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Digital equity

transforms lives

Digital equity is about much more than just internet access. It’s making sure everybody has the tools and digital literacy to use various technologies to their full potential, opening up opportunities to participate in the digital economy.

Tracking our progress

The goal:

Advance education

Enable better learning outcomes1 for 100 million people by 2025

Where we’re at:


More than 74 million students and adult learners have benefitted from HP-sponsored educational initiatives since 2015

The goal:

Accelerate equity

Accelerate digital equity2 for 150 million people by 2030

Where we’re at:


Across various education and digital equity initiatives, HP impacted 4.3 million people in 2021

The goal:

Enhance skill sets

Enroll 1.5 million HP LIFE users between 2016 and 2030.

Where we’re at:


Users enrolled in HP LIFE business and IT skills training courses since 2016.

The goal:

Invest as a community

invest at least $100m from the HP Foundation and employee giving3 drives by 2025

Where we’re at:


Total giving from the HP Foundation and employee giving since 2016

HP’s education programs and digital learning initiatives, including the Digital Equity Accelerator, aim to open up access for people across the world—with a focus on creating opportunities for women and girls, the aging, people with disabilities, educators, and the historically marginalized.


100 million

We aim to reach a milestone 100m adult learners & students via educational programs

Through a diverse array of programs and digital initiatives, HP is enabling better learning outcomes for people around the world.


Building the workforce of tomorrow


A free, skills-training program, from the HP Foundation, for entrepreneurs, business owners, and lifelong learners all over the world.


HP Innovation & Digital Education Academy

Network of innovative teachers using technology to impact approximately 500k students in about 400 schools worldwide through December 2021.


HP Classeasy

Powerful learning management system, including a gamified learning platform, that engages learners at every grade level.


HP School Coach

A comprehensive learning innovation service and digitization program.


Building the campus of the future

HP’s Campus of the Future is our collaboration with EDUCAUSE and more than two dozen colleges and universities, from elite R1 research institutions to technical colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, providing cutting-edge technologies alongside financial and technical support to explore esports, 3D printing, extended reality, data science, and machine learning.


Creating equity via literacy

HP is partnering with NABU, a non-profit working to disrupt the cycle of poverty with a low-bandwidth reading app, to publish books in children’s native languages.

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Unlocking female students’ potential

Partnering with Girl Rising, we aim to equip 10 million students and teachers with new, inclusive curriculum and technology solutions in the U.S., India, and Nigeria.


How we're doing


Young people in Nigeria, India, & the US impacted with Girl Rising through 2021


Children impacted via literacy programs in association with NABU through 2021


People impacted in Nigeria via Mentor a Teacher Program, our collaboration with 1 Million Teachers and Girl Rising to empower teachers to support girls and their right to quality education through February 2022

Economic investment

$17.4 million

Company and HP Foundation cash contributions in 2021⁴ 

Through both financial investment and the purchase of HP technology and products, we use economic investment to widen economic opportunity and help the young and disadvantaged grow their skillsets.


Giving back with the HP Foundation

By the end of 2021, donations surpassed $60m5 from the HP Foundation and employee giving.


40 Days of Doing Good

Almost 3,700 employees globally took part in HP’s 40 Days of Doing Good, volunteering more than 26,000 hours on 171 community projects.


Disaster recovery and resilience

We supported response efforts for the Haiti earthquake, the US, Tunisia, Greece and Turkey wildfires, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany floods, and Hurricane Ida, among other natural disasters.


How we're doing


HP employee volunteering hours contributed since 2016, of a target 1.5m by 2025


In HP Foundation grants related to COVID-19 in 2021


Donated by the HP Foundation during HP’s 40 Days of Doing Good to support employee-nominated educational charities in 2021

R&D investment

$1.9 billion

Invested in research and product development in 2021 to improve lives through access to transformative technology

From PCs to 3D printed prosthetics, HP is innovating in healthcare, putting clinician and patient needs first and widening access to advanced medical tech.


3D printing power harnessed

We’re expanding the potential of 3D printing by manufacturing everything from face shields and respirator parts to prosthetic limbs.


A revolution in cancer cell isolation

HP’s Microfluidics Lab team works to develop a new method for research purposes to isolate rare cancer cells.


Inclusive design as the new normal

One in seven people globally has a disability. HP’s accessibility product testing is opening a dialogue about best practice and industry-wide change.


Our worldwide patent portfolio includes over 28,000 patents, as of October 31, 2021.

Footnotes and disclaimers

  1. We enable better learning outcomes by supporting education through provision of learning and digital literacy programs and solutions.
  2. Our programs aim to accelerate digital equity through providing access to at least one of the following: hardware, connectivity, content, or digital literacy.
  3. Includes valuation of employee volunteer hours, employee donations, HP Foundation match, and HP Foundation grants.
  4. Data includes HP’s matching contributions and contributions from the HP Foundation to other organizations.
  5. Product donations are valued at the internet list price. This is the price a customer would have paid to purchase the equipment through the HP direct sales channel on the internet at the time the grant was processed. Valuation rates of employee volunteer hours are based on CECP standards.