Founded in 2000, the Oracle Education Foundation has always aimed to advance technological fluency and inclusion. The way we deliver on that aim has gone through three major evolutions. First, we made hardware grants; then we provided ThinkQuest; and currently we provide the educational program described in this website, which we’ve been developing and refining since 2015.
Since 2015, Oracle Education Foundation has been offering a program in which students work alongside Oracle Volunteer coaches as they engage in multiday classes at the intersection of design thinking, futures thinking, coding, and physical computing.
The Foundation reaches students by collaborating with select schools and nonprofit organizations neighboring Oracle hubs. We offer in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes that connect students to the talented people of Oracle.
The Foundation’s program team of experienced educators designs the curriculum for and with our partners. Foundation instructors deliver classes with the support of Oracle Volunteer coaches—technologists and businesspeople—who donate their time and talent to work with students.
From 2003 to 2013, the Foundation provided ThinkQuest, a comprehensive online learning platform and annual technology competition that engaged hundreds of thousands of students and educators globally.
From 2000 to 2003, the Foundation provided grants of New Internet Computers and Apple devices to US public schools with significant numbers of students qualifying for free and reduced-price school lunches.