Seek a matching gift for your JAWS donation
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.
Companies that match your donation to JAWS
- Chicago Tribune Company
- Copely Press Inc.
- Dow Jones & Co., Inc.
- Gannett Co., Inc.
- Globe Newspapers Company and subsidiaries
- McCormick & Co., Inc.
- New York Times Co.
- Reuters America
- E.W. Scripps Co.
- Time Inc.
- Time Warner
- Times Publishing
- Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
- Turner Corp.
- Washington Post Co.
Here is information about three matching programs. If you work for a New York Times company, 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.
New York Times
New York Times Company Foundation matches gifts at 1.5 to 1 for employees of the newspaper and the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries. It also provides the same match for retired employees and for company directors. The annual limit per person is $3,000 a year, which evokes $4,500 in Times contributions. Gifts to educational, cultural, environmental and journalistic organizations are matched, and JAWS has qualified. The matching gift form must be an original, not a photo-copy or a fax copy. It may be obtained at company offices or by phone request to 212 556-1901. The foundation notifies donors, by e-mail, when a matching gift has been mailed. The Web site is www.nytco.com/foundation.
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.”
- Gifts must be in cash (check or money order).
- $25 is the minimum amount for a single gift to be eligible for a company match.
- An employee may make an unlimited number of gifts during a calendar year. Up to $500 of employee gifts will be eligible for a company match.
- The company will match qualifying tax-deductible donations on a $2-for$1 basis.
- Gifts will be matched on a first-come, first-served basis, as there is a limited employer matching gifts budget.
- Memberships, subscriptions, fees, tuition or any form of purchase or payment for service are not eligible for matching purposes.
- Donations to college or university athletic associations or their athletic booster clubs are not eligible for matching purposes.
- At the time when an employee makes a donation to an organization, a preference to have the company’s matching gift applied for a specified fund or particular area of support may be indicated.
- The company has final approval on whether or not a gift qualifies for matching purposes.