Community engagement is one of our core values, and it takes multiple forms at NVIDIA. It’s the charitable and volunteer work we execute through the employee-led NVIDIA Foundation, the relationships we build with leading universities around the world, and our efforts to build a more diversified workforce of GPU experts and professionals.
We seek to expand our role in the communities where we work and do business through volunteerism, corporate giving, educational initiatives, health-focused programs and social innovation.
Beyond their immediate impact on communities, our efforts also have longer-term objectives. We’re inspiring the next generation of innovation through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education support; strengthening our business network by involving our partners and suppliers; enhancing our standing in the communities in which we operate; and increasing employee health, enthusiasm and morale.
Our employees drive all our community efforts, creating a culture of engagement. Employee ownership of the company’s philanthropic activities lets our workers support with passion and creativity the causes that matter to them.
Learn more about NVIDIA’s efforts in the community.
University Relations and Partnerships
NVIDIA has forged close relationships with many of the world’s most respected universities and research institutions. Our university partnerships, through NVIDIA Research, explore challenging topics on the frontiers of visual, parallel and mobile computing and extend essential support to research projects. The numerous links between NVIDIA and academia allow us to collaborate with leading researchers, attract top talent through our internship and new graduate hiring programs, and continue to build connections with professors and research facilities that are working to solve the world’s most complex scientific challenges.
We continue to make investments in our diversity efforts, expanding our outreach to college-aged youth and adults. In 2012, we:
- Advertised employment positions on the Society for Women Engineers (SWE), the National Society for Black Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. This allowed us to post our intern, new college-graduate and senior-level job openings at the national level.
- Brought a group of young women interested in science and math to NVIDIA headquarters through Girls Educational and Mentoring Services; they toured our facility and met with women engineers.
- Attended SWE-sponsored career fairs and attended dinners hosted by the local SWE chapter at Stanford University.
- Hosted high school students at our headquarters on several occasions, and exposed them to our technology and high-tech career opportunities.
- Partnered with After College on a six-month campaign to reach minority candidates at the top 60 engineering schools in the United States.
This year, we plan to engage in Project Hired’s Wounded Warrior Workforce program to enable us to increase the exposure of our job opportunities to veteran candidates with disabilities. We will also use the opportunity to find talented military personnel who may qualify for positions at NVIDIA by having a presence at Recruit Military events.
Even as NVIDIA Human Resources supports diversity at the college level, the NVIDIA Foundation makes donations to foster diversity among younger children:
- Through our partnership with City Year, we sponsor an elementary school in a low-income community in East San Jose, Calif.
- We have donated to Utah-based G.R.E.A.T. Camps to help them increase summer camp attendance by girls who are interested in math and science.
- Members of our payroll team taught financial literacy to a diverse group of low-income high-school youth.
- We donate to the Silicon Valley YWCA through the Tribute to Women in Industry awards.
- Our employees in Bangalore and Pune, India, and in Seoul, Korea, donate funds to schools for visually-challenged students.
- Employees in Austin, Texas, continue to participate in an event to build wheelchair ramps at the homes of people with disabilities.
- Employees in Beijing and Shanghai, China, and in Moscow, Russia, made life a little better through their support of disabled children at neighboring orphanages.
Learn more about these efforts by viewing Our Impact.
Employees participate in monthly volunteer opportunities at the Santa Clara campus.