Read about the creative ways some companies give back to the community and the organizations that rely on their generosity in this special report.

  • Corporate philanthropy

    Several San Diego-area business leaders have targeted very specific causes and given gifts that have made a significant impact in the community.

  • Global firm focuses philanthropic efforts in Barrio Logan

    The antiquated neighborhoods of Barrio Logan and Logan Heights are rich in culture and tradition. However, in the last few decades the communities have faced many social and economic hardships. Corporate philanthropy is just one way through which neighborhoods can prosper in tough economic times.

  • Cymer puts people and pledges to work for nonprofits

    Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) employees are expected to be aces at technology, but also altruistic in the community. The San Diego-based company offers funding and volunteers to a number of local nonprofits in the areas of health, culture, civic, education and environment.

  • Arts, cultural organizations fall near bottom of corporations’ funding priorities

    Earlier this year, Sushi Contemporary Performance and Visual Arts permanently closed its doors in the Icon Building downtown. After 31 years of presenting cutting-edge performances rarely seen elsewhere in San Diego, Sushi became another casualty of the economic downturn.

  • Cymer in the community

    Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) gives of its time and money to San Diego nonprofits in the civic, cultural, educational, health and environmental areas. The company has contributed to programs including:


  • Bad economy, small fan base hurt city's performing arts scene

    To handle a dampened economy and a small pool of potential donors, leaders in the local performing arts scene said they have many strategies, including collaboration, reaching for wider audiences and offering a more holistic performance experience.