Matching Gifts

Double your impact with a matching gift or volunteer incentive grant!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies may even match gifts made by retirees, spouses, and board members. Others provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!

Double your impact with a matching gift or volunteer incentive grant!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies may even match gifts made by retirees, spouses, and board members. Others provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!

It’s simple! Submitting for a Matching Gift or Volunteer Grant Hours is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

Step 1: CALL or visit your employer’s HR or community giving department

Step 2: ASK if your employer has a Matching Gift program and ask your employer to match your financial donation or volunteer hours. Many companies will also match volunteer hours of spouses and retired employees too.

Step 3: Submit your company’s Matching Gift form in one of the following ways:

Contact: Mark Cox at mcox@bbbsli.org or (516) 731-7880 x213

Mail:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
The E. David Woycik, Jr. Building
25 Carle Road
Westbury, NY 11590

Frequently Asked Questions

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. Most companies with employee matching gift programs provide a 1:1 match which doubles your donation.

What are employee volunteer grant programs?

Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which the company provides a monetary donation to eligible nonprofits as a way to recognize employees who volunteer. Please see your company guidelines to determine how many hours are needed to qualify for a volunteer grant.

Am I eligible to participate in my company's programs?

Eligibility rules vary by company but your eligibility is normally based on your employment status and length of employment.

How do I request a matching gift or volunteer grant?

Requesting a matching gift or volunteer grant is normally a five minute process. The company will provide either a paper form or an electronic submission process.

How many companies offer these programs?

Thousands of companies representing over 15 million employees offer one or both of these programs.  Please be sure to check your employer’s intranet or email HR for additional details.

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 available on your company intranet.

For questions regarding submitting a matching gift or volunteer grant to us, you can reach us using the contact information below:

Mailing Address:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
The E. David Woycik, Jr. Building
25 Carle Road
Westbury, NY 11590

Email Address: mcox@bbbsli.org
Phone: (516) 731-7880 x213