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He made the announcement at the grand opening of Salesforce Tower.
The philanthropic arm of the company will donate $1.5 million to the initiative, which will be matched by Benioff and his wife Lynne.
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The money is being raised for the Heading Home Initiative, a joint effort conceived by late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the City and County of San Francisco along with the San Francisco Unified School District, private philanthropy and Hamilton Families.
"Homelessness is the most urgent issue we face in San Francisco and it is unacceptable for any child to sleep on the street," Benioff said in a statement. "As a city and community, we have a moral obligation to make sure that every person and family in our city has a home. Lynne and I are proud to support the tremendous work of Hamilton Families and the Heading Home Initiative to end family homelessness."
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Thank you to all of our Ohana who have now raised over $30 Million to end family homelessness in San Francisco. Already over 200 of the 1200 homeless families have been placed in homes & within 3 years 100% of all families in SF will be in their own home. https://t.co/5bfrts2zQk— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) May 22, 2018