Friday, March 9, 2012

Employer Gift Match

Double or triple the impact of your donation to YWCA Clark County! More than 8,000 employers encourage their associates to donate to charitable organizations such as YWCA Clark County and will match employees/retirees contribution dollars.

Matching gift programs are offered to support employees’ philanthropic giving. When you make a gift to YWCA within your company’s program guidelines, the gift is matched with company funds. While most companies will match an employee gift dollar for dollar, some employers will match each $1 with $2. Other companies match less than dollar for dollar. But every dollar helps!

Employees must initiate matching gifts. The steps include:

  • Contact your company’s Human Resources Department to confirm if your employer has a Match Gift program
  • Complete the matching gift form provided by your employer
  • Mail  the form in with your gift
  • YWCA takes care of the rest!

These programs depend solely on the employee taking the initiative to ask for and complete a form. By taking these simple steps the end result is many more participants receive services because of your contribution to our programs.

This is a partial list of local companies offering employer gift matching programs: Adidas, Bank of America, First Interstate Bank, , Gas Transmission Northwest, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, The Home Depot, Hewlett Packard, IBM Corporation, Intel, Key Bank, Macy’s, NIKE, Inc., NW Natural, Prudential, Starbucks, Stream International, Inc., Sterling Bank, Sun Microsystems, Tektronix, U.S. Bank, UPS, US West, VERITAS Software, Verizon and Wells Fargo.

If your company does not have a matching gift program, an inquiry can sometimes help motivate management to set one up.

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