Walt Disney Matching Gift Program provides opportunities for Museum Growth

Burbank, CA – The Walt Disney Company is known throughout the world as being one of the most generous organizations in regard to causes that matter most to its employees. This month the Martial Arts History Museum, a facility that focuses on art, history, culture and creativity, is proud to announce its acceptance into the Disney Employee Matching Gifts program.

Available to all employees in the Disney umbrella, each individual can support their favorite charity and Disney will match their donations. “This is a wonderful way to make an impact in the charitable and non-profit environment,” notes museum president Michael Matsuda. “Disney is a wonderful company and everything they do makes an impact on people's lives. This matching gift program will play a significant role in allowing us to bridge the gap of cultural diversity by opening the doors to different forms of artistry throughout the world.”

The Martial Arts History Museum which resides within the same community as the Walt Disney Company, Burbank, offers residents and employees the opportunity to have a museum that all can enjoy for generations to come.

The museum, which began in 1999, relocated to the city of Burbank and re-opened in 2011. Bringing in visitors from throughout the world every month, the museum offers a unique blend of artistry and history. Designed by the artists of Disney, Dreamworks and The Simpsons, it has one of the most creative uses of space and provides groups with a 50-minute walk through history. “From U.S. Grant, the samurai, Theodore Roosevelt and Kung Fu Panda, it reveals how Asian history became a part of American history,” adds Matsuda. “Of course, Disney has made a huge impact in the world of Anime and we are glad to have a representation of Disney history here at the museum.”

To sign up for the Disney Matching Gift program, employees simply need to contact their human resources department and select the Martial Arts History Museum as their favorite charity.

For information about the Martial Arts History Museum, please visit or call (818) 478-1722. The museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.