Matching Gift Program
Multiply your gifts to Friends of the Orphans and help even more children in need!
What Is a Matching Gift Program?
It is a program that is a part of most companies' contribution policies that allow the company to contribute financially to nonprofit organizations that their employees support.
How Does It Work?
When an employee contributes to a qualified nonprofit organization, the company matches that contribution, sometimes doubling or even tripling it. For example, if you give $50 to Friends of the Orphans, your employer may donate $50 or $100 to Friends.
How Do I Find Out If My Employer Has A Matching Gift Program?
Search for your employer online. If you do not find it, ask your Human Resources representative or supervisor if you have a Matching Gift Program. If you do not, please encourage them to participate!
Who Can Participate?
Employees, retirees, spouses and their immediate family members may participate. If a company with a Matching Gift Program employs you, your spouse or your children, each of your gifts to Friends may qualify for a matching gift. You may also be able to participate if you or your spouse are receiving benefits under a company pension plan.
How Do I Get Started?
If your company does not have a form, please contact your regional Friends office and we will be happy to send you one.
- Ask your employer for a contribution/matching gift form.
- Complete and sign the form.
- Send your check and form to your regional Friends of the Orphans office.
Friends of the Orphans is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, Federal Tax ID# 65-1229309. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
Listed below are some areas that may qualify for your company's support:
Click here for the list of participting companies. If your company is not on this list, ask your Human Resources representative or supervisor if you have a Matching Gift Program. If your company has a Matching Gift Program but is not listed here, please let us know so we can add it.
Friends of the Orphans helps provides food, clothing, shelter and health care for orphaned and abandoned children as well as other people in need.
Friends helps provide classroom materials and supplies, salaries, and scholarships for disadvantaged children attending pre-school, primary and secondary school, as well as universities, colleges and technical schools in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Friends helps provide materials and supplies in areas where orphaned children help to provide their own support, such as farming, sewing and construction.
Friends helps provide funding for music, dance, art, literature and other cultural programs.
Friends helps provide funding for vocational training, special education, health education, agriculture and health care. Participating Companies