The eBay Foundation marked its 20th anniversary this year by launching the Global Give, a reboot of the company’s employee-led grantmaking program.
Through Global Give, the Foundation challenged eBay employees to make their communities a better place—a place where entrepreneurs of all backgrounds are empowered to start and grow a business, and help create opportunity for all.
Hundreds of eBay, Classifieds, and StubHub employees from every region submitted proposals to support organizations that advance inclusive entrepreneurship. In addition, the teams shared plans for how they would also give their time and expertise to the organization to help further accelerate progress.
Winning teams will work with a wide range of entrepreneurs, including women, minority, veteran, refugee and immigrant, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented business owners, providing a wide variety of services, such as mentoring, project and business expertise, technology skills, legal and finance counsel, and marketing guidance.
Free Geek Toronto was selected as one of 30 organizations worldwide to receive funding. Free Geek Toronto aims to sustainably reuse technology to empower entrepreneurs.
For a full list of the winners, check out the eBay Foundation’s website.