Corporate Giving Guidelines

NI engages in strategic, consistent collaborations with community organizations to help make positive change in the global community. Each year, NI contributes more than 1 percent of pretax profits to nonprofit organizations. The company also donates in-kind gifts such as software and hardware to nonprofit organizations.

Most giving is initiated through a once-a-year funding request application process that allows NI to focus its corporate philanthropy and maximize relationships with long-standing community nonprofit partners. Unsolicited proposals are seldom funded. However, if your organization meets the eligibility and program guidelines and is focused on one of the giving areas listed below, you can submit an application. Funding applications should be submitted for review by July 1st for consideration of funding in the following calendar year. Applications received after that date will be reviewed for funding in future years.

To apply for funding from NI, please complete this grant request application.

Giving Focus

K-12 Education

Increasing student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

Advancing academic excellence in science, engineering, and business

Increasing participation and retention of underserved students in these disciplines

Organizations Not Eligible for Support

  • Individuals
  • For-profit organizations
  • Disease-related organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Individual K-12 schools
  • Churches
  • Fraternal and Political Organizations
  • Athletic institutions

NI aligns corporate giving to the areas in which the company can make the most significant impact through time, technology, and dollars.