The Symantec Foundation Helps Support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s STEM Programs.
Computer Science Grants Help Local Clubs
The Symantec Foundation, a corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, is a proud supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and its STEM programs. Recognizing the importance of introducing our young people to science, technology, engineering and math, the Symantec Foundation has worked closely with BGCA since 2013 to develop a partnership that encourages progress in the STEM arena across the Movement. With a current focus on computer science, Symantec offers grants to local Clubs who are leaders in STEM, providing funding to run CS programming and offer more STEM related activities for Club youth. Symantec provides discounted technology products, such as Norton Anti-Virus, to Clubs in need. Symantec volunteers, across the country, offer their expertise and hands-on assistance to local Clubs.
Symantec strives to have a positive impact in the communities where they operate. The Symantec Foundation supports nonprofits around the world through cash, in-kind donations, and employee volunteerism. In order to effectively pursue this philanthropic strategy, Symantec identifies organizations and philanthropic focus areas aligned with their key business priorities and objectives. Symantec seeks to promote lifelong learning and ensure inclusive and quality education for all. The education-focused philanthropy exposes students to technology fields and the skills required to succeed in related professions. Through these activities, Symantec hopes to foster interest in STEM that will lead more students to choose careers in technology.