What is a matching gift?

Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs.

Here’s an example. Let’s say you work for General Electric and donate $100 to the National Kidney Foundation. General Electric’s matching gift policy has a minimum gift requirement of $25 and matches at a 1:1 ratio. After you submit your matching gift form, GE will double your donation by also writing a check for $100. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match.

It’s a quick and easy way to double your contribution!