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Employee Volunteer Grants!

posted Jun 15, 2017, 5:19 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 10:10 AM ]

Get your unit paid by your employer while you volunteer!

Have you checked with your employer's HR department to see if they have a charitable matching program? For example, Bank of America, Boeing, and Microsoft each have programs that will donate to your unit in exchange for your volunteer time! Talk to your HR department, then contact wawgpao@wawg.cap.gov​ if you have any questions on how to get started! It's almost like getting paid to volunteer!


Bank of America

Bank of America employees and retirees volunteer thousands of hours globally in our neighborhoods each year. In fact, more than 3,000 charitable organizations benefit from our employees and retirees’ dedication each year. To honor those who give their time and service to causes important to them, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards volunteer grants, which are up to $500 per employee or retiree for each calendar year and are made in the name of the employee or retiree, to eligible charitable organizations.

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Boeing

Boeing matches employee and retiree donations to most nonprofits. The company provides a dollar for dollar match on the first $6,000 donated per employee and a 50% match on donations from retirees. 

Boeing offers two types of volunteer grants for employees:
  1. Individual Volunteer Grants
    Boeing offers volunteer grants to recognize employees who volunteer with nonprofit organizations. The company provides a $250 grant for every 25 hours of volunteering (max $6,000)

  2. Cause Related Walk Grants
    Boeing provides a $100 grant for every fundraising walk, run, bike, bowl-a-thon, etc. that an employee participates in.


Microsoft

Microsoft is widely known to have one of the leading employee giving programs. In past years the company has matched more than $47 million in employee donations to a wide variety of charities. 

Microsoft provides grants to nonprofits where its employees volunteer on a regular basis.

Microsoft employees who volunteer can request a grant of $17 per every hour volunteered (minimum of 4 hours per calendar year.)



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