Learn how to double or even triple your donation!
What are matching gift programs?
Matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Through corporate donation matching, your employer can double or even triple your contribution to LEO ZCC, making it go further – you can increase the impact of your charitable donation! The process is as simple as completing a standard matching gift form from your employer and mailing it to the center along with your personal donation.
Does my company match donations?
Check with your company’s Human Resources Department in order to find out if your employer has a matching gifts program. If your employer does offer this program, the department should provide you with a form that you send along with your donation. Here are some examples of larger companies that participate:
|Abbott Laboratories||HSBC Matching Gift Program|
|Altria Matching Gifts Program||IBM Corp. Matching Gifts Program|
|AEP (American Electric Power)||JP Morgan Chase Foundation|
|American Express Co.||The Kresge Foundation|
|Amgen Foundation||Levi Strauss and Company.|
|Aon Foundation||Lumina Foundation for Education|
|Archer Daniels Midland||Meredith Corporation|
|ADP (Automatica Data Processing, Inc.)||Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.|
|Avon Products, Inc.||Microsoft Corporation|
|Baker Hughes, Inc.||Morgan Stanley|
|Bank of America Corp.||Motorola, Inc.|
|BP||Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.|
|Carnegie Corporation of New York Foundation||PepsiCo. Foundation|
|Cisco Systems, Inc.||Sun Microsystems, Inc.|
|Citigroup Matching Gifts Program||TimeWarner Matching Grants Program|
|Commonwealth Fund, Inc.||Toyota Motor Sales|
|David and Lucile Packard Foundation||TPG Growth, LLC|
|ExxonMobil Volunteer Involvement Program||UBS Foundation USA|
|Fortis Investments||The VanGuard Group, Inc.|
|Gartner Group, Inc.||Verizon Foundation|
|GE Foundation||Wachovia Foundation|
|Goldman Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Program||Ziff Brothers Investments, LLC|
|Henry Luce Foundation|
|Higher Education Publications, Inc.|
- Twice (or even triple) the funds are raised!
- Recognition in their communities
- Tax benefits
- Intangible benefits from increased employee morale and retention
Employees / Donors:
- Double their contributions to organizations they’re passionate about
- There is no extra cost! These matching dollars come from corporate or foundation funds
- Matching funds can elevate them to higher giving tiers