Social Impact | Synopsys

We're leading the way in bringing smart technology to life and catalysing meaningful change in our communities. Synopsys for Good leverages our resources – leaders, employee volunteer time and giving, philanthropy, tech expertise, and partnerships – to address systemic issues in the communities where we operate. By preparing students for the future with STEM education, addressing essential needs and inequities in the community, and creating a sustainable environment and mitigating climate change, Synopsys for Good is how we show up and create a better, more sustainable future for all.

Aimed at helping solve social challenges worldwide, our efforts focus on three primary impact areas: education, community, and environment. Across all three areas, we approach planning and decision-making through an equity lens, centering the needs, perspectives, and lived experiences of the diverse communities we aim to serve.

Our Impact Areas

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Education

We work to close equity and achievement gaps and prepare students for the future of work and innovation. Focusing on K–12 students, we create and fund engaging, hands-on experiences that build problem-solving, design thinking, and digital skills, giving underserved students a window into possible future careers.

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Community

Working in solidarity with communities, we partner with organizations whose efforts combat food insecurity and hunger, support inclusion and social justice, and use technology to create and scale solutions that improve quality of life for individuals and society.

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Environment

To mitigate climate change and its effects on people and the planet, we aim to support nonprofits that help protect ecosystems, facilitate the transition to clean energy in rural and low-income communities, and create experiences that cultivate the next generation of environmental stewards.

Employees in Action

Synopsys for Good generates positive impact in the community by mobilizing our employees to help solve social challenges around the world and create access to opportunity. Each year, Synopsys employees step up to help communities around the world through volunteering, donating to nonprofits, and responding to disasters through recovery and rebuilding efforts.

We encourage and facilitate these efforts by connecting our people with nonprofits and offering an employee matching gift program for donations to eligible nonprofits, schools and organizations. The Synopsys Matching Gift Program, funded by The Synopsys Foundation, matches financial donations and volunteer time to eligible charities around the world, up to $1,000 USD per employee, per calendar year.

Our global impact is a result of employees stepping up to lead corporate initiatives and/or develop locally focused activities and engagement opportunities. Offices form Social Impact Teams and lead these projects that engage employees and respond to local needs.

During the pandemic, we transformed our volunteer program to a virtual model to keep employees engaged in new volunteer-from-anywhere projects and help them stay connected to the community. 

Charitable Giving

We are committed to positively impacting our communities and influencing those we partner with to create a better world. Our impact and influence is realized through philanthropy from Synopsys, Inc. and The Synopsys Foundation. We engage with nonprofit partners around the world to prepare students for the future with STEM education, address essential needs and inequities in the community and work to mitigate climate change.

We continue to be the main funder of the Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Outreach Foundation (Synopsys Outreach Foundation), founded by Synopsys in 1999 to spark excitement for STEM through hands-on and project-based learning in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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