Philanthropy

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Google Donates $2 Million To Help Shelter Bay Area Homeless Families, Youth

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor reports Google has gotten into the spirit of giving with a $2 million donation set to go to three Bay Area nonprofits that will benefit the homeless.

12/12/2014

Fresh Lemonade

North Bay Kids Sell Lemonade, Cookies To Help Bay Area Families

Grade-schoolers in the North Bay banded together to raise money for charity in a very childlike way: selling lemonade and cookies.

10/26/2014

Marc Benioff (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Dreamforce Tech Conference Descends Upon SoMa; Attendees Asked To Participate In Food Drive

Salesforce is throwing its annual Dreamforce software conference in San Francisco with the CEO, Marc Benioff, touting a food-drive effort that asks attendees bring canned goods with a goal of providing up to one million meals.

10/13/2014

The Koret Foundation website. (CBS)

Widow Of Koret Foundation Founder Says Charity Misusing Assets; Defendants Counter Sue

A San Francisco charitable foundation well-known for its philanthropy in the Bay Area and Israel is at the center of a brewing legal battle over its governance and grant-making.

10/08/2014

Billionaire Warren Buffett, CEO and chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a conversation with David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washingtron, during the club's 25th anniversary dinner in EWashington on June 5, 2012. PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM/AFP/GettyImages

Singapore Man Wins Bid For Lunch With Warren Buffett To Benefit SF’s Glide Foundation

The auction benefits the Glide Foundation, which provides meals, health care, job training, rehabilitation and housing support to the poor and homeless in San Francisco

06/06/2014

University Mound Ladies Home

Historic San Francisco Home For Elderly To Close After A Century Of Service

The University Mound Ladies Home in San Francisco , created by philanthropist James Lick in the 1880s, will close July 10, officials said.

05/17/2014

Technology Business Leaders Address Salesforce Conference

Salesforce.com CEO Urges Tech Firms To Give More As Company Marks 15 Years

Thousands crowded San Francisco’s waterfront on Friday, as Salesforce.com celebrated its 15th anniversary. Behind the celebration is a serious goal: fighting poverty.

03/07/2014

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Most Generous American Philanthropists In 2013

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013.

02/10/2014

Gotham City News broadcast of Batkid saving Gotham City on November 15, 2013. (CBS)

Philanthropists Pay Bill For SF ‘Batkid’ Fantasy

Philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman are picking up the city’s $105,000 tab for allowing Miles Scott to play the role of ‘Batkid’ in an elaborate, Make-A-Wish fantasy last year.

01/19/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (center) speaks at a rally promoting the city's bid to host the Super Bowl in 2016. (CBS)

KCBS In Depth: How The Bay Area Landed Super Bowl 50

In 2016, the NFL celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl and because of the Bay Area Super Bowl Committee’s efforts, that celebration will be happening here in the Bay Area.

06/10/2013

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