Silicon Valley is home to many top high-tech companies. If you are a non-profit in this area it is critical that you are aware of the very generous matching gift programs in your own backyard. Did you know that each year, $10 billion of corporate matching gift money goes unclaimed, which represents about $20 billion to non-profits? (Source: Ryan Scott, 2015 America’s Charities Membership Assembly).

Below is a sample of the matching gift companies in the Silicon Valley area. Donors who work for these and other companies can double – or even triple – their contributions to your non-profit!

Agilent Technologies

Minimum Matched: $100 annually
Maximum Matched: $20,000 annually
Match Ratio: 1:1
Volunteer Match: No
Athletics: No

Apple

Minimum Matched: None
Maximum Matched: $10,000 annually
Match Ratio: 2:1
Volunteer Match: Yes
Athletics: Yes, will match to athletic programs, athletic scholarships or athletic building funds.

Google

Minimum Matched: $25 annually
Maximum Matched: $6,000 annually
Match Ratios: 1:1
Volunteer Match: Yes
Athletics: Yes, will match to athletic programs and athletic scholarships. Will not match to athletic building funds.

HP

Minimum Matched: $25 annually
Maximum Matched: $1,000
Match Ratios: 1:1
Volunteer Match: No
Athletics: No

Netflix

Minimum Matched: $100 annually
Maximum Matched: $10,000 annually
Volunteer Match: No
Athletics: No

Yahoo

Minimum Matched: $25 annually
Maximum Matched: $1,000 annually
Match Ratio: 1:1
Volunteer Match: Yes
Athletics: Will match to athletic programs, athletic scholarships and athletic building funds.

Four Matching Gift Tips You Can Implement in 30 minutes or less:

  1. Add E-Match Donor Link to your web site
  2. Promote matching gifts via twitter.  Sample tweet: Want to double or maybe even triple your donation? Check to see if your employer will match your donation (Insert your HEP E-Match link).
  3. Add a reminder about the potential of matching gifts in your email signature
  4. Check with your Board Members to see if they work for a matching gift company.  They are great stewards for your organization so you need to know if they are matching gift eligible.

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Matching Gift Technology Companies in Silicon Valley

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