The Intel Involved Matching Grant Program aims to recognize and motivate Intel employees, globally, to engage in outreach and volunteerism to make our communities a better place to live, work, and play. Its objective is to support employees' giving their time and talent to qualified non profits and non-governmental organizations, in addition to schools. We also wanted to recognize our employees who give generously of their time beyond school-related activities, and give them the opportunity to earn money for organizations that are meaningful to them.
After a minimum of 20 hours has been accrued by Intel employees volunteering at a school or qualified non profit organization, a donation or "match" of $10 per hour volunteered will be triggered from the Intel Foundation with a maximum of $15,000 for schools, and $10,000 for other non profits, per eligible organization per year.
Activities are eligible when employees' gifts of time, labor, and expertise are given to the non profit organization without compensation for their time or efforts. Eligible activities must provide the majority of the benefit to members of the community beyond other Intel employees or their families.
In other words:
- The participant cannot receive any monetary benefit in exchange for his/her volunteer services
- Reimbursement cannot be provided to the participant in exchange for such volunteer service
- Intel employees and/or their families cannot solely or directly benefit from the Intel grant
- Volunteer service must actually be completed—a pledge to complete volunteer service at a later date does not qualify
Organizations that do not qualify:
- Foundations that are strictly grant-making bodies
- Organizations that do not verify compliance with Intel's Non-Discrimination Policy*
- Political organizations or lobbying activities
- Labor unions; fraternal, service, or veterans' organizations
- Chamber of Commerce, trade, or business associations
- Religious organizations do not qualify for matching grants unless the program is a secular community outreach program benefiting the community at large with no religious teaching or other requirements to receive services (e.g., homeless shelter, food bank). If approved, the matching grant should directly support the community outreach initiatives of the religious organization
Activities that do not qualify:
- Participation in fund-raising events (e.g., walk-a-thons, jog-a-thons, bike-a-thons, etc.)
- Volunteer work for political campaigns, lobbying, or advocacy to influence public policy or legislation
*Intel Foundation Non-Discrimination Policy
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 reserves 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.