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Sustainability Report 2021 29 Sustainability Report 2021 29 Funding Arts and Culture During COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on arts organizations whose mission depends heavily on in-person programming. Following a year in which organizations pivoted with varying success to streaming and on-demand programming, 2021 saw many evolving to meet our greater understanding of COVID-19 transmission by offering experiential, often family-oriented and culturally diverse programming in a safer outdoor environment. To support those and other efforts, Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation awarded $1,299,057 in grants to 67 nonprofits. Foundation-funded projects included: > The Waterloo Greenway Creek Show, which transformed a new, 11-acre public greenspace in downtown Austin, TX, through original, light-based artworks designed to evoke the natural environment of Waller Creek, the park’s centerpiece. > Alight on MARS, which transformed the grounds of Gloucester, MA’s Manship Artists Residency and Studios via site-specific sculpture and light works inspired by the area’s threatened firefly population. > The ICA San José (CA) Facade Project, which transformed the face of San José’s contemporary art gallery into art itself via monumental murals and artworks, with initial displays by Iranian-American artist Amir H. Falla and Detroit-based Ghanaian artist Conrad Egyir. > Centuries in the Making, an immersive light and sound installation, brought Gloucester, MA’s Fishermen’s Wives Memorial to life through recorded stories illuminating the wives’ strength and resilience over the centuries. Volunteering Virtually in Our Communities To promote civic engagement while simultaneously improving our people’s overall sense of engagement and purpose, Applied offered mostly virtual volunteering opportunities in 2021. From workshops where employees could learn about an issue, to virtual hands-on kit-building projects, to offering virtual career advice to youth, these opportunities were open to all Applied employees worldwide. By listening to community organizations about their real needs, we help assure that activities are truly meaningful and impactful for both the nonprofit and our people. INTRODUCTION PURPOSE Corporate Governance Ethics & Compliance Public Policy Data & IP Security Personal Data Privacy Community Impact PEOPLE PLANET PROGRESS Recognizing U.S. First Responders, Veterans, and Healthcare Workers Inspired by the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Applied Materials Foundation joined with World Central Kitchen and 9/11 Day to deliver thank-you meals to first responders, healthcare workers, and veterans throughout the country.

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