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Matching Gifts

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Many companies match their employees' charitable contributions. If yours is among them, it’s an easy way to increase your contribution to us!

It all starts with YOU. To initiate the matching process, it's as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Download the form in the directory below or contact your human resources officer and request a matching gift form.
  2. Complete the employee section of the form and send it to us.
  3. Sit back and watch your support grow!
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What is a matching gift?

Many companies set aside special funds each year to match charitable contributions their employees make to qualified nonprofit organizations. The amount of the match is a matter of company policy, varying from 50 cents to dollar-for-dollar, or more. It may also vary from year to year.

My employer requires verification of my contribution. Where can I get the forms and where do I send them?

Companies will match only the amount paid to WLRN, therefore, if you paid your pledge by installments, WLRN can only verify your matching gift request once the pledge has been paid in full. Sustaining members should submit one request annually, after they have made their final payment during the calendar year. Further, some companies will also only match the tax-deductible amount of your contribution, excluding the market value of any gifts you may have received. WLRN will verify the tax-deductible portion of your contribution. Please contact Member Services for any questions at 305-350-7980 or matchinggifts@friendsofwlrn.org.

Must I be a full-time active employee to have my contribution matched?

Not necessarily. Most organizations match part-time employees and retirees. Many also match spouses, annuitants, and directors. Some companies even give matching dollars for volunteer hours their employees provide to qualified organizations.

Are there any restrictions on how much I contribute in order to be matched?

Most companies have a minimum and maximum contribution they will match. Please check with your Human Resources Officer for the specific policy.

Is there a time limit on eligibility?

Companies do require that we complete and return the form within a set time period, usually 90 days. We recommend that you submit the form at the same time you make your contribution, or as soon thereafter as possible. 

How long does it take for the gift to be matched?

The process varies from one company to another. Some companies issue their matching payments only once or twice a year, so it may take as much as a year for your gift to be matched. 

Individual donors are the driving force behind WLRN’s success. Through the years, our loyal members have strengthened and helped WLRN advance.