Adobe today announced a direct financial commitment of more than US$3.4 million in cash grants, educational scholarships, matching gift funds and product donations to support public benefit organizations and schools around the world in 2003. The reason for the company’s community relations program is an “increased focus on breaking the cycle of poverty and on serving the areas where Adobe employees live and work,” notes the press release. This year, the company expanded its community investments to include recipients in India, Europe, Canada and Japan.