The Zendesk Neighbor Foundation aims to engage with and provide financial, strategic and other forms support to organizations committed to local neighborhood renewal and improvement, addressing poverty, homelessness and healthcare, improving education and promoting gender equality, workforce development and technical literacy.
Organizations We Support
The Neighbor Foundation’s funding is firstly directed within our high-priority focus areas: homelessness and poverty, technical literacy, neighborhood improvement, diversity and gender equality, workforce development and education in underserved populations. In the case that we have additional funds, our secondary focus areas are healthcare and arts.
In addition to our focus on the above areas, we support organizations hyper-locally in the regions where we have offices.
At the Neighbor Foundation, we think locally and act globally. We focus on issues that are right in our backyards around the world. Through a hyperlocal neighborhood focused approach, we develop culturally specific community programming while still working towards our overarching mission.
The Neighbor Foundation works to support the communities in which Zendesk works in including:
- San Francisco
- Sao Paulo
- Berlin and Hamburg
If you would like to learn more about the Zendesk Neighbor Foundation and to apply for grants, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighbor Foundation Leadership
Tiffany Apczynski is the Executive Director of the Zendesk Neighbor Foundation and Vice President of Public Policy and Social Impact at Zendesk. She joined the company in 2010, becoming one of the company's earliest hires. Under her leadership, Zendesk has won several awards, including the 2015 "Grantmaker of the Year Award" by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times in both 2015 and 2014 as a Top Corporate Philanthropist.