• Giving back is at the heart of everything we do.

    At RealNetworks, we believe in making the world a better place. This isn’t just a commitment we make in our applications and services; it’s also what drives our company’s charitable giving.


    When RealNetworks went public in 1997, it pledged to contribute five percent of its after-tax profits back to the community. RealNetworks created the RealNetworks Foundation in 2000 to ensure that the company’s giving would be truly charitable. We’re proud to support the work of the Foundation, which makes grants to charitable organizations in the communities in which our employees live and work.

    Giving back to the community is a hallmark of our corporate culture. And as a result, working here means teaming up to help others.

    Here are a few examples of how the Foundation supports our employees' charitable giving and community involvement:

    • Employee Gift Matching. The Foundation matches employee donations of $25 or more made to eligible nonprofits up to $10,000 per employee, per year. Unlike many matching gift programs, the Foundation has very few restrictions. Most IRS-recognized charitable nonprofits are eligible for a matching grant. In this way, the Foundation affirms where you choose to give and volunteer.
    • Employee Volunteer Matching Program. The Foundation matches volunteer time when employees work for an eligible nonprofit at a rate of $15 per hour up to 60 hours, per employee, per year.
    • Five-Year Anniversary Benefit. On the occasion of your fifth anniversary at RealNetworks, the Foundation will invite you to direct a $500 honorary grant to an eligible nonprofit of your choosing.

    The Foundation is a separate organization, but engages our employees in a meaningful way through its charitable grant making. This leads to one of the most unique employee benefits: The opportunity to serve on the Grant Review team, and identify the proposals that will deliver the most community impact.

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  • “Serving on the RealNetworks Foundation’s Grant Review Team was an enriching experience. I’m proud to have been a part of helping the Foundation decide how to best invest its resources and I’m proud to work for a company that gives back so generously to the community. This cycle, the team made recommendations for grants totaling about a half million dollars.”

    -Vicki Gleeson, Senior HR Manager