Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
If you work for an employer with a matching gift program, you may be able to make your charitable contribution count more than once - even twice!
What is a matching gift?
Many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage and support their employees' philanthropic giving. When an eligible employee makes a gift to a nonprofit organization that falls within the company's program guidelines, the gift is matched with company funds. While most companies will match an employee gift dollar for dollar, some employers will match each $1 with $2. Other companies match less than dollar for dollar.
How do I make a matching gift?
Generally, you will get and partly complete your employer's matching gift form, and send it with your donation to Sutter Medical Center Foundation. We then complete our part of the form and forward it to your employer. Your employer will then certify both the donor's and the Foundation's eligibility for a matched gift, and send a gift directly to us. We will notify you when your employer's matching gift is received. These procedures may vary slightly from company to company.
Which companies offer matching gift programs?
Thousands of U.S. companies match employee gifts. If you work for a subsidiary of a large company, you may be eligible to have your gift matched by the parent company.
For more information, call us at 916-733-3863. To find out whether your employer has a matching gift program, contact your company's Human Resources Department.