“For nearly five years, Oracle has helped us empower girls to develop as innovators and leaders through our global tech entrepreneurship program, Technovation. This year alone, more than 100 Oracle employees mentored some of the 20,000 girls from over 100 countries, as they learned how to leverage technology to create real solutions to problems in their community.”
Increasing diversity and creating opportunities for women in technology starts with investing in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) disciplines and computer science education for girls. We fund nonprofit organizations working to encourage and inspire girls to pursue STEAM studies. Our grantees include Girls Inc. of Alameda County, Girl Scouts of Northern California, Girlstart, Techbridge Girls, Technovation, and the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre.
Oracle funds nonprofit organizations that support future generations of computer scientists and engineers. Since 2010, we have 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.
We fund several organizations that share our commitment to design thinking, a human-centered problem-solving approach that emphasizes empathy, creativity, and iteration. Among the programs we support are Ashoka India’s Changemaker Day, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula’s STEM programs, the Computer History Museum’s Design_Code_Build program, Design Tech High School, and the Exploratorium’s XTech program.
Supporting the Young Changemakers Program, which provides underserved young women aged 13 to 20 with scholarships, mentoring, and leadership training.
Transforming donated surplus materials into interactive learning experiences.
Improving access and outcomes for underserved students in STEM fields.
Recruiting India’s outstanding young leaders and placing them as full-time teachers in underresourced schools.