Launching the Intel Foundation New 5-Year Strategy

Empowering Human Potential. Igniting Positive Change.


We empower youth and communities with the skills and confidence to rise, advance, and excel by bringing people, partnerships, and philanthropy together.

Our focus and commitment

COVID-19 Response

The suffering and loss of life from the global pandemic has been unprecedented and tragic. We have been inspired by the selflessness of those on the front lines providing healthcare and essential services, as well as the generosity of Intel employees seeking to alleviate suffering and protect the most vulnerable. In 2020, the Intel Foundation donated $6 million toward COVID-19 relief around the world through employee donation campaigns supporting programs focused on education, health, community development, and economic support for areas where the need has been greatest.

Read more about our crisis response efforts

Our Priorities

In collaborations with schools and nonprofit public and private organizations, we contribute thought leadership and funds to deploy innovative programs that support underserved populations.

Work with Us

Recognizing that no one organization can solve society's most critical issues alone, the Intel Foundation engages with partners to achieve maximum impact.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, but organizations may e-mail us with information about their programs. Non-profits and educational organizations may sign up to be considered for our matching programs (note: eligibility requirements apply).

Register in the Benevity Portal

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the Intel Foundation. (Get a copy of the FAQ document.)

The Intel Foundation's primary initiatives support philanthropic causes of interest to Intel Corporation employees. Please see the "Our Priorities" section on this page to view the Intel Foundation's current areas of focus.

 

The Intel Foundation is a private, nonoperating corporate foundation established by Intel Corporation in 1988 and recognized as a tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS in 1989.

The Intel Foundation is fully funded by Intel Corporation.

 

No, the Intel Foundation does not have an endowment fund.

Since 1988, the Foundation has made $731M in charitable grants to achieve a positive impact in communities around the world. While giving can vary from year to year, Intel Corporation has a goal of maintaining a consistent level of annual funding to the Intel Foundation.

 

The Intel Foundation does not have one physical office. The Foundation is incorporated in Oregon and the Intel employees who run the Foundation are based at different Intel sites.

The Intel Foundation's Board of Directors consists of senior Intel executives with a diverse range of experience. Please see the "Our Leadership" section of our web site to view the current board members.

 

The Intel Foundation does not accept unsolicited funding proposals or requests. However, organizations based in the United States may share information about programs that align with the Foundation's strategic focus areas through our email intelfoundation@intel.com.

 

The Intel Foundation supports a variety of eligible non-governmental, non-profit and academic organizations. Eligibility requirements vary by funding opportunity.

 

The Intel Foundation supports both U.S. and international organizations.

 

No, the Intel Foundation does not support or fund issues that are designed to influence elections, public policy, legislation, or government regulation. Please refer to "Our Priorities" to review our current areas of focus.

 

The Intel Foundation focuses primarily on the communities where Intel employees live and work, but also has the capacity to fund organizations in places where Intel Corporation does not operate.

 

The Intel Foundation supports the causes its employees and retirees care about by matching eligible charitable contributions and volunteer hours. Learn more.

Matching grants from the Intel Foundation are based on the qualified financial giving (US only) and volunteer hours (global) of Intel employees. To be considered for eligibility, organizations must register and be vetted in the Benevity Causes portal.

 

No, due to IRS rules, the Intel Foundation does not make donations of any type of equipment.

Funding for the Intel Foundation comes exclusively from charitable contributions made by Intel Corporation, but decisions regarding the use of funds once donated to the Foundation are made independently by the Foundation through its Board of Directors and Intel employees acting in their capacity as representatives of the Foundation. Intel also supports all operational expenses related to the Foundation, including donating the time of Intel employees who run the foundation. Except for some minor administrative costs, all funding received by the Intel Foundation is directed to philanthropic causes.

Intel respects, values, and welcomes diversity in the workplace as well as in its suppliers and the global marketplace. Organizations seeking financial support from Intel and the Intel Foundation are asked to verify that their programs and services, and their workplace employment policies and practices are conducted, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Intel Corporation and the Intel Foundation reserve the right to withhold matching funds to schools and organizations on any basis as deemed appropriate. Determination of eligibility of schools and organizations, as well as payment to all schools and organizations is at the sole discretion of the Intel Foundation.

A Legacy of Impact


Since 1988, the Intel Foundation has championed partners and programs that have fostered knowledge and opened opportunities for people around the world.

View our history

Our Leadership

Our leadership team is passionate about our vision to empower human potential and ignite positive change.