Presentation on theme: "GE Foundation Matching Gifts"— Presentation transcript:
1 GE Foundation Matching Gifts Kathleen MayglothlingProgram ManagerMarch 14, 2012
2 “I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent it.” Thomas Edison
3 2011 GE Philanthropy GE Family: $201M GE Foundation: $116M GE Company: GE People:$55MGE Foundation: Employee Programs are ~$44m (35.1m-MG and 8.8m-UW)... Grants $72m (Admin $3.1m – not included).GE Company: $$ Business Contributions plus $$ product donationsGE People: $37.3m MG and $17.5m UWGE Foundation works to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. In coordination with its partners, GE Foundation supports U.S. and international education, developing health globally, the environment, public policy, human rights, disaster relief and community success around the globe.
4 EducationImprove standards and achievement for primary & secondary educationDeveloping FuturesDHG EducationScholarships - US and non-USCommon Core State StandardsGE Foundation is addressing the education imperative in the United States by supporting high-impact initiatives that improve access to, and the equity and quality of, public education.The Developing Futures™ in Education program is one such endeavor, created to raise student achievement through improved math and science curricula and management capacity at the schools. The program has invested nearly $200 million across six targeted U.S. school districts (from website – see slide 24 for inconsistent data – Roy, please use the most up to date data)Through more hands-on instruction, students learn from teachers and GE Volunteers as they work together on special mathematics and science projects involving real-world challenges.
5 HealthImproving access to quality healthcare in underserved communitiesDeveloping Health GloballyDeveloping Health US
6 Community EngagementHelping build communities for sustainable prosperityEmployee ProgramsMatching GiftsGE United Way Giving CampaignsGE Volunteers
7 Community Engagement The Challenge Opportunity The needs of a community cannot be met by money aloneOpportunityGE employees and retirees are active community members and help accommodate community needs through a variety of GE resources and skills.GE is dedicated to solving some of the world’s biggest challenges but the Company recognizes that such work cannot be accomplished through large-scale commercial means alone.From education and community development to health and the environment, the GE family also invests time and energy in addressing these issues on a community level.Philanthropic efforts—including donations made by GE Foundation and GE employees and retirees—are one important way to support a range of such activities.Volunteerism is another, as the GE Volunteers network facilitates the donation of time and talent to develop and foster communities. In broader endeavors, GE addresses disaster relief in an equally focused manner, combining volunteerism and product donation to help communities in need.
8 GE Company/Foundation Our Focus AreasThe Goal: To build deep and positive relationships where GE people live and workCommunitiesTownNeighborsLocal InfrastructureEducationEnvironmentHumanitarian ReliefHealthGE PeopleContributionsTimeExpertiseGE Company/FoundationMatching GiftsUnited WayGE Volunteers
9 Employee ProgramsSupport GE employees and retirees in their personal philanthropyMatching Gifts1:1 match of employee & retiree contributions to eligible charitiesIncludes a broad variety of areas; available year-round2011 Total: $70MUnited Way Giving CampaignsSupports United Way and other charities with contributions, volunteers, and suppliesAdditional 50% contribution from GE Foundation to local UWs2011 Total: $26 millionGE donors are eligible for both programs, but cannot use both for the same donation (i.e. no “double-dipping”)
10 United Way Giving Campaigns Traditional Fall timeframe for campaignsOpen-choice for employees, however the additional 50% from the GE Foundation stays with the local United Way (aligned with work location)Contributions can be made via payroll deduction, check, credit card, or stockEfforts include volunteer projects and special eventsTotal 2011 giving: $26M ($17.5 from campaigns & $8.8M from GE Foundation)GE employees and retirees support thousands of charities and more than 500 United Ways. In 2011, total giving amounted to $269 million: $17.5 million from employees and $8.8 million from GE Foundation.
11 GE VolunteersEmployees and retirees donate time and effort towards social initiatives in their local communities.80 year+ tradition220+ Volunteers Councils in 51 countries organize over 6,200 projects annuallyGE people volunteer 1.3 million volunteer hours per yearMajor Partners – Junior Achievement; Red Cross; Habitat; FIRST RoboticsGE Volunteers is a network of local councils that facilitate volunteer activities for GE employees and retirees around the world.The work of GE Volunteers improves lives and conditions in communities where GE people live and work, promotes GE values, develops business leaders and teams, and builds positive relationships between GE and the communities wherever we are located.In 2010 GE people contributed over 1.1 million hours of volunteer service in 47 countries.Projects are selected by local councils that build relationships with nonprofit partners locally. Corporate provides common project management tools and supplements local business funding.While many projects meet local, community-specific needs, councils mainly focus on projects related to education, health and the environment. GE affinity groups and other volunteers lead activities in many locations that also complement GE Foundation education and health programs.The demographics of the network continuously evolve as businesses grow in developing markets, new organizations are acquired and businesses are divested.The common elements that transcend culture and geography are the GE values and that desire to make a difference, which are a part of GE people globally.
12 Matching Gifts “invented” by GE “The employer matching gift program was the brainchild of Philip Reed, chair of the General Electric Board of Directors, who wanted to encourage GE employees to contribute to their alma maters. Reed believed the incentive to contribute was greater if the company matched the employee’s gift.”Since the launch in 1954, many others have followed suit and $2B has been contributed by individuals and their employers to education alone.* Source: HEP Data
13 Matching Gifts – Then & Now 1954200420115,23432,941109,948$200K$18M$35M3591,78113,3604,92813,92730,194$1,000$50,000Gifts Registered (#)Total Matched ($)Charity Participants (#)GE Participants (#)Annual Max per person ($)Substantial increases across the board, especially following the 2005 Program enhancements
15 The Basics Minimum Donation: $25 Annual Maximum per Individual: $50,000Registration Deadline: April 15 (following donation year)Confirmation Deadline: 12 months after registrationPayment Frequency: QuarterlyEligibility: Employees, Retirees/Surviving Spouses, Company DirectorsRecipient Eligibility: Most 501(c)(3) charitiesLooking for more detail? Full guidelines are available at:
16 How Does it Work? 1. Donation GE Person Makes Donation to Charity 2. RegistrationGE Person Registers Donation for Matching3. ConfirmationCharity confirms receipt of donation4. ReviewGE Foundation review donations, charities, etc.5. Match!GE Foundation Makes Quarterly Payments
18 How to “get on the list”?GE Donor must first nominate charity to participateOnce nomination is complete and charity is added, Donor clicks “select” to access the gift registration page
19 Charity Activity Page with Test Gift Requirement: ConfirmationEach gift must be confirmed by the recipient charityCharity Activity Page with Test Gift
20 Payment Cycle Based on confirmation date, not gift date If confirmed by the last day of:Should be paid by the end of:MarchMayJuneAugustSeptemberNovemberDecemberFebruary6-8 week review
21 Common Obstacles/Delays ComplianceDoes the donation fit our criteria?Does the organization fit our criteria?Is clarification needed?AmountsIf the donation and confirmation amounts don’t add up, the gift will be flagged for follow-upTimingWe send reminder letters, but the website is available 24:7. No need to wait for our notification!
22 Partnerships–More than Just $$ Impact ExamplesSpecial Food & Shelter 2:1 Matching GiftsPartnerships–More than Just $$Employee ResponsesGE Aviation & the Lynn Shelter Association (Mass.): 250 volunteers donated 1,500 hours to rehab 10 apartments, build a library and computer center, and redo the lighting. Others have donated professional skills, such as IT employees providing computer support. President Bill Hayes said, "Since GE has gotten involved, the Association has been on an upswing. It has become highly respected in the community."African American Forum (AAF) at GE Healthcare: conducted a food drive across the country, collecting more than 2,000 pounds of food for multiple charities.“It is great to know that GE is still capable to support and help needed families during challenging times (financial crises all over the world).”“The 2:1 is a great program and I am proud to be associated with a Company that believes in taking the extra step to support those of us who engage in philanthropic activities.”“I was so pleased to tell my local shelter that GE would double my donation. This encouraged me to give more.
23 When in doubt, remember this! When a natural disaster strikes, the GE family plays a critical role. GE and GE Foundation commit resources and employee support to assist the affected communities. GE responds as a partner for the disaster response and readiness teams.GE Foundation matches GE employee gifts to eligible disaster relief organizations such as the International Red Cross and UNICEF. It also grants aid to relief organizations.GE Volunteers work through networks at the disaster site to organize local support and align employees in the region.In addition, GE donates its unique products to address needs created by the disaster.The four pillars of GE’s approach to disaster relief are:GE responds as a partner for the disaster response and readiness teamsGE Foundation not only provides grant aid directly to relief organizations, but it also matches GE employee gifts to eligible disaster relief organizations such as the International Red Cross and UNICEFGE Volunteers work through networks at the disaster site to organize local support and align employees in the regionGE pulls from its diverse portfolio to donate products to address needs created by the disasterGE’s key partners in disaster relief efforts include GE employees, the International Red Cross, UNICEF, IMC and CARE. GE’s strong relationships with these organizations enable the most successful implementation of relief efforts.In July 2010, GE Foundation awarded $1.25 million in total to relief organizations. $250,000 was given to the International Rescue Committee and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in support of immediate relief efforts.The additional $1 million was awarded to the World Food Programme to provide much-needed food relief amidst looming concerns over food shortages in the region.Most recently, GE Foundation pledged $5 million in cash, equipment and services toward relief after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and an additional $5 million for the long-term relief and recovery within the affected area, including medical and energy equipment and continued support to relief agencies.