Matching Gifts


The We Energies Foundation matches gifts from eligible active and retired employees to U.S. elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions accredited by recognized accrediting agencies. The program also matches gifts to nonprofit local arts and cultural organizations in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, provided they are recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. The foundation matches personal contributions of at least $50, up to a maximum of $20,000 per calendar year per employee. A completed application is required for a matching gift.

In 2015, the foundation contributed more than $950,000 in this way, matching the charitable gifts of more than 900 donors from We Energies.

Matching gift eligibility and guidelines

Notice: Matching Gifts on hold until launch of new request system

To accommodate the transition to a new system for requesting Matching Gifts, our online request form will be unavailable through April. Through the new system, employees and retirees will enter the matching gift information in an online application, then upload the verification from the organization for which they are requesting the matching gift.

Contact: Administrator – gifts and major campaigns 414-221-3020, email