The mission of the VMware Foundation is to provide a platform to amplify the contributions of VMware people to their causes of choice and inspire the Citizen Philanthropist in all of us. Together, we are a force for good that propels our collective impact in the global community.

VMware named 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back by Great Place to Work and Fortune

Thanks to VMware people, this recognition is again possible. VMware people are passionate about cultivating a culture of service and building a thriving community where everyone can be active, engaged citizens for the causes that matter most to them.

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A Customer-Centric Approach to Transforming Technology Pro Bono

In collaboration with Taproot Foundation, the VMware Foundation released its inaugural research paper, Transforming Technology Pro Bono, which serves to advance the conversation of how technology pro bono professionals can help bridge the growing digital divide for nonprofits.

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Imagine What is Possible When We’re Giving Back Together

At the end of each year, VMware people take time to reflect upon the many things they are grateful for, and pay this forward by directing support to their nonprofits of choice. By Giving Back Together, we show what is possible when we choose to act together.

Digitally Transforming a Rural US School District

A global team of VMware people embarked on the first Good Gigs U.S. Trek to work with a Utah school district to bridge the digital divide.

Leadership Development through VUCA

The VMware Foundation’s Good Gigs program helps develop leaders through immersive service.

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.

Social Investments

Amplifying VMware employee Service Learning contributions with financial support to local nonprofits.

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 $31.41 to $3,141.59 annually.

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