Visa : US$11 million to 3,000 charities worldwide

Visa continues to drive economic growth and improve lives through the global electronic payments network that we run and the products we offer. We also believe in using the power and assets of Visa to strengthen our local communities and be a global citizen.

For 20 years, Visa has been a private sector leader in developing innovative, free financial literacy programmes that help people effectively learn the fundamentals of personal finance, including budgeting, saving, responsible spending and using credit wisely. In Malaysia, we have been introducing meaningful financial literacy initiatives with our key partners for several years. In recent years, we partnered with AKPK and United Overseas Bank Bhd to reach out to young Malaysians through financial education board games and mobile apps to teach them the important concepts of money management.

In addition to creating financial literacy programmes, Visa has also been encouraging employees to donate to their charities of choice since 2008 by providing a programme to match their philanthropic generosity. Over the past eight years, the Visa Matching Gift programme has distributed over $11 million to nearly 3,000 charities worldwide.