Xilinx Global Corporate and Community Engagement program is an integral component of the company's culture and supports charitable giving and projects that provide positive change with measurable results within its communities. Through these programs, Xilinx makes a positive impact on the global communities which includes customers, employees, shareholders, the environment and other global stakeholders.
To do this, Xilinx creates global teams and programs consisting of charitable giving and other projects that help define the standard for impacting the global community. Xilinx desires to not only meet and exceed these established standards, but to set new ones.
The Global Corporate and Community Engagement program strives to help improve the quality of life within its community through a combination of partnerships, funding and volunteerism. Our role is to also focus on the education of the youth within our community and provide resources that can help shape these future business leaders. In addition, Xilinx is committed to actively participate in supporting and improving the communities it serves.
Employees are encouraged to participate in activities that make an impact within their local communities. The four primary areas of focus include education, community and social services, health and the arts.
*While we appreciate interest and inquiries from external organizations, our funding guidelines restrict us to employee requests only.
|Music, poetry, theater, painting, dance and other forms of the arts nurture creativity and self-expression. Xilinx is proud to provide support to the organizations that bring the arts into local and global communities.|
|The sustainable, in-depth relationship between The Educational Ecosystem model and community partners demonstrates the Xilinx spirit of giving in this case. Funding I provided directly to public schools to support Math, Science, and Technology curriculum.|
|Learning from the experts in our communities equips everyone at Xilinx to be health advocates, make healthy choices, and support organizations that are pioneering health advances. It’s easy to attend sessions given by guest speakers, or take advantage of on-site events to learn about the latest in cancer research, diabetes tips, or how to stay heart healthy. Besides bringing community resources into Xilinx, we go out into the community to get involved in many health-related fund-raising events that fuel research and treatment programs.|
|Xilinx employees partner with social services organizations that are bringing assistance to members of local and global communities. Employee involvement helps meet the full range of human need - addressing the body, mind, and spirit.|
On Thursday, November 15th, nine Xilinx employees plus family members went to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless for an afternoon to volunteer in the kitchen doing food preparation. With their help, the Shelter was able to feed dinner to nearly 200 people that stayed at the shelter that night as part of the organization’s winter shelter program.
For the past eight years, Xilinx has been the title sponsor for the annual Boulder Shelter Golf Classic. This event allows the Shelter to pay for half of the yearly food costs for their hot meal program. Since approximately 85,000 meals are served by the Shelter, the Boulder organization and Xilinx’ support make a huge positive impact on the lives of many people in need.
In addition to the November 15th volunteer project, Xilinx employees have generously donated toiletries, blankets, sheets, coats, sleeping bags, and towels to the Shelter. The toiletries, sheets, and towels will be greatly appreciated by the shelter residents during the winter shelter program. To help people who don’t stay at the Shelter, the Shelter volunteers also take donated coats, blankets, and sleeping bags out to them so they can make it through the cold winter nights.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is one of the many non-profits that are supported by Xilinx employees. Affiliated with the American Cancer Society, this organization sponsors walks as powerful and inspiring opportunities to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness about the fight against this disease. Besides donating to event participants, you can support the fight against breast cancer by “shopping pink” at the Making Strides online store.
Several employees and their family members gathered together and walked as Team Xilinx in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk on October 27, 2012. There were many associated fundraising efforts: individual team members donated money, Xilinx donated $50 on behalf of each participating employee, and Xilinx Professional Women’s group made and sold bracelets in the café and donated proceeds. The total funds raised added up to $1,300 for this event.
Many employees’ families supported the event and walked with Team Xilinx. The event was especially significant for Shawna, a family member for one Xilinx walker. She shared her story:
"Seven years ago I was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. I went through 13 weeks of chemotherapy, lost all my hair, and then went through 7 weeks of radiation therapy. I became a SURVIVOR! Today I completed my first Cancer Walk, and came across that finish line with my handsome husband and our beautiful daughter. I am truly blessed! Thank you so much for making this happen — it was truly a great morning."
This year’s organizers combined the holiday luncheon with a service opportunity, and brought gifts to two local charities that help many families in the San Jose community.
Each year, XPWG organizes events to give women at Xilinx opportunities to get to know each other professionally and personally, and to learn about the company and its role in the community. At this year’s holiday luncheon, the organizers purchased items for donating to two local charities. Luncheon attendees had the opportunity to make donations to cover the costs of the items (including gift cards) and also helped put the gifts together:
When Jayashree Rangarajan (Director, Interactive Design Tools, Xilinx) delivered the gift bags to the YWCA, she received a note of appreciation from Lorraine Michelle, Volunteer Program Director, YWCA Support Network:
“Our heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ goes to you and to everyone who helped make this possible. We have so many individuals and families in need of critical items and essential supplies. These gift bags of personal care items and gift cards are going to help make this Holiday Season brighter for 25 women in the community who are experiencing domestic violence and participating in our services. Thank you!”
On November 3, management and employees from Xilinx Asia Pacific (XAP) sponsored an outing to the Flower Dome of the recently opened Gardens By The Bay for some elderly residents from Thian Leng Old Folks Home located in the eastern part of Singapore.
The Xilinx team arranged transport for about twenty wheelchair-bound residents from the Home (along with some Home staff) to the Flower Dome as a treat for the aged residents. They were accompanied by 40 XAP management and employees. The Flower Dome was selected by the company’s Corporate and Community Engagement (CCE) Committee, who felt that the many exotic flowers, plants, and trees on display would bring the Home’s residents much delight since they seldom get to go out due to their conditions. Indeed, the weather-proof, air-conditioned environment of the Flower Dome and the pathways made it naturally suited for a leisurely and comfortable stroll for wheelchair users and their helpers.
This is the biggest turnout to date for a corporate social responsibility event sponsored by XAP. Jason Lai, Managing Director of XAP, says: “I am really proud of our employees for giving up their Saturday afternoon to befriend and accompany the elderly residents of Thian Leng Old Folks Home on this visit to the beautiful Flower Dome. This has been a significant year for our Asia Pacific regional headquarters, with the main focus in 2012 being on our business operations. We have all been hard at work throughout the year, but our employees still managed to make time for this meaningful outreach to some often overlooked seniors in our community.”
Ms Angie Ng Guat, chairman of Thian Leng Old Folks Home, comments: “Our Home has been receiving Xilinx volunteers over the past few years, who have brought comfort and happiness to our residents with their heartfelt gifts that have ranged from a karaoke set to food hampers to deck chairs, etc. What we treasure most from our visitors is their willingness to spend time with the aged and the sick who find it difficult to get out and about very often. This visit to the recently opened Gardens by the Bay was thus welcomed with excitement by those Home residents who are able to use wheelchairs, and we were surprised and overwhelmed by the big turnout from Xilinx and their thoughtful provision of goody bags and transport for our residents.”