Encouraging and supporting volunteerism and charitable giving within the communities of family members
Many of us donate to various charities that are important to us, or support a friend that is raising money for a cause. For all gifts/donations, direct or matching, the organization receiving the gift must be a recognized charitable organization (recognized by IRS as a registered 501c3 charitable organization). Most charities will list this info on their website.
Individual donations are bigger with a matching gift from the foundation.
1) Make an on-line donation to a charitable organization
2) Take a screen shot of your receipt and verify the 501(c)(3) status (often on the receipt)
3) Fill out the Matching Gift Request form
4) The matching donation will be made on the required on-line site using our Foundation credit card.
If you prefer to write a check to your charity
1) Photo copy or scan your check.
2) Send a copy of the check or receipt page along with a short note indicating:
- who to make the matching check to
- the address to send the matching check to
- any additional info that needs to be included, such as verification of 501(c)(3) status
3) Email the info to email@example.com, or fax it "Attn. Linda" at 818-702-9156.
4) Mail your check as you normally would. The Foundation will mail in the matching check with a note referencing your original donation.
For adults, 30 years old or older, the gift matched must be at least $50 and is matched at a straight 1 to 1 rate. It is limited to one gift to the same organization, per family per calendar year. This doesn’t mean multiple families can’t have matching gifts to the same organization within the same year (that actually happens often). There’s no upper limit stipulated, but the Foundation retains the right to limit the size of a matching gift. Some matching gifts to date have reached as high as $2,500. We have simplified the process for any family member under 30 years of age with a new 2 for 1 program.
For all gifts/donations, direct or matching, the organization receiving the gift must be a recognized charitable organizations (recognized by IRS as a registered 501c3 charitable organization). Most charities will list this info on their website.
A Matching Gift