Committed to our Community

TDS Cares is a vibrant illustration of our commitment to the communities we serve. From hands-on volunteering to in-kind and direct financial support, TDS takes a vested interest in the growth and success of our communities. In fact, community involvement is so imperative to our core beliefs that TDS has a “Be Good Citizens” program, which provides associates with 16 hours of paid time off every year to volunteer.

USA map with cropped photographs of community involvement activities inside the outline of each state serviced by TDS

Throughout the year, TDS sponsors community events from festivals to food drives and donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to important, impactful causes. TDS prioritizes giving to organizations that support people’s basic needs (e.g., food, clothing, shelter, and medical care) and organizations that support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education or diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts. TDS’ DE&I Community STEM Fund has awarded significant charitable dollars to multiple recipients over the past several years. In addition, TDS recently donated $150,000 to the Center for Black Excellence and Culture in Madison, Wisconsin.

Every summer the company holds the TDS Open, a golf event for associates and business partners. Since it became a fundraiser in 2011, the golf outing has raised more than $600,000 for worthy charities.

Each holiday season, TDS associates donate to charities of their choice to donate to. Recipients have included Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Badger Honor Flight. Also, TDS has been honored by the United Way of Dane County as a Campaign Leader in Dollar Growth.

We are proud to show our TDS Cares commitment to the communities we serve every day.

Community outreach

Learn About the Community Partnership Program available to customers in Central Oregon.