The year of 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Acer Foundation.
From the very beginning of its foundation, all of its works were done in pursuit of one ultimate goal, that by realizing the Wangdao philosophy we keep looking for ways for Taiwan to unceasingly evolve, transform, and break through. It is our mission to promote the popularity of technology, hence we have devoted ourselves to social welfare by using our core competency over the past 20 years, and still keep searching for more opportunities to contribute.
Echoing with the Wangdao philosophy of altruism which was formulated by Mr. Stan Shih, Acer Foundation provides diversified opportunities for the youth and students to showcase their capabilities. For instance, the Longterm Smile Competition is aimed at tertiary and postgraduate students, while the Digital Creation Awards are focused on secondary school students. We are also committed to improving digital inclusion. We have been a long-term supporter of Digital Mobile Van Project, with which we traveled every corner of Ilan and Hualien.
With corporate citizenship gradually becoming a concept well accepted by more and more Taiwanese companies, Mr. Shih has put forward the idea that what Acer Foundation will do must be with high added value, and should match the following points:
Do what is must: Things that contribute most to the industry and society;
Do what others are unwilling to do: Things that are too difficult or won’t bring much benefit to the company;
Do what others can’t do: Things that require sound executive power;
Do what we do better than the others: Things that using our core competency.
By doing so, we use our resource in a more efficient way and avoid imbalanced resource allocation. For more information, please visit the Acer Foundation Website.
The Gateway Foundation invests in our communities by making leading technology products available to those with limited access to computers. The Gateway Foundation primarily grants requests for computers and other technology products sought by organizations wishing to make this technology generally available to underserved youth and others aided by the organization.