Reddit to Donate 10% of It’s Revenue to Charity

(KRON) — In an act of altruism, Reddit announced it will is donating 10% of its 2014 revenue to 10 charities chosen by its users.

The online social community and self-proclaimed “front page of the internet” made nearly $8.3 million last year in advertising revenue. Which ever charities users ‘up-vote’ will receive roughly $83,000 each, according to Reddit.

Reddit users can only vote for non-profits listed on Charity Navigator, a database of donation-driven organizations. Voters can vote for as many charities as they want, but they can only vote once for each. Charities range from school trips to phone-cards for soldiers.

Only accounts created before 10 a.m. today can participate, “in order to reduce any potential shenanigans,” Reddit writes.
Voting on the Reddit Donate campaign will end next Wednesday, February 25 at 10 a.m. PST. The winners will be announced within 48 hours.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Internet Archive, NPR, and the Wikimedia Foundation are the most discussed charities at the time of this publishing, according to information posted on the site.

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