Community Giving

STEM education
NIF tour guide Nathan Palmer explains to Soaring Eagles students how targets work. The Native American middle and high school students from the Intertribal Friendship House of Oakland visited the Laboratory as part of a STEM tour.

Helping Our Neighbors Through Science Education and Charitable Giving

The Laboratory strives to be a good neighbor within its community, offering a wide variety of activities to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. In addition, students of all ages benefit from training programs LLNL has established. Outreach does not stop with education — each year LLNL staff and LLNS donate more than $4 million to local nonprofits, while hundreds of employees donate their time to local service agencies.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory HOME Campaign

In 2020 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $3.7 million to charitable organizations via the annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign.
Charitable organizations do not need to register with the HOME Campaign to be eligible to receive donations. Employees use the IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File to select charitable organizations for their donations. Technology has helped advance the HOME Program from its inception.

Lawrence Livermore National Security Community Gift Program

As the managing contractor of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is committed to being a valued citizen and good neighbor in its local communities.

In the spirit of giving, LLNS has established the LLNS Community Gift Program giving gifts totaling $150,000 annually to community organizations. Gifts can range in amounts from $500 to $10,000.

The LLNS Community Gift Program is open to publicly funded California K-12 schools, community colleges, 501(c)(3) entities and government agencies serving the Tri-Valley counties surrounding LLNL.
LLNS manages LLNL for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. LLNS is comprised of Bechtel, the largest project management contractor in the United States; the University of California, the world’s largest public research institution; and BWXT Government Group, Inc. and AECOM, the top two DOE nuclear facilities contractors.