What are matching gifts?
Many companies or corporations encourage their employees charitable giving so they have developed a “matching gift program.” In most cases when the employee makes a charitable contribution the company will “match” the employee’s donation.
For example: Susan works for a large, Fortune 1000 company. She checked with her Human Resources Department and learned that the company is a matching gift company. This means if Susan makes a donation of $25 to the Hydrocephalus Association to support her sister’s participation in the HA WALK, her employer will also send HA a check for $25!