Intel Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Intel Foundation seeks organizations and academic institutions encouraging diversity in the fields of technology, engineering and science.

IP TAKE: This funder typically offers project specific grants and very rarely makes awards for general operating support.

PROFILE: Established in 1998, the Intel Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the California-based technology company. Broadly, the foundation supports organizations “promoting inclusion and social justice to ensure opportunities for all.” According to the foundation, the “next generation of innovators should be more diverse by gender, race, ethnicity, geography, and social class.” As such, one of the foundation’s areas of grantmaking includes encouraging and increasing girls’ participation in the technology, engineering, and computer science sectors.

Though Intel awards sizable grants in the $500,000 to over $1 million range, grant amounts typically range from $10,000 to $200,000. Past grantees include the National Center for Women and Information, which received support for its AspireIT K-12 Outreach program. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is also a past Intel grantee, having received an award for its Girls building Self-eSTeEM program.

The Intel Foundation announces requests for proposals (RFPs) on its website, but does not generally accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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