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Intel Involved Grant Matching

How it works

When a minimum of 20 hours has been accrued by Intel employees volunteering at a school or qualified non–profit organisation, a donation to match can be claimed from the Intel Foundation (Annual maximum grants are established. Schools can receive a maximum of $25,000 annually in volunteer matching grants; non-profits and NGOs, $10,000. per year). There is no maximum number of hours an employee may volunteer. Employees are encouraged to volunteer as a team or support an organization that is individually important to them.

Activities are eligible when employees’ gifts of time, labour and expertise are given to the non–profit organisation 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.

Please note: volunteer activities at religious institutions, places of worship, missionary groups or funds will not qualify for a match unless the volunteering activity is part of a programme that is secular in nature and benefits a broad range of the community (e.g. homeless shelters and soup kitchens). The programme must have a formal, secular mission statement and its budget and staff must be separate from any affiliated religious institution. Additionally, the Intel grant must be designated to the 501(c)(3) secular programme.

Organisations that do not qualify:

  • Foundations that are strictly grant–making bodies
  • Organisations that discriminate on the basis of race, colour, creed, sex, national  origin, sexual orientation, veteran or disability statuses
  • Political organisations or lobbying activities
  • Labour unions; fraternal, service or veterans’ organisations
  • Chamber of Commerce, trade or business associations


Activities that do not qualify:

  • Participation in fund–raising events (e.g., sponsored walks etc.)
  • Volunteer work for political campaigns, lobbying or advocacy to influence public policy or legislation.