Our Grantmaking & Funding Philosophy

We believe when entrepreneurs succeed, they build more resilient and vibrant communities. So, our grantmaking supports nonprofit organizations that enrich entrepreneurship for people and communities disproportionately affected by systemic oppression to advance economic opportunity for all.

Our grantees are the experts so whenever possible, we provide unrestricted support, and trust them to address the challenges and solutions at the heart of their mission. Our employees play an important role by having a voice in identifying the grantees we serve through our Global Give grant program.

We have an invitation-only application process and do not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals. And, we partner with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to manage our endowment funds and grants administration.

I’m delighted that eBay believes in our mission and sees the impact we’re making for underrepresented entrepreneurs in Toronto and beyond. Having a shared vision with partners is key and the right stepping stone to building back a better and more inclusive economy as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toronto, Canada Parkdale Centre for Innovation

Rusul Alrubail | Executive Director

As a grassroots organization, the Parkdale Centre for Innovation listens to its community as it shapes its programs to suit their needs. Supporting entrepreneurs as they start and grow their businesses, the Toronto-based nonprofit focuses on inclusion and equity, helping break barriers to success for communities of color, women and newcomers/refugees.

I’m delighted that eBay believes in our mission and sees the impact we’re making for underrepresented entrepreneurs in Toronto and beyond. Having a shared vision with partners is key and the right stepping stone to building back a better and more inclusive economy as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

— Rusul Alrubail, Executive Director at Parkdale Centre for Innovation

A partnership with eBay is an encouraging vote of confidence and endorsement of our work. eBay’s backing will help us to attract talent into our community and propel our startups into the global spotlight.

Sydney, Australia Catalysr

Usman Iftikhar | Co-Founder & CEO

Located in Sydney, Australia, nonprofit pre-accelerator Catalysr inspires, enables and connects migrant and refugee entrepreneurs (aka “migrapreneurs”) to launch their own high-tech startups in Australia. This group of small business owners has become a productive group at many levels, working to build a better life for themselves as they also help create a better Australia.

A partnership with eBay is an encouraging vote of confidence and endorsement of our work. eBay’s backing will help us to attract talent into our community and propel our startups into the global spotlight.

— Usman Iftikhar, Co-Founder and CEO of Catalyer

Our Commitment to Our Grantees

We learn from you and adapt to your lived realities and emerging needs. We use our voice and resources to amplify yours, as trusted experts in the field.