Equinix Foundation Selects 10,000 Degrees As One Of Its First Partners — Providing Organization With A Three-Year Grant And Opportunities For Low-Income Bay Area Students
San Rafael, Calif. (January 8, 2024) – 10,000 Degrees, an organization dedicated to empowering students to enter and graduate college in eight Bay Area counties and Utah, is pleased to announce it has partnered with the Equinix Foundation to help support 10,000 Degrees college success programs in the Bay Area.
The Equinix Foundation, launched in 2022 by Redwood City, Calif.-based Equinix, Inc., is providing 10,000 Degrees with a $30,000 three-year grant to support 10,000 Degrees programming and assistance for students from low-income backgrounds in the Bay Area. Additionally, the Equinix Foundation will engage 10,000 Degrees students by promoting internship opportunities and participating in 10,000 Degrees community and learning events.
10,000 Degrees’ partnership with the Equinix Foundation follows other regional partnerships, including with the Sharks Foundation, Tech CU, Sobrato Philanthropies, Shortino Family Foundation, and the NBA Foundation.
“We’re thrilled that 10,000 Degrees was selected by the Equinix Foundation as one of its first partners and grantees, supporting us in all pillars of our corporate partnership model: philanthropy, volunteering, and career development. We’re certain 10,000 Degrees will greatly benefit from their engagement and commitment to our students,” said Kim Mazzuca, 10,000 Degrees president and CEO. “10,000 Degrees is on a mission to achieve educational equity by supporting students from low-income backgrounds to realize their full potential, and thanks to the Equinix Foundation’s generous support, we will be able to provide Bay Area students with even more life-changing opportunities.”
“The Equinix Foundation is proud to partner with 10,000 Degrees to further the mission of educational equity and student success. We believe that advancing digital inclusion starts with equitable educational opportunities. 10,000 Degrees is helping students who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to achieve their full potential and succeed in today’s digital world,” said Paige Rodgers, director, Equinix Foundation and Equinix Community Impact.
The Equinix Foundation’s mission is to create a more accessible, equitable and interconnected digital future for everyone and everywhere. In collaboration with partners and fueled by the passion of Equinix employees, the Equinix Foundation aims to maximize all that Equinix has to offer, including applying its knowledge, skills, and resources to advance digital inclusion in communities around the world.
To learn more about the Equinix Foundation, please visit www.equinix.com/about/equinix-foundation.