Yahoo at the Research Park Leads $1 Million Donation to Local Champaign-Urbana Charities

July 11, 2017
Tenant: Yahoo!
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Champaign, IL  The Yahoo Employee Foundation (YEF) will award nearly a million dollars in grant money to three local not-for profits at a brief ceremony this Wednesday July 12 beginning at 12:30pm on the Yahoo campus 1908 S. First Street in Champaign. Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank will each receive checks for $320,000 from YEF based on the strong partnerships and high program impact from previous YEF funding. 

Through YEF, Yahoo employees have been able to champion important causes and impact organizations around the world. Since 2000, YEF awarded over $35 million through more than 1,200 grants to organizations chosen by Yahoo employees. With the acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon, YEF will be distributing the balance of remaining funds, including the three local organizations selected by their effective use of YEF funding in previous funding cycles. 

Sheila Dodd, of Habitat for Humanity, Sam Banks, of Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, and Jim Hires, President and CEO of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank will be on hand Wednesday to receive the funds and provide acknowledgements for these generous donations.