If you opened up Google.com today, you may have noticed that Google is now prompting users to donate to the fight against Ebola.
And for every dollar you donate through Google, the company plans to donate two until a goal of $7.5 million is met ($2.5 million in user donations and $5 million in matching). Google is making a $10 million donation regardless, and CEO Larry Page’s family foundation is making a $15 million contribution. That means, when it’s all said and done, Google will have given $30 million to the fight against the virus.
According to Google, all donations will be given to a donor fund called Network for Good, who will then distribute the money evenly across four charities – Doctors Without Borders, the International Rescue Committee, Partners in Health, and Save the Children. Google says it’s chosen these four partners because “of their strong track record and existing response.”
“These organizations are doing remarkable work in very difficult circumstances to help contain this outbreak, and we hope our contribution will help them have an even greater impact … Our hearts go out to everyone whose lives have been touched by this tragedy,” says Page.
This move follows the one by Facebook, which prompted users to donate to the Ebola fight via a news feed banner. In addition, CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave $25 million of his own money directly to the CDC to help battle the disease in Africa.
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