A Tech Company Known for Backing Public Education Zeroes in on Leadership in Schools

A Tech Company Known for Backing Public Education Zeroes in on Leadership in Schools

Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of the software company, is known for directly backing public school districts in the cities where its employees live and work. What behind its largest gift ever to a national education nonprofit?

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A Big Gift for Homelessness From the Tech Billionaire Begging His Industry to Do More

A Big Gift for Homelessness From the Tech Billionaire Begging His Industry to Do More

Last month after a contentious campaign, San Francisoc voters approved a ballot measure to tax the city’s richest companies to help the homeless. Now one of the measure’s biggest supporters is putting millions of his own money where his mouth is.

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More Than Money: A Tech Giant's Commitment to Public Schools

More Than Money: A Tech Giant's Commitment to Public Schools

Salesforce’s commitment to Bay Area schools now totals more than $50 million over the course of its five-year partnership with its local school districts. But grants aren’t the only way that the company helps.

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A Tech Giant Steps Up for the Homeless. What's Not to Like?

A Tech Giant Steps Up for the Homeless. What's Not to Like?

Salesforce’s new office tower in San Francisco looms as a symbol of tech omnipotence in a region with deepening stratification. The company and its CEO are also leaders in philanthropy. But are they bold enough?

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A Tech Company Extends its Commitment to Traditional Public Schools to a New Hub

A Tech Company Extends its Commitment to Traditional Public Schools to a New Hub

For all the hype around charters, most K-12 students still attend traditional public schools, and more funders are focusing resources there. Salesforce is a case in point and has expanded such grantmaking to Indianapolis.  

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In a Bay Area Homelessness Push, New Signs That the Tech Industry May Actually Have a Heart

In a Bay Area Homelessness Push, New Signs That the Tech Industry May Actually Have a Heart

Does the tech industry have a social conscience? It's a fair question right now. But if this industry has a moral leader, it's philanthropist Marc Benioff, who once again is helping catalyze an anti-poverty push.

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