AMD Announces Community Grants For Austin
Basic Needs are Focus of $402,642 in Grants to Area Projects
AUSTIN, TX --
AMD today announced an additional $402,642 in grants given to Austin-area non-profit organizations and schools during the second half of 2001, with the primary focus on health and human service projects. AMD grants to Austin-area non-profit organizations in 2001 total nearly $1.15 million.
In addition, the company’s employees worldwide donated $195,000 for disaster relief in New York and Washington. AMD matched its employees’ generosity dollar for dollar.
“As the nation rightfully focused on assisting with disaster relief in New York and Washington, financial support for the important day-to-day work of Austin’s non-profit organizations was temporarily affected,” said Allyson Peerman, AMD corporate community affairs manager. “AMD and its employees attempted to balance assistance for the victims of the September 11th tragedy while maintaining the company’s historic support of organizations that take care of Austin’s neediest citizens.”
One of the local programs to receive support from AMD during
the recent grant cycle is The Children’s Hospital of Austin. The hospital
received a $100,000 grant for the development of an outdoor healing garden for patients and their families.
“Our doctors believe that the healing process for children is greatly enhanced when kids have appropriate, outdoor recreational options,” said Missy Wood, executive director of Children’s Hospital Foundation of Austin. “The Children’s Healing Garden will be accessible to children in wheelchairs and children who need access to equipment such as IV pumps and monitors. AMD’s generosity will help the garden serve our young patients in a meaningful way.”
A few of the other grants are:
- $90,000 for the Capital Area United Way. The funds will support its volunteer resource and referral program, as well as a new program that provides mini-grants to youth volunteers.
- $85,000 to El Buen Samaritano will provide prenatal health care for uninsured mothers, as well as construction of a nurses’ station in the agency’s new facility.
- $50,000 for the Elizabeth Ann Seton Fund to support pharmacy programs at Seton Clinics throughout the city in which low-income patients receive low-cost prescriptions.
In addition to the local corporate grants, Austin area AMD employees personally contributed $87,400 to nonprofit organizations and schools, and logged more than 5,100 volunteer hours with local organizations. During fiscal year 2001, AMD provided approximately $6.3 million in grants and gifts to various non-profit education, civic and health and welfare organizations through AMD’s worldwide sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
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