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SAN FRANCISCO - May 1, 2008
Company honored for its unique 1/1/1 model, which invests time, equity and product in improving
the lives of people around the world
- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM),
the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, today
announced that, through its commitment to philanthropy, the company has received the "Corporate
Community Involvement Award" from The Volunteer Center, which serves San Francisco and San Mateo
counties. The Corporate Community Involvement Award is bestowed annually upon a Bay Area
business that "operates an outstanding employee involvement program." Salesforce.com was
selected based on its unique 1/1/1 Model, through which the company provides a 1% Time, 1% Equity
and 1% Product investment to better the lives of people in its community and around the world.
"We're pleased to honor salesforce.com with the 2008 Corporate Community Involvement Award,"
said John Power, executive director at The Volunteer Center. "Through its commitment to
enabling employees to donate their time and efforts-giving volunteerism parity with cash and
in-kind giving-salesforce.com is making a significant, positive impact on its community and to the
lives of those in need. They're innovators in technology and business and in advancing the field of
corporate community involvement."
Since the inception of the Salesforce.com Foundation and its 1/1/1 Model in 2000,
salesforce.com has given all employees approximately six days of paid time off each year to
participate in volunteer opportunities. Nearly 85% of employees have participated in the
program, donating more than 77,000 hours to help feed the hungry; combat homelessness; teach
children to read; and improve the environment; among other activities.
The company has also donated more than $12 million to nonprofit organizations, and supplied
Salesforce licenses to more than 3,500 nonprofits in 56 countries around the world. The
combination of time, equity and product helps nonprofit organizations to run their organizations
more efficiently and increase the impact of their efforts.
"Every individual has the power to effect positive change on the world around them.
Working together, that power increases exponentially. We at salesforce.com know that we can
make a difference and have incorporated that belief into our company's culture," said Suzanne
DiBianca, executive director of the Salesforce.com Foundation. "We're proud to receive the
Corporate Community Award from The Volunteer Center, and hope that more companies will be inspired
to make volunteerism a priority."
For more information about salesforce.com's 1/1/1 Model, visit www.sharethemodel.org.
About The Volunteer Center
A pioneer in the field of volunteerism, The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San
Mateo Counties plays a critical role in fostering a strong network among nonprofit, public, and
business sector organizations and ordinary citizens, united by the overarching goal of improving
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties assists individuals to both
serve their communities and attain personal and professional growth through community involvement.
Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations, local government, schools, and businesses, we
act as a catalyst for ensuring that every person has the opportunity to be a powerful, contributing
About Salesforce.com Foundation
The Salesforce.com Foundation is the leader in pioneering, evangelizing and implementing the
1/1/1 Model and using it as a means to improve the lives of people around the world. The 1/1/1
Model harnesses the power of people and technology through 1% Time, 1% Equity, 1% Product, and
being "one" with the earth, to build deep relationships with communities around the world and
increase the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations in achieving their goals. The Foundation
concentrates on the use of technology, specifically as it relates to organizations with youth
development programs. It has supported technology projects around the world that help kids in
bereft urban and rural areas access technology to create better futures for themselves. The 1/1/1
Model has had a profound effect on salesforce.com and its communities: Since July of 2000,
salesforce.com employees have given over 70,000 hours of their time and expertise back to the
community. More than 3,500 nonprofits in 56 countries around the world are using donated licenses
to run their businesses more efficiently; and numerous organizations are benefiting from technology
related grants from the Foundation. For more information on the 1/1/1 Model, please visit
www.sharethemodel.org. For more information on the Salesforce.com Foundation, please visit
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