eBay Foundation have announced the Global Give grantees for this year. 30 nonprofits who serve local communities around the world will receive a total of $3 million.
This year, Global Give grantees were chosen with decision-making grounded in trust-based philanthropy rather than the previous employee voting.
Our new strategy is helping us create deeper relationships with grantees and shift away from historically inequitable practices within philanthropy, This enables us to authentically live out eBay’s purpose to unlock economic opportunity for all.– eBay Foundation President Allie Ottoboni
eBay Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations that are addressing and removing barriers to entrepreneurship for people who identify with historically excluded groups. And this year’s grantees reflect that. They include: Pacific Community Ventures which provides pro bono small business advising across the U.S. – connecting small businesses with expert advisors. Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities in Japan, which nurtures young entrepreneurs, helping them to become leaders who solve social problems in their communities. And I.S.I. e.v. (Initiative of Self-Employed Immigrant Women) which supports migrant female entrepreneurs in Germany through training, access and support.
Some of the other eBay Global Give grantees include:
- Youth Employment Services in Toronto empowers vulnerable youth to become self-sufficient and integrates entrepreneurship skills workshops in tandem with other vital training and support.
- Hatch in the U.K. supports women and other marginalized genders, minority communities, and founders with disabilities through a range of support, from events to launchpad, incubator and accelerator programs along with mentoring, financial coaching, and one to one consultancy.
- Catalysr in Australia supports immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs to launch their own start-ups.