarian organization that uses play and sport to further the development and health of children in disadvantaged regions of the w...

    Microsoft Donates More Than $3 Million in Software to Aid Low-Income Students Seeking Post-Secondary Education Image

    Microsoft Donates More Than $3 Million in Software to Aid Low-Income Students Seeking Post-Secondary Education

    Microsoft Corp. today announced its latest grant of more than $3 million in software* to TRIO programs in 49 colleges and universities across the United States, providing greater technology access to low-income and first-generation students seeking post-secondary educations....

    New York City Public Schools To Receive $500,000 From American Express And Continental Airlines Image

    New York City Public Schools To Receive $500,000 From American Express And Continental Airlines

    New York City residents who use their American Express® Cards to make purchases at any local New York City merchant, or to purchase travel into or out of New York City on Continental Airlines, can now help to raise money to improve libraries in New York City elementary and m...

    New Education Program Salutes Vision of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Mission Image

    New Education Program Salutes Vision of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Mission

    ISLANDIA, N.Y. and WHEELING, W.V., January 26, 2005 - A new educational program using simulated space exploration was announced today to commemorate the Space Shuttle Challenger Mission STS 51-L that ended tragically on January 28, 1986. The program, entitled e-Mission:...

    American Express Awards Over $1.2 Million In Performing Arts Grants Image

    American Express Awards Over $1.2 Million In Performing Arts Grants

    American Express Company today announced over $1.2 million in grant awards through its Performing Arts Fund to more than a dozen performing arts organizations. The 13 grant recipients, located in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas, wi...

    Intel Launches $100 Million Worldwide Technology Education Program To Train 400,000 Teachers In 1,000 Days Image

    Intel Launches $100 Million Worldwide Technology Education Program To Train 400,000 Teachers In 1,000 Days

    Intel Corporation today announced Intel® Teach to the Future, a worldwide initiative to address the barriers teachers face in effectively applying computer technology to improve student learning. Over the next three years, Intel will invest $100 million in cash, equipment, c...

    Xerox Grants Six Employees Paid Leaves for Full-Time Community Service Image

    Xerox Grants Six Employees Paid Leaves for Full-Time Community Service

    Six Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) employees will take fully paid leaves of absence this year to work full time on community projects. The sabbaticals are part of Xerox' Social Service Leave program, which has granted paid leaves for volunteer work to nearly 450 employees sinc...

    Whirlpool Corporation Extends and Expands Commitment to Habitat for Humanity Throughout North America Image

    Whirlpool Corporation Extends and Expands Commitment to Habitat for Humanity Throughout North America

    Whirlpool Corporation today announced that it would extend and expand on its commitment to Habitat for Humanity International by donating a Whirlpool brand refrigerator and freestanding range for homes built in the United States and Canada under Habitat's new More than House...

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