Established by Intel in 1988, the Intel Foundation fosters educational opportunities and quality of life improvements for communities worldwide. By developing programs, exercising leadership, and providing funding for grants, the Intel Foundation:
- Fuels innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
- Empowers girls and women
- Inspires underserved youth
- Engages with our communities
Through these efforts the Intel Foundation works to increase opportunities for all—especially girls and underrepresented populations—in STEM education and related careers.
Please note the Intel Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests.
Promoting math and science education
Among its educational initiatives, the Intel Foundation sponsors the Intel Science Talent Search and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Both of these programs support the nonprofit organization, Society for Science & the Public.
Intel also honors achievement close to home and abroad. The Intel Schools of Distinction Award honors U.S. schools that demonstrate 21st century teaching and learning environments, while the Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge supports initiatives in developing countries.
Empowering Girls and Women
The Intel Foundation partners with industry, non-government organizations, and others to remove gender-based hurdles for education and technology, and give girls and women more opportunity to participate in the global innovative economy.
As part of our social innovation focus, Intel partners with Ashoka Changemakers to reward innovative digital technology solutions that enable girls and women to live healthier, smarter, and more meaningful lives.
She Will is a focused campaign created by Intel to empower girls and women around the world by fostering equal economic and educational opportunities. Intel Corporation is also the founding strategic partner for the 10x10 global action campaign for girl’s education which recently released the feature-length movie Girl Rising.
Other programs we conduct include robotic competitions where we provide mentors for all-girl teams, science competitions that are open to girls in regions throughout the word, and Intel Math which helps supplement mathematics training for teachers who in turn can help students build confidence in their math skills in the critical elementary years.
Find out more about Intel's programs for girls and women or read about how they are having an impact:
Giving back to the community
Every year, the Intel Foundation contributes millions of dollars toward community programs, disaster relief efforts, education grants, and more. Visit our Community Giving page to see how Intel is helping make the world a better place.