Did you know that the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) currently has a small but mighty group of 17 donors that have their employers match their donation? Since 2016, these companies have donated over $3,300 matching gift dollars paid and almost $4,000 matching gift dollars pledged. Almost $10,000 total has been given to the NFED through employer matching gift programs.
While we have 17 current matching gift corporations, there are over 1,300 companies in the U.S. who match gifts. Over 65% of Fortune 500 Companies have a matching gift program. Billions of dollars are left untapped just waiting for their employers to take the first step.
You may be saying to yourself, “Wow! I wonder if my employer has this program. But, what is a matching gift?”
A matching gift is a donation from a corporation that is the same amount (or sometimes lower or higher) as a donation from their employer to the same charity of the employee’s choice. So basically, when an employee makes a donation and has it matched by their employer, they are doubling their original donation without any cost to them and with minimal effort.
Thank you to the following companies who currently have a matching donation pledge or payment to the NFED:
Art Gautreau, Inc. – Agi General Contracting
Benjamin Moore & Co.
E*Trade Financial Matching Gift Program
EMD Millipore Corp
The GE Foundation
Grainger Matching Gifts Program
Merck & Co
Mondelez International (Nabisco) Foundation
National Football League
Oracle Corporation Matching Gifts Program
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gift Program
Do you see your employer on the list? If not, just ask.
Here are eight easy steps to take if your employer has a matching gift program:
First make a donation to the NFED online or to the NFED office at 6 Executive Dr, Ste 2, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.
Talk to your employer’s Human Resource or Charitable Giving Department to let them know you are interested in having your donation matched.
Fill out your employer’s matching gift form either on paper or online. This usually includes the donation amount, the organization’s name and for what cause.
Notify the NFED to complete the form. This information usually includes a tax identification number, the mission and a signature from a staff member or Executive Director.
The NFED then completes the form and sends it back to your employer’s HR or Charitable Giving contact.
They then send a check to the NFED matching your donation! Thank you!
The NFED sends a letter to you and your employer separately thanking both of you for your thoughtful gift. Your employer gets a tax deduction for the matching gift. You get a tax deduction for your original gift.
Some employers also match volunteer hours with a contribution. If you volunteer for the NFED, check to see if your employer matches volunteer hours as well. You can double your good all-around for all of your NFED efforts!
Smaller mom and pop businesses also contribute through a matching gift program. The only way to find out is to ask. We hope you talk to your employer this week to see if they offer a matching gift program. It’s so easy. Help us grow! If you have any questions, please send me an email or call me at (618) 566-6874.
Check out our matching gift companies list to see if your employer is one of them.
Thank you! Supporting you, supporting each other.
List of Companies with Matching Gift Programs
3Com Corporation AlliedSignal Inc.
3M Company Allstate Foundation, TheA
Abacus Capital Investments Allstate Giving Campaign
Abbot Laboratories Altera Corp. Contributions
Accenture Foundation, Inc. Program
Access Fund Altria Employee Involvement
ACE INA Foundation Programs
Adams Harkness and Hill Inc.
Adaptec Foundation AMBAC Indemnity
ADC Foundation Corporation
ADC Telecommunications AMD Corporate Giving
Adobe Systems Inc. Program
ADP Foundation American Express Co.
A & E Television Networks American Express
AEGON TRANSAMERICA FOUNDATION
AEP AMERICAN EXPRESS
AES Corporation Gift Matching Program
A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co.
American Fidelity Corp.
Aetna Foundation, Inc. American General Corp.
AG Communications Systems American Honda Motor Co.
Agilent Technologies Inc.
Aid Association for Lutherans
American Inter Group
AIG Matching Grants Program American International
Aileen S. Andrew Foundation Group, Inc.
AIM Foundation American National Bank
Air Liquide America Corporation and Trust Co. of Chicago
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. American Standard
Albemarle Corp. Foundation
Alco Standard Fdn. American Stock Exchange
AlCOA Foundation Ameriprise Financial
Alexander and Baldwin Inc. Ameritech Corp.
Alexander and Baldwin Foundation Amgen Center
Alexander Haas Martin and Partners Amgen Foundation
Alexander Hamilton Life Amgen Inc.
Allegro Microsystems Inc. AMN Healthcare Services,
Allegiance Corp. and Baxter International Inc. Corp. Giving Program
Allendale Insurance Foundation AmSouth BanCorp.
Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. Foundation
AllianceBernstein AMSTED Industries Inc.
Alliance Capital Management L.P. Amylin Pharmaceuticals,
Alliance Coal LLC Inc. Corp. Giving Program
Alliant Techsystems Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Analog Devices Avon Matching Gifts
Analytics Operations Engineering Program
Analog Devices Inc. Avon Products Foundation,
Anchor/Russell Capital Advisors Inc. Inc.
Andersons Inc. Axa Foundation
Andrea Frankel Allen Charities
AOL Time Warner Foundation
Apple Computer Inc.
Applied Materials Foundation, The
Archer Daniels Midland
ARCO Chemical Co.
Ares Advanced Technology
Ares Management LLC
Argonaut Group Inc. .
Arkansas Best Corporation
Arkwright Mutual Insurance Co.
Arthur J. Gallagher
Ashland Oil Foundation, Inc.
Aspect Global Giving Program
Associates Corp. of North America
Astra Merck Inc.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical LP
Atlantic Data Services Inc.
Atochem North America Foundation
ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc.
ATO FINA Pharmaceutical Foundation
AT&T Communications Systems
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Avery Dennison Foundation
Baker Hughes Foundation
Banc One Foundation
Bank of America
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of America Foundation
Bank of America N.A.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Bank One NA
Bankers Trust Corporation
Bankers Trust Foundation
Banta Corp. Foundations Inc.
Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.
Baughman Company PA
Baxter Allegiance Foundation
Baxter International Foundation
Bearingpoint Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Bechtel Group Foundation
Beckman Coulter, Inc. Corporate Giving Program
Belden Wire and Cable Co.
Bell Atlantic Corp.
Bell & Howell Foundation
Bemis Associates Inc.
Berkshire Mortgage Finance Bethesda LP
Bernstein Real Estate Co.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Binney and Smith Inc.
Biogen Idec Foundation, Inc.
Bituminous Casualty Corp.
Black and Decker
Black and Decker Corporation
Blount Foundation, Inc.
BMC Industries, Inc.
Boeing Company Contributions Program, The
Boeing Employees Community Fund
Bonneville International Corp.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Borden Family of Cos.
Boston Edison Co.
B.P. American, Inc.
BP Amoco Corporation
BP Corporation North America Inc.
BP Foundation, Inc.
Brakeley, John Price Jones Inc.
Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund
Brinks Home Security, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Brown Group, Inc.
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
Burlington Air Express
Burlington Industries, Inc.
Burlington N Rail Rd.
Business & Legal Reports Inc.
Butler Manufacturing Co.
Butlington Northern Santa Fe
Cable and Wireless
Cabot Corp Foundation
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
Caddence Design Systems Inc.
California Community Foundation
California Endowment, The
California Wellness Foundation, The
Callaway Golf Company Foundation
Caltex Petroleum Corp.
Candle Foundation, The
Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Capital Group Inc.
Cardinal Health Foundation
Carl M. Freeman Golf
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carolina Power & Light Co.
Casey Foundation, Margueritte
Caterpillar Tractor Co.
CBS Foundation Inc.
Centre Insurance Company
CertainTeed Corporation Foundation
Champion International Corp.
Charles River Laboratories Inc.
Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation
Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. and Subsidiaries
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Chase Manhattan Bank
Chase Manhattan Corp.
Chase Manhattan Foundation
Cheney Foundation, Ben B.
Chesapeake Corporation Foundation
Chevron Matching Gift Program
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Chicago Title and Trust Co.
Choice Hotels International
Chrysler Foundation, The
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Chubb and Son
Church & Dwight Company Inc.
Ciba Corning Diags
Cimarex Energy Company
Circuit City Foundation
Circuit City Stores, Inc.
CITGO Petroleum Corp.
Clairborne Foundation, Liz
Clorox Company Foundation, The
Club Corp. International
C.M. Capital Foundation
Colonial Management Association, Inc.
Colonial Management Group
Colonial Pipeline Company
Columbus Life Insurance Co.
Commercial Federal Bank
Community First Bank Shares Inc.
Community First Technologies Inc.
Compaq Computer Corporation
Components Corp. of America
Computer Associates International, Inc.
Computer Network Technology Corp.
ConAgra Foods Foundation
Conexant Systems, Inc. Corporate
Consolidated Natural Gas Co.
Consolidated Papers Inc.
Constellation Energy Group
Consulting Partners Inc.
Consumer Electronics Association
Consumers Energy Foundation
Converium Reinsurance (North America), Inc.
Cooper Industries Foundation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Copley Foundation, Helen K. And James S. Corning Inc.
Corn Products International
Corporate Community Affairs
Corporate Software, Inc.
Corporate Software and Technology
Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc.
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.
Corporate Giving Program
C.R. Bard, Inc.
Cranston Printworks Co.
Creative Strategy, Inc.
Credit Agricole Indosuez
Crestar Financial Corp.
CSC Index, Inc.
Cyprus Amax Minerals Co.
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund
Davey Company Foundation, The
David L. Babson and Co. Inc.
Dean Witter Discover
DEKALB Genetics Corp.
Del Monte Foods
Delta Airlines Foundation
Demont & Associates Inc.
Detroit Edison Co.
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Deutsche Bank NA
Devon Energy Corporation
DFS Group Ltd.
Diageo Global Business Support
Diageo North America
Disney Company Foundation, Walt, The
Dow AgroSciences, LLC
Dow Chemical Co Foundation
Dow Corning Corp.
Dow Corning Inc.
Dream Street Foundation
DST Systems Inc.
Duke Power Co.
Duracell International Inc.
East Bay Community Foundation, The
Eastern Bank & Trust Co.
Eastern Mountain Sports
Eaton Charitable Fund
Eaton Vance Management
Edison International Corporate Giving
Edison International Foundation
El Paso Energy Foundation
ELF Atochem North America Inc.
Eli Lilly & Company Foundation
Emerson Electric Co.
EMI Music Foundation
Employees Community Fund
Energizer Charitable Trust
Energizer/Eveready Battery Co.
Energy for Others
Equifax Community Relations
Equistar Chemicals, LP
Equitable Insurance Companies, The
Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States
Equiva Services LLC
Erie Insurance Group
Ernst & Young Foundation
Essex Group, Inc.
Explorer Pipeline Company
Express Financial Services
Exxon Mobil Corporation Contributions Program
Exxon Mobil Foundation
Factory Mutual Insurance Company
Fannie Mae and the Fannie Mae Foundation
Farmers Group, Inc. Corporate Giving
Farmers Insurance Group
Federal Home Loan Bank/Dallas
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
Federated Department Stores Inc.
Feingold & Feingold Insurance
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund
Fidelity Investments, Fdn.
Fiduciary Trust Company
Fiduciary Trust Co., Boston
Fieldstone Foundation, The
Fireman’s Fund Foundation
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.
First Bank Systems
First Data Corp
First Data Resources
First Energy Corp.
First Tennessee/First Horizon
First Union Foundation
Fluor Foundation, The
Fluor Foundation FM Global Foundation
FM Global Foundation
Focal Communications Corp
Ford Family Foundation, The
Ford Matching Gift Program
Fort James Corp. and Subsidiaries
Fort James Foundation
Fortis Financial Group
Fortune Brands Inc.
Foundation for Educational Funding Inc.
Freddie Mac Foundation
Frederic W. Cook & Co. Inc.
Friedman Billings Ramsey & Co.
Fuji Bank, Ltd.
Fujitsu Network Comm.
Fuller Company Foundation, H. B.
Fulton Financial Corporation
Gallo Winery Corporate Giving
Program, E. & J.
Gannett Co. Inc.
Gap Foundation, The
Gartner – The Matching Gift Center
Gary-Williams Co./Piton Foundation
Gary Williams Oil Producer
GEICO Philanthropic Foundation
GenCorp Foundation, Incorporated
Genentech General Physics Corporation
Genentech, Inc. Corporate Giving Program
GeneralCologne Re Geo
General Mill Foundation
General Mills Inc.
General Motors Foundation
General Re Corp.
General Re Services Corporation
Gensler & Associates
Georgia Power Foundation
Geotrace Technologies Inc
Gerber Products Co.
Gerling Global Reinsurance Corp. of America
Getty Trust, J. Paul
Giddings & Lewis Foundation, Inc.
Gillette Company, The
Gilman Paper Co.
Glaxo Wellcome inc.
Global Impact/Countrywide Financial Corporation
Globe Newspaper Co. and Subsidiaries
GMAC – RFC
Goldman Fund, Richard and Rhoda
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Grainger Company, The
Grainger Matching Gifts
Grand Canyon Association
Grant Thornton Foundation
Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co., LLC
Graphics Controls Corp.
Graybar Electric Foundation
Grenzebach Glier & Associates Inc.
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Guardian Life Insurance Company
H & R Block Inc.
Haas Fund, Walter and Elise
Haas, Jr. Fund, Evelyn and Walter
Halliburton Energy Services
Halliburton Foundation Inc
Hallmark Corporation Foundation
Hambrecht & Quist Group
Hambrecht & Quist, LLC
Hampton and Harper Inc.
Hannah M.A. Co.
Harcourt General Inc.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harrah’s Entertainment Inc.
Harris Trust & Savings Bank: Harris Bankcorp
Hartford Insurance Group
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. – HSB Group Inc.
Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.
Hazen Foundation, Inc., Edward W., The
HB Fuller Foundation
Heinz H.J. Co.
Heller Financial Inc.
Hemmings Motor News
Henry Luce Foundation
Heron Foundation, F. B., The
Heublein Foundation Inc.
Hewlett Foundation, William and Flora, The
Hibernia National Bank
Higher Education Publications Inc.
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc
Hoechst Celanese Foundation
Hoechst Marion Roussel Inc
Hofmann Foundation, K. H.
Holyoke Mutual Insurance Co. in Salem
Home Depot Foundation
Home Loans First Tennessee Matching Gift Program
Home Savings of America
Hormel Foods Corporation
Hospitality Franchise Systems
Houghton Chemical Corp.
Houghton Mifflin Co.
Household International Inc.
Holyoke Mutual Insurance Co.
HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Corporate
Hub Distributing, Incorporated
Huck International Inc. and Cordant Technologies Inc.
Hypo Real Estate Corporation
IBM International Foundation
IBM Matching Grant Program
IDS Financial Services, Inc.
IKON Office Solutions
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Independence Investment Associates Inc.
Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
Ingram Micro Inc. Corporate Giving Program
Institutional Investor, Inc.
Insurance Service Office Inc
Intelsat International Monetary Fund
International Business Machines Corp.
International Data Group
International Paper Company Foundation
Intuit Foundation, The
Irvine Foundation, James, The
Jackson National Community Fund
Jacobs Family Foundation, Inc.
Jamee and Marshall Field Foundation
James S Copley Foundation
Jefferies & Company, Inc.
Jefferies Group Inc.
Jefferson Pilot Financial
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
John Hancock Advisers Inc.
John Hancock Financial Services Inc
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.
John Wiley & Sons Inc. Publishers
Johnson Controls Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson Family of Cos.
Jones, Lang, LaSalle Juniper Networks, Inc.
Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc.
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
P. Morgan & Co. Inc.
Paul Getty Trust
Juran Institute, Inc.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser Family Foundation, Henry J., The
Kansas City Southern Industries Inc.
Kawasaki Motors Corporation
Kemper Insurance Cos.
Kemper National Co.
Keystone Associates Inc.
Kimberly Clark Foundation
KN Energy Foundation
KN Energy Inc.
Knight Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Ridder Inc