INTEL Involved Matching Grant Ceremony - Dec 14, 2018

Written by Linh Thuy My Chu

On Friday morning, December 14th 2018, at Intel Vietnam headquarters in District 9, HCMC, the Intel Involved Matching Grant 2018 ceremony was held with the participation of representatives from Intel Vietnam's Public Affairs Department and nearly 30 local NPOs. Ms Kelly Vo - Head of Corporate Partnerships & Fundraising from LIN Center for Community Development received the grant of $10,000 and handed to Vietnam Clean and Green (LIN's NPO partner) - the direct beneficiary of this program. Intel Vietnam's employees joined with Vietnam Sach & Xanh to organize two Beach Clean Up programs from LIN's connection.

In a cozy and open atmosphere, the Intel's Public Affairs representatives introduced about Intel's CSR programs and its "Intel Volunteer Angels" - who have been leaders in many CSR activities of the company. While Ms Uyen Ho -Public Affair Director, Intel Vietnam and Malaysia and Mr Vinh Quach - Vietnam Public Affairs, Community Affairs & Strategic Programs shared about their volunteering culture toward the local communities and the overview of CSR activities that Intel has conducted since 2006. They also emphasized on the commitment to support the sustainable development of Vietnam.

Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, qualified schools and nonprofit organizations are eligible for Volunteer Matching Grants from the Intel Foundation for every hour volunteered. Intel expects this will result in nearly $12 million to over 4,000 schools and charitable organizations around the world.

Living up to our own mission in connecting all the sectors for common good, this is truly LIN’s honor to be Intel’s strategic partner in the promotion of Intel Involved Matching Grant as well as connecting interested NPOs. With Intel’s support, we strongly believe that our NPO partners and NPO community as a whole will receive the necessary support in order to achieve their greater goals.

Introduction about Intel and its CSR programs:

Intel, a leader in the semiconductor industry, is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology that is the foundation of the world’s innovations. The company’s engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges as well as helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world – from the cloud to the network to the edge and everything in between. Find more information about Intel at and

Intel has a long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility. We set ambitious goals and make strategic investments to drive improvements in environmental sustainability, supply chain responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and social impact.

For more information on Intel Matching Grant 2019 and registration, please refer to this LINK

Photo 1: Intel Vietnam representatives awarded the Intel Involved Matching Grant to Ms Kelly Vo (LIN) and Mr Tue (Vietnam Sach va Xanh - VNSX)

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Photo 2: Ms Uyen Ho - Vietnam Public Affairs Director - shared about Intel’s volunteering culture toward local communities.

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Photo 3: Mr Vinh Quach - Introduced about Intel Involved Matching Grant and registration process for 2019.

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Photo 4: Ms Kelly Vo - LIN’s Head of Corporate Partnerships & Fundraising - shared about LIN’s mission and the journey of connecting Intel Vietnam & VNSX.

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Photo 5: Mr Tue - Former Coordinator of VNSX - shared about his great experiences while working with Intel Vietnam’s volunteers on 2 Beach Clean Up campaigns in 2018.

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More inspiring moments from the meeting:

Photo 6: Smiles of Intel Vietnam’s volunteers - the “Intel Volunteer Angels”

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Photos : Discussion & networking time

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Group photos

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The Community Event - An event by volunteers

Written by Vi Cao

Narrow The Gap is called as "Community event" simply because the event was fullfilled by people in community, at LIN we call them "the bees", our precious volunteers. The volunteers have involved in grant allocation process to evaluate, screening, and strengthen the projects from A to Z. We have skilled volunteers support with copy writing for the event, planning, interior design, arrangement, camera, photography, etc.


See more photos on our volunteers appreciation here

Our "bees" come from diverse background, some of them are teachers, university lecturers, some of them are researchers, students, freelancers, but no matter what time we need, they stay with us and make things happen. Before D-Day of the event, the team stayed up very late to iron each shirt, to search for the bamboo for the stage, to carry the straw roll all the way from Long An. All the contribution is so much valuable to LIN Center, and to Narrow The Gap grantees, especially the contribution in the backstage and in silence. LIN hopes to keep this flame bright and warm to spread out. The whole Narrow The Gap 2017 has been recorded here. Join us for the coming events!


To become LIN's volunteer or send a request to match volunteer to a local organization, contact Ms. Phuong via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - our Volunteer Service Coordinator