Confucius quoted, “It is difficult to inspire others to accomplish what you haven’t been willing to try.” The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) has worked with thousands of local residents to inspire philanthropy, but not until 2018 has YVCF decided to inspire their employees to increase their local charitable giving. “We rolled out a new Matching Gift program that matches dollar for dollar up to $500 for eligible organizations,” stated Mark Andersen, executive director at YVCF. “YVCF’s vision is to build a healthy and vital community through the power of philanthropy, therefore establishing an employee Matching Gift program is one way we inspire philanthropy from the inside our organization.”

The goal of the program is to encourage and increase local charitable giving by YVCF’s employees and to lead by example for other organizations in our valley. If your organization is interested in establishing an employee Matching Gift program, please contact YVCF for ideas on how to get started.