Connie Ballmer is an American philanthropist. She is the wife of former Microsoft CEO and billionaire Steve Ballmer. The Ballmers are major donors to Democratic politicians and left-progressive causes.
In 2015, Connie and Steve Ballmer created the Ballmer Group. The Ballmer Group is a philanthropic fund that supports organizations that provide social services for left-progressive racial interest and Black empowerment groups. 
Connie and Steve Ballmer were described by Inside Philanthropy as one of the 100 most powerful people in philanthropy.  Connie Ballmer tends to fund local organizations. From the time Ballmer moved to Los Angeles in 2016 through August 2021, the Ballmers were reported to have given over $110 million to organizations in the Los Angeles area. 
The Ballmer Group was created to fund progressive-left organizations that provide social services for Black people in response to alleged systemic racism. Ballmer has stated that her motivation for providing these grants is because she believes racial inequities at all levels are a result of all “public systems” being racist and for that reason reparations are necessary. Ballmer also funds left-of-center organizations that advocate for ending alleged racism in public systems and establishing critical race theory-aligned racial “equity.” 
In July 2021, Connie Ballmer made a $1 million donation to the campaign of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) to avoid a gubernatorial recall. Ballmer’s donation was the campaign’s second largest at the time she made it.