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 2012. 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.

Giving help, bringing hope in China

Thinking Ahead

Giving help, bringing hope in China

As part of our global effort to strengthen underserved communities, our employees in China are giving both time and money to local nonprofit organizations—particularly to schools and orphanages serving children with disabilities and special needs. In addition, Qualcomm and the Qualcomm Foundation have provided philanthropic support to various projects in Beijing and Shanghai over the past three years. The following are some highlights of our recent philanthropic and volunteerism efforts in China.

Beijing. Our Beijing offices support the Lizhi Rehabilitation Center, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to helping mentally and intellectually challenged children and adults integrate with their communities. Over the last few years, we provided funding to improve the organization’s facilities. In 2012, our volunteers helped students and teachers bake moon cakes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Employees from our Beijing offices also took part in two volunteer events for the children of migrant workers. At an event held on a farm, kids explored agriculture, learned about different fruits and vegetables, and made paintings based on what they’d learned. At another event, our volunteers led children in a day of sports.

Shanghai. In 2011, Qualcomm provided a grant to help repair facilities and IT equipment at Bo Ai Children Rehabilitation Center, an organization serving kids with cerebral palsy, autism and Down syndrome. At “Love Bakery House,” an activity organized by the Shanghai Enrichment Community Service Center, our employees spent a day baking cakes and playing games with developmentally disabled kids. During the annual Family Day at our Shanghai offices, employees and their children took part in a number of activities benefiting local charities and kids in impoverished areas of China. Through the Red Chair Project, Shanghai employees were paired with wheelchair users—many of them elderly—for a day in the park that included games, photography and a walk in the sun.