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Matching Charitable Gifts Policy

March 09, 2008

The Matching Charitable Gifts policy states that the program is open to all employees and is intended to recognize and support the important work of nonprofit organizations. The program is designed to encourage and match employees’ charitable contributions to qualified organizations. It lists the eligible and ineligible organizations/donations, the minimum and maximum gifts, as well as the gift criteria.

Subject: Matching Charitable Gifts

Organization: Anonymous

Example of: Standard Policy

Overview

The company’s matching gift program is open to all employees and is intended to recognize and support the important work of nonprofit organizations. Our program is designed to encourage and match employees’ charitable contributions to qualified organizations.

Eligible Organizations/Donations

The following organizations/donations are eligible to receive matching gifts from the company:

• Accredited educational institutions, including primary, secondary, technical and specialized schools, universities, and graduate and professional schools

• Community and civic not-for-profit organizations, e.g., Lions Club or Rotary Club

• Arts and cultural organizations, e.g., museums or libraries

• Hospitals or healthcare agencies that are not-for-profit

• Social service organizations or charitable organizations that are not-for-profit, e.g., soup kitchens, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association.

• Environmental organizations that are not-for-profit

• United Way

Ineligible Organizations/Donations

The following organizations/donations are not eligible to receive company matching gifts:

• Religious, political, or fraternal organizations

• Athletic booster clubs or athletic scholarships

• Gifts solely for religious payments, tuition payments, membership fees to alumni associations

• Dues to clubs, e.g., Lions Club, Rotary Club

• Subscription fees for publications

• Payments to institutions in return for benefits or services

• Gifts for the private benefit of specified individuals

Minimum and Maximum Gifts

ABC will match any qualifying gift amount of $25 or more up to $300 per year per person to an eligible organization.

Gift Criteria

To qualify for a matching gift, the employee’s gift must meet the following conditions:

• The gift must be an actual donation—not a pledge.

• The gift must be made directly to the eligible organization.

• The company matching gift form must be completed.


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