About Workday

Workday Foundation.

The Workday Foundation was established with a Workday stock grant in 2013 to make a difference in our communities and support Workday employees in their charitable investments of time and money. Our mission is to transform lives by creating career pathways that unleash human potential. 

Since innovation is a cornerstone of Workday’s heritage and core values, it is a natural course that our Foundation also focuses on innovation. We look for organizations that are using innovative solutions to break the cycle of poverty by creating lasting economic security through meaningful employment. We are especially interested in partnering with organizations located near Workday offices globally, with opportunities for deep employee engagement.

Impact grants.

Impact grants are the Workday Foundation’s primary tool for making a real difference and transformational impact. The Foundation invests in innovative organizations that prepare people of all ages for careers in tech. These grants involve significant dollars, potential multiyear commitments, deep employee involvement, and tight collaboration with grantees. We fund things such as coding camps for girls and technical training for veterans. While we’re eager to learn about new initiatives and innovative programs, we are not accepting unsolicited proposals at this time. If your organization is doing innovative programs in the area of workforce development, please send no more than one page describing your work to: foundation@workday.com. If we think there is a fit, we will contact you with a request for further information.

Read more about our social impact in our latest Global Impact Report: http://globalimpact.workday.com/

Community impact.

We are the change we want to see in the world! Paying it forward is a central part of Workday’s DNA. Our core values drive Workday employees to serve our communities. By encouraging Workday employees to engage in skills-based volunteer service, we help organizations have a greater impact in our local and global communities.

Board of Directors

In addition to Workday Co-Founders Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, the following individuals graciously give their time to serve on the Workday Foundation Board of Directors:

Mike Frandsen Executive Director of Products, Workday

Mike Frandsen is executive director of products at Workday and provides strategy and sales support for the company’s products.

Carol Lindstrom Former vice chairman of Deloitte LLC

Carol Lindstrom recently retired as Vice Chairman of Deloitte LLC. While at Deloitte, Carol held several leadership positions, including leading the technology consulting practice and strategic client programs. She also served on both the U.S. and global Deloitte Board of Directors, and as president of the Deloitte Foundation.

Tony La Russa Former Major League Baseball Manager; Co-Founder, Animal Rescue Foundation

A former Major League Baseball Manager of 33 years, Tony was at the helm of the St. Louis Cardinals when they won the 2006 and 2011 World Series. Regarded by his peers as one of the game's top managers, Tony’s honors include Manager of the Year in five seasons, eight N.L. Central Division titles, three N.L. pennants, five A.L. Western Division titles, three A.L. pennants, and three World Series championships.

Stephen E. Taylor Attorney and Founder of Taylor & Company Law Offices, LLP

Stephen E. Taylor is an attorney and founder of Taylor & Company Law Offices, LLP. Steve graduated cum laude from Williams College and received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif.

George J. Tenet Chairman, Allen & Co.; Former Director of the U.S. CIA

George J. Tenet is currently chairman of Allen and Company LLC, a privately held investment bank based in New York. Previously, George served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as the 18th Director of Central Intelligence from 1997 to 2004.

Carrie Varoquiers Vice President, Global Impact; President, Workday Foundation

Carrie Varoquiers is vice president, Global Impact, at Workday and president of the Workday Foundation. She is responsible for philanthropic grant-making, employee community involvement programs, environmental sustainability efforts, diversity and belonging, employee well-being, and corporate citizenship reporting.

Steve Young National Football League Hall of Famer; Founder and Chairman, Forever Young Foundation

Steve Young, acclaimed as the record-setting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, is also a licensed attorney, an acclaimed motivational speaker, a sought-after corporate spokesperson, and a supporter of numerous charities and foundations.