Many employers offer matching gift programs, doubling or sometimes even tripling the impact of your gift. Some companies also provide matching gifts for spouses, retirees or employee volunteer hours that help extend the reach of your footprint on the health of the Bay.
Billions of dollars in employer matching funds go unclaimed at the end of each year, mostly because many employees don’t even know that their employer provides these matching funds for their contributions. Matching gift programs are available for any public charity and provide a great opportunity to make your donation stretch further! Make sure your matching funds aren’t being left behind, here are a few simple ways to find out if you can match your gift to Save The Bay:
- Visit Save The Bay’s Double the Donation tool. This helpful tool below will provide you all the information needed to request a matching gift from your employer!
- If you can’t find your company using the search bar above, check your company’s intranet, website or HR department for more information.
How do I match my gift to Save The Bay? Save The Bay’s tax ID number is 94-6078420. Forms can be mailed to Save The Bay at 1330 Broadway, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612. Once we receive the request, your company will send its matching donation directly to Save The Bay.
Do you regularly volunteer your time and talent? Many companies support employees’ giving their time and have volunteer matching programs to raise funds for their favorite organizations. Find your company using the search bar above to learn if your employer offers volunteer matching opportunities.
Save The Bay provides education and restoration programs to over 6,500 students and adult volunteers, including our corporate volunteer programs. Our corporate partners play an important role in the protection, restoration and celebration of San Francisco Bay.
If you would like more information about how to double or even triple your impact through employee matching gifts contact Kristina Watson at (510) 463-6820 or kwatson@saveSFbay.org.
You can find more information about matching gifts on our website: http://www.savesfbay.org/employer-matched-gifts.