Top 50 Corporate Giver

Scientific-Atlanta (SFA)


Renee Byrd-Lewis

Foundation program:

The Scientific-Atlanta Foundation
50 % of giving is through foundation

Signature program:

Scientific-Atlanta's Care Corps
A heritage of caring at Scientific-Atlanta has laid a solid foundation for our CareCorps program today. Rooted in a variety of volunteer and giving programs that are an important part of our past, CareCorps projects offer employees convenient and consistent opportunities that have an impact on the community.

By giving of their time, talent and treasure, Scientific-Atlanta employees help make a better place to live, work and play. In 2004, CareCorps volunteers contributed in a variety of ways. Some of our most memorable projects included the following:

Partnering with Junior Achievement where volunteers shared real-world experience by teaching and mentoring elementary students on a variety of subjects.

Participating in a wide range of fundraising events where raising money also raised community awareness of critical health and human services issues. In 2004, employee contributions worldwide exceeded $425,000 in the American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and United Way annual campaigns.
Supporting high school students in the FIRST Robotics Competition providing valuable mentoring time to students and real-life experience in the fields of science, math and engineering.

Partnering with Habitat for Humanity and allowing volunteers to raise low-income families' self esteem by making the seemingly unreachable goal of home ownership a reality.

2004 cash donations $ 1,200,000
As pct. of revenue 0.1 %
As pct. of earnings 0.4 %
Change since 2003 -20 %
Change since 2002 -14.3 %

2004 in-kind donations $ 50,000
As pct. of revenue 0 %
As pct. of earnings 0 %
Change since 2003 -50 %
Change since 2002 -80 %

Projected increase/decrease decrease

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

 Major Objectives

Over the years, Scientific-Atlanta has found that investing in the community is good business. By growing the communities in which we live and work, we also grow our company. Although making corporate contributions has been standard practice for decades, Scientific-Atlanta Foundation (established in 1999) allows us to deliver grants in a more consistent and planned way. As a result, a variety of our non-profit partners have broadened their effectiveness in addressing community needs.

Scientific-Atlanta Foundation considers requests for programmatic, operating and capital support for organizations focused on the areas of education, health & human services and civic infrastructure. Civic infrastructure is defined as key institutions, places and programs which develop and enhance our community.

Scientific-Atlanta Foundation gives priority consideration in its funding commitments to organizations and programs in or near communities where the company offices or facilities are located as well as where Scientific-Atlanta employees live.

We invite qualified non-profit organizations to submit proposals that respond to the criteria and priorities outlined in these guidelines.