Technology Donations & Investments from Billionaires

Throughout history, technology has led to the largest quality of life improvements. The best is yet to come.

Total contributed: $3.6 billion

Detroit Public School Community District

The Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) received a $5.9 million grant from Ballmer Group that will support the District's continued development of a best-in-class data system designed ... read more

$5.9 milliondonated 9 months ago via Ballmer Group

OceanX - Ocean Exploration and Protection

As two of the largest supporters of ocean protection and exploration in the world, Bloomberg and Dalio’s OceanX’s combined efforts create a critical platform that increases the world’s collective u... read more

~925 million USDdonated 2 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Brain Corp

Brain Corp is a company specializing in creating system for autonomous robotic and manufacturing processes.

$114 millioninvested 2 years ago via SoftBank Vision Fund

Social Solutions

Social Solutions who make Apricot, a data and case management platform for nonprofit and government social service agencies received a five-year commitment from Ballmer Group with the amount of $59... read more

$59 millioninvested 2 years ago via Ballmer Group

Dalio Philanthropies 2018 Funding

Yearly funding for Dalio Philanthropies, Ray Dalio's charitable foundation.

~96 million USDdonated 2 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Lightning Labs

Lightning labs creates a two-layers bitcoin network to improve transaction speeds and make crypto more practical.

~$100kinvested 3 years ago

XPRIZE

Made a donation to XPRIZE's contest to find software solutions to help educate children who live in extreme poverty in Tanzania. 10 million went towards the two teams KitKitSchool and Onebillion.

15 million USDdonated 3 years ago

Board of Trustees Santa Clara College

Norther California Innocence project at Santa Clara university, legal education at he SCU school of Law.

$474kdonated 3 years ago via Sergey Brin Family Foundation

Dial Fellowship

The program is designed to elevate the work and ideas of Fellows; connect them to a diverse fellowship community; and celebrate Fellows as breakthrough leaders.

Unknown amount was donated 3 years ago via Emerson Collective

Delio Philanthropies 2017 Funding

Yearly funding for Dalio Philanthropies, Ray Dalio's charitable foundation.

~41 million USDdonated 4 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

University of Oregon

Phil Knight and his wife announced a donation of 500 million to the University of Oregon to build a new science facility. To be disbursed in $50 million installments over ten years, the gift will s... read more

500 million USDdonated 4 years ago

ASPACE (Dependency Prevention Training Center)

In 2016, an agreement between the Amancio Ortega Foundation and ASPACE Coruña enabled the creation of the Dependency Prevention Training Center to be created. Its objective is that the users of the... read more

~82.5k USDdonated 5 years ago via Fundación Amancio Ortega

YC.org

Making grants to other 501(c)3 initiatives and activities that are trying to solve the world’s problems

~$10 milliondonated 5 years ago via Musk Foundation

Elon Musk Pledges $1 billion for OpenAI

OpenAI is a research laboratory whose mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.

~$1 billiondonated 5 years ago

Future of Life

Musk’s donation aims to support research aimed at ensuring that AI systems are robust and beneficial, doing what we want them to do.

~$10 milliondonated 5 years ago

What Works Cities

national initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities better use data and evidence to improve government effectiveness and residents' lives. As of March 2016, 27 U.S. cities were official parti... read more

$42 milliondonated 5 years ago via Bloomberg Philanthropies

Health Data Collection

The initiative's stated goal is to help 20 low and middle-income countries improve public health data collection and more effectively address public health problems.

$100 milliondonated 6 years ago via Bloomberg Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies 2015 Funding

Yearly funding for Dalio Philanthropies, Ray Dalio's charitable foundation.

~61.3 million USDdonated 6 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

City Innovation Delivery Teams

American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation. Bloomberg Phila... read more

$45 milliondonated 6 years ago via Bloomberg Philanthropies

Solar Lamp for Africa

A trendy solar-powered lamp will soon brighten more homes and classrooms in Africa.

$5 millioninvested 6 years ago

Dalio Philanthropies 2014 Funding

Yearly funding for Dalio Philanthropies, Ray Dalio's charitable foundation.

~71 million USDdonated 7 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

The National Philanthropic Trust

The Dalio Foundation made a donation of $25 million to the National Philanthropic Trust to support polio eradication projects

25 million USDdonated 8 years ago

Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

~$400kdonated 8 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Connect2Compete

The Carlos Slim Foundation donated $3 million to a private-public partnership called Connect2Compete, which offers discounted high-speed Internet access to Latino families in the U.S.

~$3 milliondonated 8 years ago via The Carlos Slim Foundation

Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

~200k USDdonated 9 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

~100 million USDdonated 10 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Ponte dos Brozos Project

Developed in collaboration with the city council of Arteixo (A Coruña), for over a decade the Ponte dos Brozos Project made it possible for students and teachers from high schools in the area to pa... read more

~9.1 million USDdonated 10 years ago via Fundación Amancio Ortega

Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

~180 million USDdonated 11 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

45 million USDdonated 12 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

22 million USDdonated 13 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

7 million USDdonated 14 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Planetary Resources

21 million USDinvested 14 years ago

Tesla

40 million USDinvested 14 years ago

Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

1.2 million USDdonated 16 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

11.5 million USDdonated 17 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies

11 million USDdonated 18 years ago via Dalio Philanthropies
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