Tech companies have quickly grown into one of the largest sectors on the planet. Known for excessive spending and huge profit margins, it is is important to recognize those tech giants who are doing some good with all of the profits being raked in. After all, consumers are more likely to support a company that they know is doing good. That is why the following list of philanthropic tech companies has been put together. The three companies being highlighted, in no particular order, are as follows:
- Khan Academy
This online resource is viewed by many to be one of the single greatest online learning tools available. It offers entirely free online classes in a variety of topics ranging from basic mathematics all the way up through much more complex topics usually only found at four year colleges. Big donors such as Bill and Melinda Gates have seen the value of this service and are willing to put their money where their mouth is. It is their goal to ensure everyone has the chance at an education regardless of socioeconomic standing.
On top of Zappos donating thousands of articles of clothing to those in need each year, it also values volunteering. It is one of the only companies in the world that will give their employees paid time off specifically to e used for volunteering in their local communities. It is the belief of Zappos that their employees can make just as big of an impact in their local communities as they can on the job which helps spread the good name of the company. Other charitable giving programs include funding schools and hospitals across the globe.
Perhaps the largest tech giant of them all, Amazon offers a service called Amazon Smile. This charitable giving portion of their business allows you to choose a charity for which a small portion of your total order cost will be donated. Amazon includes dozens of charities that you can choose from and more are being added every year. One of the best things about this program is that it will track for you just how much has been donated to your charity of choice based on your purchases. This is a great way to see some hard earned money be put to good use instead of lining the pockets of an executive team.