Employee Giving and Volunteering

Intuit supports employees' grassroots efforts to give to their communities.

The employee giving and volunteering program addresses education issues and poverty to foster economic advancement. Intuit matches employee donations, offers employees paid time off to volunteer and supports volunteer projects with employee-nominated grants.

How Donation Matching Works

Intuit matches employees' donations up to $2,000 per active, regular Intuit employee per year. Employees can make matched donations to most eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Political and religious organizations are not eligible; faith-based agencies are eligible if their delivery of social services is nondiscriminating and does not promote a religious viewpoint.

How Employees Choose Volunteer Projects 

Committees of Intuit employees choose and run volunteer projects that fall within Intuit's employee volunteering focus areas. Because a project needs an employee's commitment to be successful, the committees consider only projects nominated by employees. Intuit offers employees paid time off to volunteer on these projects.

Focus: Supporting Employee Giving and Volunteering

  • Donation matching benefits most types of 501(c)(3) nonprofits.
  • Employee volunteer efforts and related employee-nominated grants focus on:
    • Education programs targeting at-risk children and youth or disadvantaged adults
    • Antipoverty efforts providing health, food, shelter, clothing, gifts and toys, disaster relief and other social services

Grassroots From the Start

Intuit's donation matching and employee volunteering programs grew directly out of the commitment that Intuit employees feel toward their own communities. In 1993, the entire company set aside a day to brainstorm about Intuit's vision and operating values. One of the values articulated in that discussion — "with our success comes the responsibility to give back to the community" — became the basis for donation matching and volunteering efforts at Intuit, which are known inside the company as the "We Care & Give Back" Program.

Who Benefits and How

Intuit matches employees' donations to qualified organizations, offers employees paid time off to volunteer for eligible projects and funds employee-nominated grants.

Intuit Employees Support Many Projects

Acting locally for big impact — that's the idea behind "We Care & Give Back," Intuit's grassroots employee giving and volunteering program. In 1995, a group of San Diego employees kicked off the program by recycling soda cans and buying bicycles for Toys for Tots. Then a group of Mountain View employees raised $50,000 and donated food to the Second Harvest Food Bank.


Today, the toy drive has grown into an annual event and Intuit employees give to and volunteer for hundreds of projects in the United States and Canada, including these:

AIDS Services of North Texas
AIDS Walk San Diego
American Heart Walk
American Red Cross
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys and Girls Republic
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Calgary Humane Society
Canadian Blood Services
Cancer Foundation
Challenge Air
Child Abuse Prevention Center
Childers Village
Children's Treatment Center
City Year
Collin County Children's Advocacy Center
Committee to Aid Abused Women
Community Christian Service Agency
Dollars for Scholars
Edmonton Emergency Medical Services
Edmonton Women's Emergency Shelters
Evelyn Mount Community Outreach
Family and Community Strengthening Services 

Family Giving Tree
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Fredericksburg Food Bank
Gifts in Kind International
Greater Boston Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity
Hay Lake School
Homeless Care Force
Hope House
Hunter Lake Elementary School
Jerome Bettis "The Bus Stops Here" Foundation
Jewish Association for Residential Care
Junior Achievement
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Mama's Kitchen
Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation
Metro Good Neighbor Center
Michigan Humane Society
Mountain View Library
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
New Alternatives

Operation Kindness
Parlin Memorial Library
Patch Project for Single Moms
Penrickton Center for Blind Children
Plano Children's Medical Clinic
Rainbow Push Coalition
Region AIDS Victims and Research
Salvation Army
San Diego Rescue Mission
School Force
Scientists 2010
Small Business Development Center
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
Sports Strategies
Start Up of East Palo Alto
Support Network for Battered Women
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk
Toys for Tots
Tucson Clean and Beautiful
Tucson Shalom House
Veterans Administration
Walden Family Services
Wayside Youth and Family Support Network

Facts at a Glance

  • Program: Employee giving and volunteering
  • Focus: Most 501(c)(3) nonprofits (for donation matching); education and antipoverty efforts (for volunteering, grants)
  • Recipients: Beneficiaries of most 501(c)(3) nonprofits (for donation matching); educational and social-service organizations (for volunteering, grants)
  •  Application: Employees choose nonprofits (for donation matching); employees nominate projects for approval by employee-run committees (for volunteering, grants)
  • Provided: Donation matching; volunteer efforts, grants

A Tradition of Giving

Intuit employees are proud of their tradition of giving to their communities. In fiscal 2002, they donated $450,000 of their own money through the donation matching program. 

Employee and Corporate Efforts

Through the employee giving and volunteering program, Intuit employees choose and contribute to a variety of nonprofit projects. In addition to supporting these efforts, Intuit works to make a lasting impact on social issues through its alliances with nonprofits.