Match My Gift
Matching gifts can help you DOUBLE your impact.
Check below to see if your employer will match your donation and you can double your impact – saving more gorillas.
What are employee matching gift programs?
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. It’s an easy way to double your contribution!
How is this information obtained?
The Fossey Fund partners with a company called Double the Donation. For questions about this program, please email Double the Donation’s team at email@example.com.
How do I request a matching gift?
Requesting a matching gift is normally a five-minute process which must be initiated by the donor. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.
How do I submit a matching gift?
- Make a donation to a nonprofit, such as the Fossey Fund.
- Log into your company’s matching gift submission website (if you use the Double the Donation search tool, you will receive a follow-up email linking to this page).
- Once logged in, search for the Fossey Fund (or other nonprofit) that you donated to.
- Select the appropriate nonprofit from the search result. If it is not found, manually enter the organization’s details.
- Register the donation.
- Submit the completed matching gift request to your employer.
What if I submit my matching gift outside of the nonprofit’s online donation form or dedicated matching gifts page?
If you submit your matching gift outside of the nonprofit’s online donation form or dedicated matching gifts page, please contact the Fossey Fund directly to notify us of the request, so we can track the matching funds as needed.
What if I forget to submit my matching gift request?
If you forget to submit your matching gift after selecting your company at the time of donation, you will receive a series of auto-generated emails prompting you to submit your match. The majority of companies offer an all-electronic matching gift submission process.
Are matching gifts tax-deductible?
While your donation to a 501(c)3 organization is tax-deductible, your matching gift is not tax-deductible. Only your personal contributions are eligible for tax-deduction. Each party involved (yourself and your employer) can only take deductions for contributions they directly made to the nonprofit.
What if I still have questions?
For questions regarding your company’s programs, please contact your employer’s HR or community giving department. Much of the necessary information is also usually available on your company intranet.
For questions regarding submitting a matching gift request to the Fossey Fund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.