Pro Bono Initiative
The Adobe Pro Bono Initiative mobilizes the talent of our employees in projects that advance the efficiency and reach of mission-based organizations. Adobe employees lend their technology, design, marketing and other expertise to address critical social issues while developing their expertise and leadership skills in a new environment.
Employees receive a $250 charitable grant for every 10 hours they volunteer for the project up to $10,000. They also receive recognition from their manager once the project is complete. In 2016:
- Adobe employees delivered over $1.2 million worth of skilled volunteering hours to our nonprofit clients.
- 100% of volunteers reported that they would recommend the program to colleagues. Volunteers reported improving an average of 5 professional skills through their experience volunteering on a Pro Bono project.
- 100% of nonprofit clients agree that the Pro Bono project and deliverables will have a significantly positive impact on their organization’s ability to manage its operations and programs more effectively.
- 100% of clients reported increasing service effectiveness, efficiency or reach.
Read about the meaningful work our employees have undertaken, and the positive outcomes experienced by our nonprofit partners.
- A global team of Adobe designers produce book covers for 15 teenage writers
- Ryan Dietzen leads a team to help equip the marginalized with safe transit
- Adobe’s SF XD team creates a physical experience to ignite children’s creative growth
- Kyle Johnson and team help multiply resources for arts educators and communities
- Adobe volunteers use tech savvy to help at-risk youth get critical assistance
- Kush Amerasinghe and team spotlight the global scarcity of safe drinking water
- Adobe team helps develop a campaign to end chronic homelessness in Silicon Valley
- Solu Nwanze and team help double online art sales for special artists
- Adobe team helps nonprofit triple film production to raise cultural awareness
- Adobe’s Erik Espera helps inspire inner-city kids to become the next big designer