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CarMax Matching Gifts

Double the Donation helps nonprofits increase revenue by providing technology and resources to take advantage of matching gift programs at companies like CarMax.

Many nonprofits miss out on revenue simply because donors are unaware of their employers’ matching gift programs. Increase your revenue by reminding your donors of matching gift programs and by incorporating our tools into your fundraising.

* We are not affiliated with CarMax. Instead, we maintain a database of matching gift companies and provide services to help nonprofits maximize their fundraising.

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CarMax Matching Gift Program and Volunteer Grant Information

Matching gift eligible?Yes
Corporate contact nameCarMax Foundation
Maximum amount matched$5,000
Match ratio1:1
Volunteer grants offered?Yes
Minimum amount matched$25
Full-time employees eligible?Yes
Part-time employees eligible?Yes
Retirees eligible?Yes
Matching gift process

CarMax matches employee donations to most nonprofits including: 

  • Educational institutions (K-12 included)
  • Health and human services
  • Arts and cultural organizations
  • Civic and community organizations
  • Environmental organizations
  • And nearly all other 501(c)(3) organizations

CarMax also matches gifts from dependents up to the age of 26.

Additional details are available at {{guidelines}}.

Carmax's Matching Gift Submission Process:
Employees / donors should register their matching gift requests electronically at {{forms}}.

Submission Deadline:
Employees should submit their matching gift request within 180 days from the date of the gift.

Volunteer grants minimum hours8 Hours
Volunteer grants corporate donation$15 per hour up to $10,000
Volunteer grants process

CarMax offers three different types of volunteer grants:

  1. Individual Volunteer Grants
  2. Board Service Grants
  3. Volunteer Team Builders

Individual Volunteer Grants:
After employees volunteer at least 8 hours with an organization, CarMax provides a volunteer grant of $15 per hour to that organization. Carmax provides up to a combined $5,000 in matching gift and volunteer grant donations annually per employee. The company also provides grants to nonprofits where dependents up to the age of 26 volunteers.

Board Service Grants:
CarMax Associates serving on a nonprofit Governing, Advisory, or Young Professionals Board may request a grant be made to the nonprofit in their honor once a year. The grant is $1,000 if the nonprofit is a Foundation grantee; $500 if not a Foundation grantee but meets Matching Gifts guidelines.

Volunteer Team-Builders:
When groups of CarMax employees volunteer together they can earn a grant for the nonprofit they're volunteering with. For example:

  • $500 for eligible donation drives (excludes blood drives) or when five-24 Associates volunteer
  • $1,000 when five or more Associates participate in a run or walk benefiting an eligible non-profit
  • $1,000 when 25 or more Associates volunteer

Most Volunteer Team-Builder grants are doubled for activities taking place in June in celebration of CarMax Cares Month.

Additional details are available at

Carmax's Volunteer Grant Submission Process:
Employees / volunteers should log their hours and request the volunteer grants electronically at

Submission Deadline:
Employees should log their hours within 180 days of volunteering.

Start raising more from matching gifts.

Many nonprofits miss out on revenue simply because donors are unaware of their employers’ matching gift programs.

By reminding your donors of matching gift programs and using our tool to simplify searching and applying for matching gifts, your nonprofit can increase your matching gift revenue.

1. Stop missing out on matching gift opportunities.

Provide easy access to matching gift forms, guidelines, and instructions that donors need to submit their matching gift requests.

Home Depot's matching gift program confirmation page with a button to access the company's matching gift forms, guidelines, and instructions

2. Create your own matching gift page.

Alternatively, create your own customized page on your servers to let donors search for their companies. Direct all of your donors to this page in your marketing and increase your matching gift revenue!

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Inspire donors to double their impact.

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Never miss a matching gift opportunity.

Over 75% of eligible donors don’t know that they work for companies with matching gift programs. Even worse, just 7% of donors who work for matching gift companies successfully submit a matching gift request.

Your donors want to maximize their support, but they might not know yet that their donations can be doubled by their employers. Show them how by connecting them with matching gift tools from Double the Donation.

Examples of matching gift forms, including an online employee portal, PDF, esignature page

Educate your donors about the matching gift process.

One of the biggest roadblocks to maximizing matching gift revenue is a lack of awarenes for how to see matches through to completion. You donors might not know how to submit their matching gift request or the requirements of their employer’s program.

With Double the Donation’s tools, your nonprofit can connect donors with the information they need at every step in the process. Share submission instructions, program deadlines, online giving portals, and more.

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Drive every match to completion with Double the Donation.

Raise awareness, simplify matching, and grow your matching gift revenue. With Double the Donation, your organization can give supporters the tools they need to make the biggest impact on your cause.

Whether you’re a small charity, a university, or one of the largest nonprofits in the world, 360MatchPro is designed to make matching gifts easy.

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