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Employee Matching FAQ

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about the matching process. Please contact us if you have additional questions.

Who qualifies for a Puget Sound Energy Foundation Employee Matching Grant?

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Current, full-time or part-time benefits eligible employees, board members and retirees of Puget Energy and Puget Sound Energy are eligible to apply for a matching grant in support of their personal philanthropy and volunteerism at qualified, charitable organizations. Please note: eligibility is non-transferable.
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How are PSE Employee Matching Program (EMP) distributions made?

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Approved cash contributions are paid at a rate of 50 percent up to the annual, per employee limit of $500. In addition, approved volunteer time is matched at a rate of $12.50 per hour up to the annual, per employee limit of 40 hours.

If a matching request exceeds the annual, employee limit, a portion of the match may be issued up to the annual limit. EMP matching grants will be paid in coordination with the Foundation's grant distributions in June and December each year.

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