Oracle works to improve the quality of life in the communities where it does business. In FY13 and FY14, we donated US$21 million in cash to nonprofit organizations to advance education, protect the environment, increase opportunity, and enrich community life.
Oracle supports more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations globally through a combination of grants, sponsorships, and volunteer support. Our grantees are working to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges, from delivering reliable healthcare to rural communities in Africa, to fostering the next generation of innovators, to supporting girls and young women of color in the digital space.
Oracle supports its employees’ philanthropic efforts by matching their personal charitable donations. In FY13 and FY14, we matched more than US$2.3 million in employee donations.
When a disaster occurs, Oracle matches employee donations to disaster relief organizations dollar-for-dollar. In FY13 and FY14 we contributed more than US$770,000 to disaster relief efforts in several parts of the world, including the Philippines, India, China, and Canada.
The Oracle Real Estate and Facilities organization annually awards grants in communities where Oracle has a significant presence. Funding supports first responders, including local fire and police departments, as well as safety and emergency preparedness programs through local Red Cross chapters. We also provide sponsorships for local chamber of commerce events and support a variety of nonprofit and public institutions that define the character of the communities we call home.
Oracle provides scholarships to help students from underrepresented groups prepare for technology-related careers and collaborates with a variety of organizations to build an inclusive workforce.