How We Support Programs
Intuit supports its philanthropic efforts through two foundations and an employee-run program.
- The Intuit Foundation
Funds grants made through alliances with nonprofits and the employee giving program
- We Care & Give Back Program
Sponsors the employee giving and volunteering program
- Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation
Sponsors programs related to the public interest, specifically programs that directly benefit individuals and small businesses; the foundation's first program is the Intuit Tax Freedom Project
The Intuit Foundation
The Intuit Foundation was created to foster economic empowerment both nationally and in communities where Intuit has a significant number of employees. The Intuit Foundation's purpose is to promote, enhance and finance charitable and educational activities by:
- Supporting financial literacy programs that encourage economic empowerment
- Funding and developing employee-run programs to address social issues as a way to advance economic empowerment (through the "We Care & Give Back" Program)
- Matching donations made by Intuit employees (through the "We Care & Give Back" Program)
The Intuit Foundation is a separate organization established by Intuit to fund its charitable giving activities. Intuit is building an endowment in the foundation by making contributions when it can. This allows the foundation to continue to give back to our communities.
The Intuit Foundation does not consider unsolicited proposals for financial grants.
"We Care & Give Back" Program
This companywide employee-run program puts Intuit's values into action by supporting employee efforts to give back to their communities. It grew out of a discussion in 1993, when the entire company set aside a full 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 employee volunteering efforts at Intuit, which are known inside the company as the "We Care & Give Back" Program.
Supporting activities in locations throughout the United States and Canada, the program addresses social issues as a way to advance economic empowerment.
For more about projects supported by the We Care & Give Back Program, see Employee Giving and Volunteering.
The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation
The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation sponsors programs related to the public interest, specifically programs that directly benefit individuals and small businesses. The Foundation's mission is executed through public-private partnerships between Intuit and community-based organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, and public officials at the local, state and federal levels.
The foundation was formally incorporated in 2002. Its premier program, the Intuit Tax Freedom Project, is a strategic initiative launched in 1998 primarily in response to public concerns about the digital divide and the need for electronic tax services to help disadvantaged and underserved taxpayers. Through the Intuit Tax Freedom Project, Intuit donates use of TurboTax® OnlineSM to individuals and families who meet annual eligibility criteria announced at the beginning of tax season. More than 11 million returns have been donated since this program began in 1998.
The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation does not consider unsolicited proposals for financial grants.
The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation's Board of Directors includes company executives and meets four times per year.