Q. Does CFCA qualify for employer matching gifts?
A. Absolutely! Employer matching gifts are a no-cost way to double, triple or quadruple your contributions to CFCA.
To find out whether your company has a matching gift program, use our online search tool or ask your human resources department.
If your company qualifies, it’s simply a matter of completing a paper or online form through your employer’s human resources department or an affiliated third party.
Your matching gift forms are then submitted for processing and forwarded to CFCA for verification of your contribution(s).
Once your contribution is verified and approved, the matching gift is paid directly to us, which we note on our records. You should receive an acknowledgment from us concerning your contribution.
Where the matching gift money goes
We designate 100 percent of gifts through employer matching gift programs to our scholarship program. (In 2011, nearly 8,000 students received CFCA scholarships!)
Your donations provide scholarship assistance to promising young men and women, allowing them to achieve educational goals, serve their communities and build a path out of poverty for themselves and their families.
In 2011, we received $329,000 in employer matching gifts from donor requests made. That’s all thanks to the amazing generosity of our sponsors and donors!
Here are three steps you can take today to help:
1. Use our online search tool to see whether your company has a matching gift policy.
Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their current or retired employees. Our online search tool helps facilitate your gift request by letting you search for your employer’s name among the listed companies.
2. Check your online sponsorship account to determine your year-to-date contributions.
Having an idea of your payment history may help you determine the value of your employer’s matching gift.
3. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (800) 875-6564 Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.
We’d love to hear from you! If you have any questions about matching gift programs, feel free to contact us.