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Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola

Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola

Google is inviting the public to donate to help fight Ebola. For every dollar donated it will donate $2.

The company has already donated $10 million to support NGOs including InSTEDD, International Rescue Committee, Medecins Sans Frontieres, NetHope, Partners in Health, Save the Children and U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The money will be donated to Network for Good, which will distribute the funds to the NGOs.

Google's matched giving Ebola fundraising campaign

Google CEO Larry Page also announced that he and his wife have made a personal donation of $15 million to the campaign.

The Google Fight Ebola campaign target is $7.5 million and the double matched giving will continue until that total is reached. Currently it stands at $4.9 million.

Google’s campaign follows shortly after Facebook announced its fundraising campaign to fight Ebola.





Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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