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SAP North America Corporate Social Responsibility

SAP approaches corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategically – in order to ensure a sustainable future for society, our customers, and our company. By focusing our talent, technology, and capital on education and entrepreneurship, we strive to enact positive social change through economic growth, job creation, innovation, and community.

SAP North America Corporate Social Responsibility

SAP recognizes and embraces its commitment to the communities in which we operate in the United States and Canada. We believe the private sector plays a vital role in creating a level playing field, driving innovation and building an environment that enhances education and entrepreneurship to foster economic growth.

Our social investment strategy is based on our vision to help the world run better and improving people's lives.

Our approach is driven by four core principles:


Create social impact. Make strategic social investments that have a lasting benefit on society.

Leverage our core expertise. Utilize our technology and talent to help find solutions to social issues.

Generate lasting impact on SAP. Align approach to support our market and people strategy.

Engage multiple stakeholders. Drive innovation through a multi-faceted dialogue with internal and external stakeholders.


SAP Grant Program

2017 North America Regional Funding Guidelines

For 2017, we will focus on aligning with programs and nonprofit partners concentrating on computer science education and building a diverse workforce. To achieve this goal, we believe STEM education, an entrepreneurial mindset and passion for design are crucial for the exploration of technology studies and technology career pathways.
SAP’s 2017 grant application process is now closed. Grant recipients for the 2017-2018 year will be notified by July 1, 2017.

Aligned programs must meet at least one of the following:

  • Increase students’ understanding of and experiences with computer science through technology or design-based education
  • Inspire young entrepreneurs to recognize business opportunities and develop skills for success in the technology sector. Programs should use technology to further business success
  • Develop direct career pathways for high school students to be successful in technology sector focused on women and girls, and students from minority/historically disenfranchised groups.

Aligned Programs/Partners must:

  • Serve a majority of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, with low socioeconomic status, and/or are first in family to apply for college
  • Serve mostly students from historically disenfranchised populations: African America, Latino, Aboriginal or young women
  • Serve youth ages 12-24
  • Have a tax-exempt classification
  • Be comfortable with an externally-facing event to announce potential partnership
  • Have the ability and passion to lead SAP employee engagement opportunities

For more information, please email


Want to see the impact we made in our local communities in North America in 2016? View the infographic

Interested in SAP’s laptop or iPad donation program?

SAP donates gently used laptops and iPads to nonprofit organizations, inventory permitting. Preference is given to nonprofits located near our offices in Newtown Square, Palo Alto, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Nonprofits interested in this program may apply for consideration for the 2017-2018 program.

Volunteerism at SAP

SAP encourages employee volunteerism year-round through company- and employee-led engagements. We partner with different Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to create positive social change in our communities  across the United States and Canada. We believe in the power of volunteering. 

Our signature corporate-led volunteering initiative is our Month of Service held in October annually, where more than 300 projects are executed across North America. We also encourage employee-led volunteerism throughout the year. In April 2017 we are launching our first “Spring Into Service” initiative, a campaign where employees themselves identify, plan and implement service projects for causes they are passionate about.

In 2016, nearly 11,000 SAP employees volunteered more than 42,000 hours in 30 cities. Additionally, employees contributed more than 9,700 hours of their time and talents through to skills-based volunteering, with a focus on STEM education and entrepreneurship programs.

SAP Matching Gift program:

Full-time SAP employees may take advantage of a company match for personal donations and donated time  to nonprofit partners. Restrictions apply. For more information, please email

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