Salesforce.com celebrates its one millionth subscriber milestone with $1 million “Force for Change” awards
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Salesforce.com and the Salesforce.com Foundation recognise 10 nonprofits with “Force for Change”
awards: Acumen Fund, The Bridge School, Bronx Lab School, Endeavor, Kiva.org, Room to Read, San
Francisco Connect, San Francisco General Hospital,
, the market and technology
leader in on-demand business services, and the Salesforce.com Foundation, the global leader in
integrating philanthropy and business, are awarding a one million dollar donation across ten
nonprofit organisations in celebration of the company’s one millionth subscriber 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
“From salesforce.com’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 salesforce.com. “We felt it was only fitting that today, as we hit this tremendous one
million subscriber milestone, we continue on the mission behind our 1/1/1 model to give back to
nonprofit organisations in our communities as the success of our company continues to grow.”
The donations of $100,000 each are being awarded to organisations that represent the impact
of salesforce.com's innovative 1/1/1 integrated corporate philanthropy model to foster deep impact
in the nonprofit sector. These organisations have benefited from donated Salesforce licenses that
they are using to manage their organisations, 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 salesforce.com’s model in action.
Salesforce.com 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 salesforce.com’s 1% product
donation program, and the Salesforce.com Foundation has provided assistance in grants to the
organisation as part of its 1% equity commitment.
“Salesforce.com and its employees have been an integral part of our organisation since the
very beginnings,” said Dariush Kayhan, executive director of San Francisco Connect. “We are
honoured to be recognised 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 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
programme 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 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. Kiva.org’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
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 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 is one of twenty members of
Fairtrade Labeling Organisations International (FLO), and the only third-party certifier of Fair
Trade products in the United States.
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