One hour at a time, Intel employees and retirees are changing lives and changing the world. Under the Intel Involved Matching Grant program, the Intel Foundation expands the impact of volunteering by making grants to schools and non-profits based on the number of hours employees and retirees report volunteering. In June 2012, Intel sites around the world announced $8,227,179 in matching grants to 3,193 schools and non- governmental/non-profit organizations in 21 countries. The grants were based on 939,196 eligible hours of volunteerism by Intel employees and retirees during 2011. The Intel Involved Matching Grant program aims to recognize and motivate Intel employees and retirees to engage in outreach and volunteerism to make their communities a better place to live, work, and play. The objective is to support employees giving their time and talent to good causes and to give employees an opportunity to earn money for organizations that are meaningful to them. Read about Small Gestures, a volunteer effort that generated $4,500 in matching grants.