Employee matching gifts (also known as matching funds) are grants an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions.
Usually associated with corporate grantmakers, employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Some companies may also give matching gifts for employees’ volunteer efforts.
Procedures vary with each company. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employers. They usually can get more information about their matching gift benefits from their human resources department.
To find companies in your area that match their employees’ gifts, please consult Foundation Directory Online, our searchable database, or National Directory of Corporate Giving, our print directory. If you use these databases, do a Type of Support search for "Employee matching gifts" or "Matching/challenge support".
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