Group photo taken at robotics competition

The KLA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

The KLA Foundation aims to support and benefit the communities in which KLA employees live and work. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting three main Pillars of Focus: STEM Education, Wellness, and Community Enrichment (local and international). Each pillar is overseen by a KLA committee member who establishes and implements a strategy for championing individual Foundation initiatives.

These committees each have an established vision and work both independently and together to identify opportunities for support while maximizing the overall positive impact of individual programs.


  • STEM Education: Fostering superior education is a building block for a sustainable future. Every child deserves a high-quality education that emphasizes the latest skills. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are the key educational components in the high-tech industry.
  • Community Enrichment: KLA employees are passionate about helping local communities thrive. We encourage our employees to get involved, whether they volunteer their time or make a contribution. KLA sponsors employee grants and team building events to give back to the community. 
  • Health & Wellness: KLA partners with community organizations by providing grants and fosters employee engagement initiatives aimed at advancing research and development to fight chronic diseases.