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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BLACK EDUCATION EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE
F5 partners with Rainier Scholars as it prepares students of color for long-term academic success and lives of leadership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.