Intel recently celebrated the success of its 2018 Matching Grant initiative, rewarding 249 community organisations and schools from across Ireland with €912,684.
The Intel Involved Matching Grant Program encourages Intel employees to engage in outreach and volunteerism in their communities by supporting employees’ giving their time and talent to qualified non–profits organisations and schools. For every hour that is volunteered by an Intel employee at a school or qualified non–profit organisation, a donation or “match” of $10 is paid from the Intel Foundation directly to that organisation.
In 2018 Intel employees volunteered just over 102,000 hours that were eligible to be matched through this initiative resulting in a payout of €912,684 ($1,024,406) for 249 recipient organisations who are spread across 21 different counties in Ireland.
Since the Matching Grant program began in 2008 this is the largest ever payout to organisations in Ireland and to celebrate this special milestone Intel commissioned a set of photographs to be taken which capture 6 of the community based organisations who are part of the Matching grant program.
The photographs, which were taken by portrait photographer Nicola Webster, capture the diversity of community organisations at which Intel employees volunteer and highlight the range of important services and actives provided by schools and non-profit organisations across Ireland.
The images were proudly displayed at the recent Matching Grant celebration where employees were recognised for their volunteer efforts at a special event held at the Springfield Hotel in Leixlip which was attended by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, Mayor of Kildare Seán Power, Intel Ireland General Manager Eamonn Sinnott and a number of representatives from each of the recipient organisations.
The following are are the list of organisations and individuals photographed as part of the series;
- Cormac and Isabelle Keane, age 9, from Leixlip GAA club in Kildare
- Louise Sherwin and Minnie, from Dogs Trust, a Finglas based charity
- Seamus Cunningham and Dolores Power from the Alzheimer Society of Ireland
- Megan O’Mahoney, age 12, from Northern Star Twirlers, based in North Dublin
- Esther Kelly and Geraldine Molloy from Inner City Helping Homeless charity
- Leona, David and Emily Fagan, ages 8 and 10, from Culmullen National school in Meath
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