Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless

Jeff Bezos of Amazon speaks at the Bush Centers Forum on Leadership in Dallas Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless
Doris Mccormick | 14 September, 2018, 06:41

The Bezos Day One Fund will be made up of the Families Fund and the Academics Fund.

The fund will issue annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing work to "move the needle" in providing hunger and shelter support to young families.

The "Day 1 Academies Fund" will start an organization to operate a new network of full-scholarship pre-schools for low-income communities.

Bezos said the schools would "use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon" and that "the child will be the customer". Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession. "September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month", he wrote in an Instagram post shared about 10 hours ago, explaining that every year, Amazon ties up with the American Childhood Cancer Organisation to raise awareness of childhood cancer, which is the second leading cause of death for kids in the United States between ages 4 and 14.

Bezos asked for suggestions for philanthropic focuses in a tweet previous year. At the time, he said that he was interested in funding projects to help people at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact.

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The fight soured many more locals on Amazon and Bezos, and also overshadowed the growing portfolio of philanthropy they had done in the city.

Some analysts have suggested Amazon could face antitrust scrutiny over its growing power in the economy, and President Donald Trump has accused the company of taking advantage of the Postal Service, despite studies suggesting the internet giant's deal has been beneficial to the USA government postal operator. He has not signed on to the Giving Pledge, and the Bezos Family Foundation is reportedly run by his parents; Bezos does not play an active role.

He said he did not know how much money he would eventually give away.

American billionaire philanthropy is spreading elsewhere. It also comes as tech giants like Amazon face the threat of tougher regulations to protect consumer privacy and complaints from the Republican-controlled Congress and White House over alleged liberal bias influencing how their offerings are presented to consumers.

The Amazon chief's wealth has become problematic for some. Amazon is designating 47,000 square feet of space at its new corporate office for a permanent Mary's Place shelter.

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