Since 1999, Yahoo's Employee Fund allows the Silicon Valley tech giant's workers to donate and champion their favorite cause through grants worth up to $40,000.
The average employee donates about $130 each year; Yahoo matches up to $1,000 of annual contributions per employee. Advisory panels are set up to evaluate the hundreds of non-profits that pitch the company for grant money.
In a new SmartPlanet video, here's a look at how the process works -- through the eyes of the Blue Planet Network, which aims to bring safe drinking water to people who need it:
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