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
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
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
Adobe Systems Inc.
Bank of America
Blue Shield of California
New York Times Company