We invest in the communities where we live and work by leading and supporting programs that advance education, make communities safer and enhance employee contributions. Our employees around the world volunteer as after-school robotics coaches, science fair judges, math tutors, board members, volunteer firefighters and more.
For examples of how we are benefiting communities across the globe through grant giving and employee volunteering, see below. Or download a more extensive list of our 2012 grants and donations.
2013 Motorola Solutions Foundation Projects
In 2013, the Motorola Solutions Foundation impacted more than 1.2 million people around the world. Our support, which included 71,000 volunteer hours and $15.9 million in funding, helped people in more than 40 countries and focused on:
Education – We support programs that encourage science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) in the U.S. and globally, preparing students for the workforce of tomorrow.
Public safety – We help make communities safer and support the first responders who protect people around the world. By leveraging our leadership in public safety innovation, we provide resources to first responders and the communities they serve.
Disaster relief – We join humanitarian organizations to provide relief to disaster victims. Whatever the situation, our donations provide vital support to emergency workers.
Employee volunteerism – Motorola Solutions employees volunteer alongside our customers and partners, such as encouraging the next generation of inventors by volunteering as robotics club mentors, serving on nonprofit boards, supporting the environment through local park clean-ups and assisting our community members through local blood drives.
In 2012, Motorola Solutions employees volunteered more than 64,000 hours and in 2013, they served more than 71,000 hours worldwide. The Foundation celebrates employee volunteers through year-round recognition programs that highlight instances of exceptional dedication by Motorola Solutions employees.
Motorola Solutions Science Advisory Board Associates –Illinois, United States
In conjunction with Destination Imagination, Science Advisory Board Associates (SABA) members provided a fun-filled evening of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities for approximately 75 Chicago Vocational Career Academy (CVCA) students.
Malaysia STEM Empowerment Team – Penang & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Employees participated as volunteer judges during a three-day World Robot Olympiad - a Motorola Solutions Foundation-sponsored event. Focused on science and technology education, this annual event unites students from across the world and pushes them to develop their creativity and problem-solving skill-sets through challenging and educational robotics competitions.
Reynosa STEM Education University Development Team – Reynosa, Mexico
A team of 52 (and growing) employees partnered with Universidad Tecnolόgica de Tamaulipas Norte to cultivate the next generation of engineers and innovators. In addition to donating $8,000 worth of obsolete equipment, volunteers spent more than 1,020 hours coaching projects, reviewing and adapting the university’s academic plan, conducting statistics workshops, and providing tours through the Motorola Solutions campus, impacting more than 1,800 students.
Galvin Masters Professional Sales Organization – Arizona, United States
The Galvin Masters spent more than 1,000 hours with the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley – Arizona. They completed several restoration and classroom renovation projects, as well as mentoring and team building activities such as sports training, cultural diversity seminars and art projects.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Feb. 25, 2013 – The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., today announced that it will again provide funding to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs through its Innovation Generation grants. The annual program has distributed more than $25.5 million in grants since 2007, and hundreds of Motorola Solutions employees volunteer with grantees every year.
SEOUL, Korea – Oct. 30, 2012 – The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., has extended a contribution of USD 50,000 to the Police Mutual Aid Association (PMAA) to support the families of police officers who have died in the line of duty.
WASHINGTON – Oct. 11, 2012 – The National Law Enforcement Museum, which currently is under construction in Washington and planned to open in 2015, has received a $15 million contribution from Motorola Solutions, Inc. and the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions.
DENVER – Aug. 2, 2012 – The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., today announced a $250,000 grant to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to support the New Fire Chief Executive Institute. The program will provide executive development and leadership training for the next generation of fire chiefs, who will learn best practices and skills from experienced chiefs and other experts seasoned in handling challenges and crises in real-world situations.
PULAU PINANG, Malaysia – July 18, 2012 – The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., is continuing its partnership with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) as a main sponsor for its annual Novel Research and Innovation Competition (NRIC) 2012, which aims to promote excellence in research and development and spur a new generation of budding innovators among young talent by recognizing the best research and innovation projects and ideas submitted in the competition.