The Matching Gifts Program is designed to encourage our employees and retirees to actively support nonprofit organizations within our communities. This program also gives employees and retirees a voice in selecting organizations to be funded by Wisconsin Public Service Foundation — a private, charitable foundation supporting Minnesota Energy Resources and other sister companies of Wisconsin Public Service.

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation will match $1 for each $1 of eligible employee or retiree contributions. The minimum employee or retiree contribution to any one organization that will be matched is $50. The maximum match per fiscal year ending December 1 is $2,500 per employee and $2,000 per retiree.

Contributions to organizations in four categories may be eligible for matching funds. Each organization must be located within the company's operating territory and must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to educational institutions and faith based organizations are not eligible for inclusion in the Matching Gifts Program at this time. The following categories are eligible for Matching Gifts:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community & Neighborhood Development
  • Human Services & Health
  • Environment

An employee or retiree needs to submit a Matching Gifts Form to the nonprofit organization by December 1 of each year.

Questions should be directed to the Matching Gifts program coordinator, Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, 312-240-4930.