Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) March 9, 2010
Despite the rocky economic climate of the past year, Intelius - a leading information commerce company that empowers consumers and businesses with information to make intelligent decisions about personal safety and security - increased its charitable giving in 2009, setting a new corporate giving record for the company.
The seven-year-old Intelius - which is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. - gave over $360,000 to more than a dozen local and national nonprofit organizations in 2009, with nearly $260,000 of that amount going to Washington State nonprofit organizations. With just 260 employees, 2009 donations set a record for the company.
"With many corporations forced to cut back on charitable donations, Intelius recognizes that nonprofits are in need of support more than ever," said Anu Jain, VP Community Relations, Intelius. "Intelius works with some incredible nonprofit organizations, and we hope that their work continues to serve as an inspiration to others just as it has to us."
Groups who received 2009 gifts from Intelius include a diverse mix of nonprofits supporting education, healthcare, youth and family issues.
Hopelink, a nonprofit whose mission it is to help low-income people move to self-sufficiency, is one of those organizations.
"This past year has been tough for all businesses, and nonprofits are no exception. We are grateful for Intelius' unwavering commitment and consistent generosity to its nonprofit partners," said Linda Benson, director of development for Hopelink.
Many organizations, like Overlake Service League - which serves children, families and seniors in need -do not receive city, state or federal funding, and therefore rely on the support of community members and corporations.
"Intelius takes giving to the next level, and understands that being involved in the community can make a significant difference. Intelius believes in our mission and goes above and beyond to support it, both through contributing important funding and through the company's employees investing time and energy to volunteer at Overlake Service League events," said Trish Carpenter, President of Overlake Service League.
Other recipients for 2009 included Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue, YouthCare, Seattle Children's Hospital, Eastside Domestic Violence, Treehouse, College Success Foundation, NNEDV, Student Achievement and Advocacy, Pratham, and YWCA.
In 2009, Intelius also encouraged the giving spirit in its employees by developing programs to help employees own a personal stake in the philanthropic success of the company. The programs include a corporate match program where Intelius will match donations made by employees to qualified charities of the employee's choice and a "Dollars for Doers Program" which matches volunteer hours with cash to the selected nonprofit organization.
For 2010, Intelius hopes to match or increase its contributions as a corporation while encouraging employee giving and volunteer efforts.
Intelius is a leading information commerce company providing businesses and consumers with information to empower the decision-making process for peace of mind and security. To date, Intelius has gained more than ten million unique customers who use Intelius' information to reconnect and protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius' services include background checks, people search services, comprehensive employment screening services and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, IDProtect and the award-winning Date Check mobile application. Intelius is one of the top 100 most trafficked sites on the Internet, according to comScore/Media Metrix. For more about Intelius screening products and services, visit http://hr.intelius.com. For more about Intelius' business, news and policies, visit http://www.intelius.com/corp.