Salesforce Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Salesforce Foundation supports education and provides grants for disaster relief. Its priorities are STEM education and underserved populations.

IP TAKE: This funder supports K-12 STEM and career readiness programs in the areas served by its parent company. Letters of inquiry are reviewed each quarter.

PROFILE: The Salesforce Foundation was founded in 2002 by Marc Benioff, the founder of the Salesforce computing company. Based in San Francisco, the foundation invests in education and provides grants for disaster relief. Its funding priorities include STEM education and underserved populations. 

The foundation’s current education program, future ready,  runs three subprograms: school ready, for K-8 programs; tech ready, to support teens' STEM education, and workforce ready, which supports the development of career skills in young adults. Grantees include organizations that provide free after school and summer coding classes such as Girls Who Code and Coder Dojo. The foundation has also supported a number of public school districts in California.  

The Salesforce Foundation prioritizes the areas where its employees live and work. A list of the company's operating locations is available on its website.

This funder accepts full grant proposals by invitation only. Grantseekers may submit letters of inquiry to grants@salesforce.com. Foundation staff review LOIs each quarter in February, May, August, and November.

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