Throughout the year, our staff volunteers countless hours for local and international charities, including Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society and Heifer International.
We encourage our staff to support qualified charities, including, but not limited to, the Creating IT Futures Foundation through our matching gift program. We match dollar for dollar donations to eligible charities as up to $500 per employee, per calendar year.
Beyond their own cash donations, employees can donate unused paid time off to charity. We will convert one day of an employee’s unused paid time off to cash each calendar year, and give it to an eligible charity of the employee’s choice.
We also provide one paid day off a year to volunteer at a qualified charity.
Our Creating IT Futures Foundation is our philanthropic arm that helps disadvantaged people gain meaningful employment in the IT industry. The foundation has helped thousands of youth at-risk, individuals with disabilities and U.S. military personnel and their spouses get the skills, training and mentoring they need to join the IT workforce.
In Chicago, we currently provide grants and mentoring to help two local groups train at-risk youth: Chicago Academy for Technology and Year Up Chicago. Youth and young adults from those programs come to CompTIA for mentoring and internships as well.