Matching gifts from corporations are a substantial and welcome way for donors to help Catholic Charities obtain additional funds. Matching gifts, directed for the same purpose as your gift, will be counted as a contribution over and above your personal gift. Depending on your employer, your gift could be matched 1:1, 2:1, and sometimes 3:1. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses!
To get started on a company match, please do the following:
Contact your Human Resource or Benefits Department to find out if your company has a company Matching Gift Program.
Find out how your company wants you to submit your matching gift. Companies have various methods by which you can submit your matching gift request: online forms, automated phone systems, or a paper form that you submit to Catholic Charities when you make your personal donation. Complete donor section of matching gift form and submit to Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities will verify your personal gift and fill out receiving organization section of matching gift form. The form will then be returned to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution to Catholic Charities.
If you have already sent in a gift to Catholic Charities, but forgot to complete a matching gift form, it’s not too late to send it in. Simply send us your completed matching gift form along with the approximate date and amount of your gift and we’ll do the rest!
For more information, contact Bob Donahue at [email protected] or (203) 416-1313