TI believes that we can build a better future for our employees and communities by supporting initiatives that enhance our ability to innovate and advance greater social good. Our giving philosophy is rooted in how we impact programs that support our growth and competitiveness and improve the communities where employees live, work and play.
TI provides monetary support and leadership through our corporate and TI Foundation giving programs. Although our main focus is in the greater Dallas, Texas, metropolitan area, which is home to TI's headquarters, TI sites outside Dallas sometimes fund programs that support their specific communities' needs.
Texas Instruments Foundation (TIF)
The U.S.-based TI Foundation, established in 1964, was built on the idea that our communities are our greatest resources and should share in TI's success.
The TI Foundation established a Matching Gifts Program in 1970 to encourage U.S. employees, retirees and directors to contribute to public and private educational institutions. TI encourages their donations by matching their support to eligible education as well as arts and cultural nonprofits – up to $10,000 per person per category each year.
Our Matching Gifts Program continues to evolve. In 2007, TI enhanced the program to include K-12 education in addition to higher education institutions. In 2008, the program will offer the ability to apply for donations online, as well as calling the Matching Gifts hotline at 1-888-426-4726 or submitting their request by mail.
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TI giving in Asia
TI hopes to increase philanthropic contributions at all of our site communities. Our employees' grassroots humanitarian activities in Bangalore and throughout India led TI and its employees to set aside dollars to focus on improving education and the environment in that region.
Today, a core team of employees in India coordinates the charitable work of nearly 150 TI volunteers who plan and organize events. In 2007, this group partnered with the Akshara Foundation to work with preschool children from socially deprived backgrounds. Volunteers help them join the mainstream education process.
In low-income areas, TI India employees persuade families to send their children to school rather than work. In 2007, they awarded 20 Early Bird scholarships to underprivileged children so that they could attend primary school.
Each fall, TI conducts the TI Jack Kilby Science and Technology Quiz for high school students. In 2007, more than 1,500 teams from Bangalore, New Delhi and Chennai participated, making it one of the most popular science quizzes in India.
Additionally, employees donated a dialysis machine to the Bangalore Kidney Foundation to treat patients with HIV/AIDS. Other programs include blood donation drives, regular collection of used clothes and newspapers for orphanages and retirement homes, participation in tree planting drives, and used printer cartridge recycling campaigns.
In China, TI employees volunteer to support education and community development initiatives. In 2007, they awarded scholarships to 90 freshman students needing financial assistance who planned to study engineering at three Chinese universities.
In 2008, the program will expand to other universities in cities where TI has a significant presence. Additionally, our company will continue developing long-term strategies for charitable giving and employee engagement globally.
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TI and the TI Foundation focus giving in three key areas that are important to our company and our site communities:
- Education. Increase the number of U.S. high school graduates who are math- and science-capable with (for example) algebra-based initiatives for eighth-grade students and programs reaching minority and female students.
- Arts and culture. Provide arts and cultural institutions that will attract and retain employees and boost the economic growth of the communities in which we operate.
- Community investment. Enrich civic, business, and health and human services programs.
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