eBay makes it easy for people to support the causes they care about whenever they buy or sell. Our marketplace was one of the first to enable charities to sell for free, and to allow consumers to both buy and sell to benefit charity. eBay for Charity has so far enabled eBay users to raise over $663 million for the causes that matter most to them. In the last five years, over 15 million people bought or sold something on eBay to benefit charity. And we’re continually striving to make it even easier to buy, sell, and donate every day.
eBay Foundation unlocks the power of entrepreneurship to build economically vibrant communities. Our vision is of a world where every individual – regardless of geography or circumstance – is able to fully participate in the global economy. We are making this a reality through strategic partnerships and grant-giving.
The StubHub Foundation invests in the community by leveraging our unique assets to support fans and stars of the future. Through the Rising Stars philanthropy program, StubHub supports local nonprofits expanding access and opportunity for at-risk youth through sports and the arts.
We encourage all our employees to take action to support our communities and causes around the world through volunteering. eBay provides a matching grant for employee donations of money or time.
Buyers and Sellers
With eBay for Charity, every transaction can make a difference. eBay for Charity makes it easy for consumers to support their favorite charities when they buy or sell on eBay. Sellers can donate a portion of their sale – for which eBay will waive the same percentage of fees as the donation. Buyers can donate at checkout, or purchase unique items or once-in-a-lifetime experiences to benefit their favorite causes.
eBay for Charity provides charitable organizations with a variety of ways to raise funds, including selling on our platform for free. In addition, consumers have the option to donate a portion of the proceeds each time an item is bought or sold on eBay.
Our approach to charitable giving is grounded in what we do best – technology-enabled commerce. Through our people, our technology, and our scale, we provide support for non-profits around the world. Below is an overview of our efforts in 2015.