Double the Donations!!!

July 23, 2018


Employee matching gifts are donations a company makes to match its employees’ nonprofit donations. If your company is eligible, the impact of your gift to the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation may be doubled or possibly tripled!


CLICK HERE to find out if your company offers a match!   


What is the history of employee giving programs?

Employee giving programs have been around since 1954, when GE Foundation created the Corporate Alumni Program, the first employer gift-matching program. Today, the GE Foundation matches over $35 million annually to all 501(c) 3 organizations and accredited educational institutions (including K-12). Since then, thousands of companies have created similar employee giving programs.


What are corporate matching gift programs?

Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. For example, if a donor works for Bank of America and donates $100 to the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation, Bank of America will double the donation by also writing a check for $100.


What are employee volunteer grant programs?

Volunteer grant programs, also known as “Dollar for Doers” programs, are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company provides a monetary donation to eligible nonprofits as a way to recognize employees who volunteer. If you volunteer with the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation and work for a company with a volunteer grant program, you can request a grant for us which is normally valued at $10-$15 per hour volunteered. You can immediately assess your eligibility and gain access to detailed corporate giving information about your employer by searching the link listed below.


How prevalent are corporate giving programs?

More than 65% of Fortune 500 companies and countless smaller employers offer matching gift or volunteer grant programs. Some even match funds raised for fundraising walks and go as far as providing each employee with a yearly unrestricted grant to allocate to a nonprofit of their choice. Thousands of companies, representing more than 15 million people, offer matching gift or volunteer grant programs.


We hope you’ll take a few extra minutes to CLICK HERE to see if your company offers employees giving grants. These grants could equal hundreds, or even thousands of dollars for us.

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