Western Digital awards grants to nonprofit organizations and public schools that offer programs or services in alignment with our key areas of support:
STEM, particularly programs targeted at underrepresented and/or underprivileged youth
- Hunger Relief
Programs with a predominant focus on alleviating hunger locally
- Environmental Preservation
Programs aimed at environmental protection or preservation, and the public education of such issues
- Veterans and Military Families
Projects and programs that provide services to veterans and/or military families
Nonprofit organizations and public schools that offer programs aligned with our focus areas are encouraged to apply for funding through a competitive application process. Prior to applying, all requestors are urged to review our Global Giving Guidelines for complete details on our giving policies.
Applications are welcome from organizations with programs serving one of the following geographical areas:
- Greater Bay Area, CA (Alameda, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties)
- Orange County, CA
- Boulder County, CO
- El Paso County, CO
- Olmsted County, MN
Proposals are reviewed by Western Digital Corporation employee committees twice a year at each location site for recommendations of approval or denial. Final funding recommendations are then passed on for final approval through our Corporate Advised Fund.
Two application periods are offered each year with deadlines on January 15th and July 15th. Organizations seeking funding may apply once in any 12 month period. Community grant awards are limited to one per organization, per year. Organizations receiving three consecutive years of funding will be required to cycle out for one year before applying for additional funding.
Our US Community Grant application is available on an annual basis according to the following schedule:
June 1st – July 15th, 5pm PDT
December 1st- January 15st, 5pm PST
The application can be accessed here: Western Digital Community Grants Application Please be aware that clicking this link will navigate you away from the Western Digital corporate website.
Paper applications are not accepted.