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What is a Company Match?
Each year, companies and businesses support nonprofits by distributing hundreds of millions of dollars in matching gift donations.
For those who may need a refresher, matching gift programs are corporate philanthropy initiatives that reward employees’ charitable donations. After an employee makes a donation to an eligible nonprofit, they fill out a matching gift submission request and submit it to their company’s HR department.
If the donation and nonprofit meet the company’s guidelines, the company cuts a check to the nonprofit for the same amount as the employee’s donation (and sometimes even two, three, or four times that amount!).
Where do I start?
Reach out to your human resource team and ask about their involvement with non-profits.