The LibertyGives Foundation is a Colorado non-profit organization formed by Liberty Media in 2007 to encourage and promote charitable giving. In 2010, the LibertyGives Foundation established a permanent theme for corporate giving: to support charities that address the needs of underprivileged youth in Colorado, with a focus on proactive and preventative services. All recipient organizations have a Liberty Media employee who is actively engaged with the entity and acts as a sponsor on its behalf.
We actively promote the values of giving and philanthropy among our employee base. Since its inception, the LibertyGives Foundation has contributed over $9.6 million to various recipient organizations. However, the reach of LibertyGives extends beyond these monetary contributions. Liberty Media employees are actively involved in the organizations for which they act as a sponsor, often through volunteer work and board representation, and this investment of time is often far more impactful than our investment of dollars. Additionally, we offer all employees a 1:1 match on charitable contributions up to a limit of $10,000 per employee per year.
- Contributions were made to 121 organizations
- Donations totaled over $800,000 with LibertyGives grants to 21 organizations and additional LibertyGives Corporate Donations.
- Over 50% of employees participated in the Liberty Match Program.
- Over $170,000 in employee donations, totaling nearly $350,000
- For the 6th year partnering with Colorado Teach for America, a company-wide campaign provided school supplies for over 150 teachers from schools across Colorado. $11,000 was raised (including Liberty matches).
- A back-to-school drive to support Clothes to Kids brought in over 150 pairs of shoes, many pairs of new socks and underwear, gently used clothes, and $4,650 to directly benefit kids as they prepared for the new school year.
- Senior staff committed to donating $30,000 to the MOVEmber Treasury fundraiser. Grants went to the charity of choice for each of the eight participants who completed the 30-day exercise challenge.
- Employees donated $10,950 to the Diana Lynn Trujillo Financial Assistance Program (DLTFAP), an initiative created by Susan G. Komen to honor Diana, a past employee of Liberty.
- Business attire was donated by employees to go to college graduates that cannot afford professional clothing for interviews.
To be eligible for contributions from the LibertyGives Foundation, charities must:
- Be based in Colorado
- Benefit underprivileged youth in Colorado
- Be organized pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code
- Be sponsored by a Liberty Media employee
- Sponsors must have an established and current relationship with the organization
If you meet the aforementioned criteria for a LibertyGives Foundation grant, please work with your Liberty Media contact to submit an application.