Intel Involved Matching Grant Program
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 " will be triggered from the Intel Foundation. $10,000 maximum 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 discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran, or disability statuses
- 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