United Way

Some 137 United Ways in the United States received 19.2% of our investments – including $1 million to the United Way of Rochester, N.Y., home to the largest population of Xerox employees. In addition to the Foundation grants, Xerox employees donated an additional $1.4 million of their own money. With Xerox Foundation and Xerox employees, United Way donations totaled $3.7 million.

National and Cultural Affairs

Xerox made 11.2% of our investments in the areas of national and cultural affairs. Xerox provided support to arts and cultural organizations such as the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C., Dance Theater of Harlem, International Civil Rights Museum, Boston and Connecticut Ballet, Library of Congress, Connecticut Grand Opera, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Ballet Hispanico, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Garth Fagan Dance, and many more arts institutions in communities where our people work and live.

Institutions addressing a variety of national issues also are part of our investment portfolio. These included the National Urban League, National Child Labor Committee, Catalyst, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Association for Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, Center for Advancement of Women, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Internet Keep Safe Coalition, National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse, Anti-Defamation League and Institute for Student Achievement.

Matching Gifts

We invested 4.2% of our budget in matching gifts to colleges and universities. More than 500 institutions received matching gift funds. The top five beneficiaries of this program for 2007 were the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cornell University.


Membership payments accounted for 7.1% of our total allocation. Non-profit organizations in which Xerox is a member include the Business Roundtable, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Information Technology Association of America, the Conference Board, the American Electronics Association, the United Nations Association and the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

Staying Current

Because we are aware that the state of corporate philanthropy continues to evolve and mature, and staying current with the latest thinking and practices is important to us, Xerox people are active participants in groups such as the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, the Business Roundtable, the Conference Board’s Council of Corporate Foundation Executives, Business for Social Responsibility and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Corporate Citizenship.