The Warriors Community Foundation, in partnership with Salesforce, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Taube Philanthropies, has granted a total of $524,000 to eight Bay Area non-profit organizations, equating to $65,500 each, as part of the Warriors’ Hoops For Kids Program, it was announced today.
Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr spoke with Regina Jackson, Executive Director of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), to congratulate the organization on the contribution.
Through the Hoops For Kids program, each Warriors three-pointer during the regular season yields $500 for eight non-profit organizations working locally to improve opportunities and successful outcomes for youth. Golden State’s 1,048 made three-pointers through the 2020-21 NBA regular season slate of 72 games resulted in a total grant of $524,000. The amount raised by the Warriors Community Foundation, with the help of Salesforce, provided each of the eight organizations with $65,500.
“The organizations participating in the Hoops For Kids platform need our support now, more than ever, coming out of the current COVID-19 crisis,” said Nicole Lacob, Warriors Community Foundation President. “We have a wonderful opportunity to shine light on these programs and highlight their critical functions in our community, while financially backing them as we all work toward educational equity in the Bay Area.”
“The nonprofit sector was hit hard by the pandemic and we all have a role to play in ensuring these organizations can continue supporting our communities,” said CEO of the Salesforce Foundation and Chief Philanthropy Officer at Salesforce, Ebony Beckwith. “Through our partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation, we’re able to increase our investment and, ultimately, our impact on Bay Area youth.”
Including the Hoops for Kids program, the Warriors Community Foundation will have committed more than $1.825 million to Bay Area organizations over the 2020-21 season. Since its inception in 2012, the Warriors Community Foundation has delivered more than $22.5 million in impact to support education and youth development in the Bay Area.
This year’s Hoops For Kids program, presented by Salesforce, supports the following organizations:
About the Warriors Community Foundation
The Warriors Community Foundation supports education and youth development to promote thriving students, schools and communities. The Foundation makes grants to improve educational equity in Alameda and San Francisco Counties, refurbishes public basketball courts around the Bay Area, and donates thousands of tickets each season to local schools and nonprofits. Established in 2012, the Foundation extends the team’s impact locally and continues a longstanding tradition of community involvement. It is sustained by generous contributions from Warriors owners, players, partners, and fans. To learn more, visit warriors.org.
Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to digitally transform and create a 360° view of their customers. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit www.salesforce.com.
About Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. In 2016, PG&E contributed more than $28 million to more than 1,600 charitable organizations, including matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $8.4 million and volunteered more than 96,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded entirely by the company’s shareholders. For more information, visit pge.com/community.
About Taube Philanthropies
For over 30 years, Taube Philanthropies has been a leader in supporting diverse educational, cultural, and community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Poland and Israel. Founded by Tad Taube in 1981, the organization works to ensure that free citizens have the full opportunity for advancement of their goals and dreams. Taube Philanthropies is committed to collaborative giving – enhancing charitable impact through partnerships and active engagement with individual donors, foundations and other charitable organizations. For more information, visit taubephilanthropies.org.