Our employees engage with their communities through the Intel Involved volunteer program. Every year, employees spend thousands of hours mentoring young people, lending technical expertise, and participating in community service projects. In 2012, 52% of Intel employees in the Asia Pacific Region took part in volunteer programs, contributing over 130,000 volunteer hours.
Intel Involved Matching Grant Program
Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, when employees commit hours, Intel commits dollars. By matching volunteer hours with financial contributions, Intel encourages employees to give their time and talent to schools and NGOs. As of 2011, the program had already donated $58.6 million to schools and nonprofits worldwide since 1995.
When natural disasters affect our communities, Intel and its employees are quick to respond with generous donations of time, money, and technology. Our approach to disaster recovery leverages Intel’s technical expertise to make the greatest impact for those in need. From devastating tsunamis in Southeast Asia and Japan to floods in Thailand and India, Intel has responded quickly to help victims of catastrophes in Asia Pacific rebuild their lives through long-term restoration efforts.
Intel’s employees donate thousands of hours each year volunteering on environmental projects. From coastal cleanups, to tree plantings, to animal rescue projects, employees have helped make their communities cleaner. They have also earned valuable contributions for environmental organizations through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program.
Community Grants and Employee Innovation
Intel provides financial support and technical know-how to make a difference in our communities. We also encourage employees to develop solutions to community issues. One team developed a social innovation enterprise that provides free software tools for the blind in India through the Samarth Project. Our Sustainability in Action Grant Program awards grants to Intel employees who wish to develop environmental projects in their communities.