We Are All Citizen Philanthropists

Citizen Philanthropy is about empowering everyone to be active, engaged citizens in their communities. The VMware Foundation does this by providing a platform for VMware people to contribute time, talent, and financial resources to their nonprofit of choice. In 2022, more than 33,000 VMware people supported more than 15,000 nonprofits in 98 countries. Citizen Philanthropy contributes to the Equity outcomes of VMware’s ESG strategy, our 2030 Agenda.

The world’s social issues are complex and interconnected. As such, systemic change requires many people to take action across social issue areas. We know that each of us has what it takes to make change happen. We are all Citizen Philanthropists.


What We Stand For

At VMware, who we are fuels what we do.

Our Foundation exists to amplify our people’s personal passions for the causes closest to their hearts. This means that we believe everyone has something to contribute. We call this Citizen Philanthropy.

Citizen Philanthropy is about the power of choice.

The choice to contribute where and how you choose.

The choice to give more to each other.

The choice to learn and grow through service.

Citizen Philanthropy is about the power of collective impact.

The impact of combining our time, talent, and resources to create networks of giving.

The impact of knowing that our individual actions matter because

Big things have small beginnings.

We know that each of us has what it takes to make change happen.

To be the active stewards of what matters in our community.

We are all Citizen Philanthropists.

Serve. Learn. Inspire.

How We Give Back

Service Learning

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


Matching Gifts

Matching VMware employees’ charitable donations from USD $3.14 to $3,141.59 annually.

Milestone Award

Celebrating employee service at VMware with employee-led donations.

Giving Networks

Increasing our collective impact in the community through employee-led groups that are passionate about giving.


Good Gigs

Investing in VMware employees’ leadership development through pro bono Service Learning.


   The VMware Foundation is a corporate social responsibility group at VMware. Charitable donations may come from a donor-advised fund with Vanguard Charitable

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