Intel employees and retirees in Arizona volunteered 100,000 hours at schools and nonprofits last year, refurbishing computers, coaching student robotics’ teams, reading stories about technology and science in the classroom, and more.
Now, a $10 match for every hour they volunteered is being given to those same schools and organizations to help Arizona students succeed. A total $1 million is being matched by the technology manufacturing giant’s nonprofit Intel Foundation.
More than 300 schools and nonprofit organizations statewide are starting to receive the funding, said Linda Qian, communications manager for the Intel Corporation that operates one of its largest global manufacturing sites in Chandler.
Grants range from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars, Qian said about the annual fundraising effort. This year, about a