Corporate Giving and Community Involvement
Digital Realty is committed to giving back to the communities where we operate and we continue to encourage and celebrate community involvement and employee engagement activities through our Do Better Together initiative. Our programme includes:
- Community Involvement and Corporate Giving Programme: Since 2020, Digital Realty has provided philanthropic support to help global and local charitable organizations on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This included donations to organizations ranging from the International Red Cross/ Red Crescent and World Health Organisation COVID-19 relief funds, as well as small, local charitable organizations across EMEA and APAC. In 2021, we continued our philanthropic and community-engagement focus, in-line with our broader commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This past year, Digital Realty donated $1.32 million to multiple organizations globally, ranging from Wonder Women in Tech and Black Girls Code to Stop Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Hate. We also actively supported the American Heart Association through partnerships in cities including Austin, Texas and the greater Washington D.C. area. These initiatives are all part of our broader commitment to be proactive, engaged members in the communities where we operate.
- Donate 8 Programme: Employees are allotted eight hours of paid time-off per calendar year during regularly scheduled work hours to volunteer for eligible organizations.
- Matching Gifts Programme: We encourage our employees and directors to give back to the community by matching their contributions to eligible charitable organizations through our Matching Gifts Programme. In response, in 2021, Digital Realty matched approximately $240,000 in employee and director donations to more than 175 charitable organizations around the globe.