Salesforce.com Foundation Awards $10 Million in Grants

In celebration of the tenth annual cloud computing conference this week, the San Francisco-based has announced grants totaling $10 million to benefit San Francisco's District 10.

, the , and Southeast Health Center, the , and the were awarded five-year grants by the foundation to build capacity and expand their programs in the area. Grant recipients also will receive social and mobile cloud technologies through the foundation's donated and discounted license program.

The foundation — which uses a 1/1/1 approach to philanthropy in which SalesForce.com's people, software, and financial resources are leveraged to advance solutions to social and environmental problems — also pledged to sponsor a company-wide program that engages employees in providing one hundred thousand volunteer hours in the district, which includes the southeastern corridor of the city and the neighborhoods of Bayview-Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley.

"For the past thirteen years, we have sought to improve communities throughout the world using the full resources of Salesforce.com," said the foundation's executive director, Suzanne DiBianca. "Today, we bring the power of our integrated model of corporate philanthropy into clear focus to improve the lives of people in our backyard."

"." Salesforce Foundation Press Release 09/17/2012.