WHY GETTING YOUR GIFT MATCHED MATTERS
Thanks to the generosity of corporate supporters, employees have the opportunity to double or even triple their donation to Direct Relief through their Matching Gift program. In some cases, companies will also match donations made by spouses, retirees and board members.
How to increase the impact of your donation
1. MAKE A DONATION TO DIRECT RELIEF
This policy varies among matching gift companies. Some match up to 90 days after a gift is made; others request that you send in contributions with your completed matching gift form. Please proceed to step 2 to search for your company’s guidelines.
Please Note: Be sure to keep your gift receipt – your company may require this!
2. SEE IF YOUR COMPANY MATCHES GIFTS
Enter the name of your employer in the box to see if your gift can be matched. If the search produces more than one location for your company, choose your regional office. A research tip: enter the first letter of your company’s name.
If you there are no results for your company, please ask the HR if your company matches employee donations.
3. DOWNLOAD THE MATCHING GIFT FORM
If your company provides a link to their intranet, you can login and submit your matching gift request to them online. They’ll process it and send it to us. If no link is provided in your company’s ‘Information and Guidelines’ form, please ask your HR department for a matching gift form. Fill it out and then fax, email or mail it to us:
27 S. La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone: (805) 964-4767
Fax: (805) 681-4838
Please click here to view Direct Relief’s current 501 (c)(3) Determination Letter from Internal Revenue Service
*Direct Relief meets the criteria specified for Tax-Exempt Organizations under Section 5.01(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Email completed matching gift applications to Jennifer Kocian at: jkocian@DirectRelief.org
4. We will take care of the rest!
Once you have completed the steps above, we will take care of the rest. Thank you for bringing better health to those in need of a healthier, more hopeful future!