Salesforce.org Announces $18 Million in Grants Towards Bay Area Education, Homelessness and Cleanliness at Dreamforce 2018
Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce (CRM), today announced $18 million in grants to local school districts and organizations to address the Bay Area's most pressing issues including public education, homelessness and cleanliness.
The $18 million includes $15.5 million in grants to San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), $2 million dollars in grants to address homelessness and hunger in the Bay Area, and a $500,000 grant to the San Francisco Parks Alliance.
New Grants Address San Francisco and the Bay Area's Most Pressing Issues Salesforce.org's $15.5 million in grants to SFUSD and OUSD will support middle school (grades 6-8) transformation, computer science expansion, wraparound support for newcomers, and college access programs. This latest investment marks more than $50 million in donations to Bay Area public schools since 2013.
To combat family and youth homelessness, Salesforce.org will donate $500,000 each to Hamilton Families and Larkin StreetYouth Services. This marks a total of $4 million dollars in grants from Salesforce.org towards Hamilton Families since 2016. To address hunger, Salesforce.org is also granting $1 million to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, which supports food assistance for 210,000 people annually.
Salesforce.org will also donate $500,000 to the San Francisco Parks Alliance in support of LetsPlaySF!, a public-private partnership between the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance. The investment will help ensure San Franciscans continue to have safe places to play by supporting the renovation of 13 high-priority playgrounds in the city.
In addition to grant funding, Salesforce employees have committed to 100,000 volunteer hours in the Bay Area community over the next year...