Since 2001, NVIDIA has taken the money it would spend on a holiday party and invested it into a community project where employees and their families volunteer side-by-side with the community to help transform a local resource. We call the event Project Inspire and it has become a much-loved tradition for our employees and their families.
Project Inspire began in Santa Clara, and now offices around the world are holding their own Project Inspire
events throughout the year.
December 2011 marked the five-year anniversary of Project Inspire in Santa Clara. More than 1,500 employees, family members and individuals from the community volunteered more than 10,000 collective hours to transform Full Circle Farm, an 11-acre community-based farm that provides subsidized, fresh, sustainable food to thousands of people, including local students and low-income families. Learn more
In March, 30 Bangalore employees held their first Project Inspire event, helping to build affordable housing for widows and single mothers who were living in slums in Bangalore. Employees had a great time building homes from the ground up, digging the foundation, mixing concrete, plastering and demolishing older structures to make way for the new homes. The employees put together a wonderful overview of the events and the personal stories of the women we helped.
In May, 18 NVIDIA employees from the Wuerselen office, along with their families, worked together to improve the facilities at Maria im Tann, a center focused on providing aid to children and families. Employees renovated children's homes, built a bicycle shed, repaired 25 children's bikes and did some gardening at the center. The children at Maria im Tann were pleased with the results and grateful for the employees' hard work.