Our Gift Matching Program (GMP) has turned 18!
Last year our Gift Matching Program turned eighteen, proving once again to be a strong driver of solidarity and capable of involving UniCredit's employees in projects that are closest to their hearts.
The overall data recorded during the past 18 years of UniCredit's Gift Matching Program clearly show the impact and importance of our initiatives. We supported 5,800 projects, made 152,000 donations with almost € 26 million contributions from our employees with € 23.7 million integrated by UniCredit Foundation, reaching an astonishing total of more than € 49.7 million donated in favor of social initiatives.
The numbers achieved in 2020 speak for themselves: 14 countries of the Group's perimeter were involved, 226 projects were supported, almost 7,000 donations were collected and around € 1,128,600 were donated in total by colleagues and UniCredit Foundation.
In line with UniCredit Foundation's current intervention scope via the Gift Matching Program, 2020 aimed at supporting projects in favor of children and teenagers. However, given the pandemic and subsequent health emergency that marked the course of 2020, projects aimed at countering the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic were also eligible, regardless of the age of the beneficiaries. Most colleagues chose to support initiatives dedicated to hospitalised or disabled children and once again their hearts were warmed by projects carried out in developing countries.