Employer-sponsored Matching Gifts

Using a Employer-sponsored Matching Gift to Double or even Triple your Impact

What is an employer-sponsored matching gift?

With employer-sponsored matching gifts, you may sometimes double or even triple your gift. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. The rate and match depend upon the policies established by each individual company.

How do I make a matching gift?

No company has the same policies or guidelines when it comes to fulfilling a matching gift. Please make sure to reach out to your HR representative to learn about the steps needed to complete the match. Feel free to reach out with requests for gift verification or paperwork by emailing us at

All verification requests sent directly from your Human Resources department can be directed to

Do matching gifts really matter?

There are over 20,000 matching gift organizations in 40+ countries. Many of these companies often have 2:1 matching gift programs.

It is estimated that over $2 billion dollars are donated to organizations through matching gift programs on a yearly basis.

In 2018, Brandeis raised over $100,000 from matching gift donors.

Making a matching gift will ensure that you can double the impact that goes directly to our current students. Matching gifts help to ensure that we can fund more groundbreaking research and provide our students with an exceptional Brandeis experience.

Read about a young alumna who easily doubled her impact through a matching gift program – and in the process became one of the top donors in her class – here.

I still have questions. Who can I call?

Our Annual Giving staff would be happy to answer questions about making a matching gift. Please call us at (800) 333-1948 or email us at