Oracle Education Foundation
The Oracle Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle Corporation. Its mission is to "inspire students globally to think, connect, create and share -- using technology to help them dissolve boundaries, fulfill their potential, and create a better society."
The Foundation operated an educational program called ThinkQuest, offers professional development for teachers, and makes grants to schools and nonprofits by invitation only. Thinkquest was closed by Oracle in 2013.
The Oracle Education Foundation was formally incorporated in October 2000. Originally, it was called the "Oracle Help Us Help Foundation" and made hardware grants to needy schools and youth organizations in the U.S. In 2003, the Foundation switched its focus to operating education technology programs such as ThinkQuest.
Board of Directors
Members of the Foundation's Board of Directors include Safra Catz, President of Oracle Corporation; Matt Mayerson, Vice President of Manufacturing & Distribution of Oracle Corporation; Kevin Walsh, Senior Vice President of Research and Development in the Asia Pacific Division at Oracle Corporation; Mark Atkinson, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Teachscape; John Baugh, Professor in Arts & Sciences and Director of African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis; Barbara Means, director of the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International; and Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation.