Giving

Building stronger communities

TI is committed to building stronger communities where we live and work around the world. 

Through our corporate and TI Foundation giving, we invest in programs targeted at priority issues within our major site communities. Through this, we aim to improve the quality of life, primarily in Dallas -- TI’s headquarters city -- through well-considered and well-measured investments in education, human services, racial equity and arts. All of these are critical to a thriving and fair community where people of all colors and cultures want to live and work. The TI Foundation also supports the voice and community mindedness of our employees and retirees by matching their monetary contributions up to $30,000 and the value of their volunteer hours up to $1,000 per year.

Where we invest

Education
Human services
Racial equity
Arts
In the U.S.: Programs that increase the number of Black, Latinx and female high school graduates with strong math and science skills by increasing the number, effectiveness and retention of great K-12 STEM teachers and principals.                                                                                     
Outside of the U.S.: Access to educational resources in TI’s international site communities.

In the U.S.: Programs that address hunger, homelessness and other critical needs among marginalized populations, including at-risk youth.   

Outside of the U.S.: Relief efforts for our site communities and employees devastated by natural or man-made disasters. We also invest in local needs based on recommendations from our Community Involvement Teams.                                         

Dallas only: Initiatives that dismantle barriers to racial equity in our headquarters city of Dallas. Emphasis is given to programs that focus on sustainable police training and practices that reinforce accountability, as well as community-based programs that facilitate permanent change toward racial equity.

Outside of Dallas: Not considered 

Dallas only: Arts programs that help make Dallas a vibrant place to live and work. This includes support for premier arts organizations that emphasize diversity in reach and programming, as well as in diverse groups that have the capability to become larger in reach and impact. 

Outside of Dallas: Not considered

Eligible organizations

The majority of our grants are made by invitation; unsolicited proposals generally are not considered. 

Supported:

  • Public agencies and nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status and 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.

Not supported:

  • Courtesy advertising, including program books and yearbooks
  • Fraternal or labor organizations
  • Grants to individuals, including scholarships
  • Hospitals
  • Grants to individual schools or robotics teams (except robotics teams that have TI employee/retiree volunteers)
  • Organizations focused on a particular medical condition (e.g., cancer, heart disease, diabetes) unless in conjunction with an approved TI employee giving campaign
  • 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

How to apply

Applications for eligible organizations with programs that fit within the above categories and descriptions:

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