Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation make grants to selected organizations and programs whose goals are closely aligned with the Company’s values and interest. We direct approximately 50% of grants to the area of Education, 25% to Civic Engagement, 10% to Arts & Culture, and 15% to environmental awareness and sustainability. Grants are made for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years based upon results. Applied Materials and the Foundation do not award grants for general operating expenses.
Education inspires young minds, opens new doors and paves the way to more promising futures. At Applied Materials, we recognize that many communities and schools lack the resources and programs required to prepare their students for meaningful careers. For this reason, the majority of our K-12 education grants are directed to neighborhoods with the greatest need.
Civic Engagement Grants
When people are actively involved in improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods, they help to create more vibrant, livable communities. With its civic engagement grants, Applied Materials addresses basic needs, such as food and housing, and strengthens the infrastructure of the NGO/nonprofit sector.
Arts and Culture Grants
Creativity sparks the imagination and drives the development of new ideas that can transform the way we live. Artistic expression thrives on diversity, bringing communities together in shared experiences that transcend boundaries and foster understanding. Applied Materials supports efforts that bring the full spectrum of artistic expression to the greater community, from visual and performing arts to community events and workshops.
To engage community members in working toward a more sustainable future, Applied Materials and its Foundation invest in innovative renewable energy programs, environmental education, and community-based projects that demonstrate the importance and value of protecting the environment.
Applied Materials and the Foundation will review grant requests semi-annually, with the deadlines of January 15 and June 15.