Top 50 Corporate Giver

Applied Materials (AMAT)

amat.com

Contact:

Michael K. O'Farrell

Foundation program:

The Applied Materials Foundation
 % of giving is through foundation

Signature program:

Applied Materials Education Initiative, North American Food Drive Teh Tech Awards
Applied Materials Education Initiative: Focuses resources and strategic investments over sustained periods of time toward students in underserved communities. Using a comprehensive approach, the Education Initiative targets the entire educational pathway of students - from pre-school to college completion - in communities that have lower levels of student achievement and opportunities. Please see: http://www.appliedmaterials.com/about/education_initiative.html

North America Food Drive: Applied Materials runs one of the largest corporate food drives in the United States. An average of 3.2 million pounds of food per year have been donated over the last six years to food banks in 12 cities.
The Tech Museum of Innovation Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity: Presented by Applied Materials: The global program recognizes and works to extend the reach of breakthroughs in applying technology to improve the quality of life around the world. Please see: http://www.appliedmaterials.com/about/tech_initiative


 Donations
2004 cash donations $ 8,787,929
As pct. of revenue 0.1 %
As pct. of earnings 0.5 %
Change since 2003 0 %
Change since 2002 -0.8 %

2004 in-kind donations $ 3,178,000
As pct. of revenue 0 %
As pct. of earnings 0.2 %
Change since 2003 0 %
Change since 2002 -9.2 %

Projected increase/decrease no change

 Favored Issues
  arts   education   community development   health care   international
  Arts   Edu   Comm   Health   Intl


 Major Objectives

Applied Materials recognizes the critical importance of social responsibility and the need to be a leader in the places we do business. For more than 20 years, our core belief in making a positive social contribution has defined not only who we are, but what we do.

Applied Materials measures its value as a global citizen in part by Company efforts to strengthen the communities where it does business. In order to achieve our goals of providing leadership and making meaningful social contributions around the world, the Company commits one percent of pre-tax income to support charitable organizations and initiatives. We direct approximately 65 percent of our philanthropy to the area of education, 20 percent to civic development and 15 percent to arts & culture

Our quarterly Corporate Social Responsibility Report which features details on our corporate citizenship efforts from the past quarter and provides insight into next quarter's activities is available at: http://www.appliedmaterials.com/about/cssr

Leading today for a promising tomorrow

Applied Materials aims to address specific community needs by supporting initiatives in education, civic development and arts & culture. Details of the following examples can be found at: http://www.appliedmaterials.com/about/community

Education Initiative Targets Communities, Spans Years

The award-winning Applied Materials' Education Initiative helps meet the needs of students and communities and develop them for the future.

Life-Changing Innovations Earn Global Recognition
 
The Tech Museum of Innovation Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity, presented by Applied Materials, is a global program that recognizes and works to extend the reach of breakthroughs in applying technology to improve the quality of life around the world.

Art@Applied Brings Art to the Workplace
 
Applied Materials received the prestigious national Business in the Arts Award for its outstanding vision, leadership and commitment to developing partnerships with the arts and bringing art into the workplace to benefit its employees and communities.

The success of Applied Materials' Education Initiative can be found in a Progress report at http://www.appliedmaterials.com/about/education_initiative
The Company's quarterly Corporate Social Responsibility Report highlights timely outcomes of specific programs. Please see: http://www.appliedmaterials.com/about/cssr

Applied Materials is frequently recognized for its corporate citizenship and community leadership.

Corporate Citizenship and Community Awards:

America's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine

Top Corporate Philanthropists in the Greater Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens, Business Ethics

Global Humanitarian Award Presented to Jim Morgan, Applied Materials Chairman, Tech Museum Awards

Outstanding Corporation Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Austin, Texas

Corporate Philanthropy Education Partner of the Year, San Francisco Business Times

Business in the Arts Award, Business Committee for the Arts, Forbes Magazine

Environmental, Health and Safety Awards:

Excellence in Pretreatment Compliance Award and Water Conservation Award, Austin Water and Wastewater Utility

First semiconductor company to receive the Voluntary Protection Program Star, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Keep Austin Beautiful Award, Austin, Texas

Enterprise Environmental Protection Award (EEPA), Taiwan Government

Climate Protection Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency