Member Spotlight: Intel
Intel has approximately 13,000 employees in California at its two major sites in Folsom and Santa Clara. During the past five years in those two regions alone, Intel has contributed approximately $68 million to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. More than 20 years ago, Intel established the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program to encourage and support Intel employees who engage in outreach and volunteerism in local site communities. Through this program, the Intel Foundation awards cash grants to qualified schools and nonprofit organizations based on employee volunteer hours. Since then, Intel Involved has become one of the most comprehensive and generous programs in the country.
Intel’s Santa Clara site continues to be a model of exemplary community service. This past year employees at the Santa Clara site volunteered more than 70,000 hours at local nonprofits and schools generating more than half a million dollars in matching grant funds. More than 40 percent of volunteer hours are performed in schools supporting K-12 STEM initiatives. Employees have also contributed thousands of volunteer hours a year to support local organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Sacred Heart Community Services, LifeMoves, and Loaves & Fishes. It is this kind of employee dedication and passion that has made investing in site communities deeply ingrained in the company’s culture.