Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match charitable donations made by their employees. You can make your gift to the Vermont Foodbank go further by having your employer match your contribution, which may double or even triple the value of your gift. Some companies even match gifts made by employees’ spouses or retirees. There is no additional cost to you and the matching gift counts toward your total giving.

Is my gift too small?

Most matching gift programs do have a minimum and maximum amount that they will match each year. Many start at the $25 level and some go as high as $10,000. Find out the particulars for your program from your Human Resources department.

Will my employer like this idea?

Matching gift programs are set up as a way for a company to encourage community engagement and support organizations that are important to their employees. The company sets money aside for this purpose, but you have to ask for the match to be made. Having your gift matched is one of the benefits you receive as an employee- take advantage of it and increase the amount