More than 80 years ago, TI's founders decided that the company’s worth was based not only on the strength of its balance sheet, but also on its contributions to society. This philosophy is still evident today in our ongoing efforts to improve education and the quality of life for our neighbors, communities and employees.

To make a positive impact in the locations where we operate, TI donates resources for education, arts and culture, and for community investment to enhance its ability to innovate and improve the quality of life in locations where the company operates.

Our policies for philanthropic giving add more rigor and standardization to our giving processes globally. We provide monetary support and leadership through:

  • TI corporate giving. We fund site-based grants benefiting local communities (primarily in the U.S. and in some international locations) based on recommendations from local employees and strategic fit. Corporate giving includes direct TI contributions and grants from the TI Community Fund, a donor-advised fund through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
  • The TI Foundation. Funded by the company, this is a separate, 501(c)(3) organization. Its board meets quarterly to invest in impactful grants, primarily in Dallas, which help students graduate high school proficient in science and math, strengthen arts and culture organizations and address critical community needs in the region.

    Across the U.S., the TI Foundation encourages employee and retiree donations to make their communities stronger through matching programs to eligible groups:

    Matching gifts:

    • Up to $10,000 per person for education each year.
    • Up to $10,000 per person for arts and culture each year.
    • Up to $10,000 per person for contributions to United Way made each year during the company’s annual giving campaign.
  • Volunteer matching (Volunteer Incentive Program – VIP):

    • Up to $1,000 per person each year based on volunteer hours to that organization.

Before investing, we evaluate the impact our grants will likely make and the specific goals for each initiative. We also consider our employees' involvement with specific organizations. For more information, see our giving guidelines or send questions to

In India, TI is required by the India Companies Act to file an “Annual Report on Corporate Social Responsibility Activities." We have been active in Bangalore, India, and its surrounding communities for many years, but this legislation provides an opportunity for us to refine our philanthropy strategy to align with global corporate objectives and values. Through this process, we identified and vetted nongovernmental organization partners that are helping us make a greater impact.

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