What is an Employee Matching Gifts Program?
Many companies and corporations offer this program as a benefit to their employees and retirees who wish to donate to a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization which OEF is.
Your employer pledges to match your contribution to qualifying organizations.
How much of my donation will my company match?
Rules and regulations vary from company to company, but generally, your employer will match your donation 1:1 up to $1,000 or more a year. In other words, if you donate $100, your employer will give another $100.
How do I participate in my Employee Matching Gifts Program?
First, you will need to inquire at your company whether this program is offered. If it is, the process starts with you. (1) Make a donation to Owls Education Foundation. (2) Obtain an Employee Matching Gifts Program form from your employer, fill out the section indicated, and mail it to us (OEF, 38200 Pacific Park Drive, Murrieta, 92563) (3) We will take it from there – once we have verified that your donation has been made, we will fill out the second portion of the form and return it to your employer, who will then disburse the matching funds to us.
Hereâs a list of just some companies with Matching Gift Programs:
Abbott Laboratories Aetna
Albertson’s American Express
American International Group, Inc. Ameritech
Anchor Brewing Company ARCO
AT T Bank of America
Best Foods Boeing
BP Amoco Corporation California HealthCare
California Wellness Caterpillar
Chevron Texaco Corp. Cisco Systems, Inc.
Costco Delta Air Lines Inc.
Edison (Southern California) Eli Lily Company
Exxon Mobil Fannie Mae
Federated Department Stores, Inc.(Macy’s) Freddie Mac
Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. Hewlett-Packard Co.
Home Depot IBM Corporation
Johnson Johnson Levi Strauss
MasterCard International, Inc. Merck Co., Inc.
Microsoft Corporation Mobil
Nestle Company, Inc. Nordstrom Corporation
Quest Diagnostics SAFECO Insurance
Siemens Corp. Sprint Corp.
State Farm Insurance Union Pacific Railroad
UPS Verizon Corp.