The Intel Foundation says it will provide $4 million to support coronavirus relief efforts in communities where the company has significant presence. The foundation will also offer a special match opportunity for every regular full-time and part-time employee and U.S. retiree to a total of $2 million for relief efforts around major Intel sites.
These efforts build on previously announced support including a donation of one million gloves, masks and other equipment to healthcare workers and a $1 million International Red Cross donation Intel committed to in January. Additionally, Intel is applying technology and expertise to help better understand and combat the virus.
For example, Intel NUCs are helping in the coronavirus fight, and Intel and Lenovo have teamed up with Beijing-based BGI Genomics to accelerate the analysis of genomic characteristics of COVID-19.
Who it helps
The $4 million donation will be distributed to community foundations and organizations that are focused on food security, shelter, medical equipment, and small-business support.
For the matching donations, Intel has identified strategic organizations unique to each major Intel site. Beneficiaries include food banks, school districts and children’s hospitals – all groups focused on helping local communities manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Donation areas in the U.S. include Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas. Internationally, donation areas include Costa Rica, India, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, and Vietnam.
How matching donations work
Donations from employees and U.S. retirees will be matched from March 26 to April 10, or until a total of $2 million is reached.