Rackspace is known for the Fanatical Support® we give to our customers. And when it comes to giving back, we're just as Fanatical about service the communities in which we live, work, and play. Rackspace supports our communities in the following ways:
Rackers love to get their hands dirty. Whether it’s digging in the dirt for a neighboring school’s landscaping project, handing out boxes of food during the holidays, or helping kids understand technology through games, Rackers don’t hesitate to don their yellow Rack Gives Back shirts and jump in. Some of the organizations we’ve volunteered with are:
Rack Gives Back supports the community with grants for arts and culture, especially as they relate to establishing a creative class of citizens; education, especially as it relates to STEM; and technology. We heavily focus our giving in San Antonio, Texas.
One of the unique stories about our company is the Rackspace Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity that focuses on creating a learning community where education is valued, families and educators are engaged, and students strive to reach their fullest potential. Our vision is to elevate our entire community by directing our focus on our surrounding neighborhood, which we call the Castle Community (named after the abandoned-mall-turned-Rackspace-headquarters building, “The Castle.”)
The Rackspace Foundation funds non-profits that work in and with the neighborhood schools (we call them the Magnificent Seven) to provide enriching, meaningful experiences to the youth in our community. The Rackspace Foundation is funded by payroll contributions, and every dollar raised goes right back into our neighborhood.
To learn more about the Rackspace Foundation and the Magnificent Seven schools, click here.