Giving guidelines and in-kind donations
Overview | TI corporate | TI Foundation | Restrictions | In-kind donations
Applications for TI and TI Foundation grants are accepted only online. Charitable funding is reserved for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, primarily in the Dallas area, that support the key areas outlined below. For TI corporate, grant funding will be prioritized based on opportunities for TI employee/retiree involvement.
(tied to employee/retiree involvement)
|Education (math and science)
||Primarily STEM student engagement programs
||Primary focus on STEM teacher effectiveness
|Arts and Culture
||Program sponsorship, general operations
||Capital campaigns/major grants, program development
|Health and Human Services
||Primarily program specific, limited support to United Way agencies
||Primarily United Way
|Civic and Business
||Depends on impact and business priorities
Giving guidelines – TI corporate
Advance STEM student engagement. Support programs that increase the number and diversity of secondary school graduates who are math- and science-proficient and who choose STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. Arts/culture and health/human service agencies are eligible to receive grants under this category so long as the request is for a STEM program.
Improve the quality of life in TI plant-site communities by:
- Enhancing communities through the arts: Support those premier arts and culture institutions that will boost the economic growth of cities where TI operates.
- Building healthy communities: Fund health and human service programs that address our communities’ greatest needs. Due to the TI Foundation’s and TI employees’ long-time support of United Way, only limited support of United Way agencies will be considered.
- Enriching civic and business climates: Such programs will be funded based on community and economic impact.
- Education. Fund programs that emphasize math and science education, including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teacher effectiveness. Education grant decisions are made in the first quarter of each year.
- Arts and culture. Support arts and cultural institutions that will boost the economic growth of the communities and attract and retain employees in our plant site locations. Arts and culture grant decisions are made in the second quarter of each year.
- Community services. Enrich health and human services programs that meet the greatest community needs. This includes:
- Capital or civic campaigns. We consider supporting such campaigns based on community needs and economic impact.
- Health and human services. We primarily support services through the TI Foundation's annual United Way donations. Beyond United Way, we also provide limited support to organizations meeting the community’s greatest needs. Community services grant decisions are made in the third quarter of each year.
To learn more about the TI Foundation, Matching Gifts and Voulunteer Incentive Program go here.
TI and the TI Foundation do not support the following:
- Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) charities
- Grants to individuals, including sponsorships
- Private foundations or endowment funds
- Sectarian or denominational religious organizations
- Political activities, parties or candidates
- Veteran organizations
- Fraternal or labor organizations
- Courtesy advertising, including program books and yearbooks
- Entertainment events, scholarships or conferences
- Sporting events or teams
- Golf tournaments
- Unrestricted gifts to national or international organizations
- Travel or tours
- The TI Foundation does not support table sponsorships.
TI receives numerous requests for calculators, DLP® products and equipment donations. Although we are not able to fulfill all requests, we have established resources to direct those requesting donations to the appropriate contacts.
Click on the links below for in-kind donation inquiries:
- Education Technology
- University equipment
TI donates and sells idle and surplus equipment. Universities requesting equipment donations will find available equipment specifications and contact information for the Surplus Equipment Team on the Texas Instruments Surplus Equipment Sales Web site.