Corporate Matching Gift Programs:  The Basics

What Are Matching Gift Programs?

Employee Matching Gifts are donations a company makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Employee matching gifts are typically at a dollar-for-dollar rate but some companies go even further by tripling or quadrupling their employees’ donations.

Why are Matching Gifts important?

Matching gifts are free money that nonprofits often overlook. Your organization has already done the heavy lifting of attracting donors and receiving donations, so don’t let easy, additional funding slip away.

Why do Organizations Overlook Matching Gifts?

Nonprofits struggle to cultivate potential matching gifts due to limited information on donors’ employers, gaps in knowledge of specific corporate giving programs, and difficulties communicating guidelines and instructions.