Intel strives to improve the quality of life in the community by actively seeking opportunities to support local projects and issues. Through the Intel Involved volunteer program, Folsom/Sacramento employees volunteered over 47,000 hours in the community in 2000-2001 school year by building homes for low-income families; helping to restore the natural habitat by building trails, cleaning rivers and planting trees; volunteering in the classroom and more. Intel Folsom/Sacramento employees also donated over $500,000 to local non-profits in 2000 through the annual United Way campaign.
Kid To Work Day
Over 2,300 kids, ages 8-18, visited Intel sites in Folsom and Sacramento on April 26, 2001 to participate in Kid To Work Day. Over 700 Intel volunteers coordinated more than 40 interactive workshops for kids to participate in, ranging from how to build a computer chip with Play Doh� to how to create your own website. Kid To Work Day helps kids form a link between what children learn in school about math, science and technology and how it can be applied in the real world.
During the 2000-2001 school year, over 720 area students participated in PC Pals, Intel�s e-mail mentoring program. The same number of Intel employees volunteered to correspond by e-mail with local students twice a week, helping them with homework, providing encouraging words of support and stressing the importance of staying in school for future success. Seventeen schools in the greater Sacramento region participated in the program and earned Volunteer Matching Grant funds.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a national organization whose goal is to provide housing for low-income families. Since 1997, numerous Intel employees have volunteered one day each month to help build Habitat homes in the Sacramento region.
Rebuilding Together - Christmas in April
Rebuilding Together, formerly known as Christmas in April, is a national program through which more than 250,000 volunteers spend one Saturday in April each year renovating homes and community facilities for low income, elderly and disabled residents. On April 28, 2001, Intel employees from Folsom and Sacramento helped to refurbish two elementary schools in underserved neighborhoods. Volunteers painted, planted trees, fixed playground equipment and cleaned classrooms.
The Business of Reading
Eighty-three Intel Folsom/Sacramento employees are volunteering to read to approximately 120 kids at Folsom's Blanche Sprentz Elementary School on May 10, 2001. The Gift of Reading is an annual program to which volunteers bring either children's books or samples of reading material used in their work.
Applying for a Grant
Intel's key contribution focus areas include: education programs that support science, math, engineering and technology; environmental organizations such as nature conservatories; community and human service organizations that support a broad range of services with a priority in at-risk youth programs; and civic programs and community events that celebrate our local cultural heritage and enhance the quality of life in our communities. Intel Folsom/Sacramento Public Affairs does not support fund raisers, religious or fraternal organizations, for-profit organizations, requests from individuals for personal needs, private schools, capital projects, and sporting events. Nonprofit organizations seeking support from Intel Folsom/Sacramento can apply for a grant using the contribution guidelines. Complete instructions and required documents are included in the guidelines. For programs of national scope, see Intel Foundation grant guidelines.