What is a “matching gift”?
The simplest explanation is that a matching gift is an easy way to make your donation have an even bigger impact! The more detailed explanation is that there are two types of corporate matching gifts. The first (and most common) type is when a company financially matches a donation their employees made to a nonprofit organization.
The second type of corporate matching gift is when a company makes a financial donation to “match” an employee’s donation of time – a.k.a. volunteer hours.
When an employee donates money or volunteers time, they must request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own separate donation. Companies usually match donations at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ratio. Some companies will even match the donations made by retirees or surviving spouses!
How do I know if my company will match my gift?
Use the search tool below to find out if your employer participates in a matching gift program. Simply type in the name of your employer and click the employer name to find out more information on the matching gift program. If you do not see your company or have further questions about matching gifts, please email Elizabeth Wagner at email@example.com or call 330.283.0353.
How do I submit a matching gift request?
If you have used the tool above to determine that your employer matches gifts, you can click on your employer’s name to get more information on their matching gift program. If you do not see your employer listed in the search tool, we recommend looking on your employer website. If you locate your employer and choose to submit a matching gift using the steps they list (it is different for every company), please submit it under Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO)’s Tax ID # 34-0726094. You must direct the matching gift(s) to GSNEO using the address below:
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
1 Girl Scout Way
Macedonia, OH 44056
Tax ID #: 34-0726094
Thank you for ensuring your gift does the most possible good! Please reach out to the Manager of Individual Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.283.0353 if you have any questions or concerns.