Each year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) sponsors an employee fundraising drive for nonprofit agencies, called the HOME Campaign (Helping Others More Effectively).
The Laboratory has been raising monies through the HOME Campaign for 40 years. Over the years, HOME has become one of the region's most generous annual charity drives, with employee contributions benefiting more than 420 local charities and umbrella organizations, such as United Way. Since 1997, the HOME Campaign has raised more than $1 million in employee donations annually. The Laboratory's managing contractor, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LCC (LLNS), matches employee HOME donations up to $1 million, nearly doubling the contribution value to participating agencies. The HOME Campaign is conducted from October to December.
The Laboratory has many other employee giving programs that benefit its local communities. LLNL is the largest blood donor in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The Lab's Brighter Holidays, started in 1989 with just a few local Livermore families, now assists hundreds of individuals in need across nine counties.
As a federally funded entity, LLNL is prohibited from making direct monetary contributions to sponsor fundraising events and/or non-profit agencies. All charitable fundraising conducted at the Laboratory is employee-based. In addition to the HOME Campaign, LLNS, the Laboratory's managing contractor, has a Community Giving Program that accepts applications from local 501(c)3 charitable organizations during an annual call for gift requests. More information on LLNS and its Corporate Giving Program is available on the LLNS website.