Many companies want to support the causes that their employees care about, so they set up charitable giving programs through which they match employee donations to eligible nonprofits.
An example of a matching gift in action would be a donor who works for Bank of America and who donates $250 to an eligible 501(c)(3) organization (i.e. a nonprofit). The donor then submits the appropriate matching gift forms to his/her employer's HR department or through an exclusive employee portal. Bank of America receives the request and matches the donation 1:1 by writing a check for $250 to the same nonprofit. The $250 check written by Bank of America is the matching gift, and it's an example of how corporate giving can provide a major boost to any fundraising campaign.
An example of companies with Workplace Giving and Employee Matching Gift Programs:
These companies will match employees' charitable donations to KRTU. Please check with your human resources or payroll department to see if such a program exists at your workplace.