We support nonprofit organizations that work to protect our planet and the life it sustains.
Oracle has been a major funder of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI) and its protection of gorillas in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1990. In 2014, we entered into a technology partnership, awarding a renewable grant of Oracle Cloud Services. We host DFGFI data—the world’s largest, most comprehensive longitudinal database of a wild great ape population, plus media files—for free. Data are globally accessible to scientists at no cost and are leveraged in the Oracle Education Foundation’s data visualization workshops.
Big cat populations around the world are declining at an alarming rate, the result not only of habitat loss and degradation, but also of conflict with humans. We support organizations leading on-the-ground conservation projects, education, economic incentive efforts, and a global public-awareness campaign, including National Geographic Society, Center for Wildlife Studies, and World Wildlife Fund for Nature.
In 2015, Oracle awarded The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a US$1 million grant over four years in support of the Plant a Billion Trees campaign. This grant establishes a philanthropic legacy for Oracle OpenWorld, the company’s flagship technology conference attended by 60,000 annually, by complementing the event’s sustainability goals, including carbon neutrality. In addition to TNC, we support forest preservation and reforestation through Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks Foundation.
A healthy ocean is essential to sustaining life on this planet. We support excellent programs focused on improving ocean health and protecting marine wildlife, including the Marine Mammal Center’s Sea to School and Learning in the Lab programs, and the Marine Science Institute’s Discover Our Bay program. These collectively engage 28,000 students in the San Francisco Bay Area annually.
Photo credits: Top banner image courtesy of Beverly Joubert/National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative. Image in “Big Cat Conservation on Two Continents” section courtesy of National Geographic Society.