Cognex Corporation is committed to supporting a variety of non-profit community organizations in the communities where we operate through our annual donations program.
In the U.S., Cognex makes donations to organizations and programs based in Natick, Massachusetts; Portland, Oregon; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cognex also makes donations in Aachen and Karlsruhe Germany; Paris; Tokyo; Shanghai; Budapest; and Cork, Ireland.
Contributions made under Cognex’s corporate donations program reflect the company’s philosophy of working hard, playing hard, and enhancing vision. For example, in the “Work Hard” category, Cognex has given grants that promote education (primarily math and science), such as helping a local elementary school to build computer networks, and purchasing new equipment for a middle school science laboratory. In the “Play Hard” category, the company has sponsored community events that promote fun and celebration, such as a children’s Halloween party and parade, a concert on the town common for residents, and an after-the-prom party for high school students. Donations in the “Enhance Vision” category primarily support programs that assist the blind and vision-impaired (in recognition of the fact that Cognex manufactures vision systems and sensors).
Decisions about the company’s charitable gifts are made once a year. To be considered for a Cognex grant, please send a brief letter describing your organization’s goals and the specific project that the Cognex grant would support by July, 1. All submissions are carefully evaluated, and grants are awarded in the Fall. Please send your requests to: Corporate Donations, c/o Corporate Communications Department, Cognex Corporation, One Vision Drive, Natick, MA 01760. If you have any questions about Cognex’s corporate giving program, please call (508) 650-3347.