San Francisco Anchor Grantees
In our headquarters home of San Francisco, we are working in partnership with community leaders and innovative nonprofits on a multi-year commitment focused on education, health and jobs to accelerate community transformation in San Francisco’s southeastern neighborhoods.
The initiative, Power of Us: San Francisco, includes an initial commitment of $10 million in grants to five organizations serving the area. Salesforce employees are getting involved too – with a promise of 100,000 hours of service over five years. Follow the progress of the initiative on Facebook. Please note: We do not accept unsolicited proposals.
The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. The Foundations’ investment expands the museum’s High School Explainer program to engage, train and employ high school students from the southeastern neighborhoods. It also funds the Explainer Suite in the museum’s new facility to support the program’s growth.
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation on behalf of the San Francisco Department of Public Health Southeast Health Center
The Southeast Health Center (SEHC), located in the Bayview Hunters Point district of San Francisco, is a full-service health clinic within the Community Health Network. SEHC focuses on family practice, and also provides dental and mental health services for patients and clients of all ages. The Foundation’s investment supports the pilot of a coordinated care program to address physical and mental health issues preventing children from succeeding in school.
The Campaign for HOPE SF
HOPE SF is the nation’s first large-scale public housing revitalization project to prioritize current residents while also investing in high-quality, sustainable housing and broad scale community development. The Campaign for HOPE SF will leverage support and invest dollars in a range of areas to ensure the best outcomes for HOPE SF residents and neighborhoods. The Foundation’s investment aims to improve the educational experience for children by supporting their families, their teachers and their schools.
UCSF is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, known for innovation, technology and compassionate care. The Foundation’s investment supports workforce development, providing paid internships and training to residents of the southeastern neighborhoods. The investment also provides funding for media walls in patient rooms and interactive learning stations in public areas.
Year Up seeks to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. The Foundation’s investment expands the Bay Area program to enable hundreds of youth (ages 18-24) in the southeastern neighborhoods to complete the full program and internship.
International 2014 Grantees
Internationally, Salesforce.org is working in partnership with community leaders and innovative nonprofits on a commitment focused on education, health and jobs to accelerate community transformation in local neighborhoods. Please note: We do not accept unsolicited proposals.
The Salesforce.org has given a 1,000,000 JPY grant to Ashoka Japan to support Youth Venture – a one year leadership program for young social entrepreneurs. Ashoka Japan is a global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs worldwide. In additional to receiving financial support, Youth Ventures will also benefit by having Salesforce employees volunteer their time to mentor the program alumni who continue their projects after the program’s conclusion.
Asociation de empleados de Iberia Padres de Minusvalidos
Asociation de empleados de Iberia Padres de Minusvalidow (APMIB) works to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities by providing employment assistance and social integration. They serve more than 2,500 people with disabilities each year and employ more than 500 in their special employment centers. The Salesforce.org has given 3,700 EUR to support a computer course aimed at teaching 80 handicapped students computer skills. The grant will help pay for instructors and to install interactive smart boards in their computer rooms.
The Big Issue Australia
The Big Issue Australia is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and creating job opportunities for homeless, marginalized, and disadvantaged people. They are an agent for social change, using entrepreneurial practices and sound business strategy to promote social inclusion and eliminate poverty in Australia. The Salesforce.org’s grant will allow The Big Issue to expand the Women’s Subscription Enterprise (WSE) to Sydney in order to provide no barrier work opportunities to some of Sydney’s homeless women. The 20,000 AUD will fund a call centre that will provide a number of women with an opportunity to increase their confidence and learn new skills that may help them find more permanent work. Salesforce employees in Sydney will regularly volunteer to work alongside and train these women to help them reach their goals.
The Salesforce.org is giving 3,700 EUR to fund DEBRA Ireland’s Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Family Day. EB is a rare, genetic, non-contagious skin condition and DEBRA Ireland exists to provide patient support services to families living with EB in Ireland. Family Day is an opportunity for patients to have a magical day of fun while being under the care of their parents and specialists. Parents will also have the opportunity to hear speakers discuss innovation in treatment and receive information about current clinical trials.
Down Syndrome Centre Dublin
The Down Syndroms Centre’s main goal is to provide vital services, to support parents in developing a knowledge and understanding of this intellectual disability, and to portray the positive life outcomes that are available for children born with Down Syndrome. In addition to the numerous hours Salesforce employees have spent volunteering with this organisation, The Salesforce.org gave 3,700 EUR to fund, develop and design three therapy rooms; this will include restructuring the layout and walls of each room and purchasing equipment for fine motor skills development.
Fundacion Juan XXIII
The mission of the Fundacion Juan XXIII is to offer social aid to those with a mental handicap of any degree and reintegrate them into the modern working world by helping them acquire the necessary physical and social capabilities to do so. The Salesforce.org has given a grant of 3,700 EUR to fund a year’s worth of instruction for a data recollection, digitalization and typesetting class. This class provides training for an active line of business which Fundacion Juan XXIII provides to clients and will give handicapped individuals the knowledge and capabilities they need to work independently.
Halogen Foundation Singapore
Through leadership sessions, entrepreneurship programs and inspirational events, Halogen Foundation aims to influence a generation of young people to lead themselves and as well as others. Halogen Foundation wants to build young leaders who are both competent and of good character. They also want to change the world practically, by supporting causes and working on issues they believe in. With a gift of $20,000, Salesforce.org is partnering with Halogen Foundation to fund a youth leadership development program – hoozyu – for more than 200 youths from disadvantaged background in Singapore, with the goal of transforming them through the domains of Inspiration, Education and Action, and inspiring them to take responsibility and ownership in their own lives.
Multicultural Center Tokyo
Multicultural Center Tokyo (MCT) organizes and implements programs for people with multicultural backgrounds with a special focus on helping youth access high schools in Japan. They strive for a multicultural society where difference in nationalities, languages, and cultures are respected so that they can share in a diverse and enriched community. The Salesforce.org is providing a 900,000 JPY grant to MCT to help start a career support program and also support an enrichment field trip for 50 students and 20 volunteers.
Saplings School, Rathfarnham
The Sapling Schools support individuals with a diagnosis of autism and also their families; assisting them to achieve their full potential and participate in family and community life through the provision of holistic evidence based services celebrating each individual’s dignity, uniqueness and right to an optimal education. The 7,700 EUR grant will go towards a building renovation project to include: flooring, painting, and materials. The upgraded facility will provide a positive, safe place for the clients, parents and teachers.