Intel in Your Community
Intel Involved and Skills-Based Volunteering
The Intel global volunteer program—Intel Involved—
identifies a variety of opportunities for Intel employees,
either as individual volunteers or in teams, to volunteer
in the communities where they live and work. Through
this program, Intel employees volunteer their time and
talent to build strong communities that are inclusive,
economically empowered, and environmentally
sustainable. In Ireland, more than 40% of employees
volunteer their time at least once a year. From
participating in classroom activities to providing IT
expertise, the impact of employee volunteer efforts are
felt across the country. Over the last 5 years, Intel
Ireland employees have volunteered over 266,000
hours. To find out more about Intel’s volunteering
efforts click here.
Each year Intel Ireland selects two signature charities in
order to give employees the opportunity to dedicate
their efforts towards providing volunteer time and
funds, raised through specially organised activities, to
these chosen organisations. Last year, Irish Hospices
and the ISPCC, were selected and employees
volunteered over 50,000 hours of their time and raised
over €62,000 for these charities. For 2014, the
selected charities are the Jack & Jill Foundation and Irish
Autism Action. Click here to find out more.
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Pride of Place Competition
The Pride of Place competition encourages ideas, projects and initiatives put forward by community groups in the areas local to the Intel campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare.
The Pride of Place competition 2015 supported environmental initiatives in the community by partnering with the Tidy Town Associations of Leixlip, Celbridge and Maynooth who each put forward a variety of projects which competed for funding as part of a public voting campaign. Intel went on to fund 3 of the proposed projects with a total of €30,000 being invested across the 3 towns.
In 2016, the Pride of Place competition continued with the chance for local community groups to submit their proposals for projects that could help improve their own organisations while also benefiting the local communities. Six grants of €5,000 each were awarded to the winning organisations. The Pride of Place competition 2017 is now open until April 7th, click here for more information and how to apply.
Embracing Biodiversity at Intel
At Intel Ireland, we aim to be a leader when it comes to voluntary on-site biodiversity action in Ireland. To date, we have enhanced, restored and created biodiverse habitats in and around our campus and ensured continual improvement by embedding biodiversity into our Environmental Management System. We have amplified the impact of these initiatives beyond the limits of our site by supporting local partnerships for nature and engaging employees in efforts to support local wildlife. Click here to view the 'Embracing Biodiversity at Intel' publication.
The Remarkable Rye River
Since first establishing operations at the Leixlip campus
in 1989 Intel has been aware of the rich biodiversity
contained within parts of our site and also the
significance of the Rye water and its Valley. Intel has a
long standing commitment to the monitoring of the
river through the funding of detailed annual reports
that provide extensive resources on features of the
Rye. This detailed monitoring of the River Rye, one of
the longest running continuous freshwater assessments
of salmonid populations, reached an important
milestone in 2012 as it was the 20th year of reporting.
To mark this occasion, and to share the wealth of
unique information obtained through many years of
monitoring, Intel commissioned a special publication,
The Remarkable River Rye. Download the full
The Intel Involved Matching Grant program awards cash
grants to schools, charities and non-profit organisations
where Intel employees volunteer their time. The grants
are accrued based on the number of hours that are
volunteered by Intel employees at organisations which
are registered as part of the program. For every one
hour that an employee volunteers the Intel Foundation
grants $10 to their school, charity or non-profit
organisation. Since 2008, when the program was
expanded to include charities and non-profit
organisations in addition to schools, the Intel
Foundation has donated more than $2.2 million to Irish
organisations. Click here to find out more.
Intel Leixlip Site Community Visit
Go behind the scenes in the most advanced manufacturing site in Europe. See what it’s like inside an ultra-clean, highly automated silicon chip factory, and connect with technologies that give us new ways to work, learn, play, and communicate.
At Intel Ireland, we produce latest generation silicon microprocessors that are at the heart of a variety of platforms and technology advancements which are essential to the fast-paced and technology dependent era we are living in today. We want to show you around our campus and help you to understand the complex world of silicon technology and how Intel is changing the way we live.
If you wish to attend a community visit evening, please click here.