Mark Zuckerberg Donates $992 Million to Charity


Facebook_CEO_Mark_ZuckerbergFacebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, donated 18 million shares of Facebook valued at $992 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation  (SVCF) in Mountain View, California. The couple previously donated 19 million Facebook shares to the same foundation in 2012.

Planned Parenthood was pointed out as one of the organizations that benefit from SVCF donations. Planned parenthood organization provide productive maternal and child health services. The organization also guides its members to make informed choices about parenthood.

The SVCF donated over $480,000 to Planned Parenthood in 2012 alone. The donations benefited Planned Parenthood’s in multiple cities: San Antonio, TX; New York, NY; San Jose, CA; Jacksonville, FL; and Burlington, VT.

SVCF describes itself as a “comprehensive center of philanthropy.” They partner with donors to fund for profit and non-profit organizations around the world. Their websites states that “there are many words that describe the values of the foundation but the one we focused in on is ‘collaboration”.


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