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Adobe Funds Silicon Valley Community Initiatives


Adobe Action Grant program funding aimed at supporting local education, the arts, the environment and fighting hunger and homelessness

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 23, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced philanthropic funding for the second half of 2005 through the Adobe Action Grants program. This funding is one part of a multi-faceted approach to community involvement that encompasses investment grants, software donations, employee volunteerism and scholarships. The Adobe Action Grants program provides one-time, cash only grants that are issued quarterly to non-profit organizations operating in the communities where Adobe has a significant presence. During this funding cycle, Adobe is providing $165,000 to 20 Silicon Valley non-profit organizations. These organizations play vital roles in the community, delivering programs in education, the arts, the environment and alleviating hunger and homelessness.

“The Adobe Action Grants program has made it possible to support a greater number of more diverse community groups than ever before,” said Michelle Mann, senior group manager of Corporate Affairs and Community Relations at Adobe. “That diversity reflects our focus on encouraging creativity in K-12 education and our commitment to the overall improvement of the community.”

Among the programs that benefited during Adobe’s second half grant cycles was the Washington Youth Center’s Techlab “Youth for Community” project. Operated by the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, its mission is to provide youth and their families with the support needed to be successful in school, employment and in the community. The Techlab brings at-risk youth together with technology to learn new skills. Through video production, web site development and the design and development of a newsletter, these youth will tell the stories of themselves and their community.

The Adobe Action Grant program is administered through a competitive, quarterly online application process. There are four grant cycles per year. Successful beneficiaries must be aligned with Adobe’s focus areas for giving: creativity in education: promoting arts education and cultural awareness; protecting the environment; services to reduce hunger and homelessness; and access to electronic information for disabled people. In addition to the Adobe Action Grant program, Adobe’s community relations program encompasses a variety of initiatives. In 2004, Adobe donated some $8 million in cash grants, product donations, educational scholarships and software licensing. More information about the Adobe Action Grant program and other Adobe’s community programs can be found at: .

Following is a list of Silicon Valley Adobe Action Grant recipients for the second half of 2005:

The Unity Care Group

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Triton Museum of Art

Young Audiences of Northern California

Plugged In - Learning Through Technology

San Jose Conservation Corps


East Palo Alto Community Alliance and Neighborhood Development Organization

Charities Housing Development Corporation

Martha’s Kitchen

One Economy Corporation


Sunnyvale Community Services

Community Services Agency

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

St. Joseph’s Family Center

Housing for Independent People

Rebuilding Together-Silicon Valley

Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

Washington United Youth Center
About Adobe Community Relations

The goal of Adobe’s Community Relations program is to positively impact, strengthen and improve the communities in which Adobe employees live and do business. The community relations program provides cash grants and in-kind contributions, including software products, volunteer support and software training to non-profit organizations and K-12 teachers. Adobe’s focus areas for giving are: creativity in education; promoting arts education and cultural awareness; protecting the environment; services to reduce hunger and homelessness; and access to electronic information for disabled people. For more information on Adobe Community Relations programs, please visit: adobe/philanthropy .
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