Google launches Ebola donation campaign

| 11th Nov 14

Google has joined the fight against Ebola and pledged to give $2 for every $1 donated through its site, its CEO Larry Page announced on Monday.

The company also immediately donated $10 million to support nonprofits including Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders), International Rescue Committee and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Page also said the family foundation would give $15 million in a separate donation.

The announcement follows a similar initiative by Facebook, which recently placed banners at the top of users News Feeds that asked users to donate to the cause.

Google plans to run its campaign until it has raised $2.5 million in donations, which, when combined with the company’s double-matched funds, will make the collective total $7.5 million. Google said it will take care of the processing fees, meaning 100% of the donations will go to charity.