SUNNYVALE, CA, Feb. 6, 2001 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) announced today that it is accepting applications for its 2001 Community Sharing Program from local nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organizations in areas where SanDisk employees live and work. The assistance comes in the form of monetary grants and employee participation.
SanDisk's Community Sharing Program is managed by its community sharing committee, composed of SanDisk employees who volunteer their personal time. SanDisk carries out its vision of sharing by providing grants and/or participating in the activities of nonprofit organizations. The primary focus areas for last year's program were family and individual support needs as well as education and youth development needs. The supplemental focus areas were environmental concerns and needs; sponsorship of low-income youth sports; life transition support needs; and animal rescue needs. Changes in the focus areas for 2001, if any, will be provided with the application.
SanDisk believes that the creative work environment must be complemented by creative family and community environments. To foster these conditions for its employees and other members of the community, SanDisk provides support for local arts and cultural organizations.
Steve Gross, program chairman and manager of ASIC development at SanDisk, said, "Since 1996, SanDisk has been honored to share its good fortune through this program. We've been actively involved in our local communities and eagerly anticipate this year's submissions. We're looking forward to a diverse and wide range of applicants."
In past years, SanDisk has funded organizations including United Way Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County AIDS Coalition, KTEH Public Television, local elementary and middle schools, InnVision of Santa Clara County, the San Jose Symphony, Opera San Jose, Second Harvest, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and many others.
In addition to providing monetary grants, SanDisk also participated in and helped raise funds in a number of recent events, including the Santa Clara County Walk for AIDS. SanDisk employees volunteered their time and services at Community Impact Day, Second Harvest and the Santa Clara County Jazz Festival as well.
Gross added, "At SanDisk, we try to do more than just sign a check. When possible, we enjoy the satisfaction of taking the time to volunteer outside our regular jobs. The personal and collective commitment to support community based non-profits is one of many things that makes SanDisk a great place to work."
Requests for further information and grant applications can be sent to Debbie Norman, SanDisk Corporation, c/o Community Sharing Program, 140 Caspian Court, M/S 130, Sunnyvale, CA 94089; e-mail: email@example.com; phone: 408.542.0500
SanDisk Corporation, the world's largest supplier of flash data storage products, designs, manufactures and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging and audio storage products using its patented, high density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is based in Sunnyvale, CA.