Employer Matching Gifts
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Corporate matching gifts are a type of philanthropy in which companies financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations. When an employee makes a donation, they'll request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own 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. Matching gift programs encourage employees to put their trust in their employers. Not only do employees feel good about themselves after they make a donation, but they can feel good that their employer is philanthropic as well.
Ask your employer if they have a Matching Gift Program or use the sample letter below to request one be started at your company.
To request a Matching Gift Program from your company, copy & past the following letter into the body of your email:
I'm interested in supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area (BGCCA) and their ongoing work with youth of all ages throughout Albany, Troy, Cohoes, Watervliet, and other area locations.
I've heard that many companies will match charitable donations made by their employees. This would mean that my gift to BGCCA could go even further in helping area youth to realize productive, caring and responsible futures.
Please let me know if our company offers a program like this, and how I can sign up to have my donation to BGCCA matched.
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