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Intel Invests in Our Communities

Investing in communities

Investing in America

Intel is a global corporation, with more than half of Intel’s manufacturing done in the United States. Intel’s U.S. investments have made it one of the top employers in both Arizona and New Mexico—as well as Oregon’s largest corporate employer—with key facilities in eight states. Employees across these campuses take pride in supporting local schools, non profits and educational math and science-based programs.

Inspiring young innovators; supporting teachers and schools

The Intel Foundation sponsors the most prestigious high school science competition in the U.S., the Intel Science Talent Search, and the world’s largest science competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Both of these competitions are Society for Science & the Public programs.

The Intel® Teach Program helps teachers integrate technology tools into lessons and know how, when, and where to engage students with technology for critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. In the U.S., Intel offers Intel® Teach Elements, a series of compelling, short professional development courses for teachers that provide deeper exploration of modern learning concepts. Teachers learn new methods, such as project-based approaches, assessment of technology skills, and collaboration with online tools.

Strengthening communities

Through the Intel Involved volunteer program, more than forty percent of the company’s U.S. employees donate hundreds of thousands of hours to education, environmental programs, and other local community needs. Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, the Intel Foundation gives to schools and community organizations cash donations of $10 for every hour employees volunteer.

Intel also provides strategic grant support to initiatives that advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in communities where the company has a significant presence. Given that local grant resources are limited, we are not able to accept unsolicited grant requests.

Annually, employees also make contributions to non-profit organizations through the Intel Community Giving campaigns. These donations are matched by the Intel Foundation with funds for local United Way organizations in our site communties.  

Environmental sustainability

Intel works to reduce the environmental impact of its operations—from cutting greenhouse gas emissions to minimizing water use to recycling and reusing materials.

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