Matching Gift Programs

Let Your Company Double Your Impact

Employee matching gifts are donations a company makes to match its employees’ nonprofit donations. Companies typically match employee donations dollar-for-dollar, but some companies triple or quadruple the gift amount.

If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program.

Contact your hr department

Contact PTA

For questions regarding obtaining a tax receipt, submitting and verifying a matching gift request or a volunteer grant please contact us at fundraising.wilburtonPTA@gmail.com

01.

Make your personal donation and save your tax receipt. Many matching programs will allow for up to one year after you’ve made your donation to request a corporate match.

02.

To submit a matching gift request, you need to determine if your donation is eligible to be matched by their employer. Look below at local companies.

03.

Submit the matching gift request.

Top Matching Gift Companies

Microsoft

Microsoft matches employee donations for both Full-Time Employees and Part-Time Employees.

Microsoft’s Matching Gift Submission Process:
Employees / donors can submit their matching gift requests electronically at https://microsoft.benevity.org/.

Additional details of the matching gift program can be found at http://aka.ms/maxmatch.

Deadline:
Donors can submit match requests for donations made at any point in the last 12 months.

Microsoft provides grants to nonprofits where its employees volunteer on a regular basis.

Microsoft employees who volunteer can request a grant of $25 per every hour volunteered.

Microsoft’s Volunteer Grant Submission Process:
Employees / volunteers can log their hours and submit volunteer grant requests electronically at https://microsoft.benevity.org/.

Microsoft Matching Gifts Customer Support
 microsoftgive@benevity.com

American Express

While the standard matching gift ratio is 1:1, employees can have their donations matched at a higher ratio if they’re on a nonprofit board or volunteer more than 50 hours a year.

American Express also has a minimum donation amount that will be matched: $25.

If an employee also meets one of the two criteria, the first $1,000 donated is matched at a 2:1 ratio (effectively tripling the donation):

  • Serve on a nonprofit board
  • Volunteer more than 50 hours in a year

American Express’ Matching Gift Submission Process:
Active employees:
American Express employees will request a match electronically through an employee American Express website.

American Express provides volunteer grants to US employees through its Serve2Gether Grant Program.

Once an employee accumulates 25 hours of individual service to a nonprofit organization, he or she can request a grant from American Express. Each employee can request multiple grants each year.

American Express’ Serve2Gether Grant Submission Process:
Employees should log their hours and request the Serve2Gether Grant electronically through the company intranet.

American Express Employee Giving Program
 (888) 297-6282

 AMEX@easymatch.com

Coca-Cola

Both full-time employees and retirees are eligible to have their donations matched at a 2:1 ratio.

Additionally, employees can have up to $20,000 matched every year.

The Coca-Cola Company provides a 2:1 match so if you donate $100, Coke will write a check to the organization for $200 (max $20,000 Coke contribution per employee or retiree each year).

Coca-Cola Company’s Matching Gift Submission Process:
Employees and retirees should submit their matching gift requests electronically by going to https://fed.ko.com/communitykonnect. Alternatively you can access Coca-Cola Company’s matching gift portal by searching the company intranet for “matching gifts”.

If you have questions, email communitykonnect@coca-cola.com or call (800) 438-2653.

Deadline:
Matching gift requests must be completed and returned to The Coca-Cola Company by February 28th of the calendar year following the year in which the gift is made.

The Coca-Cola Matching Gift Program
(800) 438-2653
communitykonnect@coca-cola.com

Google

Google offers multiple matching gift programs:

Matching of general personal donations to nonprofits
Up to $6K annually per employee
Matching of disaster relief / international relief
Up to $6K annually per employee
Matching of Fundraising Efforts:
Google matches funds employees personally raise for a charitable event which they actively participate in (ex. walks, marathons, bike rides, etc.).

Google’s Matching Gift Submission Process:
Employees should sign in and register their matching gift requests electronically at https://google.benevity.org/.

Deadline:
Matching gift requests must be submitted by January 31st of the year following the date of the donation.

Google provides grants to nonprofits where employees volunteer on a regular basis.

For every 5 hours of employee volunteering, Google will provide a $50 grant to the nonprofit.

Google’s Volunteer Grant Submission Process:
Employees should log their hours and submit their volunteer grant requests electronically at https://google.benevity.org/.

Google Employee Giving
(403) 237-7875
googlegiftmatch@benevity.com

Boeing

Both full-time employees, part-time employees and retirees are eligible to have their donations.

Boeing offers employees a 1:1 match for personal donations while retirees receive a 0.5:1 match.

Boeing’s Matching Gift Submission Process:
Donors should submit their matching gift requests electronically through Boeing’s corporate giving site at https://www.cybergrants.com/

Submission Deadline:
Employees have until January 31st of the year following the date of the donation to submit matching gift requests.

Boeing offers two types of volunteer grants for employees:

  1. Individual Volunteer Grants
    Boeing offers volunteer grants to recognize employees who volunteer with nonprofit organizations. The company provides a $10 grant for every 10 hours of volunteering (max $10,000). Employees must volunteer at least 25 hours to qualify for a volunteer grant.
  2. Team Volunteer Grants
    Boeing offers volunteer grants to recognize groups of employees who volunteer with nonprofit organizations. The gift is scaled by the number of employees who participate in the activity.

Additional details are available directly on the company intranet (recommended method) or at https://doublethedonation.com/forms/boeing-guidelines.pdf.

Submission Process:
Volunteers request their volunteer grants and fundraising walk grants through the company’s corporate giving site at https://www.cybergrants.com/

Submission Deadline:
Employees have until January 31st of the following year to submit volunteer grant requests.

Boeing Corporate Giving Team
 (877) 217-6379

 boeingsupport@cybergrants.com

Avon

For the first $500 donated per employee, Avon provides a 2:1 match. All donations after $500 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $15,000 per year.

Avon provides a 2:1 match on the first $500 donated and then a 1:1 match on additional donations.

Avon’s Matching Gift Submission Process:
Donors should register their matching gift requests electronically at https://www.givingstation.com/avon.

If you prefer to make a match request on paper, please go to www.avonhr.com, and obtain a matching gift form under “My Policies.”

Avon Foundation Matching Gifts
 (866) 419-1664

 help@givingstation.com

General Electric

GE matches donations from employees and retirees (including surviving spouses of eligible GE retirees).

Additional information is available at http://www.gesustainability.com/.

Submission Process:
General Electric’s employees and retirees should register their matching gift requests electronically at http://matchinggifts.gecompany.com/

Submission Deadline:
Matching gifts must be registered by the donor by April 15th of the year following the donation date.

GE Matching Gifts Customer Support
 (800) 305-0669

 gesupport@cybergrants.com

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo matches, dollar-for-dollar, employees donations to accredited public or private educational institutions and educational foundations.

Wells Fargo’s Matching Gift Submission Process:
While attached to the company intranet, employees should can their matching gift requests electronically at http://tmgiving.wf.com. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Wells Fargo employee donation assistance line at (866) 751-6031 for additional details.

Deadline:
While Wells Fargo requests donations be submitted shortly after the date of the donation, the company matches donations made at any point in the last six months.

Wells Fargo provides grants to nonprofits where employees volunteer regularly.

There isn’t a minimum number of hours required or a specific donation awarded, but Wells Fargo does award more than $500,000 annually in volunteer grants to nonprofits.

Submission Process:
While attached to the company intranet, employees can submit their volunteer grant request electronically at http://myvolunteertime.com. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Wells Fargo employee donation assistance line at (866) 751-6031 for additional details.

Will Your employer match your contribution?

Many do. And maybe yours does too! This is just a peek into matching companies. Also download the list Corporate-Matching-Gifts provided by http://www.gsafweb.org/corporatematchin.html.

Check with your Human Resources office and if they will match, pick up your company’s required form and send it to us. Below is a limited list of organization who do match.

Your Company is not in the list? Contact our PTA at fundraising.wilburtonPTA@gmail.com and we will help your find all answers.

A

Aetna Life and Casualty
Alco Standard
Alliant Technologies
Allstate Insurance
American Express
AMF
Anderson’s
Arco
Arthur D. Raybin Assoc.
ATK
AT&T
Atlantic Richfield
Avaya Communications
Avista
Avon
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B

Bank of America
Becton Dickinson
B.F. Goodrich
Blount Foundation
BNSF
Boeing
Borden
Brettons
Brunswick Foundation
Bunge

C

Campbell Soup
Caterpillar
Celanese
Champion International
Chase Manhattan Bank
Chevron Canada Resources
Chevron Texaco

Coca-Cola
Conoco
Cooper Industries Foundation
Corning Glass Works
Costco

D

Davidson
Deluxe Check Printers
Dow Agrosciences

E

Eli Lilly
EnCana
Express Personnel, Spokane
ExxonMobil

F

Fiduciary Trust
Fireman’s Fund Insurance
First Interstate Bank
Frederick W. Cook

G

Genrad Foundation
Geon
Getty Oil
Gulf and Western

H

Harsco
Home Depot
Honeywell
Houghton Chemical
Houghton Mifflin

I

IDS
IBM
Inland Container
International Mineral and Chemical

J

James
J.C. Penney
John Hancock Life Insurance
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Controls

K

K-Mart
Kellogg
Kennametal
Kimberly-Clark
Kraft

L

Land America
Lever Bros.
Little, Brown and Company
Lucent

M

Market Equipment
McDonald’s
McGraw-Hill
Meadville
Merck
Merrill Lynch
Met West
Murphy-Favre
Mutual Benefit

N

NCR
Noble
North American Van Lines
Northern Illinois Gas

P

Pacific Enterprises
Pacific Northwest Bell
Pegasus
Pemco
Pennzoil
Pepsico

Pfizer
Pitney Bowes
Polaroid
PPG Industries
PQ Corporation
Prudential

Q

Quaker Oats Foundation
Qwest

R

RJR Nabisco
Rainier Bank
Ralston Purina
Ranchmen’s Resources
Reader’s Digest Foundation
Rexnord
Ryco

S

Safeco
SBC
Security Pacific Foundation
Sedgwick James
Sempra Energy
Shearson Lehman
Signal Companies
Sony
Standard Oil
Stanley Works
Sun

T

Tandy-Radio Shack
Tennant
Textron
TimeWarner

T-Mobile
Toro
Transamerica
TransCanada
Travelers

U

US Bankcorp
US Gypsum Foundation
Unilever
Union Pacific
United Life and Accident Insurance
UPS
United Technologies

W

Washington Mutual
Wellington Management
Westinghouse
WMX Technologies

What is a matching gift?
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs.

Here’s an example. Let’s say you work for General Electric and donate $100 to Wilburton Elementary PTA. General Electric’s matching gift policy has a minimum gift requirement of $25 and matches at a 1:1 ratio. After you submit your matching gift form, GE will double your donation by also writing a check for $100. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match.

It’s a quick and easy way to double your contribution!

I made a donation a few months ago. Can I still apply for a matching gift?
Yes! It’s not too late to apply for a matching gift! Many companies allow employees to submit match requests for 1 year following the date of the donation.
What are volunteer grant programs?
Volunteer grant programs (also referred to as volunteer matching programs or Dollars for Doer’s) are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.

For example: If you volunteered your time as a Walk Team Captain at our Fun Run and help us fundraised for the Wilburton Elementary PTA, your employer may donate cash for your volunteer time.

Each company has specific guidelines for their volunteer grant programs. You can always contact your company’s HR department for more information.

If you volunteer with us, it’s an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!

I didn't find my company on the list above. Now what?
It’s still possible that your employer will match your donation, even if you don’t find your company on our list. Check with your company’s HR manager and ask if your donation can be matched.
Can my company's matching gift be applied to a participant, team, or event?
Absolutely! Matching gifts are a great opportunity to boost participants’ fundraising totals.
What if I still have questions?

For questions regarding your company’s program policies, please contact your employer’s HR department. Much of the necessary information is also available on your company intranet.

For questions regarding obtaining a tax receipt, submitting and verifying a matching gift request or a volunteer grant please contact us at fundraising.wilburtonpta@gmail.com.

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