Mike Rowe established the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to promote the Skilled Trades and serve as a PR Campaign for Hard Work.  We don't believe that a 4 year university is the path that everyone is meant to take and for those who want a great job in a skilled trade that actually exists, we want to help you get there. We are a public charity funded by YOU.  An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs.

Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax deductible component of your membership) and who knows?  Your company may be one of them!  Please check and if not, please suggest that they add our Foundation.  We'll be eternally grateful and so will many men and women who will be helped by your efforts. 

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Our Information


mikeroweWORKS Foundation
1207 4th Street, PH-1
Santa Monica, California 90401-1340

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Director of Operations Business Affairs


Frequently Asked Questions

What are employee matching gift programs?

Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.

It's an easy way to double your contribution to us!

What are volunteer grant programs?

Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.

If you volunteer with us, it's an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!

How do I request a matching gift or volunteer grant?

Requesting a matching gift or volunteer grant is normally a five minute process which must be initiated by the donor / volunteer. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.

Please search our database for company specific information.

How is this information obtained?

We partner with a company called Double the Donation. If you see anything that should be changed, please email Double the Donation's team at data@doublethedonation.com

What if I still have questions?

For questions regarding your company's programs, please contact your employer's HR or community giving department. Much of the necessary information is also available on your company intranet.

For questions regarding submitting a matching gift or volunteer grant request to us, please contact us using the information provided on this page.