Our Purpose

The eBay Foundation unleashes the power of entrepreneurship to build economically vibrant and thriving communities. We act as a catalyst for change by supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses, targeting vulnerable and marginalized groups. Our vision is inspired by eBay's founder, Pierre Omidyar, and his belief that all people are inherently good and capable.

We leverage our resources, platform, and people to create a more equitable global economy. And we engage eBay employees to make a greater impact in communities around the globe.

Our Impact

Granted since 1998
Entrepreneurs supported since 2017
Employees engaged in Foundation programs (2020)

Our Philanthropy

We invest in organizations that empower underrepresented entrepreneurs to build stronger, more inclusive communities.

Commerce connects people, providing access to resources, knowledge, and opportunity. The more connected commerce we enable, the more we support an inclusive economy, creating a virtuous cycle of good.

Our People

We empower eBay employees globally to make an impact in their communities, including employee-led grantmaking and matching support for charitable gifts and volunteered time.

In addition, we leverage the transformative effects of skills-based volunteering to catalyze leadership development and engagement.

Our Leadership

Beric Alleyne

Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion (Board Member)

Cathy Foster

VP, Government Relations and Public Policy (Board Member)

Joe Billante

VP, Communications & Investor Relations (Board Chair)

Allie Ottoboni

President, eBay Foundation

Sadie Daryan

Market Activation Lead, Global Marketing (Board Member)

David Pilson

Senior Director, Compensation and Benefits (Board Secretary)

Sarah Davison

Program Specialist, eBay Foundation

Andrew Sullivan

Senior Director, Compensation (Board Member)

Proud Members Of

Meet Martin Magana-Reyes

Martin is the founder of Ostri Studio in San Jose, Calif., and a Kiva loan recipient supported by eBay employees. In his role as an industrial designer, Martin says he strives to make products with personality and soul while factoring in sustainable solutions.