Matching Gifts


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 Note: Be sure to keep your gift receipt – your company may require this!

2. Complete your Company’s Matching Gift Form

If your company provides a link to their matching gifts platform, you can login and submit your matching gift request to them online. They’ll process the request and send it to Direct Relief for verification. If no link is provided by your company, please ask your human resources department for a matching gift form. Please fill out the form and then mail, fax, or email it to us:

Direct Relief
27 S. La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone: (805) 964-4767 or (800) 676-1638
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:

3. We will take care of the rest!

Once you have completed the steps above, Direct Relief will take care of the rest! Thank you for taking the extra steps to double your impact!

If you have questions or would like more information on how to double your donation to Direct Relief, please email, or visit the Matching Gifts FAQ.