A matching gift is a charitable donation by your company or organization that matches your donation to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, most often dollar for dollar, and therefore providing the opportunity to increase each dollar you donate to Habitat Chesapeake. Thousands of companies across the United States offer matching gift programs to their employees as part of a corporate giving philanthropy. This means millions of individuals are eligible to participate in a matching gift program. In addition, 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer a matching gift program and some companies even double, triple, or quadruple donations!
The main concept of matching gift programs is quite simple. A $100 donation to your organization is eligible to be matched by a corporate employer, literally doubling the donation for a total of $200.
Some companies will make a “matching gift” for the hours you volunteer.
Matching Gift Options
It’s simple – just follow the steps below.
- Confirm that your employer participates in a matching gift program by searching below
- If your company is not listed, speak with your company’s human resources department or contact Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake at MatchingGifts@HabitatChesapeake.org.
- Make your donation to Habitat Chesapeake online or by mail
- Complete the Employee Matching Gifts Program form from your employer’s designated office, or follow the online instructions they may provide. You may need the following: Employer Identification Number (EIN) (Federal Tax Identification Number) 52-1226188 Organization Name: Habitat for Humanity OF THE CHESAPEAKE ( please insure you include “Chesapeake” to insure your donation helps those in Central Maryland) Organization Address: 3741 Commerce Drive, Suite 309, Baltimore, MD 21227 E-mail Address – MatchingGifts@HabitatChesapeake.org Web Address – www.HabitatChesapeake.org Organization Type: Civic, Health and Human Services, Shelter
- Once you notify your employer of your donation, they will contact us for donation verification. We will then complete the process and your employer will distribute the matching gift to Habitat Chesapeake.
- You may also email, provided by your employer, to MatchingGifts@HabitatChesapeake.org or mail the form to Matching Gift, 3741 Commerce Drive, Suite 309, Baltimore, MD 21227 to complete this process.
Please note that, depending upon the company, this process may take up to several months to complete.