CORPORATE GIVING

Corporate Giving

1.Matching Gifts are when an employee of a company donates a certain amount and, in turn, the company they work for would donate a defined amount (i.e. match the donation or 2:1 match) to the charity on the employees behalf

2.Volunteer Grants are the second most popular form of corporate giving. This is when an employee volunteers for a charity and the company either donates money in support of the volunteer’s time or donates a defined amount (i.e. $200 per volunteer) for their time. These corporations are very philanthropic and encourage volunteers or groups to engage in volunteer activity during work hours.

3.Employee Grant Stipends are a form of individual giving where the employee has a defined benefit and allotted amount of money to donate to their chosen charity and the company agrees to donate this personal contribution on behalf of the employee

4.Community Grants are typically a very defined corporate social responsibility criteria which focuses on what is the area of support for the company and typically involves an endorsement by an employee or employees and is within a certain catchment area (where the employees live).

Corporate Social Responsibility and Volunteerism are a win/win situations for both the corporation and the charity. There are several tangible benefits including:

1.Increased Employee Engagement and Productivity. Up to 78 percent of employees want to engage with corporate social responsibility initiatives in one way or another.

2.Improved Brand Awareness and Reputation Improved Brand Awareness and Reputation

3.Attract Top Talent with a good reputation

4.Increased Sales

5.Tax Deductions.