Code Empowers Global Good

Community inspired. Employee driven.

F5 is committed to being a force for social good. This passion for giving back has been at the heart of the company since its inception. And for nearly 25 years, it’s been the dedication and grassroots efforts of our employees that have driven the “business of doing good” at F5.

Global Good

Code Changes the World

Making connections is an integral part of our company DNA. F5 solutions help organizations take their innovative ideas from development to delivery quickly and securely. And this commitment to connection extends to our role as global citizens as well.

At F5, we believe that the connection between our digital code and our human code is how we help build, support, and empower our communities. Therefore, we are committed to wholeheartedly doing our part—by putting forward our best individual and collective efforts—to help every person, anywhere, feel valued and connected to the greater whole.


How F5 is Investing in the Business of Doing Good

Community

Home is where the heart is. F5ers have always demonstrated a passionate engagement with—and a deep desire to serve—the communities where they live and work. Through the Global Good program, employees can realize their passion for doing good in whatever ways work best for them. F5 corporate social responsibility initiatives include paid time off for volunteering; donation matching; opportunities for employees to participate in localized philanthropic campaigns, grant committees, and the Global Good Ambassador program; and Community Impact Grants.

See how F5ers are volunteering in their communities ›

See our recent Community Impact Grant recipients  ›

STEM Education

Code knows no boundaries. At F5, we believe that world-changing ideas should not be limited by an individual’s gender, race, nationality, or socio-economic status. F5 is committed to helping build the pipeline of tomorrow’s changemakers and future leaders through STEM Impact Grants, and by investing in global programs to increase access to STEM education and career opportunities for girls, youth of color, women, and other traditionally underrepresented groups.

Deadline Closed - Apply for a U.S. STEM Impact Grant ›

Deadline Closed - Apply for a Non-U.S. STEM Impact Grant ›

Girls Who Code Blog ›

Learn more about Reboot Representation Tech Coalition ›

Tech for Good

Increase the potential to do good. We are committed to extending our purpose, reach, and connections beyond the walls of F5 by using our expertise to support nonprofit organizations with their digital transformation efforts. We also provide Tech for Good Impact Grants and in-kind donations to help nonprofits update their technological resources, making it possible for them to streamline administrative efforts, improve data security, and—most importantly—expedite their missions so they can do even more to help those they serve.

See how F5 is partnering with the City of Seattle ›

Read about Tech for Good Grant Partner Big Table ›

Read about Tech for Good Grant Partner United Way Bay Area ›

Read about Tech for Good Grant Partner
LifeWire ›

F5 Technology and Social Good


The National AIDS and STI Control Programme, NASCOP, spearheads Kenya’s efforts to bring HIV/AIDS under control. But it often took NASCOP labs 45 days to process viral load detection tests. After tech partner DataposIT implemented F5 and NGINX solutions, test results can now be returned in 10 days—350% faster. Labs process 3,000 blood samples a day with real-time visibility across all facilities, making an even greater impact on Kenya’s efforts to fight HIV/AIDS.

Grant Partners

We are honored to support global organizations, such as these, through corporate social responsibility initiatives including volunteer efforts, donations, and grants.

Our Employees Make the World a Better Place

From Day 1, François Locoh-Donou, F5 CEO, has fostered a culture that is passionate about serving others, both within our roles with the company, and in our private lives. We developed our Community Impact Grants as a way to expand the impact of our service.

Each quarter, employees can apply for Community Impact Grants on behalf of nonprofits they support. These employees are already making a difference in their community with these nonprofits and we want to do everything we can to support their incredible work. 

Here are some recent grant recipients and the employees that made it happen.

 

Devon Cains

Devon Cains

Devon serves on the North Carolina Board of Directors for Youth Villages. Youth Villages has helped over 9,000 young people transition out of state custody into independence.

David Willman

David Willman

David has been working with Second Harvest for eight years via the Inland Northwest Ice Bowl. Second Harvest has been providing hunger relief services since 1971 and feeds 55,000 people each week.

Devon Cains

Zach Jenkins

Zach has worked for, volunteered with, and fundraised on behalf of Aurora Commons for four years. Aurora Commons provides critical services to people experiencing homelessness and drug dependence.

Diversity and Inclusion

We Foster Community, Inside and Out

Together, we actively build a company culture where everyone feels they can be themselves and reach their full potential.

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How We’re Helping Our Communities

F5 is committed to being a force for social good. And during this time of worldwide need, we’re actively seeking out ways to be of service.

Tech for Good: COVID-19 Response Grants

F5 has funded $250,000 in Tech for Good COVID-19 Response Grants to support local nonprofits with their technology infrastructure needs.

STEM Partner Support

In order to provide additional and emergency support to our STEM Education nonprofit partners, we allocated an additional $200,000 in unrestricted grants.

Laptops for Students

With classes being conducted virtually, F5 has donated used laptops to Seattle Education Access for college students to remain engaged in their studies.

Employee-Directed Giving

F5ers based in communities around the world know better than anyone where local help is most urgently needed, so we’ve donated over $1.7 million to support employee-selected nonprofits

Responding Globally, Giving Locally

We’re running 29 country-specific giving campaigns to make sure that our financial support is going to local organizations that will have the greatest impact in each community.

COVID-19 Double Matching

F5 has proudly offered a month-long double matching campaign that is open for all nonprofit organizations to triple the impact of employee donations to causes most meaningful to them.

BE THE CHANGE

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