We’re so excited to announce that the Salesforce.com Foundation has offered a $25,000 grant to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California’s (JCCCNC) fundraising effort to provide relief to Japan. The Salesforce.com Foundation will double every dollar you give to the JCCCNC until March 30, 2011 up to $25,000.
Current estimates are that the cost of rebuilding Japan will exceed US $200 billion. “The economic cost of the disaster will be large,” economists at JPMorgan said. “There has been substantial loss to economic resources, and economic activity will be impeded by infrastruc-ture damages [like power outages] in the weeks or months ahead.” 1
We’re honored to be partnering with both the JCCCNC and The Salesforce.com Foundation to help facilitate connection between this nonprofit organization, who will be sending the funds they raise directly to Japan, and people who want to help in this time of need. The Salesforce.com Foundation matching grant means your dollar will go farther to aid in the relief efforts.
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California is a small nonprofit organization based in San Francisco whose mission is to provide services to the Japanese American community of Northern California and promotes the Japanese American cultural and historical heritage.
In 1995, after the earthquake near Kobe, the JCCCNC raised over $600,000 for earthquake relief in Osaka/Kobe, Japan. They recognized that they would be needed longer-term than just direct relief, so they provided services for survivors: PTSD counseling, support for schools, and, to this day, they maintain contact with the schools and individuals they helped during that time.
The Salesforce.com Foundation’s mission is give 1% of their time, 1% of their product and 1% of the equity in their company. They’ve been a generous force in the past week offering a $200,000 matching grant (in concert with The Miner Foundation) for donations made to the Red Cross via Causes and now have announced the additional matching grant of $25,000 to the JCCCNC.
Overall, the Salesforce.com Foundation would like their 1/1/1 mission to result in a $500,000 relief and rebuild effort in Japan (including having Salesforce.com employees volunteering in Japan as soon as the country is ready for in-person volunteers).