Matching Gifts Donation

Donate With Matching Gifts Donations

As a supporter of Catholic World Mission, you might qualify for a match, which could double or even triple your already generous gift! Check with your Human Resources Department to determine if your company participates in gift matching.

What Is a Matching Gift Donation?

A matching gift donation is when a company matches — or exceeds — an employee’s donation to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization like Catholic World Mission.
For example, when an employee donates $100, their employer will donate $100 with a 1:1 match ratio.
Some companies offer different match ratios, like 2:1, where the company gifts twice the original donation amount.

How Do Matching Gift Programs Work?

Donation matching is a convenient way to maximize your donation to the nonprofit organization of your choice. The process might look different based on the company you work for, but generally, donation matching follows the same pattern:

  • The employee donates to their preferred 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity.
  • The employee then submits a matching gift request to their employer.
  • The employer approves or denies the request based on the eligibility of the nonprofit.
  • The company sends a matching gift to the nonprofit if the request is approved.

Most companies request employees submit matching gift request forms within a specific time frame after donating. For example, some businesses set time frames like 90 days. Alternatively, some prefer to receive forms before particular dates for tax purposes, like December 31st or April 15th.

Why Donate With a Corporate Matching Gift Program?

Are you looking for a way to make the most of donating to a nonprofit you want to support? Learn about the advantages of gift matching:

  • You maximize your giving potential and double your impact. Matching gift programs make it possible to increase your donation to the charities you hold close to your heart. Maximize your long-term impact by submitting your matching gift request to your employer, whether your company offers a 1:1 or 2:1 donation matching program.
  • Matching gift programs are a simple way to give more. Doubling your donation and optimizing your impact is convenient when you donate through a corporate gift matching program. Once you send your donation to Catholic World Mission, submit your matching gift request to your employer so that they might match your donation.
  • You can deduct your donations from your taxes. Donations made to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible, which means that it’s possible to remove the amount you donate personally to Catholic World Mission from your income taxes.

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