Since a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday, many companies and governments are pledging to match public donations. Is your company one of them?
Below is a list (by no means exhaustive) of some of the organizations pledging to match employee donations:
•In addition to an initial $250,000 donation to the Red Cross, Kellogg Co. is matching donations dollar-for-dollar from employees.
•Yahoo! is matching donations from its employees up to $1,000 per person. The search company also gave a $25,000 emergency grant to UNICEF.
•Discover is matching cardholder donations, up to $1 million. They donated $100,000 to the Red Cross as well.
•The Stanford School of Medicine is matching donations from students, faculty and staff to the Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti. The hospital is 40 miles from Port-au-Prince and is currently the only fully functional medical facility not damaged in the quake.
•Time Warner has created a company fund through Network for Good to match employee donations to the Red Cross, CARE, International Rescue Committee, and UNICEF.
•Microsoft contributed $1.25 million through NetHope and will match employee donations up to $12,000 per worker per year.
•The Canadian government is planning to match, dollar-for-dollar, its citizens' donations, up to $50 million.
•Hormel Foods Corporation is matching employee donations to the American Red Cross, up to $25,000.