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Employee Matching Gifts Program

Interested in doubling your contribution to Asian Women's Shelter at no cost to you? Read through these FAQs to learn more about Employee Matching Gifts Programs and how you can participate.

What is an Employee Matching Gifts Program?

Many companies and corporations offer this program as a benefit to their employees and retirees who wish to donate to a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. Your employer pledges to match your contribution to qualifying organizations.

How much of my donation will my company match?

Rules and regulations vary from company to company, but generally, your employer will match your donation 1:1 up to $1,000 or more a year. If you donate $100, your employer will give another $100. Some companies may also match in-kind gifts, or gifts of products and equipment (like computers).

How do I participate in my Employee Matching Gifts Program?

First, you will need to inquire at your company whether this program is offered. If it is, the process must start with you. The process varies among companies, but generally speaking, there are three steps - you take the first two, and the final step is ours. (1) Make a donation to Asian Women's Shelter. (2) Obtain an Employee Matching Gifts Program form from your employer, fill out the section indicated, and mail it to us (3543 18th St. #19, San Francisco, CA 94110). (3) We will take it from there - once we have verified that your donation has been made, we will fill out the second portion of the form and return it to your employer, who will then disburse the matching funds to us.

Is it worth it?

We think so! It's a win-win situation: Not only are you taking advantage of this great opportunity to increase your contribution to Asian Women's Shelter, but your employer is happy because you are happy, and we are thrilled, as always, to have the support of individuals like you!

Here are some examples of companies that offer Matching Gifts Programs:

  • Adobe Systems Inc.
  • American Express
  • Amgen
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cisco
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Microsoft
  • New York Times Company
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Xcel Energy
  • Yahoo