Citizenship & community

Giving

When our founders established our company, they built TI’s operations on a belief in doing the right thing and with a strong commitment to making a positive impact in our communities.

Through our philanthropic programs, we provide resources for education, arts and critical community needs to enhance our ability to innovate and improve the quality of life in our locations around the world. 

Read on for our giving guidelines, how to apply for a grant or sponsorship and eligible organizations. 

 

Giving guidelines

Through corporate giving and the TI Foundation, we invest in programs targeted at priority issues within our major site communities. We focus on improving education, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We also tackle social needs – hunger, homelessness, at-risk youth and disaster relief – to help improve the quality of life of people living in communities where we operate. 

For focus areas and specific guidelines, download our giving fact sheet. 

Grants and sponsorships

The majority of our grants are made by invitation. We generally do not consider unsolicited proposals. Before investing, we evaluate the likely impact of the grant and the specific goals for each initiative. 

Eligible organizations with programs that meet TI’s giving priorities and guidelines can apply here for: 

For detailed instructions on how to use the system, click one of the following:

For more information, email us at giving@ti.com.

Eligible organizations

Eligible organizations include public agencies and nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or as an instrumentality of a federal, state or local government as provided by Section 170(c)1 of the Code (or the equivalent). Organizations must be based in one of our major site communities, or provide services within those regions. 

TI does not support: 

  • Courtesy advertising, including program books and yearbooks
  • Fraternal or labor organizations
  • Grants to individuals, including scholarships
  • Hospitals
  • Grants to individual schools or robotics teams
  • Organizations focused on a particular medical condition (e.g. cancer, heart disease, diabetes) unless in conjunction with a major TI employee fundraising drive
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, disability, genetic information, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran status
  • Political activities, parties or candidates
  • Private foundations or endowment funds
  • Sectarian or denominational religious organizations
  • Sporting events or teams, including golf tournaments
  • Conventions or entertainment events
  • Travel or tours
  • Unrestricted gifts to national or international organizations