Salesforce stands with the Black community against racism, oppression, violence, and hate — and
for justice and equality. We believe business can be a powerful platform for change and
recognize our urgent responsibility to invest time, funding, and resources in both our
communities and in our workplaces. That is why we assembled a Racial Equality and Justice Task
Force to take action in four areas: People, Philanthropy, Purchasing, and Policy.
Increase Spending with Black Owned Companies
Focus Area: Prosperity
We will spend $100 million with Black-owned businesses over the next three years and commit to a
25% year-over-year growth in spend with minority-owned businesses. We will review our supplier
onboarding process to mitigate any bias and provide better payment terms for Black-owned and
minority-owned businesses where appropriate.
You can learn more about efforts to increase spending
$200m and 1 million Volunteer Hours in our Communities
Focus Areas: Education
Over the next five years, we will invest a total of $200 million and 1 million volunteer hours
globally with organizations working to advance racial equality and justice at the global,
national, and local level. Nearly half of the funds will support public education and close the
achievement gap for Black and underrepresented minority students.
You can learn more about our philanthropic efforts
Advocate for the Black Community
Focus Areas: Criminal Justice
We’re advocating for meaningful police reform, civic engagement and protection of voting rights,
and for economic empowerment policies that address the equity gap. We’re working to advance laws
and regulations that protect against racism and discrimination.
August/September 2020: Publicly supported California AB 1196 which bans carotid restraints
and chokeholds and AB 1506 which will provide independent, accountable, and transparent
oversight of police use of deadly force. Both were signed by Governor Newsom in September.
September/October 2020: Publicly supported Indianapolis City-County Council Prop. 237 which
adds increased civilian oversight of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.