Aside from his work with Tesla and SpaceX, I'll focus on what he has done to help our world and people in need.
Here's the latest on that https://cleantechnica.com/2022/04/26/xprize-musk-foundation-award-15-million-to-carbon-removal-prize-winners/
XPRIZE and the Musk Foundation have awarded $15 million to prize milestone winners. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO donated $100 million to fund a carbon removal competition with the goal of fighting...https://cleantechnica.com/2022/04/26/xprize-musk-foundation-award-15-million-to-carbon-removal-prize-winners/
The Musk Foundation gave $424,000 for a project to help seventh and eighth-grade students. In addition to that, The Musk Foundation gave another $480,000 for water filtration. https://apnews.com/article/0375b52ee079460d8f1bb29799545a8d
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A donation from tech billionaire Elon Musk will provide laptop computers to middle school students in Flint, Michigan, as the city recovers from a contaminated water crisis. The...https://apnews.com/article/0375b52ee079460d8f1bb29799545a8d
It was just announced this year that students at Flint Schools will be able to drink clean water from the water fountains thanks to Elon's donations.
“This means a lot. Water should not be something that we have to pay for — water is a necessity of life. It should not be something we have to fight for.” https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/flint-schools-clean-water-first-200528805.html
Elon Musk donated $50 million to St. Jude’s Children’s Research but altogether the Inspiration4 launch raised a total of $243 million for the cancer research hospital.
The Musk Foundation donated $1 million to Feeding Texas according to the Dallas Morning News. Feeding Texas operates over 20 food banks across the state and feeds more than 5 million Texans annually. https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/texan-of-the-year/2021/12/21/hes-invested-a-fortune-in-texas-while-reaching-for-the-stars/
The Musk Foundation donated $200,000 to The Good Neighbor Settlement, a soup kitchen in Brownsville, TX to help fund their expansion.
The money went to set up a new dining hall, kitchen, and new closet where homeless residents can get access to clothing, hygiene items, and even a clinic. https://www.valleycentral.com/news/local-news/musk-foundation-donates-200000-to-assist-brownsville-nonprofit/
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A Brownsville nonprofit said they are able to expand their operations thanks to a donation from the Musk Foundation. “Our soup kitchen is the heart of our organ…https://www.valleycentral.com/news/local-news/musk-foundation-donates-200000-to-assist-brownsville-nonprofit/
Giga Connect is an initiative aimed at connecting the world’s schools to the internet. Unicef is partnering with the United Nations’ ITU to ensure that every student has access to information and the internet.
The initiative was born as a solution to the problem caused by the Covid-19 pandemic that forced schools to close down around the world. Over 91% of students’ education was interrupted https://twitter.com/UNICEFUSA_CEO/status/1359923348348805125
The money went to two Boston researchers who helped create a vaccine and diagnostic tool for the coronavirus. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/01/19/nation/elon-musk-donates-5m-coronavirus-research-boston/
I recently spoke with @JessicaTetreau about this and she told me that the Musk Foundation has helped her city which was the poorest in the nation in 2013. https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/brownsville-1?_pos=6&_sid=41ad6640e&_ss=r
SpaceX founder Elon Musk is supporting education in South Texas, where the aerospace company is developing the Starship spacecraft at Boca Chica Beach in Cameron County. The region is along the...https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/brownsville-1?_pos=6&_sid=41ad6640e&_ss=r
In January 2021, the Musk Foundation donated $5 million to Khan Academy.
Founder, Salman Khan said that the funds would enable the organization to accelerate all sorts of content for its 120 million users around the world.
I was not impacted by this storm but SWLA was. After it passed, the mainstream media moved on and ignored the humanitarian crisis.
Many ppl were on Twitter crying for help and trying to raise awareness--myself included.
The Musk Foundation donated to several of my Louisiana nonprofits that were doing rescue, recovery, and disaster relief work. Tesmanian's @evafox and I were the only ones that covered it to my knowledge. https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/04/elon-musk-donated-to-several-louisiana-charities-to-help-with-hurricane-relief/
Elon Musk recently joined others in helping Louisiana recover from Hurricane Laura. A week ago Thursday, Hurricane Laura tore through my state. The aftermath is tragic, and this tragedy is compounded...https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/04/elon-musk-donated-to-several-louisiana-charities-to-help-with-hurricane-relief/
Here's Eva's article https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/elon-musk-helps-victims-affected-by-hurricane-laura-with-a-donation
A few days ago, the Louisianans came face to face with a Category 4 hurricane. The wind speed of 150-185 miles per hour mercilessly demolished all obstacles in its path.https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/elon-musk-helps-victims-affected-by-hurricane-laura-with-a-donation
The charities that Elon and the Musk Foundation donated to were:
-SWLA Community Foundation and Baton Rouge Area Foundation
-Cajun Navy Relief
I didn't know about this until after my power came back on My area and SELA were all affected by Ida. Thanks to @evafox for covering this.
The Starlink internet service is unaffected by terrestrial disasters because it is a satellite broadband system that mainly operates from space.https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/louisiana-starlink#:~:text=SpaceX%20Starlink%20is%20now%20providing,that%20mainly%20operates%20from%20space
The Musk Foundation helps teachers by funding projects through DonorsChoose., a nonprofit funding site that helps US public school teachers get access to learning materials and resources they need. https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom-support/elon-musk-foundation/21715360/
Elon Musk sent thousands of Starlink satellites to Ukraine and has even been threatened by Russia's space dude, Rogozin who said
"And for this, Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult — no matter how much you'll play the fool." https://www.space.com/russian-space-chief-rogozin-threatens-elon-musk
There have been many reports of Russian soldiers raping and killing Ukrainian civilians. Ukraine needs all the support we can give them.
Starlink is saving lives. https://twitter.com/fedorovmykhailo/status/1499091570292834304?s=21
I'm addressing this because I've seen a lot of misinformation.
Elon said that he would donate $6B to the UN WFP if they give him a detailed plan on how the money would be spent. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1454808104256737289
Once Elon made that offer, David Beasley said that $6B will NOT solve world hunger and that the headline Elon was replying to was inaccurate. https://twitter.com/WFPChief/status/1454883966071230472
There were a few reports claiming that the UN WFP came up with a plan and you can see that here.
According to the plan, 42 million people will be helped. https://www.wfp.org/stories/wfps-plan-support-42-million-people-brink-famine
It would be great if Elon is helping & he could be. He doesn't advertise his giving. But since we don't know, I think it's wrong to automatically assume that he is not helping.
I've seen a lot of ppl saying "well he didn't keep his word"
What we do know is that he did give almost $6B to charity.
It could have been the UN's WFP or even his own foundation to dispense funds to other charities that he supports. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-15/elon-musk-donated-5-7-billion-of-tesla-shares-to-charity
Elon Musk gifted almost $6 billion worth of Tesla Inc. stock to charity late last year in one of the largest philanthropic donations in history.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-15/elon-musk-donated-5-7-billion-of-tesla-shares-to-charity
Elon Musk is doing a lot of good. It's important to recognize this and I hope this thread will help debunk a lot of the misinformation being put out there.
I'm sure I didn't get everything he's ever donated to or everyone he's helped.
However, to say that Elon Musk doesn't help people is an outright lie.
And for those of you who say "well it's tax-deductible,"
So are your donations to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It's how the system works.
He has a good heart and he cares for people. I genuinely don’t understand the hate. https://twitter.com/johnnacrider1/status/1472255920629596164
Goal here is to combat misinformation.
Many ppl have been spreading the lie that Elon never delivered on ventilators.
Here’s my article in CleanTechnica about this. https://cleantechnica.com/2020/04/19/there-are-no-missing-ventilators-elon-tesla-kept-their-promise/
Elon Musk is taking some serious heat for giving away ventilators. CNN published an article that claimed that Elon Musk didn’t give any hospitals in California any ventilators.https://cleantechnica.com/2020/04/19/there-are-no-missing-ventilators-elon-tesla-kept-their-promise/