Good corporate citizenship is a key value at Compuware. Since 1973, Compuware has enriched and strengthened the communities where its employees live and work.
Through corporate contributions, employee giving and employee volunteerism, Compuware supports programs and organizations that address the needs of communities worldwide, particularly in the areas of youth development, technology education, health care, diversity and arts and culture.
How Compuware Supports the Community
Compuware Corporation supports a variety of organizations that promote youth development, technology education, health care, diversity and arts and culture. These organizations receive financial contributions from Compuware to help promote their work.
Nonprofit organizations such as the United Way, the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and many others benefit greatly from the tremendous generosity of Compuware employees worldwide. From year-round blood drives and payroll-deduction giving campaigns to family sponsorships during the holidays, Compuware employees dig deep into their pockets and give from their hearts to help those less fortunate.
Each year, Compuware employees worldwide spend countless hours volunteering for a variety of charitable organizations through the company's volunteer initiative, Compuware CAN (Community Action Network).
Through Compuware CAN, employees throughout the world strengthen communities by donating their time and expertise to worthwhile causes such as mentoring children, assisting food banks, donating blood and helping provide technological solutions for nonprofit agencies.
Compuware Worldwide Volunteer Champions Grant Program
Through this program, employees may apply for one $250 cash grant to benefit a nonprofit organization where they have provided at least 40 hours of unpaid volunteer work. Compuware's Worldwide Volunteer Champions Grant Program is an excellent way our employees can support their favorite charities with volunteer service and make an even greater impact with Compuware's contribution.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®
For over 15 years, Compuware has been a strong supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and their mission to end breast cancer.
Compuware offices across the country participate in their local Race for the Cure® fundraisers. Each year, Compuware employees—along with their friends and family—passionately walk, run and raise thousands of dollars for breast cancer prevention and research.
Technology Education Programs
Compuware provides financial support for many youth and educational programs, particularly in technology. Compuware's partnership with i.c. stars is just one example of this commitment. i.c. stars is a Chicago-based nonprofit agency that provides leadership and technical training for young adults, which ultimately helps them find jobs in technical fields. Compuware not only provides significant funding for this program, but also, provides i.c. stars with technical expertise and software that helps them run their projects.
Compuware is also a long-time supporter of the Black Data Processing Associates High School Computer Competition training program. This exciting initiative equips teens with web application development and project management skills, and prepares them to compete against other high school students for college scholarships and prizes. Each year, Compuware sponsors and trains a team of students to compete. Compuware has sponsored this program for over 15 years, resulting in five national championships.
Compuware employees participate in numerous walks, cycle events and fund-raisers, benefiting worthwhile causes such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Hartley Lifecare, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and others around the globe.
Compuware primarily provides money and in-kind support to 501(c)(3) public charities that address the company's areas of giving focus, meet the company's giving guidelines and serve communities where Compuware has a business presence. The Compuware Community Relations Committee, in partnership with the company's Chief Executive Officer, evaluates all funding requests.
To request support, you must first submit an online letter on inquiry. Please be sure to review our giving guidelines and areas of focus before submitting your inquiry to ensure your organization's efforts are aligned with our company's giving focus.
PLEASE NOTE: Compuware is not accepting grant requests at this time.
You will receive an automatic electronic notification after your online Letter of Inquiry has been successfully submitted. If we are unable to consider your proposal for funding at this time, you will receive notification. If the proposal is being considered and further qualified, you will be contacted and asked to complete a full grant application.
The Compuware Community Relations committee evaluates requests monthly. You should expect a response within 30-60 days of your application. Please do not call for status updates on your application.
For organizations requesting funding for programs/services that are delivered outside of the US, the application process is by invitation only. Please submit an online letter of inquiry and your request will be routed to Compuware's appropriate international contact for consideration.
Generally, nonprofit organizations requesting support from Compuware must:
- Be a 501(c)(3) public charity as identified by the IRS.
- Serve a community where Compuware has a business presence.
- Address the company's areas of giving focus.
- Practice inclusion.
- Spend no more than 25 percent of their revenue on overhead and fundraising.
- Provide, at a minimum, yearly progress reports, including measurable results and financial data.
- Recognize Compuware's contribution through marketing or public relations activities, as appropriate.
Compuware generally does not fund:
- Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) public charities.
- Religious organizations or groups, unless such groups provide programs that broadly address the company's areas of giving focus.
- Individuals, for any purpose, such as field trips, scholarships, etc.
- Political candidates, committees or organizations.
- Fraternal or sorority organizations.
- Organizations that spend more than 25 percent of their revenue on administrative expenses.
- Labor organizations or social clubs.
- Projects or programs that could result in personal benefit to a Compuware director or employee.
- General operational budget requests.
Types of Support
Compuware Corporation supports organizations aligned with the company's areas of giving focus through:
- Project Grants—Compuware will direct specific contributions to fund projects that have identifiable, measurable and reportable goals.
- Event and Table Sponsorships—Compuware will support events, and purchase tables at such events, that benefit 501(c)(3) organizations.
- In-kind Donations—Compuware will provide in-kind donations of its space, expertise and resources.
- Capital Support—on rare occasions, the company will offer capital support for select projects.
In general, Compuware approves such support on an annual basis and does not renew the support automatically unless an organization requests and receives a multiple-year commitment. The company expects recipients of support to provide, at a minimum, annual and measurable reports on the results of Compuware's support.
Compuware generally supports organizations that:
- Meet the social, physical and educational needs of children, with a particular emphasis on technology education.
- Address key health issues, especially cancer research and treatment.
- Sustain civic and cultural institutions.
- Promote women and people of color, as well as other aspects of diversity.