Ask for a Matching Gift
Want to increase the impact of your tax-deductible donation?
Matching Gift Program
Find out if your company offers a matching gift program (sometimes called a matching grant program). Most will match your charitable contribution dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! This means if you make a $100 donation to Stray from the Heart and your company matches it, we receive $200. If your company doubles its match, Stray from the Heart gets $300 – all because you contributed $100 to our cause.
Volunteer grant programs are another way companies encourage employees to donate their time to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations like Stray from the Heart. Your company may give a certain amount for each hour of volunteer work, such as $10 per hour, or grant a specific amount per volunteer.
What to Do Next
To get started, check out this list of companies with matching gift programs. You can also contact your employer or human resources department to find out if your company offers a matching gift or volunteer grant program and how you can participate. Typically, you will need to complete a short form, which only takes a few minutes.
If your company doesn’t have a charitable giving program, make the case for one. You will both enjoy tax benefits, but more importantly, your joint effort will help Stray from the Heart make a greater impact!