Intel in your Community
It's what's inside that counts
Our involvement with your community
Intel’s passion for innovation is accompanied by our strong commitment to corporate social responsibility. Through donations, grants, and volunteer service, we strive to be an asset to the communities around the world where we live and work.
Intel Ireland is committed to community service at both a local and national level. Our hope is to earn the support of the Irish community by being responsible, concerned and involved.
We have a number of activities that we hope will increase understanding with our neighbours in North Kildare, where our main offices are based.
A panel for comment
Representatives from the community are invited to participate on our Community Advisory Panel, which consists of 17 community who live in the Leixlip, Celbridge, Maynooth. These members represent various local community groups and key interest areas in the wider community.
Visit the Community Advisory Panel page
We encourage all our employees to take part in the Intel Involved programme in which they can volunteer to help with local community and educational projects.
Find out more about Intel Involved projects
Concern for the environment
We have also developed a special link between Intel and conservators of the River Rye, with Intel working with the Central Fisheries Board, University College Dublin and Leixlip Anglers Club to save a salmon and trout fishery from destruction and restore it to full health.
Learn about the River Rye initiative
Funding for local organisations
A key part of the Intel Involved program is the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program (IIMGP), which awards cash grants to organizations based on the number of hours that Intel employees volunteer. Any eligible organization or school that accrues 20 hours or more in a calendar year will receive a matching grant from the Intel Foundation. The Intel Foundation donates $10 for every hour employee’s volunteer at a non-profit, NGO, or school. Annual maximum grants are established. Schools can receive a maximum of $25,000 annually in volunteer matching grants; non-profits and NGOs, $10,000.
Find out more about Intel Involved Grant Matching
Intel Ireland has received numerous awards over recent years in corporate social responsibility including the prestigious Overall Outstanding Achievement in CSR Award, as well as the European Year of the Volunteer Award at The Chambers of Commerce Ireland Presidents Awards.
Intel Ireland was also one of the first companies in Ireland to be certified with the Business Working Responsibly Mark.
For more information on Intel Ireland’s achievements
Read the Corporate Citizenship Newsletter
We continue to publish our community newsletter 'Intel Corporate Citizenship' twice a year which we deliver to over 17,000 households in the local community. The newsletter features Intel business updates and information about our education, environment, community and work life effectiveness programs.
You can read the most recent editions below: