Localizing impact: Micron unveils this year’s Micron Gives ERG grant winners!

Fran Dillard | December 2023

Since 2020, Micron’s employee resource groups (ERGs) have played a pivotal role in shaping our inclusive giving campaigns. For the fourth year in a row, Micron’s ERGs, in partnership with the Micron Foundation, have collectively directed $500,000 to nonprofit organizations, aligning closely with the values and needs of diverse communities worldwide.

This inclusive giving process is crucial for our ERG members, comprising over 47% of our global workforce. Serving as Micron’s ambassadors of inclusion, ERGs empower underrepresented team members, ensuring their voices are heard and helping to guide our philanthropic efforts.

This year, ERGs were empowered to localize the grants by country/region. Our ERG members span 92 chapters in 12 countries, and this approach will allow members to have an amplified voice in the giving campaign.

By giving smaller yet significant amounts at a local level – rather than awarding fewer grants at a regional level – our ERG grants can go further and support even greater impact for nonprofits in their communities around the world.

In 2023, we increased the number of grants, resulting in 51 grants being awarded by the Micron Foundation to 46 unique nonprofits located in communities where team members work and live. Together, we’re making a difference by enriching lives and providing meaningful impact for all.

Here are our 10 ERGs and their 2023 Micron Gives ERG grant recipients:

ERG Location Grantee
Asian American and Pacific Islander Network (AAPIN) U.S. Asian Mental Health Collective
U.S. South Pacific Islander Organization
Black Employee Network (BEN) U.S. Barbershop Books
Capable China China Women's Development Foundation
Europe Autismo Abruzzo Onlus
India Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
Japan Nicoloop
Malasia Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang
Singapore TomoWork
Taiwan Syin-Lu Social Welfare Foundation
U.S. Disability Rights Advocates
Micron Hispanic Professionals (MHP) U..S. Hispanic Heritage Foundation
U.S. Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Mosaic China China Women's Development Foundation
India Bhushan Educational Society of Tadepalligudem
Japan The Nippon Foundation
Malasia Rotary Club of Muar
Singapore Yayasan MENDAKI
Taiwan One-Forty
U.S. American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Micron Women’s Leadership Network (MWLN) China China Women's Development Foundation
Europe Cooperativa Sociale New Hope
India Rural Development Foundation Telangana
Japan Girl Scouts of Japan
Malasia Penang Science Cluster: Girls in STEM
Singapore Zonta Club of Singapore: Project Pari Fund
Taiwan The Garden of Hope Foundation
U.S. Women's and Children's Alliance
Micron Young Professionals (MYP) China China Women's Development Foundation
Europe Fondazione Santobono Pausilipon Onlus
India Ashray Akruti
Japan Manabinominato
Malasia Penang Science Cluster
Singapore Arc Children's Centre
Taiwan Teach For Taiwan
U.S. National Consortium of Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering (GEM)
PRIDE+Allies Europe Arcigay
India PURE India Trust
Japan ReBit
Singapore Omprakash
Taiwan Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy
U.S. Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE)
Tenured and Experienced at Micron (TE@M) China China Women's Development Foundation
Europe E.V.A. Società Cooperativa Sociale
India Child Welfare and Holistic Organization for Rural Development (CHORD)
Japan Sandankyo-Ota River Basin Research Association
Singapore Blossom Seeds
Taiwan Huashan Social Welfare Foundation
U.S. Bull Run Mountains Conservancy
Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) U.S. Willing Warriors
U.S. Wyakin Foundation

VP, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

Fran Dillard

Fran Dillard is vice president and chief diversity inclusion officer (CDIO) at Micron Technology. Leading global diversity programs and employee relations, her focus on unleashing inclusion in the workplace to create breakthrough innovation aligns with Micron's commitment to enriching life for all. Fran has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in global diversity enterprise strategy and HR.