Are Tech Philanthropists Leaving Out Local?

Going big or going home

Why It Matters

In this series, we unpack why tech philanthropists may favour backing ambitious, large-scale global issues as opposed to supporting local community issues — and why this trend is essential to understand when examining the new philanthropic landscape.

var TRINITY_TTS_WP_CONFIG = {"cleanText":"Are Tech Philanthropists Leaving Out Local?. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski\/AFP\/Getty Images\u23f8\u2587 Today\u2019s tech companies are global players with an international reach. Generating billions in wealth, it\u2019s not surprising that tech founders would put their philanthropic dollars behind large-scale missions , like completely eradicating a disease or \u2018 defying death \u2019.\u00a0 In this series , we\u2019ve established that the tech sector is the driving force behind modern-day philanthropy. As society continues to grapple with emergencies like climate change, it\u2019s easy to argue that transformative action on major scales is critical.\u00a0 At the same time, we must consider community organizations in the push for solving problems at

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