Matching gifts are a type of corporate giving program that essentially double an employee’s initial donation to an eligible nonprofit organization.
The first matching gift program began in 1954. The GE Foundation created the Corporate Alumni Program that matched employee donations to schools and universities.
Since then, companies of all shapes and sizes have created matching gift programs to give back to nonprofits and encourage employee philanthropy.
Ask your company’s Human Resources department if their corporate giving program matches donations and double your contribution to the Oak Park Education Foundation!