Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way and the company has a long history of doing good through its social enterprise, Salesforce.org. Salesforce.org gets tools and technology, the most powerful equalizer of our time, in the hands of nonprofits and education institutions so they can connect with others and do more good. As a social enterprise, the more missions Salesforces.org supports, the more they invest back into technology and communities, creating an endless circle of good.
Salesforce pioneered the 1-1-1 model of integrated philanthropy when it was founded in 1999, dedicating 1 percent of equity, 1 percent of employee time and 1 percent of product back into its communities. This model laid the foundation from which Salesforce.org has scaled its growth and impact. Thus far, the company has given more than $168 million in grants, employees have volunteered more than 2.3 million hours and over 32,000 nonprofits and higher education institutions use Salesforce for free or at a discount.
“We are honored to receive this recognition alongside an incredible changemaker. Salesforce.org was built on the idea that the business of business is to improve the state of the world, and we’re committed to creating change in the communities in which we live and work”, said Rob Acker, CEO Salesforce.org. “Our hope is that more organizations will come together and partner to make a difference in our world.”