Melinda Gates, Steve Ballmer, Reid Hoffman Back Text-Based Counseling Service

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Non-profit Crisis Text Line just raised $23.8 million in grants.

Crisis Text Line, a free, around the clock text-messaging support line for people in crisis, is getting a massive new round of grants from notable technology names including Melinda Gates, Steve Ballmer, Reid Hoffman, and Pierre Omidyar.

The total donation amount was $23.8 million led by Hoffman, who had previously backed the non-profit. Gates, Omidyar Network, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Zynga founder Mark Pincus, and his wife and One Kings Lane founder Ali Pincus, along with Steve Ballmer’s foundation, The Ballmer Group, are among the other backers in this round. The organization has a total of $35 million in grants.

lublinSee Nancy Lublin, Founder and CEO of the Crisis Text Line, present at the 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health!


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