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Matching Corporate Gifts

Many corporations match their employees' charitable contributions. If yours is among them, you can easily increase the impact of your gift, in some cases by 100% or more! For a partial list of participating companies, click here.

The matching gift process can only be initiated by the employee. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

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Make your donation to Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida (either on-line or by mail).

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Contact your employee benefits or HR office and request a matching gift form.

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Complete the employee section of the form and send it to us.

FAQs

What is a matching gift? 
Many companies set aside special funds each year to match contributions their employees make to qualified nonprofit organizations. The amount of the match is a matter of company policy, but it varies from 50 cents for each dollar, up to $2 and even $3 in some cases. It might also vary from year to year. 


Must I be a full-time active employee to have my contribution matched? 
Not necessarily. Most organizations match part-time employees and retirees. Many also match spouses, annuitants, and directors. Some companies even give matching dollars for volunteer hours their employees give to qualified organizations. 

Are there any restrictions on how much I contribute in order to be matched? 
Most companies have a minimum contribution they will match usually around $25 and a maximum annual amount, anywhere from $1000 to $10,000. 

Is there a time limit on eligibility? 
Companies do require that we complete and return the form within a set time period, usually 90 days. We recommend that you submit the form at the same time you make your contribution, or as soon thereafter as possible. 

How long does it take for the gift to be matched? 
The process varies from one company to another. Some companies issue their matching payments only once or twice a year, so it may take as much as a year for your gift to be matched.


Your commitment to Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, and our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, helps us provide programs in financial literacy, healthy living and leadership programs, as well as the traditional Girl Scout experiences to over 10,500 girls in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Broward counties. We are deeply grateful to all our donors for their continued support.

For additional information, or to send in your matching gift form, contact:

Lauren Mathers
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida
1224 W. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter, FL 33458
lmathers@gssef.org
561-427-0258