Giving Back for a Brighter Future
We believe that developing student interest in technology subjects will lead to not only a stronger future workforce but a better world as well. That's why Teradata Cares provides grants for initiatives consistent with our company focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In addition, Teradata Cares creates opportunities for employees to engage with their local communities in three key areas:
- Improving education to help tomorrow's technologists and business leaders understand the possibilities that technology provides
- Strengthening neighborhoods and communities
- Helping the environment and supporting corporate sustainability
In the first two years of the Teradata Cares program, over 2300 employees in 25 cities in 13 countries have participated in local volunteer projects. Teradata provides employees four days a year during normal working hours to volunteer and give back supporting local charities, helping the environment and supporting disaster relief.
Interest among youth today in science and technology is diminishing. Teradata Cares is dedicated to countering this trend by nurturing and developing young people’s interest and education in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). In addition to preparing today’s youth for life in the modern world, this approach also develops our industry’s future technologists and business leaders. Around the globe, our support of STEM initiatives includes local science fairs, science and technology programs, Girls in IT programs, and mentoring programs. Additionally, with our partnerships with FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology, Teradata supports students in elementary, middle and high school in STEM programs. Finally, Teradata provides annual scholarships to graduating seniors on the FIRST robotics teams it sponsors. >More
Teradata FIRST Scholarship Program Overview (pdf)
Teradata FIRST Scholarship Application (pdf)
It’s important that an employee engagement program make tools and programs available to empower employees to make a difference. Teradata Cares provides a concrete commitment to backing our employees’ desire to good work. Teradata provides employees four days a year during normal working hours to volunteer in their local communities. In addition, local Community Champions can be found in over 35 cities around the world. These individuals plan and organize Teradata Cares programs in their local cities.
Established Teradata Cares programs include Dollars for Doers, which matches volunteer hours with grants to local organizations, Community Service Grants designed for group volunteer projects and the Annual Days of Caring, encouraging all employees to give back each August. In 2010, Days of Caring activities included 55 projects with over 800 employees in 25 cities, completing more than 2000 volunteer hours.
Many Teradata employees also volunteer as members of boards of directors of nonprofits, supporting shelters, mentoring youth and lending their considerable experience to a wide variety of community organizations.
Finally, every year Teradata Cares recognizes excellence in employee volunteerism with the Celebration of Caring Awards. Since the launch of Teradata Cares in May 2008, Teradata Cares projects around the world have driven over 15,000 hours of volunteerism.
Teradata Scholarship Programs
Every year Teradata provides scholarships to children of Teradata employees around the world. In the United States, scholarships are awarded to children of Teradata employees who are selected as National Merit Scholarship winners. Teradata also sponsors an International Scholarship Program for children of internationally-based employees.
Contact Teradata for more information about Teradata Cares.
Unsolicited proposals, Dollars for Doers Volunteer Grant and Community Service Grant applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Teradata will not illegally discriminate in its selection and prioritization of the programs and the organizations that it chooses to support, but it reserves, on a nondiscriminatory basis, the right not to support or fund any particular programs and organizations and the right to place conditions on the use of Teradata grant funds solely at Teradata's discretion. Teradata reserves the right to interpret and administer the Community Relations program, and may suspend, amend or discontinue the program at any time.
Grant Guidelines (pdf)
Grant Application (pdf)