Many employers offer matching gift programs to encourage their employees to support charitable causes such as hunger relief. An employer may match your gift or volunteer time dollar for dollar –and sometimes by much more. It can be easy to double or even triple the value of your donation to Feeding Westchester with a matching gift!
The information below answers commonly asked questions about matching gifts. For additional information, contact Tamar Jacobson at TJacobson@FeedingWestchester.Org or 914.909.9612
How do I find out if my employer offers a matching gift program?
Ask your human resources department if they offer a matching gift benefit. (And if they don’t offer it at present, you might want to ask them to consider doing so).
How do I apply for a matching gift?
Check with your human resources department for instructions. They may ask you to complete a paper form or apply online. Most applications only ask for your name, address, and details about your gift — it’s simple!
Where do I send my matching gift form?
Please complete the form and send it along with your gift to:
200 Clearbrook Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
Feeding Westchester completes its portion of the form and returns it to your employer, who in turn sends in the matching gift donation.
What if I’m retired?
Many businesses offer this benefit to their retirees as well. Just ask.
Can my spouse also apply for a matching gift?
If your spouse’s employer also offers a matching gift program, you may be able to apply for an additional match.
What if I made a donation recently but didn’t apply for a matching gift at the time?
Many employers will still match your gift after the fact. Check with them about their requirements, or ask us to find out for you.