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Matching Gifts

Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? Some companies even match gifts from spouses and retirees. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. 

By simply completing a matching gift form through your company (online or paper), you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift! Contributions of any amount help us with our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Use the search engine below to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program. Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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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.

Where do I submit/send my matching gift form?

Companies use different methods for employees to submit their matching gift forms. Some are online and others use a paper form that will need to be filled out and sent to us. If your company uses a paper form, please mail it to the address below or scan and email it to lmathers@gssef.org.

Lauren Mathers
GSSEF Administrative Headquarters
6944 Lake Worth Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33467

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.