Salesforce.com Foundation Honored as one of the San Francisco Bay Area's Top Corporate Philanthropists by the San Francisco Business Times

Leader in integrated corporate philanthropy also receives the Levi Strauss & Co. Community Committee Award for giving 1% of pre-tax income to charitable causes

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - August 14, 2007 - Salesforce.com Foundation, the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business, today announced it has been recognized as one of the top corporate philanthropists in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. The Salesforce.com Foundation ranked number 18 on the publication's list of the top 70 Bay Area corporate philanthropists. In addition, salesforce.com was one of 10 recipients of the Levi Strauss & Co. Community Committee Award, which recognizes companies who give at least 1% of their pre-tax income to charitable causes.

"It gives us great pride to be recognized locally for our integrated corporate philanthropy model where our people, technology and relationships are used to improve our communities," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "Our position amongst much larger companies demonstrates the tremendous impact that companies can have by making giving back a priority from the very beginning."

The San Francisco Business Times' rankings of the largest corporate philanthropists are based on total cash contributions to Bay Area charities in 2006. In 2006, the Salesforce.com Foundation provided approximately $1.9 million in charitable contributions to the Bay Area, and $3.5 million globally. In addition to the cash contribution acknowledged by the San Francisco Business Times, salesforce.com and the Salesforce.com Foundation further served the Bay Area through the company's unique 1/1/1 integrated corporate philanthropy model where 1% of employee time, 1% of the company's equity, and 1% of the company's product are delivered to nonprofits. 

Among other awards, this recognition comes on the heels of salesforce.com being named one of the world's most ethical companies by Ethisphere Magazine, receiving the 2006 Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) Excellence Award, and being ranked number seven on the list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Business Ethics Magazine.

About Salesforce Foundation

The Salesforce.com Foundation is the leader in pioneering, evangelizing and implementing the 1% Model, and using this model as a means to improve the lives of people around the world. The Salesforce.com Foundation harnesses the power of product and people to improve the lives of those in need. Using the unique 1/1/1 Model -- 1% Time, 1% Equity, 1% Product, and "one" with the earth -- the Foundation reaches out to the community and increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations so they can better achieve their goals, which the Salesforce.com Foundation calls the Power of Us. The Salesforce.com Foundation concentrates on the use of technology, specifically as it relates to organizations with youth development programs. The Salesforce.com Foundation has supported technology projects around the world that help kids in technology -- bereft urban and rural areas create a better future for themselves. Since July of 2000, salesforce.com employees have given over 60,000 hours of their time and expertise, feeding the homeless, tutoring kids, improving nonprofit spaces, and offering hundreds of helping hands when the world is faced with devastating natural disasters.

About Salesforce Foundation

The Salesforce.com Foundation is the leader in pioneering, evangelizing and implementing the 1% Model, and using this model as a means to improve the lives of people around the world. The Salesforce.com Foundation harnesses the power of product and people to improve the lives of those in need. Using the unique 1/1/1 Model -- 1% Time, 1% Equity, 1% Product, and "one" with the earth -- the Foundation reaches out to the community and increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations so they can better achieve their goals, which the Salesforce.com Foundation calls the Power of Us. The Salesforce.com Foundation concentrates on the use of technology, specifically as it relates to organizations with youth development programs. The Salesforce.com Foundation has supported technology projects around the world that help kids in technology -- bereft urban and rural areas create a better future for themselves. Since July of 2000, salesforce.com employees have given over 60,000 hours of their time and expertise, feeding the homeless, tutoring kids, improving nonprofit spaces, and offering hundreds of helping hands when the world is faced with devastating natural disasters.