Increase the impact of your donation with a matching gift
Did you know that many companies will match your donation to a non-profit organization? Corporate matching gifts can double or even triple your gift to non-profits such as Community Action Marin. This can make your contribution go even further, increasing the impact of your support.
Community Action Marin participates in several corporate matching gift programs through Benevity and Double the Donation. You’ll see both of these brand names mentioned on our donation pages and also on any email giving receipts.
What are corporate matching gift programs?
Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible non-profits, including us! Some employers also match gifts made by retirees, spouses, and board members.
There are literally thousands of companies who offer matching gift programs, including:
- Johnson & Johnson – Donates $2 for every $1 current employees donate (max $20,000 company contribution) and donates $1 for every $1 retirees donate (max $10,000 company contribution).
- Home Depot – Matches up to $1,000 annually per employee to each organization they donate to (max $3,000 total per employee.)
- Salesforce – Matches up to $5,000 annually with a 1-1-dollar match for full-time and part-time employees.
The impact of these programs can be substantial. For example, according to Double the Donation, Microsoft matched more than $50 million worth of employee donations last year to over 19,000 schools and 501(c)(3) non-profits.
Curious if your employer will match your donations?
Increasing fundraising from matching gifts is easy. We know many of our donors work for companies with matching gift programs and we’ve set a goal of raising more from these programs this year. Doing so will enable us to provide more support for more people across Marin.
If your company isn’t listed, make sure to check with your Human Resources Department, as there are additional companies who offer employee giving programs.
And if you prefer to provide an alternative type of gift, we, like many other organizations, offer a variety of ways to support us. Visit our new Ways to Give page to learn more.