What is an Employee Matching Gifts Program?
Many companies and corporations offer this program as a benefit to their employees and retirees who wish to donate to a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. Your employer pledges to match your contribution to qualifying organizations.
How much of my donation will my company match?
Rules and regulations vary from company to company, but generally, your employer will match your donation 1:1 up to $1,000 or more a year. If you donate $100, your employer will give another $100. Some companies may also match in-kind gifts, or gifts of products and equipment (like computers).
How do I participate in my Employee Matching Gifts Program?
First, you will need to inquire at your company whether this program is offered. If it is, the process must start with you. The process varies among companies, but generally, there are three steps.
- Make a donation to the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation.
- Obtain an Employee Matching Gifts Program form from your employer's HR department. Fill out the section indicated, and mail it to us at 400 W. Main Street, Lewisville, TX 75057.
- We take it from there! Once we have verified that your donation has been made, we will fill out the second portion of the form and return it to your employer, who will then disburse the matching funds to us.
See, it's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3! Contact our offices at 469-948-2022 if you have any questions.
Thanks to the following corporations for supporting LEF through matching gifts!
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation