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US Community Grants

Education – Environment – Community

US Community Grants

Intel Corporation is committed to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in the communities where the company has a major presence. We are involved through grants, donations, sponsorships, and other forms of philanthropy and giving.

Schools and non-profit organizations seeking grant support are welcome to inquire about the potential for an Intel community grant.   Please note, however, very limited funds are available for unsolicited grant requests since community grant decisions are usually made up to a year in advance.  Priority is given to grants supporting education programs supporting the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, engineering and science (STEM).

Intel reviews grant inquiries on a quarterly basis.   If your program or project is aligned with Intel’s funding priorities, you will be invited to submit a formal proposal. 

Community Grant Focus Areas

Intel’s community grant program supports schools and organizations near communities where Intel is located (see list).   Intel will consider grant inquiries for

  • Education – K-12 programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
  • Environment – Education in science and ecology, recycling and resource conservation projects. 
  • Community—Youth programs, food banks, shelters and other local human service programs with the potential for Intel employee volunteer involvement.

Please note BEFORE you submit a grant inquiry:

  • Grants are considered only for non-profit organizations designated 501(c)(3) under IRS tax code and publicly funded educational institutions.
  • Grant inquiries are reviewed quarterly.  That means you should not expect an immediate response; typical response time is six to eight weeks, but it can take longer.
  • If your program is of interest, you will be invited to submit a full application.
  • Community grant awards typically range between $5K – 10K.  Please do not submit a grant inquiry requesting more than $10K.

Intel will not fund:

  • Programs that are outside the defined site community (see list)
  • Foundations that are strictly grant-making bodies (Section 509(a) under US tax code)
  • Sectarian or denominational religious organizations, such as churches, temples, missionary groups or funds which benefit members or adherents, unless grant is being sought for a community outreach program to benefit the community-at-large and offered to without discrimination or restriction
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or disability status
  • Individuals or trusts/funds to benefit an individual
  • Sporting events including team sponsorships

  • Arts organizations
  • Scholarship funds or awards
  • Requests for in-kind contributions for fund-raising auctions, events, raffle prizes, or giveaways.
  • Travel expenses
  • Endowment or capital campaigns
  • Annual operating funds or debt-retirement appeal.
  • Advertising in yearbooks, program books, or other ‘good-will’ advertising
  • Hospitals or healthcare organizations

Apply for a U.S. Grant

Complete the request online using the U.S. grant application process. For sites outside the United States, visit the international community grants page.

Applications are evaluated on a competitive basis each quarter. The review cycle for each Intel geography differs. Each application is reviewed and the grant contact listed on the application is notified via e-mail.

Note that grant applications will only be considered for programs in areas where Intel has a presence.

All organizations receiving grants from Intel Corporation must have a W-9 form on file. If your organization receives a grant, you may be required to complete a W-9 form (DOC 28 KB).

Intel will be happy to answer any questions you have relating to our guidelines and application procedure. Please e-mail us.