Facebook's Zuckerberg gives $5M for health center 

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  • In this Thursday, March 20, 2013 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Zuckerberg gave $992.2 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2013. Philanthropy in 2013 made a comeback in large donations with the nation’s wealthiest donors giving more than $3.4 billion to charity, according to a new tally of the top 10 gifts of 2013 by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are donating $5 million to help expand a community health center in Silicon Valley.

The gift -- announced Wednesday -- will cover part of the $29 million cost for adding another facility to the Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto, Calif. That's not far from Facebook Inc.'s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

The new building is expected to be complete next year.

The 29-year-old Zuckerberg has become one of the world's richest people since he started Facebook's online social network at Harvard University nearly a decade ago. Forbes magazine estimates his wealth at $19 billion.

Zuckerberg has been funneling some of fortune into philanthropy. Last year, he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated Facebook stock valued at $900 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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