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About the Program

Through the Matching Gifts program, Verizon employees can have their financial donations to qualified nonprofits matched 1:1. The program also gives employees the opportunity to connect with organizations within our key focus areas of healthcare, education and energy management.

The Verizon Foundation is proud to support the generosity of our employees. After all, the more we partner, the greater our impact will be.

Please e-mail engagement@verizonfoundation.org for more information about this program, ways you can get involved and participate or if you would like to explore customized team-building opportunities.

Getting Started

Employee donations of $25 or more to eligible nonprofit organizations and schools can be matched 1:1 up to $1,000, and up to $5,000 to eligible accredited colleges and universities per employee, per calendar year.

Eligible Organizations:

  • U.S.:  Most U.S. based 501(C)(3) organizations, U.S. public and private schools and U.S. accredited colleges and universities. Non U.S. organizations and schools have been pre-approved and vetted for inclusion in the Matching Gifts Program.
  • APAC, Canada, EMEA, LATAM: Click here for the organizations list

To request a matching gift:

  1. Donate to an eligible charitable organization or educational institution.
  2. Register your donation on the Verizon Foundation website.
  3. After submitting your matching gift request send the system generated gift confirmation instructions to the benefiting organization or educational institution so they can verify receipt of your donation.

*Note – APAC, Canada, EMEA, LATAM Employees:

  • First-time users outside the U.S. MUST allow the transfer of their Human Resources information records to CyberGrants, the Verizon Foundation’s grant administration vendor.  To allow this transfer:
  • Click on the “Verizon Foundation Employee Matching Gifts” checkbox to consent to having your HR records transferred to CyberGrants. You can “opt-out” of the program at any time.
  • Once your HR records have been transferred to CyberGrants, your user account will be created and you will be able to register your matching gift requests and/or volunteer hours.
  • Returning users can register for Matching Gifts through about you or by visiting www.verizonfoundation.org/donor.

Rules

The Matching Gifts program provides opportunities for employees and retirees to have their donations to eligible nonprofit organizations, schools, and accredited colleges and universities matched by the Verizon Foundation.

  • Matching Gifts: 1:1 match up to $1,000 per year, per donor
  • Matching Gifts – Higher Education:  1:1 match up to $5,000 per year, per donor

View Complete Rules >

FAQs

Not finding what you need? Email us at vznmail@cybergrants.com or call (866) 247-2687.

Please be sure to abide by all Program rules.

Only those applications that adhere to the rules will be considered for approval and payout. All employee matching gift requests are subject to review by Verizon Internal Audit and Verizon Security.

As stated in the Code of Conduct, Verizon does not tolerate falsification or improper alteration of records. Failure to comply with any provision of The Code or company policy is a serious violation and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Eligibility, terms, and conditions of the program are subject to change at any time. If you have any questions regarding these terms and how they apply to you or your gift please call contact us at vznmail@cybergrants.com or if you are in the US, you can call us at 866-247-2687 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST and we will be happy to review them with you.

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