updated 09:50 am EDT, Tue April 17, 2001
Adobe has committed over $9 million in cash and product donations to provide long-term support for the programs of 19 non-profit organizations selected as Adobe community investment partners.
The series of multi-year grants include $2.1 million in cash and $3 million in product contributions for 2001 as well as support for three global initiatives, including The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Cisco Networking Academy(TM) Program, and the Intel Computer Clubhouse program.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will recieve a $1.5 million cash donation. Adobe's contribution will make it the largest contributor to the 2001 TeleFood events in the US. TeleFood, an annual campaign of broadcasts, concerts and other events designed to raise awareness and mobilize solidarity in support of the global fight against hunger, sponsors a series of musical events and community activities, culminating with a large-scale concert in Seattle, WA, expected to be broadcast internationally around Thanksgiving weekend 2001.
Adobe will sponsor a Web design course in the Cisco Networking Academy Program which facilitates learning in US "Empowerment Zones" and under-developed countries. The course, expected to available in the fall of 2001, will teach the fundamentals of Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, Adobe LiveMotion, and Premiere.
Finally, Adobe has also pledged $5.9 million over 4 years in product donations to Intel's Computer Clubhouse program designed to "impact the lives of thousands of young people in underprivileged communities throughout the world."