Matching gifts are company-donated contributions that match the contributions made by employees, sometimes on a one-to-one, two-to-one, or even a three-to-one basis. This program enables donors to increase the impact of their contributions to Griffin Hospital.
If a company participates in this program, it means they are willing to donate a gift to Griffin Hospital that matches, or equals, an employee's personal contribution without any additional obligation from the individual donor.
Arranging a corporate matching gift is an easy way for Griffin Hospital friends to increase the impact of their personal contributions to the Hospital. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, a donor can generate an additional gift which may double or triple his or her own contribution without any further obligation from the donor.
Each company has its own guidelines for employees to follow. Most matches are initiated by a form submitted to Griffin Hospital by the donor, or by a phone call to the company from the donor.
To find out if your employer has a matching gift program and learn the specifics of requesting a match from your employer, please contact your Human Resources department. They may also provide you with the required form.
Then, simply fill in the necessary information and send it to Griffin Hospital with your gift. The gift and form will be verified by the Development Fund Staff, and the form will be returned to your employer, which will then issue a matching gift contribution to Griffin Hospital.