Top 50 Corporate Giver

SBC Communications Inc. (SBC)


Laura Sanford

Foundation program:

The SBC Foundation
 % of giving is through foundation

Signature program:

SBC Excelerator
In 2002, the SBC Foundation launched its largest signature philanthropic initiative -- SBC Excelerator. The SBC Excelerator program is a multimillion dollar competitive grants program that focuses on helping nonprofits fully integrate technology into their ongoing operations and outreach. Since the introduction of SBC Excelerator, the SBC Foundation has allocated a total of $27 million in regional competitive grants to a wide variety of community-based organizations providing technology access, technology education or technology workforce development.

2004 cash donations $ 81,000,000
As pct. of revenue 0.2 %
As pct. of earnings 1.1 %
Change since 2003 3.8 %
Change since 2002 -19 %

2004 in-kind donations 
As pct. of revenue 0 %
As pct. of earnings 0 %
Change since 2003 0 %
Change since 2002 0 %

Projected increase/decrease increase

 Favored Issues
  arts   education   community development   health care   international
  Arts   Edu   Comm   Health   Intl

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 Major Objectives

The SBC family of companies view philanthropy and social accountability as an important part of our commitment to customers, employees, shareholders and the communities in which we live. That's why our programs are robust and multi-faceted, extending far beyond significant financial contributions to include volunteerism (SBC Pioneers) and special community-based projects that promote Internet security, education programs and family preparedness for unexpected emergencies. The SBC Foundation is a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of SBC Communications, Inc.

The SBC Foundation focuses on projects that fit into one of several designated program areas -- education, health/human services, community development and culture/arts -- as well as projects that are designed to increase access to information technologies, broaden technology training and professional development, and effectively integrate new technologies.