This is an ideal way to multiply your gift by two or even three times. Recognizing the importance of philanthropy, many employers agree to match or multiply donations made by both active and retired employees and, in some cases, employees’ spouses. To learn more about matching gift programs, inquire with your employer’s human resources office.
Here is information about three matching programs. If you work for a Washington Post company or a Tribune Co. business unit, here are the specifics. Please tell us if you have information about other employers of JAWS members and benefactors by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington Post matches contributions to tax-exempt organizations, up to $2,000 a year for full-time employees. The Post double-matches contributions to organizations for which an employee is an active volunteer, meaning you serve on the board of directors or hold an active committee position. Employees send a form to the organization with their donation. The organization then returns the form to The Washington Post.
To access a form and instructions, go to the company’s IntraNed website and click on ‘online forms.’ Questions also can be directed to email@example.com or 877-702-6381.
“Tribune Company or its participating business units will match donations to most United States nonprofit organizations that are tax-deductible under Section 501 (c)(3) and 170 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. Included are public as well as private elementary and secondary schools; two- and four-year colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools listed in Accredited Institutions of Post Secondary Education, U.S. Office of Education; state, regional or national associations of colleges or universities; cultural, performing and visual arts organizations; hospitals; social service organizations and a wide variety of other non-profit organizations.
“Excluded are donations to public television, public radio or their connected enterprises; the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation; the United Way/Crusade of Mercy; places of worship; partisan political organizations; and organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected classification in access to services, employment, membership, or in the selection of volunteers or vendors.”