Salesforce Foundation gives $US1m in grants to education non-profits worldwide
- 15 July, 2015 11:49
Salesforce Foundation gives $US1M in grants to education nonprofits worldwide
The Salesforce Foundation has announced that it will grant $US1 million to education non-profits worldwide to mark the celebration of Salesforce employees volunteering for a million hours. As part of the celebration, Salesforce employees around the world will spend the week of July 13 giving back to their communities during Salesforce’s global volunteer week.
The Salesforce Foundation will award ten $100,000 grants to non-profits selected by Salesforce employees around the world. They include:
- Adelgundenheim, an organisation in Munich that works to support and encourage young people in their emotional, social, cognitive, motor and creative development.
- AIME, a structured educational program operating around Australia that supports indigenous students through high school.
- The Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis, which enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
- Citywise Education, a non-profit organisation based in Dublin that provides young people with after-school and out-of-school educational support, often urgently needed by those growing up in difficult or hostile city environments.
- DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.
- Inspire!, an organisation in London working with schools, businesses, families and the community to inspire, support and open doors for young people from Hackney and neighboring boroughs.
- Multicultural Center Tokyo, a non-profit organisation in Tokyo which provides educational support to immigrant children, with a special focus on helping youths access high school in Japan.
- Project Sunshine, a New York City-based, international non-profit organisation that provides free educational, recreational and social programs to children facing medical challenges and their families.
- The Teen Resource Centre, a non-profit in New Brunswick that provides a safe and encouraging environment for youth to explore their full potential.
The Salesforce Foundation president and co-founder, Suzanne DiBianca, said giving back at Salesforce is a vital part of the company culture and has set an example for dozens of companies around the world that have also pledged to adopt the 1-1-1 model.
“We are so proud to see Salesforce employees reach this incredible milestone in such a short time—it’s a testament to the power of our 1-1-1 model, that leverages one per cent of our product, equity and time to improve the state of the world.
“We’re thrilled to commemorate this accomplishment by giving back to the communities where we live and work,” she added.