Around the globe, NVIDIA’s employees come together to support local communities and global initiatives. See what we accomplished in 2012 in the United States, Europe, India and the rest of Asia-Pacific.
Compute the Cure
This initiative supports researchers in their search for a cure and engages NVIDIA employees in cancer prevention and awareness activities.
Learn more about Compute the Cure >
Raising global awareness about men’s health issues is important work. Our team of 180 participants in 20 offices raised more than $90,000 in our second annual Movember
High Impact Grant Program
Nonprofit organizations nominated and selected by our employees worldwide receive $200,000 annually in NVIDIA Foundation grants.
Learn more about the High Impact Grant Program >
After the 2011 earthquake and tsunami hit northeast Japan, the NVIDIA Foundation and employees donated $2.75 million to support relief and rebuilding efforts. In 2012, NVIDIA gave a $2 million grant to Mercy Corps to fund grants and loan subsidies for small business recovery.
Learn more about Operation Kizuna >
- Education: NVIDIA sponsored a Silicon Valley elementary school through City Year San Jose. Nearly 600 employees volunteered to assemble 6,000 classroom kits for math and science students. Employees taught financial literacy to 180 local high school students. Some three dozen employees participated in the We Teach Science program, mentoring students in math and science. The company also donated 1,700+ NVIDIA GeForce cards to FIRST Robotics.
- Health: A team of 155 raised more than $41,000 and participated in American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. A group of 175 engineers volunteered at a local community farm.
- Human Services: Employees participated in monthly volunteer activities, including food sorting, tree planting, apple harvesting, and park clean up. Employees donated $33,750 each to Family Giving Tree and Second Harvest Food Bank through an annual holiday charity auction. Thirty-five engineers improved food pantry efficiency at a local homeless shelter. Employees provided used bikes to Good Karma Bikes.
- Project Inspire: More than 1,500 employees, family and community members volunteered more than 7,500 hours to transform an urban farm and city park during sixth annual Project Inspire.
- Education: Seventy-five employees donated 319 backpacks during a back-to-school drive. Four employees mentored local students in a mobile game-development project.
- Health: Seventy-five employees donated funds to support a children’s health organization called Round Rock Sertoma. Thirty-two employees gave blood in two office blood drives. Seventeen employees volunteered to help lay the groundwork for new local community farm.
- Human Services: Twenty-three employees built four wheelchair ramps to offer freedom to homebound individuals. Fifteen employees freshened up the grounds at local nature and science center by repainting parking lots and clearing nature trails.
- Education: Forty-two employees donated 248 backpacks during a back-to-school drive.
- Human Services: Five employees donated nearly $1,250 to local efforts to feed hungry people and purchase toys for children during the holidays.
- Project Inspire : Thirty-three employees built new homes for families in need.
- Education: Twenty-two employees donated 128 backpacks in a back-to-school drive.
- Human Services: Thirty employees donated food and basic necessities to help local families in need during the holidays.
Bellevue / Bothell
- Education: Twenty-seven employees donated 106 backpacks during a back-to-school drive.
- Human Services: Twenty-nine employees donated gifts and money to support two local families in need during the holidays.
- Education: Two employees donated 66 backpacks during a back-to-school drive.
- Education: Thirty-three employees donated 323 backpacks during a back-to-school drive.
- Human Services: Seventeen employees prepared and served 436 meals to homeless people. Sixteen employees built new homes for families in need.
- Education: Eight employees donated 48 backpacks during a back-to-school drive.
- Human Services: Eighteen employees raised nearly $38,000, once again becoming the top fundraiser for the Corporate Food Fight Challenge for the Food Bank of Larimer County. Six employees sorted and repacked food for local distribution to hungry people.
- Education: Twenty employees donated 98 backpacks in a back-to-school drive.
- Human Services: Ten employees built new homes for families in need.
- Education: Two employees donated two backpacks in a back-to-school drive.
- Education: Thirty employees donated 84 backpacks in a back-to-school drive.
Salt Lake City
- Education: Five employees donated 37 backpacks in a back-to-school drive.
- Human Services: Thirteen employees donated 52 hours to package and locally distribute food to hungry people.
- Project Inspire: Sixteen employees built new homes for families in need in the office’s first Project Inspire event.
- Education: Fifteen employees donated books and gave a fresh coat of paint to Centre Franchemont School.
- Environment: Five employees helped preserve an ancestral meadow by clearing out forest debris.
- Health: Thirty employees and their family members participated in the French Telethon charity run and raised €2,165 ($2,940) to support people battling rare and genetic diseases, such as muscular dystrophy.
- Human Services: Ninety employees donated €1,300 ($1,800) in food and other personal care items to CCAS Centre Communal d’Action Sociale.
- Human Services: Seven employees served breakfast and provided gifts to homeless on St. Nicolas’ Day.
- Project Inspire: Thirty-four employees improved facilities at Maria im Tann children and family center.
- Human Services: Raised RUB207,093 ($6,700) for a local orphanage.
- Health: Employees raised £2,140 ($3,300) for Charlton Farm Children's Hospice. Fourteen employees participated in a charity run and raised £1,900 ($3,000) for the Alzheimer’s Society.
- Health: Employees participated in charity dragon boat race and raised £2,100 ($3,200) for East Anglian Children’s Hospice. Employees raised money and awareness for breast cancer through the annual Wear It Pink Day event.
- Health: Employees raised £490 ($750) in a charity raffle and bake sale for the Duchess of Kent House. Employees raised several hundred dollars during two charity bake sale events for Macmillan Cancer Support.
- Human Services: Employees raised several hundred dollars during Red Dress Day for Sport Relief. Employees raised £750 ($1,200) in a charity raffle for Aerobility.
- Human Services: Twenty-five employees participated in charity run and raised INR 494,000 ($9,000) for Snehadeep Trust for the Disabled.
- Project Inspire: More than 130 employees helped improve affordable homes for low-income families.
- Education: Employees donated school supplies and funds to a NVIDIA-sponsored government primary school and volunteered to teach hands-on lessons to 4th and 5th graders.
- Education: Employee donations funded a classroom in a school for visually impaired girls. IT employees raised INR 120,000 ($2,200) for a vocational school focused on socially and economically disadvantaged youth.
Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Education: To celebrate International Children’s Day, 25 employees visited the Guang Ai School for orphaned and disabled children.
- Human Services: Twenty-two employees joined HOPE Worldwide’s Senior Day and visited a local center for elderly people.
- Education: Continued to support art programs and mentoring for blind children through the Continued Touch Visual program.
- Education: Thirty employees donated books and set up a library at the XiaoShan Preliminary School.
- Human Services: Twenty-nine employees delivered food, medicine and other supplies to the GuangCi Orphanage.
- Health: Nineteen employees donated a total of 4,800 mL of blood.
- Project Inspire: In the office’s first Project Inspire event, more than 100 employees and their families made improvements to a community farm.
- Human Services: Hosted four booths at a fun fair fundraiser for the Hsinchu Social Welfare Foundation and raised NT$104,561 ($3,500).
- Environment: One hundred sixty employees and their families made 2,000 pinwheels to decorate the Er Chong Floodway Riverside Park, an essential green space for local communities.
- Human Services: Collected clothes, books, and other materials for the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Center. Thirty-one employees brought gifts and spent time with elderly people at Ai Ai Eldercare Center.