Salesforce Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Salesforce Foundation supports both local and national disease organizations.

IP TAKE: This corporate funder provides both project specific and general operating support grants.

PROFILE: The Salesforce Foundation was established in 2002, but its roots date further back. In 1999, when founder Marc Benioff formulated the company’s 1-1-1 philanthropic model, the foundation sought to increase its charitable dedications through 1% of the Salesforce’s equity, 1% of its product, and 1% of the employees’ time. Benioff rebranded the 1-1-1 model as the Salesforce Foundation in 2002. The foundation’s current grantmaking programs include Education & STEM, Youth Workforce Development, Force for Change, and Employee Inspired Giving.

While the Salesforce Foundation does not have a dedicate health or disease grant program, it has an established history of supporting disease-related organizations. Past grantees include the Abramson Cancer Center, Agape Therapeutic Riding Center, and AIDS Action Committee.

Salesforce Foundation grants can range anywhere from $10,000 to $5 million. Interested grantseekers should review the Funding Guidelines and check the website regularly for news. Keep in mind that Salesforce prioritizes organizations in locations where their employees live and work.

The organization generally accepts full grant proposals by invitation only, except when they release open calls for proposals.

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