Corporate Matching Gift Programs:  The Basics

What Are Matching Gift Programs?

Extensions of corporate philanthropy, matching gift programs are designed to be the means by which companies support employee charitable giving. Companies match donations made by employees to a wide range of nonprofits.

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.