As section of its Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com announced $10 million in grants to organizat
11/23/2015

According to some Salesforce.com Foundation website article, the grants are intended to bring an importance to San Francisco's District 10, the political distri

Online PR News – 23-November-2015 – MD – According to some Salesforce.com Foundation website article, the grants are intended to bring an importance to San Francisco's District 10, the political district including the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, by funding "anchor institutions,' and accelerating the District's transformation.Salesforce.com Foundation Executive Director Suzanne DiBianca was quoted in a press release as saying the intent of Salesforce.com's style of philanthropy is "to improve the lives of men and women in our backyard."While sorely needed funding may benefit a range of issues and San Francisco organizations, the backyard connection Salesforce.com hopes for may not be clear to District 10 residents that are unlikely to realize some of the recipient organizations. The Bayview YMCA, which includes carried the moniker "anchor institution" for a long time, didn't make the list, and organizations usually linked to transformation inside Southeast weren't mentioned.The recipients:Perhaps minimal surprising recipient is the Southeast Health Center that is located in Bayview and serves residents here. The Center's reputation service to town is widely-known, as will be the need for massive improvement to the aging building.San Francisco General Hospital Foundation and also the hospital itself can be found on the western edge of District 10. The hospital sees many District 10 residents as well as patients from during the entire City. The grant builds on an extraordinary gift from Salesforce.com founder Marc and Lynne Benioff for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, under construction in Mission Bay, just north in the District.The website for the more mysterious recipient, Campaign for Hope SF, proves to be that from the Hope SF program in the Mayor's Office of Housing. Some residents will remember the program from the older name, but could possibly have thought that program had vanished in a very cloud of public housing construction dust.Locals can probably name several youth skills training organizations inside the area, but will not recognize Year Up, a national organization with local offices downtown.The Exploratorium, a well-known San Francisco brand, is also a grant recipient. The organization is moving to Pier 15, about the Embarcadero at the end of Green Street.While Salesforce.com's grantmaking and rhetoric may not perfectly align, this business seems to be showing it really wants to be a good corporate citizen in San Francisco. $10 million sure is a great start, and builds on previous gifts.What could eventually prove more significant to Salesforce.com along with the Southeast Sector of San Francisco is really a related pledge this business has made to offer 100,000 hours of employee community plan to District 10.If successful, the philanthropists could become better familiar with the District's organizations which might be contributing to the transformation with the Southeast Sector, and Southeast Sector change-makers may yet receive a practical contribution.