Pfizer’s Community Engagement Programs are designed to support active and retired colleagues philanthropic giving and volunteering in the community. Through Community Engagement programming, Pfizer supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through colleagues and retirees meaningful contributions to the communities in which they live and work.
The YourCause online platform serves as a central, convenient hub to help support personal giving and volunteering anytime, anywhere from personal electronic devices. To ensure programs continue to meet colleagues’ and retirees’ needs, we look for opportunities to enhance and simplify programs to help make them even more accessible and user-friendly.
In support of Pfizer’s Green Journey to reduce our environmental footprint, all matching gift and volunteer grant requests will be online in January 2019. Paper forms will be discontinued on December 31, 2018.
The Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
The Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts program matches U.S. based colleague and retiree donations to any eligible 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that meet program criteria. The program is voluntary, designed to provide participants with an incentive to make periodic contributions benefiting eligible organizations that are important to them.
Effective January 2019, donations to eligible non-profit organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico will be matched by the Pfizer Foundation at 50% up to $10,000 annually inclusive of any donations made during the Annual Giving campaign. Credit card fees are waived and paper forms are not accepted.
The Pfizer Foundation Volunteer Program
The Pfizer Foundation Volunteer programs promote retiree volunteerism by providing grants linked to hands-on activities to eligible 501 (c)(3) organizations that meet program criteria. Through the program, a recipient organization benefits twice from a retiree’s community service — first from the gift of time and again by a grant from the Pfizer Foundation.
Retired colleagues volunteering for at least 40 hours annually are eligible to apply for one volunteer grant of $500 per calendar year.