BILLIONAIRES GIVE BACK
A $5 million donation from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will go toward thousands of “micro-grants” distributed by a COVID-19 relief program launched by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s nonprofit Humanity Forward.
Dorsey announced his donation on an episode of Yang’s podcast, “Yang Speaks,” that launched Thursday.
Dorsey’s donation will go toward Humanity Forward’s direct cash assistance program, providing $250 micro-grants to nearly 20,000 people amid the coronavirus pandemic, the nonprofit announced Thursday.
The billionaire CEO also announced his donation in a tweet Thursday.
“$5mm to @HumanityForward to immediately distribute small cash grants of $250 to nearly 20,000 people who’ve lost their jobs or taken an economic hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you @AndrewYang!” he tweeted.