Launching the Intel Foundation New 5-Year Strategy
Empowering Human Potential. Igniting Positive Change.
We empower youth and communities with the skills and confidence to rise, advance, and excel by bringing people, partnerships, and philanthropy together.
In collaborations with schools and nonprofit public and private organizations, we contribute thought leadership and funds to deploy innovative programs that support underserved populations.
Promoting STEM Education
Recognizing the life-changing power of technology and learning, we champion STEM experiences for underrepresented groups to help ensure that the next generation of innovators is diverse and inclusive.
How we inspire youth
Responding to Crises
We match employee donations to support people and communities when crises arise, and provide options for employees to make their donations count where and when they are needed most.
How we respond
Amplifying Employee Generosity
To increase the impact of our employees’ efforts to address global challenges and community needs, we match funds to schools and nonprofit organizations where our employees and retirees volunteer and make donations.
How we match employees’ passions
Work with Us
Recognizing that no one organization can solve society’s most critical issues alone, the Intel Foundation engages with partners to achieve maximum impact.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find out more about the Intel Foundation. (Get a copy of the FAQ document.)
The Intel Foundation’s primary initiatives support philanthropic causes of interest to Intel Corporation employees. Please see the “Our Priorities” section on this page to view the Intel Foundation’s current areas of focus.
The Intel Foundation is a private, nonoperating corporate foundation established by Intel Corporation in 1988 and recognized as a tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS in 1989.
The Intel Foundation is fully funded by Intel Corporation.
No, the Intel Foundation does not have an endowment fund.
Since 1988, the Foundation has made $731M in charitable grants to achieve a positive impact in communities around the world. While giving can vary from year to year, Intel Corporation has a goal of maintaining a consistent level of annual funding to the Intel Foundation.
The Intel Foundation does not have one physical office. The Foundation is incorporated in Oregon and the Intel employees who run the Foundation are based at different Intel sites.
The Intel Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of senior Intel executives with a diverse range of experience. Please see the “Our Leadership” section of our web site to view the current board members.
The Intel Foundation does not accept unsolicited funding proposals or requests. However, organizations based in the United States may share information about programs that align with the Foundation’s strategic focus areas through our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Intel Foundation supports a variety of eligible non-governmental, non-profit and academic organizations. Eligibility requirements vary by funding opportunity.
The Intel Foundation supports both U.S. and international organizations.
No, the Intel Foundation does not support or fund issues that are designed to influence elections, public policy, legislation, or government regulation. Please refer to "Our Priorities" to review our current areas of focus.
The Intel Foundation focuses primarily on the communities where Intel employees live and work, but also has the capacity to fund organizations in places where Intel Corporation does not operate.
The Intel Foundation supports the causes its employees and retirees care about by matching eligible charitable contributions and volunteer hours. Learn more.
Matching grants from the Intel Foundation are based on the qualified financial giving (US only) and volunteer hours (global) of Intel employees. To be considered for eligibility, organizations must register and be vetted in the Benevity Causes portal.
No, due to IRS rules, the Intel Foundation does not make donations of any type of equipment.
Funding for the Intel Foundation comes exclusively from charitable contributions made by Intel Corporation, but decisions regarding the use of funds once donated to the Foundation are made independently by the Foundation through its Board of Directors and Intel employees acting in their capacity as representatives of the Foundation. Intel also supports all operational expenses related to the Foundation, including donating the time of Intel employees who run the foundation. Except for some minor administrative costs, all funding received by the Intel Foundation is directed to philanthropic causes.
The Intel Foundation respects, values, and welcomes diversity as an asset in its board of directors, employees/retirees, and its grantee organizations in the global marketplace. Qualified organizations seeking financial support from the Intel Foundation will be required to verify that their program and services are offered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.
A Legacy of Impact
Since 1988, the Intel Foundation has championed partners and programs that have fostered knowledge and opened opportunities for people around the world.
Our leadership team is passionate about our vision to empower human potential and ignite positive change.