Updated August 23, 2016
The Intel Foundation matches the time that Intel employees and U.S. retirees spend volunteering in schools and non-profits with a cash donation. For every hour that Intel U.S. retirees volunteer, the Intel Foundation will match those hours with a grant once the organization reaches 20 hours for the year. The volunteer hours of all Intel employees and U.S. retirees are accumulated to determine the total annual grant. It’s that simple. To submit your hours, fill out this form online.
See Intel’s complete guidelines for this program.
How Organizations Verify Compliance
To be eligible for an Intel Involved payout, the non-profit must be a public 501c(3) organization and have a current certification statement of compliance to Intel’s non-discriminatory policy. Eligible organizations that have a total of 20 or more reported Intel Involved hours are sent instructions on how to certify compliance. These instructions are sent by the 3rd party that administers the Intel Involved program for the Intel Foundation if an updated compliance statement is needed.. Occasionally the person (often a volunteer) receiving these instructions is not familiar with the Intel Involved program and no action is taken. Retirees are encouraged to follow-up with their non-profits to insure they have completed the required compliance certification of Intel’s non-discriminatory policy.
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 are offered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance. Educational institutions or non-profit organizations which offer gender-based programs or have services designed to address the needs of other targeted populations, may not, in and of themselves, be considered discriminatory and will be considered for funding.
A recent question sent to our mailbox asked if volunteer names are sent along with the Intel Involved Matching Grant checks. Due to privacy and security concerns, Intel does not include the names of the volunteers reporting the hours matched by the grant. Intel does not explain why the organization is receiving the check, but agreed it was a good idea. Be sure the non-profits you volunteer for know why they received an Intel Involved Matching Grant Program check. While the non-profit may use the check for any purpose, the goal of the Matching Grant is to help the programs and groups where the volunteer work is performed.
Deadline to submit 2016 volunteer hours: January 15, 2017. Any 2016 hours submitted after that date will not be eligible for the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program. Grant payments will be sent to recipients in Q2 2017.