Corporate Gift Matching

Maximizing matching gifts

Question: Why are matching gifts an important source of income for non-profits?

Answer: It’s free money that’s available to non-profits, and in these difficult times, anything you can do to maximize giving to an organization is a good thing. In the United States, roughly 10 percent of all corporate philanthropy is through matching gifts, and about one in every 10 gifts to a non-profit is eligible for a match. Source: 2013 Philanthropy Journal, a program of the Institute for Non-Profits at NC State University


• If you don’t see the name of your employer on our list, check with your company’s Human Resources Department to see if they offer gift matching.
• Most matching gift programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even triple the amount of your gift!
• Typically, individuals must obtain a matching gift form from their employer, who then will send a check directly to the charitable organization.
• Please use TAX ID #58-2487501 for Cobb County School Foundation – FESF when applying for a corporate gift match.