What is a matching gift?
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs.
Here’s an example. Let’s say you work for State Farm and donate $100 to the Food For The Poor. State Farms matching gift policy has a minimum gift requirement of $25 and matches at a 1:1 ratio. After you submit your matching gift form, State Farm will double your donation by also writing a check for $100. Gifts from part time workers and retirees may also qualify for a match.
It’s a quick and easy way to double your contribution!
How do I request a matching gift?
Make a 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.
Using the search box below to find out if your company offers a matching gift program and review the guidelines. Can't find your company? Contact your HR department directly to ask if they offer a matching gift program.
There are two common ways to submit the matching gift request:
- Click on your company’s intranet link provided in the search results. Log-in and submit your request electronically.
- Download your company’s matching gift verification form using the link provided in the search results. Print it, fill it out and send it to us at:
Food For The Poor, Attn: FFP 80214 Matching Gifts Program, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
We will take care of the rest!
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.
I didn’t find my company on the search page. What do I do now?
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?
Yes! Matching gifts are a great opportunity to boost participants’ fundraising totals.
How is this information obtained?
We partner with a company called Double the Donation. If you see anything that should be changed, please email Double the Donation’s team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.