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 2019, more than 22,000 VMware people supported more than 10,000 nonprofits in 97 countries.

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.

Every Action Matters

Big things have small beginnings. Our individual actions add up to our collective impact.

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.

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How We Give Back 

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

Service Learning

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

Good Gigs

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

Giving Networks

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

Milestone Awards

Celebrating VMware employee service with employee-led donations at Day 1, Year 12, and Year 16.

Matching Gifts

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

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