Strengthening our communities and enabling
the sustainable development of society.
Over 600,000 registered users of HP LIFE, an online global learning program
We use our technology, capital, and resources to help develop strong, resilient communities. The HP Foundation makes strategic investments to create opportunities in underserved communities and transform education, and when disaster strikes, we help affected communities recover more quickly. The HP Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests.
Matter to a Million
About 2.5 billion people, including many would-be entrepreneurs, lack access to mainstream banking services. In 2014, the HP Foundation launched Matter to a Million, an innovative partnership with Kiva, a non-profit microlender that connects low-income entrepreneurs to capital.
Through the program, each year HP employees receive a $25 credit to loan to Kiva borrowers, who then use the money to buy essentials such as tools, livestock, and supplies. More than 152,000 Hewlett-Packard Company employees took part through October 2015 and many employees made additional personal donations. This resulted in more than 345,000 loans, an average of 2.3 per employee participant. Combined with HP Foundation contributions, entrepreneurs received more than $9.8 million in loans through October, 2015.
HP LIFE is available in seven languages and used in more than 200 countries and territories. It offers 25 e-learning micro courses in core business areas including operations, marketing, finance, and communications.
We also partner with local skills educators to facilitate face-to-face training in countries such as the United States, Myanmar Tunisia, and India where seven mobile “Future Classrooms” were deployed in rural areas. In late 2015, HP LIFE moved to EdCast, a social knowledge network that offers cloud-based learning for world-class institutions, enterprises, governments, and nonprofits. As a result, HP LIFE users will have access to new and enhanced learning opportunities from across the EdCast network.
Major natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes can overwhelm communities or entire countries. HP employees, HP, and the HP Foundation provide financial support to bring relief to people around the world when catastrophe strikes.
Funded by the HP Foundation, the HP Connection Spot is a custom-built trailer outfitted with HP laptops, printers, and cameras/microphones that can be quickly deployed to provide emergency connectivity in times of need. Developed in 2015, it is staffed by HP volunteers and can be deployed in the United States within 72 hours after a disaster.
Improving the environment performance of our customers, operations and supply chain
Acting with integrity and respect for human rights around the world
All figures contained on this page are reflective of Hewlett-Packard Company prior to the company’s November 1, 2015 separation. HP Inc. metrics will be introduced to the site on an on-going basis as they become available.