The Amazon CEO and billionaire issued a tweet asking for ideas on what charities and causes he could donate his money to to help tackle problems in the short-term:
His request got over 16,000 replies. Here were some of the best ideas (but by no means all of the best):
These things are mostly fought by small and sometimes local charities, and they never have the funding they need to make a big impact
— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) June 15, 2017
Help pay off student loans. They keep so many from raising their credit score: getting a better job, buying a home or car. Instant impact.
— April (@ReignOfApril) June 16, 2017
Lifeline grants. If you’ve got 0 savings and car breaks down/you get sick / etc – a few hundred $ lets you keep home/car and therefore job.
— Angela Morabito (@Bear2theRight) June 16, 2017
Buy forest lands to stop deforestation happening right now. Forests are the best carbon capturing tech we have
— Diego Saez Gil (@dsaezgil) June 15, 2017
Relocation expenses so non-affluent people can move from depressed areas to places they can find work, e.g., Detroit to Atlanta, ME to TX.
— Virginia Postrel (@vpostrel) June 15, 2017
Repurpose shipping containers to provide micro-homes for the homeless. Give them a safe, dry place to sleep, then work on further needs.
— John Koetsier (@johnkoetsier) June 15, 2017