Many companies offer corporate grants to schools in one of the following forms:
- Donations of money matching a donation given by their employee or employee’s spouse
- Donations of equipment or supplies matching the value of a monetary donation given by their employee or employee’s spouse.
- Donations of money or equipment based on numbers of hours volunteered at the school by an employee or spouse.
Your company might pay us for the time you dedicate to your child’s school. That’s right… Your Volunteer Hours Can Earn Money For Weatherstone! Your company’s HR department can tell you if they participate in such a program. Your time is a valuable resource and is greatly appreciated! If you are interested in using this program, but don’t know how to volunteer your time, please send an email here.
Many local companies will donate money to non-profit organizations where employees volunteer. In fact, the past PTA treasurer, Kathy Cawley, has earned $2,250 for WES over a 3-year period by volunteering her time. Kathy signed up with her employer, Verizon, to track and get credit for her WES volunteer hours. She completed a form with the number of hours she volunteered and Verizon verified that WES was a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Her company paid up to $750 annually! Besides Verizon, most large companies, such as SAS, GlaxoSmithKline and Wells Fargo participate. Whether it is an hour every week or the 3 hours spent helping at a school event – it all counts!
Your company might match your contribution to our PTA through a Corporate Matching Program. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to Weatherstone Elementary may be doubled or possibly tripled! If you are an employee of a company that participates in a matching gift program, ask your employer to match your donation to our school by contacting the HR department. Check with your Human Resources department to find out if your company offers these programs and let us know.
Below are a few of the local companies offering Matching Grants. If you or your spouse works for one of these companies, please contact your Human Resources department to find out how Weatherstone can receive their generous benefits.
How It Works
|Cisco Systems||Will contribute $17 per hour, 2 hour minimum per engagement.||Check the internal I-Give website for details. Maximum total contribution of $1000 per year.|
|EMC²||Will contribute $1 per hour, up to $250||Employees must go on-line to internal HR website to register their total hours. You’ll need the PTA tax ID # 56-1940992|
|SAS||Will contribute $500 for 96 hours (must volunteer 8 hours per month for 12 months)||www.sas.com/corporate/community/index.html Check with Human Resources for application and timesheet deadlines!|
|Glaxo Smith Kline||Will contribute $500 for 50 hours.||Application form must be requested from the HR office|
|Verizon||Will contribute $500 for 50 hours or $1000 for 100 hours||Employees must go on-line to register donations: foundation.verizon.com/07001.shtml|
|Weatherstone Elementary is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization and all of your monetary donations are tax deductible (this statement does not apply to funds spent to purchase items for fundraising purposes). If you have made a donation, you will receive a letter for your tax purposes. If you have any questions, please contact Dana Hancock.|
For the full list of companies that match employee volunteer hours, please download this file.
Thank you for supporting WES!