HP Foundation

HP Company Foundation

The HP Foundation awards grants for humanitarian relief in communities hit by disaster, matches employee giving, and funds the Matter to a Million program. The HP Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests.

Matter to a Million

Billions of people, including many would-be entrepreneurs, lack access to mainstream banking services. In 2014, the HP Foundation launched Matter to a Million, a five-year, $7 million partnership with Kiva, a non-profit microlender that connects low-income entrepreneurs to capital.

Through the program, each year HP employees receive several $25 credits that they can loan to Kiva borrowers, who then use the money to buy essentials such as tools, livestock, and supplies. This is a unique program, which we believe will change the lives of millions of people, creating a ripple effect across hundreds of villages, towns, and cities around the world.

Disaster relief

Major natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes can overwhelm communities or entire countries. HP Foundation aid and dedicated HP volunteers have helped people, nonprofits and governments persevere when catastrophe strikes.

To bring relief to people around the world, HP employees, HP and the HP Foundation combine to provide valuable financial support. In 2014, this totaled more than $900,000 delivered through partners including the American Red Cross, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Save the Children.

Donations assisted in disaster relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan; in China following the earthquake in Yunnan province; and in areas of the Balkans and Colorado, United States, affected by severe flooding.

Employee giving

Employees are also encouraged to support the many causes they care about with cash donations. Through the HP Foundation US Cash Match Program, the HP Foundation matches employees' donations to eligible nonprofit organizations dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 per employee. In 2014, the HP Company Foundation donated $3.6 million through the program.