The Western Digital Foundation awards community grants to nonprofit organizations and public schools in the regions where our employees live and work. The program offers the opportunity for qualifying organizations to apply for funding via a competitive application process. Due to the number of requests, we have set forth guidelines and policies that we ask requestors to review prior to applying.
Applications are welcome from organizations with programs serving one of the following geographical areas:
- Greater Bay Area, CA (Alameda, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties)
- Orange County, CA
- Boulder County, CO
- El Paso County, CO
- Middlesex County, MA
- Olmsted County, MN
- Salt Lake County, UT
Proposals are reviewed by Western Digital Corporation employee committees twice a year at each location site for recommendation of approval or denial. The Western Digital Foundation then makes the final recommendation.
If an organization wishes to be considered for a community grant, they must meet the eligibility requirements under Grant Guidelines and apply via an online application.
The Foundation offers two application periods per year with deadlines on January 15th and July 15th. Organizations seeking funding may apply once in any 12 month period. Community grant awards are limited to one per organization, per year. Organizations receiving three consecutive years of funding will be required to cycle out for one year before applying for additional funding.
Please review our Giving Guidelines before applying.
The application will be available on an annual basis according the following schedule: