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“Despite tremendous challenges, Ravenswood students, families, teachers, staff, and community members have rallied together to meet this moment with grace, resilience, and optimism. Oracle’s ongoing support has helped the Foundation to ensure that all our students obtain the best education, whether in person or remote.”
Education is the most empowering force in a young person’s life. Yet many students lack access to the resources and support they need to realize their full potential. We fund several organizations working to change this by emphasizing equity as a core part of their missions. Our grantees include Engineering is Elementary, New Teacher Center, Ravenswood Education Foundation, Redwood City Education Foundation, and the University of Massachusetts.
We also fund programs aimed at closing the achievement gap among under-resourced students through after-school and summer programs. These include Aim High and SMASH, which serve hundreds of youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our grants to Boys & Girls Clubs in the northern California Bay Area and Austin, Texas help fund academic, social, emotional, and enrichment programming to youth year-round.
Increasing diversity and creating opportunities for women in technology starts with investing in STEAM disciplines and computer science education for girls. We fund nonprofit organizations dedicated to encouraging and inspiring girls to pursue STEAM studies. Our grantees include Black Girls Code, Girlstart, Techbridge Girls, and the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many nonprofit organizations stepped up to provide educators and parents with the tools they need to keep young learners engaged through online activities, virtual tutoring, delivery of learning materials and project kits, and more. Our grantees include the Bay Area Discovery Museum, The Exploratorium, New Leaders, Resource Area for Teaching, The Tech Interactive, and Technovation.
Oracle funds nonprofit organizations that support future computer scientists and engineers. Since 2010, we’ve funded the continuing development of Alice, BlueJ, Greenfoot, and Stride—free educational programs that teach object-oriented programming to learners of all ages worldwide. We also fund Bridge for Smile, FIRST, Junior Achievement, National Academy of Engineering, and Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Explores, explains, and helps sustain life in the natural world.
Provides young people with the support to fulfill their potential and transform their lives.
Provides high quality tutoring, mentoring, and educational support to underserved students.
Leverages community and government resources to ensure that all girls are in school and learning well.