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

$46M
Total giving
1,700
Unique grantees
47%
Employees engaged in Foundation programs (2018)

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

Jon Barwise

Senior Director, Mobile Engineering (Board Member)

Damien Hooper-Campbell

VP, Chief Diversity Officer (Board Member)

Sarah Davison

Program Specialist, eBay Foundation

Kris Miller

SVP, Chief Strategy Officer (Board Member)

Cathy Foster

VP, Government Relations and Public Policy (Board Member)

Allie Ottoboni

Senior Manager, eBay Foundation

Selim Freiha

VP, CFO of eBay Markets (Board Treasurer)

David Pilson

Senior Director, Compensation and Benefits (Board Secretary)

Jose Gordon

President, eBay Foundation

Steve Wymer

SVP, Chief Communications Officer (Board Chair)

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Read Our eBay Impact 2017 Progress Update

Our archive summary can be accessed here: 2016 Global Impact Summary