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Salesforce.com Foundation Announces 2007 Global Grant Recipients Across Its 1/1/1 Integrated Philanthropy Model

Worldwide Technology Support Grants recognize 23 organizations in 10 countries

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com Foundation, the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business, today announced its 2007 global grant recipients. These grants totaling over $250,000 represent the impact of salesforce.com'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.

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Representing the 1% equity and 1% product components of the 1/1/1 model, 23 exceptional nonprofit organizations across 10 countries will receive Technology Support Grants for a variety of initiatives aimed at using technology to fuel the success of nonprofits and improve the lives of underserved youth. Recipients were chosen from a pool of over 200 applicants and scored by an advisory group of 60 Salesforce.com employees across eight geographies.

Representing its support for 1% of the employees' working time being given back to the community, the Salesforce.com Foundation has also awarded both Community Action Team and Dollars for Doers Grants to employees to support their contributions at 46 nonprofit organizations around the world that they are passionate about. These grants recognize the more than 50,000 hours of time that 85% of salesforce.com employees have given to improving their communities.

"These grants represent the power of our 1/1/1 model in bringing together our people, expertise and funding to improve the communities we live and work in," said Suzanne DiBianca, executive director of the Salesforce.com Foundation. "Whether it's the creation of a computer lab in Cambodia to improve literacy, enabling meaningful Internet communication between Israeli and Palestine students, or creating interactive comic book games to help terminally ill children express their feelings, we admire the countless ways our employees and technology are helping nonprofits around the world to make social change."

The 2007 Technology for Youth Development Grant Recipients

These grants are for visionary youth development-focused nonprofit organizations for technology projects or solutions that advance their organizations' core mission.

United States: -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area "S-D Integration Project" -- To create an online web portal using Salesforce technology as a means to recruit a larger population of volunteers and obtain benchmarked assessments of a child's development.. -- The Bronx Lab School's "Classroom 2.0" -- To enable the creation of a 21st century classroom, "Classroom 2.0", that will radically change students' educational experience by providing a flexible and dynamic workspace for students to use technology throughout all parts of their day. -- George Mark Children's House's "My Comix" -- To help this pediatric respite, transitional, and end of life care facility develop an interactive comic book game for children who are terminally ill as an innovative way for them to connect with others, feel less isolated, and share their stories. -- San Francisco School Volunteers' "SFSV Tech Grant" -- To help fund an overhaul of SFSV's technology systems and create an online community to facilitate the organization's goal of engaging a community of volunteers to support San Francisco's public schools. Europe, Middle East and Africa -- CityWise's "City Tek" -- To upgrade technology facilities at a youth center in Ireland to facilitate the organization's mission to provide education and social support services to youth in a disadvantaged community. -- MaAfrika Tikkun's "Expansion of Youth Development IT Centre" -- To expand the current IT center for students and youth in Alexandra Township, South Africa, with additional computers and resources as part of the organization's mission to uplift, build, and ultimately transform disadvantaged communities. -- Meningitis Trust's "Learning Pod" -- To re-design and update an online Learning Pod for young people in the UK to learn about meningitis at home and school and reduce the potential threat of the disease. The Mouth That Roars' "Our Everyday Lives Egypt" - To help this international charitable organization dedicated to training underserved young people in video production expand the success of its media programs in Bahariya, Egypt. -- The Parents Circle's "Internet Youth Seminar" in Israel/Palestine -- To help the organization leverage Internet technology such as blogs as a tool to facilitate dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian students to achieve a better understanding of the conflict and a closer association between participants. -- PhotoVoice's "PhotoVoice Network" -- To expand an online forum to allow interactive blogging, exchange, and translation services for participants in this UK organization's worldwide program dedicated to driving positive social change for marginalized youth through photographic training. Asia Pacific region: -- Room To Read's "Cambodian Computer Room" -- To fully fund a computer room to give approximately 500 students access to computers, helping them to improve their computer literacy and motivating them to stay in school as part of the organization's mission to partner with local communities throughout the developing world to establish schools, libraries, and other educational infrastructure to ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions. -- The Education for Development Foundation's "Salesforce for Young Doctors" project -- To help fund a Salesforce technology-based health promotion program where students in Japan and Thailand will act as a medium for health education in their own school communities. The 2007 "Turn It Up" Grant Recipients

These grants are for visionary nonprofit organizations who are customizing their use of salesforce.com technology to support their ability to implement their social change mission.

United States and Mexico: -- The Aidmatrix Foundation -- To expand the organization's use of Salesforce technology being used as a National Donations Management platform connecting FEMA, state offices, companies and relief organizations in times of disaster. -- The Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross -- To provide additional resources to help the organization expand its use of its Salesforce system so it can more effectively manage external partnerships and help the Chapter realize its goal of preparing one million San Francisco Bay Area residents for disaster. -- The Center for What Works -- To implement Salesforce technology at this organization dedicated to improving performance in the social sector in order to develop outcome tracking and measurement technology to benefit other nonprofits. -- Family Services Agency of San Francisco -- To help this organization dedicated to supporting the city's neediest residents develop a method for tracking outcome measures into its existing Salesforce case management system as dictated by the State of CA. -- The Friends of Calakmul -- To integrate the organization's Salesforce system with PayPal to automate communications and transactions with landowners in Mexico, who have agreed to give up logging rights in Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Mexico in exchange for economic assistance. -- Hamilton Family Center -- To implement a database being built by salesforce.com volunteers to measure the effectiveness of programs providing support for homeless and low-income families. -- Kiva.org -- To help Kiva.org, the first non-profit focused on fighting global poverty by enabling socially-conscious internet users to connect and make personal loans to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world, standardize data collection strategies from micro- finance partners utilizing Salesforce technology. Australia -- Good Deeds International's Partnership with Queensland University of Technology -- To help fund a joint service learning (sL) project between the two organizations to unite University staff and students with local and international non-profit organizations, as well as local businesses, government and donors in voluntary, reflection-based sL partnerships directly linked to university curriculum, philanthropy and University activities. Good Deeds International will gain University resources and funds raised by student volunteers to benefit child laborers, their families and their communities. Europe -- YouthNet -- To implement Salesforce technology at YouthNet to run an online knowledgebase and better serve partner organizations at the UK's first "virtual" charity to support 16-24 year olds in every aspect of their lives. -- Ashoka -- To expand its Salesforce implementation in Europe in order to better measure the social impact and transparency of its projects aimed at deploying system changing solutions for the world's most urgent social problems. -- Jack and Jill's Children's Foundation -- To match a Salesforce.com employee's donation in Ireland to implement Salesforce technology to improve relationships between fundraisers and donors and supporters for this charity focused on helping to alleviate the pressures on the families of babies who are born with or develop severe developmental delay and life limiting conditions. Salesforce.com 1% Time Volunteer Grant Recipients -- These grants were given to 46 organizations around the world to support salesforce.com employee volunteering both individually and in teams throughout the company. These organizations include Habitat for Humanity, the Irish Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation, the New York City Rescue Mission, Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Francisco Food Bank, and United Way Sydney. About Salesforce.com Foundation

The Salesforce.com Foundation mission is to remain the leaders in pioneering, evangelizing and implementing the 1% Model, and using this model as a means to improve the lives of people around the world. The Salesforce.com Foundation harnesses the power of product and people to improve the lives of those in need. Using the unique 1/1/1 Model -- 1% Time, 1% Equity, 1% Product, and "one" with the earth -- the Foundation reaches out to the community and increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations so they can better achieve their goals, which the Salesforce.com Foundation calls the Power of Us. The Salesforce.com Foundation concentrates on the use of technology, specifically as it relates to organizations with youth development programs. The Salesforce.com Foundation has supported technology projects around the world that help kids in technology -- bereft urban and rural areas create a better future for themselves. Since July of 2000, salesforce.com employees have given over 50,000 hours of their time and expertise, feeding the homeless, tutoring kids, improving nonprofit spaces, and offering hundreds of helping hands when the world is faced with devastating natural disasters.

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Salesforce.com Foundation

CONTACT: Erin O'Keeffe of salesforce.com, +1-415-536-6150,
[email protected]; or Isabel Kelly of Salesforce.com Foundation,
Europe, Middle East, Africa, 44 (0)7971 471269, [email protected]; or
Julie Trell of Salesforce.com Foundation, Asia Pacific, 65.6302.5774,
[email protected]

Web site: http://www.salesforce.com/

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