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“We believe technology, when used for good, can change the world”.

As a large technology organization, Salesforce makes it their mission to do good, not only where it’s headquartered, but around the world.

In 1999, Salesforce pioneered the 1-1-1 Model of Integrated Philanthropy and encourages its partners and others to join its pledge to donate 1% of its equity or profit, product, and employee time. empowers tens of thousands of non-profit organizations and educational institutions through technology, grants, and volunteering programs through its pledge program.

Passionate about volunteering

Riva is proud to be a part of the 1% pledge program.  Riva supports our employees to pledge money and volunteer in our local and extended communities in Edmonton, Alberta; Pictou, Nova Scotia; Sunnyvale, California; Sydney, Australia; and Munich, Germany.

With headquarters in Edmonton, our staff members have done some great work in supporting our Edmonton community and beyond.  In the past year, activities have included everything from raising $26,000 to support WIN House, iHuman, United Way and Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation to donating to the Edmonton Food Bank, volunteering and taking part in the Warm Hands, Warm Hearts initiative handing out backpacks filled with winter essentials to the homeless population in the area, and volunteering to build and donate bicycles to the Boys and Girls Club / Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton.

The Pictou office has been involved in some great initiatives that include volunteering and donations of time and money to the Pictou West Food Bank, United Way of Pictou County, and supporting the elementary school breakfast program.

“Being part of the 1% pledge has helped Riva share its warm family culture. It’s important to Riva to support initiatives that our employees and their families care about.  These are part of the key interests and passions that have helped our company grow into what it is today and will help us continue to reach new heights,” explains Riva CEO Aldo Zanoni.

Whether Riva is sponsoring a local children’s baseball team or sponsoring and attending a masquerade ball to raise awareness of domestic violence, the activities and causes that Riva supports are those that remain close to employees’ hearts, and in turn, all of our hearts.

One of Riva’s seven core values is “Bring your Passion” and Riva is thrilled to be able to share in the causes that are near and dear to our staff’s hearts and do our part to make the world a better place.

Riva is proud to part of the 1% pledge and we hope to give even more in 2020!