The NVIDIA Foundation accelerates solutions to the world's most pressing issues in health and education. We leverage our employees, partners, technology and financial resources to advance the fight against cancer and to help youth excel in learning.
Our commitment to building programs that have a transformational impact in health and education is an outgrowth of NVIDIA's core value of making a contribution. We empower employees to use their time and talent to identify and execute innovative, effective community-based programs. We work to amplify their impact by applying company resources and collaborating with business partners.
Compute the Cure, our strategic philanthropic program launched in 2010, funds researchers using computation to fight cancer. Most recently, we granted $200,000 to a researcher at the University of California, San Diego, for her work in computer-aided drug design. We also have launched initiatives to engage employees in raising funds for cancer research organizations and to improve employee awareness.
NVIDIA Foundation's education programs aim to give K-12 students the tools and skills they need to excel in learning. We are particularly interested in providing opportunities to underserved and underrepresented youth. We also strive to improve math and science education, and to inspire youth to enter occupations requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. Employees are given opportunities to use their skills to help students through mentoring and tutoring programs.