Did you know that $4-$7 billion in corporate match gift funds go unclaimed every year? The biggest reason these programs are so underutilized is simple—people don’t know about them. Luckily, this is something we can work together to change.
DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF YOUR CHARITABLE DONATIONS WITH A CORPORATE MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM
Matching gifts are a type of charitable giving program that companies offer as an employee benefit. As part of the program, companies match the amount of an employee’s charitable donation based on an established ratio. For example, a 1:1 match ratio means that a company donates the same amount as the employee. The most common match ratios are 1:1 or 2:1.
Individual donates to a nonprofit
Individual checks eligibility for a company gift match
Individual submits a request for a gift match
Company reviews the match request
Company matches the donation
USE CHARITY NAVIGATOR TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CORPORATE MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM
Go to the Charity Navigator website and enter the name of your company to see if there is a Corporate Matching Gift Program available. If your company does offer a Matching Gift Program, Charity Navigator will provide the company contact(s) for the program and information you need to enroll. You can also ask your Manager or company Human Resources department.
CHOOSE DOGS FOR BETTER LIVES FOR YOUR CHARITABLE GIFT
Dogs for Better Lives is a top-rated 4-star nonprofit with Charity Navigator. When you choose Dogs for Better Lives, your charitable donation helps to:
• Train professional Assistance Dogs for people with hearing loss, autism, anxiety or grief.
• Rescue, train, and place shelter dogs in homes where they have a job and purpose.
• Help people in need, at no cost.