Have you ever wanted to donate to a good cause, like the Sacramento Zoroastrian Association, and wished you could give more? Maybe you’ve got $25 to give and wish it could be $50, or you’re able to give $100 and think $200 would be even better. One of our mentors turned his $2,500 donation to SACZA into $5,000 simply by utilizing his employer’s match program and donating through a platform called Benevity.
8 million employees work for a company that uses Benevity to promote philanthropy by matching employee donations. However, over 75% of eligible donors don’t know they work for companies with matching gift programs. If you don’t know whether your employer uses Benevity, check with your HR department. You may be able to double the impact of your donation.
Does your employer use Benevity?
There is no comprehensive list of every company that uses Benevity, but hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies around the world use the system to facilitate their workplace volunteering, granting and giving. Here is a short list of the companies we’re aware of:
General Electric (GE)
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Johnson & Johnson
Levi Strauss & Co.
Procter & Gamble (P&G)
RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)
If you don’t see your employer on this list, they may still be involved, so check with them today. And when you do, ask if your company offers grants for volunteer time.
There is typically a minimum number of hours required, and when you turn your volunteer hours into your employer, they’ll make a financial contribution to the organization.
Check in with a SACZA board member if you need verification of your volunteer hours. Please also check with email@example.com if you have any questions about donating through Benevity.
Thank you for considering a donation to the Sacramento Zoroastrian Association. If if doesn’t work out for you to double your donation through Benevity, that’s okay. We’d greatly appreciate your donation of any amount given directly through our own website here. It will help SACZA to expand our services.