ZeroDivide was founded as the Community Technology Foundation of California in 1998. We came about as a result of groundbreaking advocacy work and coalition building by 134 community organizations during the merger of two telecommunications companies: Pacific Bell and SBC Communications. As a foundation, we invested nearly $50 million in more than 400 nonprofit organizations that work with underserved communities.
In 2008, we developed a community enterprise program to nurture and support entrepreneurs dedicated to creating jobs, building skills and cultivating broad-based community wealth.
In 2010, we began working in new and strategic ways with partners from the philanthropic, business and government sectors. While we continue to manage pass-through grants, we primarily work as a mission-driven consulting organization engaging in high-impact, technology-focused partnerships that build nonprofits and the communities they serve.