Texas Instruments

2012 Corporate Citizenship Report


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2012 performance

Corporate giving | TI Foundation giving | Employee giving | Looking ahead

TI, the TI Foundation and the TI Community Fund, as well as employees and retirees, continued to make strides in supporting education initiatives, arts and culture organizations, and health and human services agencies with tangible success in 2012.

Corporate giving

TI continued making a significant community impact by granting $27.3 million from corporate funds to support numerous agencies, programs and charities. Of that amount, $12 million was earmarked to support the TI Foundation.

Through the TI Community Fund, we provided grants to help improve science, technology, engineering and math education, and address critical community needs globally at sites outside of Dallas.

The TI Community Fund granted $1.4 million to site communities in 2012. These funds included final payments of matching gifts and volunteer matching grants from National Semiconductor's former program, which was discontinued and transferred to TI at the end of 2011.

We also gave more than $200,000 worth of in-kind donations, including semiconductor manufacturing equipment for education and research to universities; a DLP® Pico™ projector; surplus furniture to various nonprofit organizations; and graphing calculators to schools and universities across the U.S.

Additionally, our corporate philanthropic teams:
  • Implemented a new grants management system to make processes easier and more efficient for TI, the TI Foundation and our nonprofit partners.
  • Launched the TI Foundation volunteer incentive program, which matches U.S. employees’ volunteer hours with dollars.
  • Expanded community involvement programs at major sites outside Dallas.
  • Ran United Way campaigns at five new locations.
  • Provided support to TI’s chairman, president and CEO as he led the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas annual campaign.
Corporate giving
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Corporate giving by type
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TI Foundation giving

The TI Foundation awarded $13.7 million in grants, matching gifts and volunteer incentive program grants by year-end. The foundation's top education priorities in 2012 were the training and development of existing teachers, retention of top teachers, and innovative teacher preparation programs.

We also increased the level of support to address basic human needs, such as food and shelter. We made grants of $3.1 million to the United Way and $1,335,000 to support other community investment programs.

In 2012, the TI Foundation provided more than $300,000 to match employee and retiree volunteer hours with eligible nonprofit agencies through the new volunteer incentive program.

TI Foundation giving
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Employee giving

Employees generously donated nearly $3.5 million in 2012 to support the United Way and other health and human services outreach programs, as well as $1.8 million to education and arts and culture organizations.

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Looking ahead

In 2013, we intend to:
  • Improve internal efficiencies and grant tracking through additional improvements to our online grants system.
  • Maximize corporate philanthropic investments in science, technology, engineering and math student engagement programs by focusing resources, improving measurement, and developing strategic grants.
  • Increase the level of employee participation in our matching gifts and volunteer incentive programs.
  • Expand participation in our United Way campaign across the U.S.
  • Expand community involvement programs at major sites outside of Dallas.