Intel has announced that it will provide a total of $6 million to assist coronavirus relief efforts. $4 million will be used to support communities in areas where the company has a significant presence while the other $2 million has been allocated for matching employee relief efforts around major Intel sites.
The Intel Foundation which is supplying the money said in a statement:
“The Intel Foundation is committed to improving lives around the world and supporting communities during global crises and natural disasters.”
In terms of the specifics, the $4 million donation will be used to aid community foundations and organizations that are focused on food security, shelter, medical equipment, and small-business support. The donations it matches with the $2 million will be directed to “strategic organizations unique to each major Intel site”. The beneficiaries include food banks, school districts, children’s hospitals and any others that help local communities manage the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
The donation areas in the U.S. include Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas. International donation areas include Costa Rica, India, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, and Vietnam. Donations from employees and U.S. retirees will be matched from March 26 to April 2 or until it uses up the $2 million.
These newly announced efforts build on the $1 million donation to the International Red Cross and the donation of 1 million gloves, masks, and other equipment to healthcare workers.