When RealNetworks went public in 1997, the company’s leadership felt it was important to give back to the communities in which its employees live and work.
So important, in fact, that RealNetworks pledged to donate 5 percent of its after-tax profits to charitable causes—which led to the creation of the RealNetworks Foundation.
Thanks to the support of RealNetworks, the Foundation makes grants to charitable organizations and matches employee financial contributions and volunteer time. Through it all, we work closely with RealNetworks employees at all levels to foster a spirit of community involvement and esprit de corps.
Today, RealNetworks does all of its charitable giving through the Foundation. Our grant review team is composed of RealNetworks employees who give generously of their time and talents. As a separate entity, we are able to focus on what matters most: investing in the work of organizations that deliver measurable impact to the common good. These range from human service agencies to arts, civic, and environmental organizations.
Every day, we are humbled by how much our partner organizations accomplish—and proud of the RealNetworks corporate culture of giving back.