Who we are, what we do and why we do it.
Barracuda Networks understands the challenges in local communities and supports their initiatives by giving back to neighborhood charities. Here are the organizations that have received donations to help their cause:
American Cancer Society
At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better. Our mission is simple: save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank is the primary source of donated, surplus, and purchased food for non-profit agencies in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Challenged Athlete Foundation
Challenged Athletes Foundation provides opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.
The Tech Challenge
The Tech Museum of Innovation believes every young person should have the opportunity to explore hands-on design. Thanks to The Tech Challenge, such opportunities have been captivating and inspiring Silicon Valley youth for nearly three decades. This annual team design challenge introduces and reinforces the engineering design process with a hands-on project aimed at solving a real-world problem.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum engages and educates children through exploration of and connection with the local government and the diverse communities.
Sunnyvale Gymnastics Club
The Sunnyvale Gymnastics Club is dedicated to making gymnastics fun while building confidence, strength, and coordination in a safe, supportive, and positive environment.
Windmill School is a developmentally appropriate, play-based program designed to focus on the children's interests through emergent curriculum and open-ended exploration.
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey delivers advanced comprehensive care to adults and children, and conducts cutting-edge cancer research to provide education and outreach for cancer prevention, detection and treatment.
The Capital Area Intermediate Unit
The Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) is an organization that achieves educational excellence with families, schools and communities through leadership, partnership and innovation.
An organization introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow their faith.
Susan B. Komen 3-Day for the Cure
Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
Preservation Action Council of San Jose or PAC*SJ
The Preservation Action Council of San Jose (PAC*SJ), founded in 1990, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit aiming to integrate a strong commitment to historic preservation into the land use and development decisions of the City of San José that affect historic resources, as well as into the private decisions of property owners and developers. They bring owners and developers together to create historically sensitive projects that make economic sense. For more info, visit preservation.org.
The Hackid Conference
HacKid is a new kind of conference focused on providing an interactive, hands-on experience for the entire family in order to raise awareness, excitement and understanding of technology, gaming, mathematics, safety, privacy, networking, security and engineering and their impact on society and culture.
Los Gatos Education Foundation
A charity organization that is funded by parents, local businesses and the community to provide excellence in education in the areas of science, music, art and technology.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
Pat Tillman Foundation
The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their dependents.
Children's Discovery Museum
A children's museum in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a center of learning and discovery, creative play and expression.
The Parkinson's Institute
Independent non-profit organization providing basic and clinical research, clinical trials and a patient clinic for Parkinson's disease (PD) and related neurological movement disorders.
The Role Model Program
A program that provides positive role models for youth in need of hope, inspiration, and guidance throughout Santa Clara County, CA.
Camp Reynal 2010
Camp Reynal in North Texas was started by dedicated volunteers, parents and healthcare professionals, all of whom shared the common goal to create an exciting, challenging, encouraging, supportive, safe and healthy environment for children with renal and urology disease, and to foster fun, growth, exploration, discovery, friendship, self-esteem and independence.
The University of Michigan
The University of Michigan serves the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
A global charity focused on improving women's lives by assisting victims of breast cancer and domestic violence.
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community, Inc.
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that raises funds in support of the Los Altos Library.
Computers for Everyone
Computers for Everyone's mission is to help bridge the digital divide in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park.
Non-profit organization dedicated to establishing opportunities for friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work.
Non-profit organizer of children's baseball and softball in the United States and throughout the world.
St. Mary's Church
A Catholic church in Los Gatos, CA that contributes to the present and future welfare of the community.
Ronald McDonald House
Provides comfort and care to children and their families worldwide through grants financed by corporate and personal donations.
A foundation that funds cures for cancer by awarding donations to cancer research and related programs.
Starr King Elementary School
A student-centered school located atop Potrero Hill in San Francisco dedicated to helping children develop academically, socially and emotionally.
The employees at Barracuda Networks collectively make up a strong, dedicated team that genuinely enjoys each others' company in and outside of work. Even as the company continues to expand, colleagues aren't separated by department and have often celebrated each other's milestones and provided comfort during difficult times. As a result of this encouraging and open work environment, Barracuda Networks has been honored by the community:
Barracuda Networks named one of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area" by San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal in April 2007.
Barracuda Networks founders Dean Drako, Michael Perone and Zach Levow honored with prestigious Ernst & Young 2007 "Entrepreneur of the Year" award for Northern California.
"Ernst & Young is honored to recognize extraordinary business leaders, such as Dean, Zach and Michael, and the companies they have built."
--Rick Fezell, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program director for Northern California
Barracuda Networks employees take time to give back to various charities and important causes in their communities. Below is a sampling of some of the organizations that our employees volunteer for:
Annual fundraising cycling event designed to help end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS.
Friends of the Fairmont Animal Shelter
Non-profit animal rescue organization supporting the Alameda County Fairmont Animal Shelter.
Team in Training
The world's largest endurance sports training program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
A girl fastpitch softball league involving and engaging girls 10 and under.
Family Giving Tree
A nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, dedicated to fulfilling the holiday wishes of children.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide.
Santa Clara County Parks
Diverse recreational area comprised of 45,000 acres of urban and mountain parks, trails, lakes and streams.
Strives to enhance the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families worldwide.