Celebrates its One Millionth Subscription Milestone in $1 Million "Force for Change" Award and the Foundation recognize 10 nonprofits with "Force for Change" awards: Acumen Fund, The Bridge School, Bronx Lab School, Endeavor,, Room to Read, San Francisco Connect, San Francisco General Hospital, Tibet House and TransFair 

SAN FRANCISCO - December 5, 2007 - [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, and the Foundation, the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business, today announced that they are awarding a one million dollar donation across ten nonprofit organizations in celebration of the company's upcoming one millionth subscription milestone.  The global recipients, spanning from educational institutions and microfinance, to fair trade and healthcare, represent the company's innovative 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.

"From's beginning, we've been focused on not only delivering a new business and technology model, but a new model for corporate philanthropy," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of  "We felt it was only fitting that as we move towards this tremendous one million subscription milestone, we continue on the mission behind our 1/1/1 model to give back to nonprofit organizations in our communities as the success of our company continues to grow."

The donations of $100,000 each are being awarded to organizations that represent the impact of's innovative 1/1/1 integrated corporate philanthropy model to foster deep impact in the nonprofit sector.  These organizations have benefited from donated Salesforce licenses that they are using to manage their organizations, volunteers, services, grant giving and fundraising.  

San Francisco Connect, an innovative partnership between private, public and social sectors dedicated to improving San Francisco, is a great example of's model in action. employees volunteer at quarterly Project Homeless Connect events and at computer labs through Project Tech Connect, representing the company's focus on donating 1% of employee time to the community.  In addition, Project Homeless Connect runs on donated licenses of Salesforce to track the services being provided to the City's homeless as part of's 1% product donation program, and the Foundation has provided assistance in grants to the organization as part of its 1% equity commitment.

" and its employees have been an integral part of our organization since the very beginnings," said Dariush Kayhan, executive director of San Francisco Connect. "We are honored to be recognized with this donation to further our mission to get the San Francisco community engaged in solving San Francisco's most pressing issues." 

The ten "Force for Change" award recipients are:
  • Acumen Fund - Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.
  • The Bridge School - The Bridge School is an educational program dedicated to ensuring that children with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities.
  • Bronx Lab School - Bronx Lab School, one of 30 new small schools within the New York City Department of Education, is dedicated to engaging students in meaningful and contextual academic work, participating in a nurturing community, exploring their passions and learning to value effort as a means to success.
  • Endeavor - Endeavor breaks down barriers that prevent emerging-market entrepreneurs from reaching their potential by providing world-class strategic advice, access to key networks and other tools that will catapult them to success.
  • - Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to an entrepreneur in the developing world.'s mission is to connect people, through lending, to alleviate poverty.
  • Room to Read - Room to Read partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish schools, libraries, and other educational infrastructure.
  • San Francisco Connect - San Francisco Connect is one of the most innovative partnerships between a city, its residents and its sectors. Its mission is to create a stronger San Francisco by engaging residents in volunteering their talent and time for the City as well as innovative partnerships between the private, public and social sectors.
  • San Francisco General Hospital - SFGH is widely regarded as one of the finest public hospitals in the nation. It delivers around-the-clock trauma, psychiatric and emergency care, outpatient treatment and a wide range of other important medical services to everyone in San Francisco, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Tibet House - Tibet House is part of a worldwide network of Tibetan institutions committed to ensuring that the light of the Tibetan spirit never disappears from the face of the earth.
  • TransFair USA - TransFair USA is one of twenty members of Fairtrade Labeling Organizations International (FLO), and the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States.

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