Your employer may double – or even triple – your gift
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from employees' spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match.
Search below to find out if your employer has a matching gift program. If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program.
If you have additional questions, please contact Amy Ament, Chief Operating Officer, at 612.767.2786 / email
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs. For example, if your employer'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, your employer will double your donation by also writing a check for your donation. If you write a check for $100, so will your employer. Gifts from employees' spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. It's a quick and easy way to double your contribution. Search above to see if your company will match your gift and find everything you need to apply.
Requesting a matching gift is a quick and easy process which must be initiated by the donor. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.
There are typically 3 steps:
- Donate. 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.
- Search. Using the search bar, find out if your company offers a matching gift program and review the guidelines. No results? Contact your HR department directly to ask if they offer a matching gift program.
- Match. 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.
We will take care of the rest.
Yes, it's likely not too late to apply for a matching gift. Many companies allow employees to submit match requests for one year following the date of the donation.
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. Each company has specific guidelines for their volunteer grant programs — search above to see if your company offers this benefit and find everything you need to submit your volunteer time. 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.
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.
Absolutely. Matching gifts are a great opportunity to boost fundraising totals.
We partner with a company called Double the Donation. If you see anything that should be changed, please email the Double the Donation's team.
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 email Amy or call 612.767.2786.
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Amy Ament COO Ronald MCDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest
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Minneapolis, MN 55414
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