A matching gift fund or matching gift, also known as a matching fund or matching donation, is a charitable gift made toward a nonprofit organization by matching the donor’s gift under the provision that an original donor first makes a gift toward that organization.
An example: an employee of a bank, which matches gifts, gives $100 to the church. Since this bank is a matching gift corporation, it will match the donor’s $100 gift to the church one-to-one, for a total of $200. While the church member doesn’t get credit for the $200 on her contribution statement, she has the satisfaction of knowing she has increased the value of her gift to the church.
This past fiscal year the Church of St. Raphael received over $18,000 from the generous parishioners who requested the companies they work for to match their generous contributions to the church.
In order to procure the matching funds for the Church of St. Raphael, please check with your employer (usually your human resource department is a good place to start) to see if they have a matching gift program in place. Check to see what paperwork is required for you to double your gift to the Church of St. Raphael.
If you have any questions about matching gifts please contact Ginny Metzger, 763-537-8401 x202 or send an email to [email protected]