Matching Gifts – The Blessing in Disguise

Matching Gifts – The Blessing in Disguise
Matching Gifts – The Blessing in Disguise

15,000 companies match gifts…does yours?

What is a matching gift?  A matching gift is a charitable donation by a corporation that matches an employee’s donation to an eligible nonprofit organization, most often dollar for dollar. Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employees’ spouses.

These matching gifts are great for nonprofits because the donation that was originally made, could double or triple that impact that was made. Which means, that more of our children will be able to make more trips to hospitals for their treatments.

How do matching gift programs work? All you have to do is fill out the matching gift forms (which can usually be obtained from the Human Resources department), and then submit the forms to the appropriate personnel. The employer will then validate that the donation was submitted to an eligible nonprofit, and will send a check of the same value (or higher, depending on the parameters of the program) to your organization. Sounds easy, right?

 

 

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