Tableau Foundation was established in 2012 through a grant of pre-IPO Tableau Software stock along with their own personal donations. Tableau Foundation financial resources are held in a Donor Advised Fund at the Seattle Foundation. This partnership allows Tableau to draw on the Seattle Foundation’s expertise and be more efficient, better-informed grantmakers.
The foundation are employees and partners of Tableau Software who care deeply about improving the world around us. They believe data can unlock innovation and drive collaboration to help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Their mission is to encourage the use of facts and analytical reasoning to solve the world’s problems.
Their grants have spawned collaborations between Tableau employees, customers, and partners as well as universities and other private and public institutions.
They have seen first-hand how data can drive the kind of innovation needed to move from alleviating the symptoms of the world’s problems to actually solving them.