We serve our communities, engage our employees and align our outreach with company business goals.
Leidos actively supports the communities where our employees live and work. Through our philanthropic efforts, we strive to create a sustainable future that includes working side-by-side with community organizations providing critical services and opportunities to those most in need. United together, our efforts help individuals and families succeed today and position our future generations for success. In August 2020, our CEO announced an update to the Company’s vision statement after a series of thoughtful sessions with the executive leadership team (ELT). Most notably, the new vision articulates our desire to strengthen our communities through volunteerism, sustainable operations and the advancement of equality.
Leidos focuses on four broad categories with an overarching goal of combining charitable giving with employee volunteerism when possible: Education; National Security Personnel and their families; Basic Needs and Wellness; and, Ethics and Leadership.
Leidos’ commitment to support the pipeline of future innovators is driven by a long history of problem solving and customer service. From the early stages of childhood development through college and beyond, we understand the importance of investing time, talent and other valuable resources to help equip a generation of thought leaders. Together, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), we can make an impact that will address the challenges of tomorrow and enrich lives around the world.
National Security and Families
The safety of our nation depends on the brave men and women who have taken an oath to protect and serve our country. We are honored to have many of these talented and courageous individuals as part of our workforce. As a small way of saying “thank you” for all of the sacrifices made to preserve our freedoms, we have joined forces with military-focused organizations that extend support not only to active-duty and veteran service members, but also to the broader defense and intelligence communities and their families.
Basic Needs and Wellness
We help sustain our communities through strategic alliances with local and national organizations that work to close the resource gap for those in need. From serving at food banks, donating new and gently used clothing or putting in sweat equity to build affordable housing to raising funds and awareness for major health challenges, including opioid addiction, mental health and suicide, heart disease, cancer and diabetes, Leidos employees are passionate about making a difference.
Ethics and Leadership
We set the highest professional and personal expectations for our employees. As one of the world’s most ethical companies, we strive to create a culture of integrity that guides our decisions, behaviors and positively impacts our business community and beyond.
Our Management Approach
The purpose of our philanthropic efforts is to enrich our communities, helping to tackle some of the world's most significant challenges. From increasing the availability of STEM education at all levels, to supporting our men and women in uniform and their families, to addressing the broader challenges and underlying contributors associated with mental health and well-being, to providing basic necessities to those who are most vulnerable, to instilling the importance of integrity in our youth, Leidos strives to improve its communities.
Our philanthropy is grounded in the following standing policies:
- Organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code to receive a charitable donation.
- Leidos does not support organizations that practice discrimination based on race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran or marital status, or any other protected characteristics as established by applicable law.
- Donations are not made to sectarian or religious organizations (except for programs which are broadly promoted and available to anyone, regardless of religious orientation), political parties, political candidates or partisan political organizations
Annually, we commit to allocating our charitable resources (both budget, time and talent) to a variety of cause areas and in conjunction with a series of both long-standing and new non-profit relationships. Leidos also maintains strong partnerships with 14 colleges and universities through a longstanding Strategic University Alliances (SUA) program, through which we focus on improving STEM education and on bringing high-technology solutions to challenging problems. Our goal is to use available financial resources while encouraging employee volunteerism to increase contributions in both areas to the greatest extent possible.
Leidos delivers innovative solutions through the efforts of diverse and talented employees who are dedicated to customer success – we focus on empowering our teams, contributing to our communities and operating sustainably.