At Double the Donation, our core service is to track which companies offer employee matching gift programs and make it easy for nonprofits to share company specific forms, guidelines, and instructions with their donors.
One of the most common questions we receive is whether or not United Parcel Services (UPS) matches employee donations to nonprofits.
Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion around UPS’s employee giving programs. In short, UPS no longer matches employee donations.
For many years the UPS Foundation matched donations from all active employees who had been with the company for at least 12 months. Each employee (including members of UPS’s Management Committee) was eligible to request up to $3,000 in matching funds per year.
Since many nonprofits received matches in the past it’s no surprise we get more questions from our nonprofit customers about UPS’s matching gift program than nearly any other company. This confusion arises from the fact that UPS is still listed on many of the random lists of matching gift companies circulating the internet.
We can assure you that as of 12/01/13, UPS does NOT offer an employee matching gift program. Any lists of matching gift companies which are found online that list UPS as having a matching gift programs are inaccurate.
Our team previously reached out to the UPS Foundation (and re-confirmed prior to this post) and received the following response by email:
The UPS Foundation formerly offered a gift matching program for educational and cultural organizations. However, on February 20, 2009, UPS’s Board of Trustees approved the action to suspend the Gift Matching Program due to the economic climate. At this time, there are no current plans to restart the program.