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We draw on the collective strengths of our people, our products, and our position to power prosperity around the world, especially for those who need it most.
This commitment starts with the culture we build within the company, which translates into a thriving workforce where people can bring their whole selves to work and feel empowered to serve with passion and purpose. Intuit believes in serving the communities where we live and work. We do this by empowering our employees to give money and time to causes they care about.
Intuit also provides our products and expertise to help people reach their financial goals and economic prosperity. Our broad based initiatives range from working with young adults just beginning to make their own financial decisions to assisting low-income families and small businesses with their tax and accounting.
In Intuit’s fiscal year 2017, Intuit and its philanthropic entities provided:
- $6.3 million in total philanthropic cash giving, an increase of almost 20 percent from $5.37 million in fiscal year 2016
- $42 million total value of Intuit QuickBooks and TurboTax product donations, in increase of 20 percent from $34.8 million in fiscal year 2016
We Care and Give Back
Intuit’s We Care and Give Back program enables us to serve with passion and purpose in communities where we live and work. As one of Intuit’s core values, We Care and Give Back is at the foundation of our company. It grew out of an early belief that "with our success comes the responsibility to give back to the community" and became the basis for donation matching and volunteering efforts at Intuit. We Care & Give Back is also a grass-roots employee giving and volunteering program that supports employees who want to make an impact in their community. We encourage employees to pursue their passions and to live one of Intuit's core values by using paid time off to volunteer with or request a donation match to qualified nonprofits.
Employee driven philanthropy
The Intuit Foundation is Intuit’s charitable organization that is dedicated to employee-driven volunteering and it funds Intuit’s We Care and Give Back charitable programs. The primary focus is employee donation matching to charitable causes they care about. Intuit matches employees' donations up to $5,000 per active, regular Intuit employee per year. Employees can make matched donations to vetted 501(c)(3) nonprofits, Canadian Revenue Agency registered charities, and non-governmental organizations (NGO) registered in other countries where we have office sites.
Every Intuit employee also receives 32 hours of paid time off to volunteer in local communities. In fiscal year 2017, our employees donated over 30,000 hours to charities around the world, and Intuit matched a total of $2.5 million in employee donations.
Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds.
The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation (IFFF) is Intuit's charitable organization that is dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the financial lives of lower-income and underserved taxpayers, individuals, small businesses and the nonprofits that serve them, while supporting Intuit’s long-term business and reputational priorities. Founded in 2002, the foundation executes its mission through public-private partnerships between Intuit and community-based organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, and public officials. The cornerstone of its work is helping millions of lower-income individuals benefit from Intuit’s donation of TurboTax® through the IRS and state Free File programs. The foundation also runs the QuickBooks Product Donation Program for nonprofits and small business training partners. For more information about IFFF, see the Foundation’s website: www.IntuitEmpowers.com
TurboTax and the Free File Alliance
Through it’s tax philanthropy, Intuit was the first tax software company to donate its online tax preparation and electronic filing services to those living with lower incomes. After four years giving back to the public, our donation program served as the model for the IRS Free File program, a public-private partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and an Alliance of more than a dozen tax software companies, including Intuit.
Created in 2002, the Free File Alliance provides free online tax preparation and e-filing services to millions of eligible Americans. At least 70 percent of American taxpayers—approximately 95 million people—are eligible for these free services. Twenty-two states have created Free File Programs based upon the federal Free File Alliance model and Intuit is proud to participate in them as well. Since 1998, Intuit has donated more than 35 million tax returns. The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation has also provided more than $16 million to industry trade groups, local IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs , community based organizations and national tax assistance associations, to help build awareness of, and access to, free tax preparation and filing. Each year, employees in California, Arizona and in Fredericksburg (Virginia) volunteer at events to help taxpayers use our donation of TurboTax through Free File.
QuickBooks donations to non-profits, small business training partners, and education institutions
In addition to cash giving, Intuit leverages both its products and expertise to help build financial capability and opportunity in underserved communities.
Through the donation of Intuit’s tax and small business accounting software products to nonprofits and small business training partners, we aim to support vital community organizations with the tools they need to help those who need it, as well as manage their own finances so they can continue doing the great work they do.
In fiscal year 2017:
- 2.3 million federal and state returns were donated to lower income taxpayers through the IRS and state Free File programs
- 3,000 Quickbooks training licenses were donated to local small business development organizations
- 30,000 non-profits in the U.S. and Canada received a donation of Intuit’s QuickBooks Online
- In total, 32,000 non-profits were served through employee and corporate giving
Intuit Educational Program for QuickBooks
Intuit provides specially-priced QuickBooks software and curriculum materials to accredited K-12 schools, colleges and universities. Whether students want to become accountants, bookkeepers, or entrepreneurs, the Intuit Education Program is dedicated to empowering educators and students to advance their skills and expertise in accounting, tax, and entrepreneurship. In fiscal year 2017 alone, 1,500 professors taught 61,000 students our QuickBooks and Pro Tax products.
For more information visit the Intuit Education Program website.
Youth Economic Opportunity
We continuously seek out new opportunities to deliver on our mission. We are now focusing our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts on improving the lives of underserved youth around the world. We are actively investing in programs that help build the critical skills, opportunities and access to entrepreneurial opportunities young people need to be successful.