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 five 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. The following categories are eligible for Matching Gifts:

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and neighborhood development
  • Education (including accredited K-12 and post secondary educational institutions in the U.S.)
  • Environment
  • Human services and health

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, 920-433-1621.

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