Lam Research is committed to positively impacting communities around the world by supporting programs that share our Core Values. Through the Lam Research Foundation, the company contributes to local, national, and international organizations that improve people’s lives with an emphasis on education, particularly in math, science, and engineering.

Support for Education

Education support ranges from cutting-edge research to scholarships and fellowships to hands-on motivating and exciting math, science, and engineering programs in elementary through high school classrooms.

Community Giving and Outreach

Lam Research supports a wide range of employees’ philanthropic interests. These include an employee matching gift program, disaster relief and recovery support, and volunteering opportunities and resources that enable employees to become actively involved in their local communities around the globe. The company is recognized annually as a top “Corporate Philanthropist” by both the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

At Lam Research we recognize that positively engaging employees and giving back to communities are central to our philanthropy goal of improving education in our communities. By meeting community educational needs with sustainable programs, we at Lam Research expect to advance the quality of education, with a focus on math and science.

University Relationships

Lam Research collaborates with universities and industry associations by supporting research, building relationships, and assisting graduate and undergraduate students. Examples of some of the ways we work together are by:

  • Advancing research – We provide research grants, Fellows programs, equipment donations, and joint scientific papers. The company also established the Lam Research Distinguished Chair in Semiconductor Processing in 2011, the first-ever endowed chair in UC Berkeley’s Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute
  • Assisting students – Lam Research sponsors thesis competitions, internships, and scholarships, and funds university programs for students

K-12 programs

Lam’s K-12 grants support programs that improve the quality of education in the communities where Lam Research facilities are located. From hands-on science programs for elementary and junior high students to introductory engineering courses for high school students, engaging, interactive programs extend learning beyond the classroom. Programs emphasize K-12 math and science education with the expectation that better-prepared and more-confident students will be drawn to the challenging and rewarding careers that can be found in technology and engineering.

To maximize the positive long-term impact of our financial support, Lam Research directs all grant funding to ensure strategic investments are made in education. As a result, we do not review unsolicited requests.

Core Values Scholarships

Each year, Lam Research awards scholarships of $10,000 each to graduating seniors at Fremont, California; Livermore, California; Hillsboro, Oregon, and Tualatin, Oregon, area high schools. Since this program started in 2003, the company has awarded $828,000 in scholarships that have benefited more than 100 students. Students are selected by community leaders and representatives from Lam Research based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and demonstration of Lam’s Core Values. The scholarships support the students while they are enrolled in a college of their choice. Scholarship applications are available through the schools around the start of each calendar year.

Students are selected from the following schools:

Fremont, California

  • American High School
  • Irvington High School
  • Kennedy High School
  • Mission San Jose High School
  • Washington High School

Livermore, California

  • Granada High School
  • Livermore High School

Hillsboro, Oregon Area

  • Century High School
  • Glencoe High School

Tualatin, Oregon Area

  • Tigard High School
  • Tualatin High School

Lam’s Community Giving and Outreach Program extends the Core Values of our company into the communities where our employees live and work.

Employee Gift Match Program

This program encourages community involvement and supports the causes and organizations that are important to Lam’s U.S-based employees. Lam Research matches monetary donations dollar-for-dollar and volunteer time at $10 per hour up to a total of $2,000 per year for each regular full-time employee. Since the program’s inception in 2000, the company has matched nearly $1.6 million in employee charitable contributions.

Disaster Relief and Recovery

Lam Research makes corporate contributions and matches employee donations to regional disaster relief efforts around the world through a Disaster Relief Employee Gift Match Program. In additional to corporate grants for initial response, grants may be made for recovery and rebuilding.

Community Outreach

Lam Research organizes employee volunteering opportunities and makes resources available to enable employees to become actively involved with their communities. Activities include helping needy families and children (school supplies drives, holiday food and toy drives, etc.), supporting environmental restoration and sustainability, and organizing onsite blood drives. Throughout the year, we look for effective ways to support the charitable activities of our employees around the globe.

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