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Project Inspire

Giving Back to The Community
In Place of a Holiday Party

Project Inspire is a beloved tradition at NVIDIA. We use the funds that would have been spent on a holiday party and invest them in community projects around the world. Employees and their families volunteer side by side with other community members to transform a local school or other nonprofit organization.

Events and actions like Project Inspire set great examples for our
youth and community.
- Don Onorati, Hardware Engineering.

Here’s what Project Inspire accomplished in 2015:

Santa Clara, California

Transformed two schools

NVIDIANs, family members and community volunteers transformed two schools as part of Santa Clara’s ninth annual Project Inspire event. Nearly 1,500 volunteers tackled 80 projects over two days to make over Sheppard Middle School and Painter Elementary School, which serve 1,100 students. They built outdoor classrooms and an educational garden, painted murals, and revamped classrooms, among other tasks. Learn more.

participated in Santa Clara's
ninth annual Project Inspire

Austin, Texas

Beautified an Elementary
School campus

Austin employees, joined by family, friends and community members, beautified the campus of Cunningham Elementary School for the office’s third Project Inspire event. Volunteers stained benches, power-washed classroom exteriors, painted outdoor portable buildings and repainted the school’s play area.

Beaverton, Oregon

Spruced up a special
education preshool

As part of its fourth annual Project Inspire event, the Beaverton office spruced up the Hillsboro Education Center, a special education preschool serving children up to five years old. Our volunteers painted more than 200 linear feet, installed bulletin boards, and sorted toys to create a welcoming environment for the children.

Bristol, United Kingdom

Renovated an
Educational Farm

Bristol employees took part in their first Project Inspire event by renovating St Werburghs City Farm, an organization that provides educational programing to promote a healthier, happier and more sustainable community. Volunteers built a new pig pen, planted an herb garden, and installed a new floor in the youth club area.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Improved A Facility For Local
Hospital Patients

In the Cambridge office’s first Project Inspire event, staffers worked with Addenbrook’s Charitable Trust, a charity that helps support patients in local hospitals. Armed with more than two dozen shovels and rakes, watering cans, wheelbarrows and huge bags of fertilizer, volunteers transformed an unused plot land, turning it into an inviting place for visitors.

Courbevoie, France

Revamped a Local School
Classroom And Kitchen

Employees based in Courbevoie helped revamp a local school classroom and kitchen. In the office’s second Project Inspire event, volunteers painted classroom walls and installed blinds, light suspensions, and new ventilation at the Centre Franchemont, which provides education and healthcare for 60 children with severe communication disorders.

Munich, Germany

Renovated an
Outdoor Youth Camp

NVIDIANs in Munich renovated an outdoor youth camp in the office’s first Project Inspire event. Staffers painted, landscaped and replaced concrete to improve the facilities. Anton Schrobenhauser Stiftung, an organization that supports more than 2,500 children in need in southern Germany and neighboring countries, runs the camp.

Pune, India

Transformed a Local
English-Language Academy

More than 200 Pune NVIDIANs and their family members came together for the office’s first Project Inspire event. They came beautified the Deep Griha Academy by landscaping, painting, and renovating play and fitness areas and created teaching aids. Located 40 miles from the Pune office, the English-language school serves more than 350 students.

Reading, United Kingdom

Upgraded a Facility
for Disabled Adults

At their first Project Inspire event, staffers in Reading upgraded a facility that helps adults with learning and physical disabilities. Volunteers spent the day in nearby Henley-on-Thames digging turf, cutting wood planks, creating planting beds, and restoring a meditation area on behalf of the Ways and Means Trust, which offers training, education and work experience for disabled adults. The five-acre facility assists more than 50 adult trainees. The group also built compost bins, weeded and pruned garden areas, and organized hundreds of books in the trust’s library.

St. Louis, Missouri

Built Homes with
Habitat for Humanity

Staffers in St. Louis built homes for their fourth Project Inspire event. Members of the office’s informal “Builder’s Club Team” worked with Habitat for Humanity, which builds new housing and rehabilitates existing homes for those in need. The team devoted 140 volunteer hours to put up frames for basement walls, apply building wrap to exteriors, install insulation and pre-built staircases, and attach backer boards for drywall.

Westford, Massachusetts

Made over a Local Boys
and Girls Club

NVIDIANs in Westford rolled up their shirt-sleeves and picked up paintbrushes to participate in the office’s third Project Inspire event. Volunteers logged more than 300 hours giving the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell a makeover. They built storage cubbies, painted murals, and improved fitness areas.