Effective October 1, 2012, QUALCOMM Incorporated completed a corporate reorganization in which the assets of certain of its businesses and groups, as well as the stock of certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, were contributed to Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Learn more about these changes


A new way for us to give back

Giving has been part of our culture since our founding over 25 years ago. With the establishment of the Qualcomm Foundation in December 2010, we now facilitate our philanthropy in two ways: through the Foundation and through Qualcomm Incorporated.

A new way to help communities in need

One of our Company’s basic aims is to change the world for the better. The Qualcomm Foundation helps us to do just that. Forming the Foundation underscores our commitment to communities worldwide and extends our ability to make a difference. In managing the $50 million initial contribution from our Company, the Foundation works in conjunction with Qualcomm Incorporated to improve underserved communities where we do business. The Foundation also supports our long tradition of supporting Qualcomm employees’ efforts of giving back through our matching and community service grant programs.


Combined giving since 2000 by Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Foundation

The philanthropic endeavors of the Qualcomm Foundation and Qualcomm Incorporated develop and strengthen communities worldwide. We invest our human and financial resources in inspirational, innovative programs that serve diverse populations. Specifically, we aim to create educated, healthy, sustainable, culturally vibrant communities, primarily in areas where we have a business presence.

The following chart shows how Qualcomm Incorporated and the Qualcomm Foundation gave in 2011. Percentages indicate the percentage of our total philanthropic giving for the fiscal year.


Educated Communities

We are committed to improving science, technology, engineering and math education for students during their primary, secondary and higher education years, and to expanding educational opportunities for underrepresented students.


Healthy, Sustainable Communities

We strive to better the lives of underserved populations by providing basic human needs, with a focus on enhancing the welfare of children. We are also committed to protecting and enhancing our global environment.


Culturally Vibrant Communities

Through our support of arts education and outreach programs, we help young people develop innovative minds and expand cultural enrichment opportunities to in-need populations.

Making a difference in India

Thinking Ahead

Making a difference in India

As part of our global effort to help improve the welfare of underserved communities, Qualcomm India has worked closely over the last five years with several nonprofit organizations in cities where we operate, including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and New Delhi. Some highlights of our recent philanthropic and volunteerism efforts in India, which has mainly supported the education and well-being of children and young adults.

 Since 2008, we have partnered with the Sikshana Foundation in a project to improve more than 170 schools in the state of Karnataka.Bangalore Since 2008, we have partnered with the Sikshana Foundation in a project to improve more than 170 schools in the state of Karnataka. The project makes a positive difference to over 22,000 students by empowering teachers, motivating the children and equipping the schools with laptop computers and other tools and infrastructure. The partnership has resulted in a significant increase in the schools’ assessment scores over three years. We worked with the Sikshana Foundation to fund 78 schools in 2011.

In Bangalore, we also support the educational work of Shishu Mandir, funding learning for 445 children per year in 2010 and 2011.

Hyderabad From 2008 to 2010, we collaborated with the MV Foundation, an organization that rescues children from child labor and prepares them for successful integration into the mainstream school system. With our support, more than 7,000 children have been removed from child labor, 6,138 have moved on to mainstream schools and 918 have received education and care at a residential “bridge school.” Our work with the MV Foundation is led by our Hyderabad QCares employee volunteers, who regularly spend time with children in the MV Foundation program and help monitor their progress as they make the transition from laborers to learners.

CHORD is another Hyderabad organization working to eliminate child labor. We began supporting CHORD in 2011, helping them rescue 210 child laborers and prepare them for mainstream education.

Between 2008 and 2010, we worked with Save The Children India on a variety of initiatives.Mumbai Between 2008 and 2010, we worked with Save The Children India on a variety of initiatives. We funded 10 community centers that provide adolescent girls with vocational and life skills, as well as 10 balvadis, or preschools, which improve the chances of students’ later educational success. We also funded construction of a library and five new classrooms at Save The Children’s Special Care Center, and sponsored hearing aids and daily meals for students there.

In addition to our work with Save the Children, we’ve collaborated with Akanksha Foundation, an organization focused on education and school reform. Qualcomm India is funding two classrooms at Akanksha’s school in Mumbai, supporting 70 students in need.

For the last five years, Qualcomm India employees have run the Mumbai Marathon in support of ADAPT, an advocacy organization for children with disabilities and their families. In 2011, we granted funds enabling ADAPT to renovate and repair 17 classrooms at its school for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. The work is expected to benefit 125 children.

New Delhi We support the Second Chance School operated by Ritinjali, which provides vocational education, life skills training and other services to young women from marginalized communities.