Many employers offer a corporate philanthropy program that includes a matching gift program to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Companies of all shapes and sizes have created matching gift programs to give back to nonprofit organizations and to encourage employee philanthropy. Essentially, your donation will go twice as far for vulnerable children!
We encourage you to contact your human resources or philanthropy department to see if your company offers a matching gift program. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match.
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs. For example, let’s say you work for Wells Fargo and donate $100 to World of Children. Wells Fargo’s matching gift policy has a minimum gift requirement of $25 and matches at a 1:1 ratio. After you submit your matching gift form, Wells Fargo will double your donation by also writing a check to World of Children for $100. It’s a quick and easy way to double your contribution!
Requesting a matching gift is typically a short process which must be initiated by the donor. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process. There are typically three steps:
Yes! It’s not too late to apply for a matching gift. Many companies allow employees to submit match requests for one year following the date of the donation.
Companies of all sizes match donations their employees make to nonprofits because it’s an easy, structured way for them to support good work in their communities. CSR, or corporate social responsibility, is an important factor in how the public perceives brands and companies these days. Corporate matching gifts are an efficient and straightforward way for companies to build relationships with charities.
Corporate matching programs allow you, our donors and supporters, to maximize the impact of your donation to change the future for vulnerable children, without having to give more to do so.
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