Frequently Asked Questions about Corporate Matching:
What are employee matching gift programs?
This is where a company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Most companies with employee matching gift programs provide a 1:1 match, which doubles your donation.
What are employee volunteer grant programs?
This is where the company provides a monetary donation to eligible nonprofits as a way to recognize employees who volunteer. Please see your company guidelines to determine how many hours are needed to qualify for a volunteer grant.
Am I eligible to participate in my company’s programs?
Eligibility rules vary by company but your eligibility is normally based on your employment status and length of employment.
At almost all companies, full-time employees and board members are eligible. In many cases spouses, part-time employees, and retirees can participate as well.
Length of employment:
In most cases, there is no minimum length of employment requirement. A few companies will require you to have been employed for a minimum amount of time (usually 3-12 months).
Your company’s official guidelines will outline all of the requirements.
How do I request a matching gift or volunteer grant?
Requesting a matching gift or volunteer grant is normally a five-minute process. The company will provide either a paper form or an electronic submission process.
The gift matching process typically involves two steps:
- Employees complete section A on the form and then submit it to the nonprofit.
- The nonprofit verifies the donation, completes section B on the form, and then submits it back to the company.
The company will direct you to a website where you can complete the matching gift request electronically.
You’ll need your employee ID and password to access the company specific site. You’ll then enter your information, donation amount and date, and locate North Hills Community Outreach by name and address or by our tax ID number, 25-1553057.
In some cases, the matching gift website is accessed through the company intranet.
How many companies offer these programs?
Thousands of companies representing more than 15 million employees offer one or both of these programs. If you don’t see your company in the Company Search Engine above, make sure to check your employer’s intranet or email HR for additional details.
How accurate is this information?
All of the information has been updated in the last year, through a service called Double the Donation. If you see anything that should be changed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org