Many companies strive to support the causes their employees care about, so they set up charitable giving programs through which they match employee donations to eligible nonprofits. In 1954, General Electric became the first company to offer matching gifts,doing so in an effort to give back to the colleges and universities that prepared GE employees for their careers. Today, matching gift programs are offered by many companies, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups.
Check with your local administration today to see if your company offers matching gifts and double your impact on local kids! It's a simple way to give more to a cause you love.