PHILANTHROPY NEWS DIGEST
Published September 21, 2021
Salesforce has announced grants totaling $19 million in support of education access and advancement, with a focus on racial equity.
The funding includes grants totaling $17.25 million to five school districts across the United States: $7.5 million each to the San Francisco Unified School District and the Oakland Unified School District and $750,000 each to Chicago Public Schools, Indianapolis Public Schools, and the New York City Department of Education. The grants will support efforts to provide computer science curricula, support math and science teachers, recruit teachers for hard-to-staff positions, redesign middle schools, and offer additional equity-driven learning opportunities; create social-emotional support programs for students, offer professional growth for teachers, provide computer science and math tutoring, and counsel students who are newcomers to the U.S.; and develop programs to address learning loss, the digital divide, and social-emotional wellness after COVID-19.