Apple and Employees Give $2.6 Million to Charity Through Donation Matching Program

Apple has matched $1.3 million in employee donations for a total of $2.6 million donated to charity via a program CEO Tim Cook instituted earlier this year. Via the program, Apple offered to match U.S. full-time employees' contributions to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, up to $10,000 per employee per year.

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The $1.3 million matched so far is being used by Apple to internally promote the program and solicit more donations. An image touting the success of the program links employees to a page that provides an overview of the matching program.

The total was first reported by AppleInsider.

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Top Rated Comments

bmms8 Avatar
164 months ago
why are people crying? giving some is better than none.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve's Barber Avatar
164 months ago
Apple should give a few hundred million of their 80 billion.

Here we go again...

It's always "Occupy MacRumors" at the very mention of free market capitalism.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacAztec Avatar
164 months ago
They didn't do anything for charity for the past 15 years. It's about time they do something like every other major company in the country does. Their charitable work was a joke under Uncle Steve.

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That doesn't benefit people who need charity.


You're wrong on so many levels...

How many people does Apple employ around the world (directly, and indirectly)? How much money do these people pay in taxes around the world?

Do you really think that paying a couple million in charity money has the same effect as putting that same money towards a new product? A new product that could take off, and have create waves down the supply chain for production and manufacturing?

Donating for the sake of "donating" is pointless. Use your money how you see fit.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applefan289 Avatar
164 months ago
Post-Steve Jobs Apple is more generous!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dreamworks21 Avatar
164 months ago
yes

Apple should give a few hundred million of their 80 billion.
Yes, because every profitable company should automatically give their capital away instead of using it to better themselves.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrono1081 Avatar
164 months ago
Yes, because every profitable company should automatically give their capital away instead of using it to better themselves.
He (the person you quoted) doesn't seem to realize that Apples expansion and job creation is a benefit to society even more so than charitable donation, since creating jobs creates more people with the potential to donate to charity.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)