Corporate Matching Gift

 

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

1. Why should I participate in the Matching Gift program?

A Matching Gift program is an easy way for your donation to the St. James School Education Foundation (SJSEF) to grow without depleting any additional funds of yours. Employers establish these programs to support the deserving institutions and charities that are important to their employees. In this case, taking the time to submit for a Matching Gift will help the SJSEF reach our goal of a $1,000,000 annuity in significantly less time, allowing it to yield the desired benefits to our school much sooner. Remember, our children are the ones who will reap the benefits of this program.

2. Does is cost me anything to participate in a Matching Gift Program?

No, these programs are generally established as part of the employers’ philanthropic efforts and do not require any fees from you. Each program has established it’s own guidelines and requirements regarding the eligible recipient organizations, the amount of donation that will be matched, and what is required to process a matching gift.

3. What do I have to do to get my employer to match my donations?
In most cases, all you need to do is contact your Human Resources Department and ask for the required forms that you need to fill out. You will likely need to
Submit the form to the SJSEF for us to fill out a portion of the form before the gift is generated.

Generally you will need to submit a form to your employer each time you make a donation to the Foundation.

Please download and fill out the Permission for Employer Matching Request form and return it to the school.

Please click on the link Matching Gift Program Employers to see a partial list of participating employers.