What are corporate matching gift programs?

Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.

For example, if a donor works for Bank of America and donates $100.00 to The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), Bank of America will double the donation by also writing a check for $100.00.

Thousands of companies offer matching gift programs and the impact of these programs can be substantial. For example, in one year, Microsoft matched $53.2 million in employee monetary donations that went to nearly 19,000 unique non-profit organizations. 

Did you know that more than 15 million employees work for companies with matching gift programs?

 

Want to help The Prem Rawat Foundation with a matching gift?

Companies and foundations use various procedures by which employees can request matching gifts: online forms, payroll deductions, or paper forms. You can contact your company’s human resource department to research your options.

If TPRF is not listed as a charity with your company’s charitable giving program, we can easily provide our information to you and/or your company see if we can become a participating charity with your place of work. If you need our assistance with this, please contact donations@tprf.org, and we will assist you in providing the information that your company requires.

 

Third-Party Charitable Giving Administrators

Some companies use a third party administrator to handle their corporate giving program. Examples of third-party matching gift vendors include America Gives, Benevity, and Bright Funds. If your company uses a third-party vendor, and TPRF is not already registered as a 501(c)(3) charity with them, please contact donations@tprf.org. Provide us with the vendor’s name (and contact information if you have it), and the donations team will follow up to see if TPRF can join their charitable giving network.