The Annual Employee Giving Drive: Outdoors Nonprofits

The County’s 2016 Annual Employee Giving Drive is now past the halfway point, and this year’s goal is to raise $1.82 million. King County employees have donated $561,762.41 so far, bringing the drive to 31% of our goal!

This week, we’re featuring four nonprofits serving King County’s great outdoors, and each is eligible to receive donations through the Employee Giving Program!

  • Seattle Parks Foundation (2739) 105 S Main St, Ste 235 Seattle, WA 98104 – Seattle Parks Foundation works with volunteers, donors and community leaders to build and sustain a thriving, accessible, connected system of public space for all people.
  • Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (9152) 418 NE 72nd St Seattle, WA 98115 – Washington State’s largest mountain bike organization with over 8,000 followers dedicated to trail maintenance, building, advocacy, and education.
  • King County Parks Foundation (9553) 201 S Jackson St, Ste 700 Seattle, WA 98027 – The foundation is devoted to connecting communities to regional trails, open space and parks and to ensure the resiliency of the parks system.
  • Outdoors for All Foundation (2797) 6344 NE 74th St, Ste 102 Seattle, WA 98115 – 700 volunteers are dedicated to improving the quality of life of 2,300+ children and adults with disabilities through year round outdoor recreational opportunities.

There is also time left to win prizes just by learning about five nonprofits who attended the nonprofit expositions virtually! To enter a drawing for the grand prize of Seattle City Pass, movie tickets, and fun giveaways, visit nonprofits (in person, or through the online video presentations) and fill out the “passport.” The drawing will take place November 9. You will be notified if you win, and winners will be posted on the website.

The Employee Giving Program is a philanthropic resource for King County employees that benefits county employees by providing prescreened nonprofits, allowing you to plan your giving, making it possible for you to donate time (vacation or compensatory hours), and offering anonymity.

You may pledge either online in PeopleSoft or with a paper form. Through payroll donations, employees can donate to as many as 20 nonprofits, and contributions can be made bimonthly (first two pay checks each month), monthly (second paycheck each month) or annually (first paycheck in January).

Every donation made through the Employee Giving Program is tax deductible. Just keep track of the proper paperwork and you can deduct your donations when you file your taxes!

This year’s drive runs through November 18. For more information, visit the EGP site. For additional questions, contact your EGP Ambassador, email EmployeeGiving@KingCounty.gov or call 206-263-9405.