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. Our mission is to transform lives by creating career pathways that unleash human potential.

We look for organizations that are breaking the cycle of poverty by creating 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. The Foundation invests in forward-thinking organizations that prepare people of all ages for careers in tech.  

Our impact grants provide significant funds, deep employee involvement, and tight collaboration with grantees. We fund things such as coding camps for girls and technical training for veterans.

If your organization is pioneering breakthrough programs in the area of workforce development and your mission aligns with ours, please send no more than one page describing your work to: foundation@workday.com. If there’s a fit, we will contact you with a request for further information.  

Read more about our social impact in our latest Global Impact Report.

Workday Opportunity Onramps™.

Workday Opportunity Onramps, a series of programs aimed at closing the opportunity gap, helps connect talent with opportunity by breaking down barriers to employment. Through CAP, YearUp, and returnships, we provide paid work-based learning opportunities for military veterans, opportunity youth, and adults that have taken time off for caregiving responsibilities. We also encourage other employers to think differently about hiring non-traditional candidates through events, such as the Opportunity Onramps conference.

Board of Directors

The Workday Foundation is led by Carrie Varoquiers and governed by the following individuals who graciously give their time to serve on the Workday Foundation board of directors.

Aneel Bhusri Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Workday

Aneel Bhusri, chairman of the Workday Foundation board of directors, is the co-founder of Workday and serves as the company’s chief executive officer. Aneel has been a leader, product visionary, and innovator in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years.

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 World Series in 2006 and 2011. 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.

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.