Tableau to Donate $100 Million through Tableau Foundation to Help Solve Global Challenges


Cash and software grants will leverage the power of data in complex issues including health, poverty, equality and climate change

Publish Date: October 23, 2018 - 8:15am

New Orleans, LA. - October 23, 2018 - Today at the Tableau Conference in New Orleans, Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) announced its commitment to grant $100 million in software, training, and financial support through Tableau Foundation between now and the year 2025. The company is pledging to help more people use data to take on some of the world’s toughest challenges including global health, poverty, equality, and climate change. This commitment includes an equity donation of $25 million by Tableau early next year to fund the Foundation's work. Since its launch in 2014, Tableau Foundation has contributed over $30 million in software, services and cash to support 5,770 organizations working in 86 countries. These grants have helped non-profits like PATH, Splash and Community Solutions use data to tackle big issues such as combating diseases globally, bringing clean water to kids living in developing countries, and reducing veteran homelessness across the United States. Increasing Tableau Foundation’s capacity to provide this type of support will help more organizations make a difference.

Tableau Foundation is a philanthropic initiative led by the employees of Tableau Software to encourage the use of facts and analytical reasoning to solve the world’s problems. Its grants combine Tableau’s two most valuable resources – its people and its products – with financial support to innovative non-profits that help improve lives around the world.

“For the past five years, Tableau Foundation has partnered with leading non-profits, governments, and fellow Tableau Community members to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time,” said Adam Selipsky, Tableau CEO. “This grant will enable the power of analytics and this community to go further, use data to help solve some of our most complex problems, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of people in need.“

Tableau Foundation was originally established through a pre-IPO stock contribution by Tableau and its founders. When the company went public in 2013, that gift funded an initial $20 million endowment. Led by its founding Director, Neal Myrick, the Foundation invests in partnerships to develop innovative ideas that use data to drive change. Notably, Tableau Foundation and PATH partnered to create Visualize No Malaria, a multi-year collaboration with a coalition of technology partners to support Zambia’s Ministry of Health to use analytics to help eliminate malaria across the African nation. The Visualize No Malaria initiative has helped drive a 90% reduction malaria-related deaths in the country’s Southern Province since 2014. The program’s success led the Zambian government to announce that it will scale the initiative nationwide. And last year, a similar program was deployed in Senegal, which is already showing a 60% reduction in reported malaria cases.

“The opportunity to bring 21st century data tools and digital technologies to bear against the world’s greatest health challenges has never been better, or more needed,” said Steve Davis, President and CEO of PATH. “Our partnership with Tableau and Tableau Foundation is putting cutting edge tools in the hands of healthcare professionals and policymakers alike to ensure that no matter where a child is born, they have an equal chance to grow up healthy and to thrive.”

“I’m continually amazed by the creativity and ambition of people with big ideas about how data can help do good in the lives of others,” said Neal Myrick, Global Head of Tableau Foundation, “This contribution to that work gives us an opportunity to take many of those ideas, help them scale them for greater impact, and reach more people in more countries than we ever thought possible.”

The new investment in Tableau Foundation will not only help scale successes like Visualize No Malaria, but will also support similar public-private-NGO partnerships with the potential to improve the lives of people and the well-being of our planet.

To learn more about Tableau Foundation, please visit www.tableaufoundation.org.

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About Tableau Foundation

Tableau Foundation is a philanthropic initiative led by the employees of Tableau Software that encourages the use of facts and analytical reasoning to solve the world’s problems. Tableau Foundation grants combine Tableau’s two most valuable resources – its people and its products – with financial support to nonprofits that are using data to reshape communities around the globe.

The organization is a signatory to the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health, sits on the technology advisory board of the Global Partnership for Education, the governing board the Digital Square coalition of leading digital health experts, on the board of the Digital Impact Alliance, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. To learn more, please visit www.tableaufoundation.org.