Applied Materials Foundation Grants

Applied Materials Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next deadline: Jun 15, 2019

Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Canada; China; France; Germany; India Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Applied Materials demonstrates its global citizenship in part by strategically investing financial and human resources in the communities where we live and to the world around us. Committed to diversity and inclusion, Applied and its Foundation support organizations that offer services without discrimination toward any group or individual.

Applied Materials and its Foundation are committed to making a positive social contribution in communities where our employees work and to the world around us.

Funding Areas


Applied Materials supports strategic education efforts focused on academic achievement, teacher professional development and specific university projects – opening opportunities for students to explore new ideas and experiences.

Arts and Culture

A consistent leader in supporting arts and cultural organizations, Applied Materials invests in programs and partnerships that recognize the essential role the arts play in the community and in education.

Civic Engagement

Through collaboration in local communities, Applied Materials helps meet basic needs, such as food and housing, works with youth leadership programs, and supports the infrastructure of the nonprofit sector.


By investing in environmental education and community-based projects – especially those that engage employee volunteers – Applied Materials is working to build a more sustainable future around the world.

We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Your organization is a public educational institution or a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • Organization’s services offered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, family care leave status, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by law
  • Specific Criteria for Education Grants
    • Benefit students in grades K-12 
    • Focus on traditional skills such as reading, writing, math, science and technology, and other subjects that prepare young people for college and career 
    • Address critical education needs through innovative approaches to learning
    • Expand existing efforts in order to reach more students or a wider geographic area
    • Actively partner with other nonprofit groups to create, implement or evaluate shared programs
    • Offer opportunities for employee engagement
  • Specific Criteria for Arts and Culture Grants
    • Have broad community appeal
    • Take arts and culture outside traditional settings to reach young people of diverse backgrounds, particularly in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods 
    • Support nonprofit organizations in bringing the arts to educational programs and organizations
    • Address community needs in sites where Applied Materials does business
    • Offer opportunities for employee engagement
  • Specific Criteria for Civic Engagement Grants
    • Meet basic needs such as access to nutritional food, clean water and affordable housing
    • Support systemic, collaborative approaches to eliminating homelessness
    • Stimulate innovations that improve efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery
    • Support the infrastructure of the nonprofit sector and its leadership
    • Address community needs in sites where Applied Materials does business
    • Offer opportunities for employee engagement
  • Specific Criteria for Environmental Grants
    • Focus on environmental education for young people, especially in underserved communities
    • Encourage hands on opportunities for employee volunteers and their families
    • Address community needs in sites where Applied Materials does business


  • Applied prioritizes the needs of neighborhoods near our facilities where our investments can enhance educational outcomes for underserved students, contribute to a vibrant, innovative arts sector, provide basic services to those less fortunate, and promote environmental awareness. 


  • Capital campaigns – bricks/mortar; equipment, home building, physical structures
  • Research
  • Sporting events for school or civic teams
  • Missing children organizations
  • Individuals, fraternities, religious or political organizations; commencements, PTAs, alumni groups
  • Health-related programs or sponsorships
  • Fundraisers such as walk-a-thons, runs, team in training, etc.