Our History


Salesforce.org Timeline


Our Path to Impact

  1. 1999: Salesforce Foundation established as a public charity at the same time that Salesforce.com was incorporated
  2. 2000: Salesforce Foundation publicly launched, laying the foundation for a strategy that would later be known as the 1-1-1 philanthropic model
  3. 2001: Salesforce invested in PowerUp, jump-starting our commitment to STEM education and employee skills-based volunteering
  4. 2008: Nonprofit Starter Pack open-source data model and community-driven design and development process were born
  5. 2009: Salesforce Foundation became official reseller of Salesforce.com products for nonprofit and higher education customers. Nonprofits continue to get 10 free licenses and can buy more at a discount
  6. 2013: Power of Us Hub created to help build an online community for customers, certified partners, and staff
  7. 2013: First grant to Bay Area schools, marking the beginning of our longstanding partnership with local public schools
  8. 2014: Salesforce.org brand was born as we evolved into a nonprofit social enterprise
  9. 2016: Nonprofit Starter Pack relaunched as Nonprofit Success Pack, turning the world’s #1 CRM into the #1 CRM for nonprofits
  10. 2016: Education Data Architecture announced, providing the foundation for the connected campus
  11. 2018: Nonprofit Cloud launched, building on Nonprofit Success Pack technology
  12. 2018: Education Cloud launched, deepening our commitment to the education sector with its own cloud
  13. 2018: Philanthropy Cloud announced in partnership with United Way Worldwide
  14. 2019: Salesforce surpasses 600 interns and apprentices hosted globally from partners like Year Up, Genesys Works, Ada, and Whitehat
  15. 2019: Salesforce and Salesforce.org reached $300M in all-time giving + more than 4M employee volunteer hours
  16. 2019: Salesforce.org joined Salesforce as the social impact center