Symantec strives to have a positive impact on local communities where it has operations around the globe by:
- Donating money and software
- Organizing employee volunteer events
- Supporting employees in their personal volunteer work
- Matching employees' contributions to qualified nonprofit organizations
Symantec has four main philanthropic focus areas. These funding categories serve the objective of creating a sustainable and diverse future for the technology industry. In order to effectively pursue our philanthropic strategy, we identify and reach out to those organizations that best align with our giving priorities and objectives. These priorities include:
- Science, technology, engineering, and math education; equal access to education
- Online safety
- Environmental responsibility
|Philanthropic Giving (in thousands of $)
|Grants and Sponsorships
|Matching Gifts, Dollars for Doers
We have significant partnerships with the following organizations in each of our focus areas.
Education receives approximately 50 percent of our philanthropic dollars as it enables us to address several important issues simultaneously. Symantec believes all students should have equal access to a quality education. We also want to encourage more students to pursue careers in math and science, and in particular support women and minorities who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read more about Symantec's efforts to support women in technology in the Our People section
With security at the core of our business, we focus significant resources on educating parents, schools, and students about safe and ethical practices on the Internet. Several programs raise awareness of Internet threats—such as online predators and cyber-bullying—among school administrators, teachers, librarians, and counselors so that they in turn can teach students how to handle such situations responsibly. Read more about our efforts to promote online safety in the Your Information section
Responsible environmental practices are necessary for a sustainable future for technology. Thus, Symantec contributes to organizations that work in resource conservation and promote Green IT practices.
We believe that the communities where Symantec maintains offices should be stronger and more vibrant because of our presence and that our employees are best positioned to understand the needs of their communities. Volunteer-led community relations committees at each of our major sites worldwide make grant recommendations aligned with our philanthropic priorities, and organize volunteer events for employees.
|Symantec Matching Gifts
|Dollars for Doers Grants
Symantec’s Dollars for Doers Program rewards sustained volunteerism by making a monetary contribution to organizations where employees volunteer their time. Symantec donates $15 for every hour of volunteer service that an employee contributes up to $1,000 per calendar year, beginning with the first hour of service. Our Employee Matching Gift Program matches employee donations to eligible charities dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 per employee per calendar year.