15,000+ companies match gifts…is yours one of them?
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.
Matching gifts are a blessing for nonprofits, like Compass To Care, and for the families we help, because the donation that you make, could mean double – or even triple – the impact. Which means we will be able to help even more kids travel to the hospital for their cancer 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 your company’s Human Resources department), and then submit the forms to the appropriate personnel. Your 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 the organization you choose (Compass To Care, for example). Why wait? (cancer doesn’t) Donate now, and check with your employer tomorrow!
Plus, any donation made before December 31st, will help us reach our year-end goal of $30,000 or 275 trips to cancer treatment!
Oh – and since Compass To Care is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donation is tax-deductible, too!