What is a Matching Gift?
A matching gift is a type of gift in which companies match donations that employees make to organizations. When an employee makes a donation, and requests a matching gift from their employer, the employer will then make a donation. Companies usually match donations at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ratio. Matching gifts build employee and customer loyalty, sending a strong message to our community that your company cares about kids.
Why are matching gifts beneficial to Shriners Hospitals for Children?
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our health care system provides advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
Doubling or tripling your gift will help increase the impact on how many children we are able to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Use the employer search tool above to find your employer. If your company is in our database, select it and you will see the specific instructions for your company’s matching gift process.
Use the employer search tool above to find your company. If your company is in our database, you will find the company requirements, such as minimum and maximum match amounts, program guidelines, and information on getting your donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
No. Your employer only matches your donation.
If a company does not approve a matching gift, the company will contact both the employee and the organization the donation was for with the reason the match was rejected. Most often, a matching gift is rejected because the donation amount is not within the program parameters specified by the company.
Yes, complete the matching gift form according to your employers matching gift guidelines. Matching gift forms should be mailed to:
Shriners Hospitals for Children
ATTN: Matching Gifts Coordinator
2900 N. Rocky Point Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
Please note: If the matching gift company has an online matching gift process, the donor will be responsible for completing the matching gift process via the company’s database.
Each company establishes matching gift guidelines. Deadlines for submitting matching gift claims vary between 30 days from the initial gift date, to more than one year. To find out the deadlines associated with your employer’s matching gifts program, please use the employer search tool above.
How do I unsubscribe from matching gift emails if I do not qualify for a matching gift, or am not interested in having my gift matched?
On the bottom of the emails, there is an option to unsubscribe from all matching gift emails.
Many companies extend their matching gifts program to match their retiree’s gifts. To find out if your gifts qualify, please use the search tool above to review your former employer guidelines.