Giving Back

Top Corporate Philanthropists

Annual Bike to Hope Event

Giving back to our community has been a top priority since TEECOM was established and has led to our firm being recognized among the Top 100 Corporate Philanthropists by the San Francisco Business Times for the past three years. Through our TEECOMcares program, we volunteer in our local food banks, sponsor and participate in annual charity events such as Bike to Hope and UCSF Benioff Concert for the Children, host supply drives such as our annual toy drive supporting Toys for Tots, and match staff donations to charitable organizations. Learn more about our giving back efforts on our blog.

The D.R.E.A.M. Centre

D.R.E.A.M. Centre
©Chris Pascoe

TEECOM worked with Chailey Heritage Foundation and 7thSense Design / Medialon to help deliver the D.R.E.A.M. Centre. Chailey provides schooling and residential care for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities, high health needs, sensory impairments, and associated learning difficulties. Partly through innovative AV design, this groundbreaking facility makes a range of activities accessible to these children and young adults on their campus, including 4D immersive experiences simulating travel around the world, wheelchair sports, rebound therapy, theatre, and a cinema.

LEED and Net-Zero

California Academy of Sciences Case Study
©Tom Fox

TEECOM has provided technology consulting and design services on some of the world’s most sustainable buildings. These include the net-zero-energy Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai and the LEED Double Platinum-certified California Academy of Sciences, as well as hundreds of other LEED Platinum, Gold, and Silver certified buildings. TEECOM is a California Certified Green Business. We are committed to working toward carbon neutrality.

Annual Earth Day Event

Urban Releaf Earth Day

Since 2014, TEECOM has organized an annual Earth Day event with community groups in our headquarters city of Oakland to improve the local environment. In 2014 and 2015, we partnered with the City of Oakland to revitalize a public park located blocks from our headquarters. We partnered with Urban Releaf in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and have planted over 100 trees in downtown Oakland. In 2019, we teamed with Save the Bay to clean up trash and remove invasive plants from the bay. The pandemic prevented our usual activity but helped us think about what it would take to achieve a lower-carbon world.

Organizations TEECOM has Supported

ACE Mentor Program

Alameda County Food Bank

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF)


City of Hope

Contra Costa CCD Foundation

Center for Innovation and Design in the Construction Industry (CIDCI)

East Bay Community Foundation

Fight for Air Climb

Help USA

Leap Arts in Education (LEAP)

Livable City

Make A Wish

Marcus A. Foster Education Institute

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center

Oregon Food Bank

Project Color Corps

Ride for ALS

Save the Bay

Salvation Army

San Mateo CCD Foundation

Serenity House

Toys for Tots

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation

Urban Releaf

Wardrobe for Opportunity