Matching Gifts

Many companies offer a matching gift program to support and encourage philanthropy for employees. Some companies extend programs to match gifts made by spouses and retirees, or for volunteer time.

Contributions of any amount help us meet basic needs and create pathways out of poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors.

Enter the name of your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program. When you complete your employer’s matching gift form online or on paper, your gift may help twice or even three times the number of men, women and children.

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How Do Matching Gifts Work?

Step 1

You make a qualifying gift to Catholic Charities.

Step 2

You submit matching gift request to your employer.

Step 3

Your employer reviews the request for eligibility.

Step 4

Catholic Charities confirms receiving your gift.

If deemed eligible, Catholic Charities receives a check from your employer


Matching gifts are a type of corporate philanthropy that allows donors the opportunity to maximize the impact of their donation.

Most gifts are matched dollar for dollar, doubling your gift but some companies may triple the gift. Companies may vary the amount matched by employment status. Use the search box to check your employer’s guidelines.

Some companies will match as little as $1.00 but commonly companies match gifts $25.00 or more. Additionally, companies have different cap amounts for donation amounts.

Programs vary by company, however many companies follow one of three common matching gift submission deadlines:

  • End of the calendar year.
  • A set number of months from the date of the donation. (The standard is one year, though it can range from one to twelve months.)
  • End of January or February in the year following when the donation was made.

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