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.
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.
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.
F5 has funded $250,000 in Tech for Good COVID-19 Response Grants to support local nonprofits with their technology infrastructure needs.
In order to provide additional and emergency support to our STEM Education nonprofit partners, we allocated an additional $200,000 in unrestricted grants.
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
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.
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.