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Working Today for a Better Tomorrow


Leading with Purpose

We align what matters to our employees and the communities where we live and work with who we are and what we stand for as a company. Our purpose drives everything we do. It is shaped by our values and reflected in our actions.

Applied and the Applied Materials Foundation deploy strategic charitable investments and human resources around the world supporting organizations that offer services without discriminating against any group or individual.

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement amplifies Applied Materials’ positive community impact, often via company-initiated events that connect our people with local non-profits.

Employees volunteer for a variety of causes of interest and can also maximize their personal charity support through our Matching Gift and Volunteer Time Grant programs.

Community Investments

To turn our values into local action, we engage in a broad spectrum of community investments, principally in the focus areas of Education, Civic Engagement, Arts and Culture, the Environment, and the Foundation’s signature women and girls’ empowerment initiative, Generation Girl. We also contribute to relief and recovery efforts when natural disasters affect our communities around the world.

Generation Girl

We believe all girls should have the opportunity to realize their full potential. Through Generation Girl™, an initiative of the Applied Materials Foundation, we are working with nonprofit organizations and our employees to help girls gain the confidence, skills, and opportunities they need to succeed.

Education inspires young minds, opens new doors and paves the way to more promising futures. We invest in efforts to increase access to high quality education throughout the world.

The arts bring diverse people together in shared experiences that transcend boundaries and captivate the imagination. We support the arts ecosystem, including arts education and culturally-specific performances.

When people are actively involved in improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods, communities are stronger. We fund organizations that provide food and shelter, develop youth leaders, and build the capacity of the nonprofit sector.

We are all stewards of the Earth. Our environment grantmaking focuses on youth education and community-based projects with the goal of building a more sustainable future for all.


Grant requests focused on Education, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement and the Environment are reviewed semi-annually, with the deadlines of January 15 and June 15.

To learn more or apply for a grant:

Download Grant Guidelines »    Apply For a Grant »

Public Policy

We interact with government officials, elected representatives and candidates to advocate for the company, its stakeholders and the business and trade associations to which we belong. These efforts, led by the Government Affairs group, aim to help shape public policy on issues that affect our business and to increase opportunities across the entire industry.

Political Contributions and Governance

The Applied Materials, Inc. Political Action Committee (AMPAC) helps the Company participate more fully in the political process. In full compliance with all U.S. laws and regulations, campaign contributions are disbursed to candidates for state or federal office, other political action or political party committees.

While the Company pays its administrative expenses, AMPAC is funded entirely through voluntary contributions from eligible employees. Its activities are overseen by the AMPAC Board of Directors.

AMPAC regularly files its contributions reports with the Federal Election Commission, and these are available online.

Trade and Business Associations Membership

We belong to various business and trade associations representing a range of issues that concern us and engage in activities that we believe benefit our business. Our membership in a group does not imply that we endorse the entirety of that group’s policy positions.

View or download our U.S. Trade and Business associations membership list »