We are all Citizen Philanthropists

At VMware, who we are fuels what we do.
Our Foundation exists to amplify our people’s passions and contributions to the causes closest to their hearts.
This means that we believe everyone has something to contribute.
We call this Citizen Philanthropy.

“Citizen” speaks to our connection to our communities.
“Philanthropy” is about its original meaning: love of humankind.

Citizen Philanthropy begins with people having choice about where and how to contribute.
The choice to give more to each other.
The choice to contribute time, talent and resources.
The choice to learn and grow through service.
As Citizen Philanthropists, we are the co-creators and active stewards of what matters in our communities.

As such, giving back at VMware has always gone beyond writing a check.
It’s about expressing our values.
Therefore, all of our programs reflect this spirit of service and community.
Together, our individual actions add up to our collective impact.

We are all Citizen Philanthropists.
Serve. Learn. Inspire.

 VMware Foundation

How We Give Back

Service Learning

Service Learning

Strengthening communities with 40 paid hours each year for VMware employees to contribute their skills and talents.



Milestone Awards

Milestone Awards

Celebrating VMware employees’ service with employee-led donations at Day 1, Year 1, and Year 12.


Social Investments

Social Investments

Amplifying VMware employees’ service learning contributions with financial support to local nonprofits.



Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Matching VMware employees’ charitable donations from USD $31.41 to $3,141.59 annually.


Giving Back at VMware

It's one thing to read about Citizen Philanthropy on our website. It's quite another to hear about it directly from VMware people.

Read their stories on our Careers Blog.