At OpenText, we are committed to our role as a responsible corporate citizen. Through numerous initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change, children and family, and global disaster relief.
In keeping with this promise, OpenText has developed a program to help ensure we direct our resources, where the most impact will be made. As a global leader in our industry, we have a great responsibility to give back to our communities around the world and to focus our attention, whether it be through monetary support or voluntary commitment to efforts which better our communities. OpenText will focus on the following four pillars:
Education and Innovation for Global Change: Innovation is core to our business success and central to the advancement of people, and their communities. We collaborate with universities, institutions, colleges, governments, industry partners, and non-profit organizations to foster education and innovation, and strive to promote the transformative power of technology. OpenText is committed to supporting foundations which foster education and innovation in order to help cultivate the leaders of tomorrow and create a foundation in our communities to enable education and innovation programs. This includes organizations such as outreach programs, education programs for the under privileged, institutions which focus on youth education and technology innovation.
Children and Family: Many communities around the world offer such programs and foundations which aide in the health, welfare and social services for children and families in need. These would include local organizations that provide a safe haven and nurturing environment to family and children. OpenText will also continue to give to Cancer Research and other catastrophic illnesses.
Disaster Relief: From time to time, the world will be impacted by a devastating event which will call us to take action quickly in order to save lives and lessen the devastating impact for people affected by a country or global disaster.
To be eligible for funding from OpenText Corporation, organizations must meet the following criteria:
OpenText Corporation’s Corporate Giving Program is to fund services provided by the organization. Therefore, the Corporation will not consider requests to fund trips to conferences and conventions by employees of an organization, or their meals, accommodation or travel expenses.
In addition, OpenText Corporation will not make contributions to support the following:
Non-Discrimination Practices: OpenText Corporation will not fund organizations that, in their by-laws, policies, or practice discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. However, the utility will consider funding organizations that assist individuals or groups who have been subject to discrimination.
Charitable Purposes: Funding may be used only for charitable purposes. They cannot be used to promote or oppose the election of any candidate for any office, or to personally benefit any elected official, or to promote or defeat any ballot measure.
Legal Compliance: By accepting funding, the recipient represents and warrants to OpenText Corporation that it is and will remain during the term of any funding hereunder in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
Compliance: By accepting funding, the recipient agrees that it will not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any country, nor will it make subgrants or give funding to any entity that engages in these activities.
Requests for charitable support can be made at email@example.com.
Please note that responses to funding requests can take up to two months and preference will be given to projects relating to our Corporate Giving Philosophy, and those proposed by employees or Board members, provided they meet the Guidelines and do not represent a conflict of interest.
Our contributions program is funded throughout the Fiscal year of July 1 to June 30th. We reserve the right to consider requests at any time. Current grantees not receiving a multi-year grant must submit a new request for funding annually. Our goal is to respond to proposals within three months.