What is a matching gift?
Many companies and publically traded corporations offer matching gift programs to support the charities and causes of their employees. A matching gift is an easy way to double or even triple your donation to St. Mary’s College at no additional cost to you. Matching gift benefits are often available to fulltime, part-time and even retired employees.
Which donations are eligible for matching?
The most common type of matching gift entails traditional cash donations. In this way, companies typically match your contribution to St. Mary’s College either dollar to dollar, or by a specific percentage of your gift. Many companies also match their employees’ volunteer time (awarding an hourly rate to the charity), stock transfers, or gifted securities. St. Mary’s College of Maryland Foundation, Inc., is a registered 501c3 charity, so you will always receive a full tax deduction on any donation. Please note though, you will only receive a tax credit for your portion of a gift, not your organization’s match.
Does my company match?
The parameters and details surrounding gift matching vary by company, however, most large organizations, especially publically traded corporations engage in some form of charitable matching.
You can easily search for your organization using our matching gift query. This tool will provide you with the details and protocol to have your company match your gift to St. Mary’s College:
What if I need a request form?
If you search your organization, and find that it requires a matching gift request form, these can typically be obtained through your company’s intranet system, or by way of the human resources office.
Many organizations have moved their matching gift programs towards a paperless process, and you can often find an electronic form directly from our matching gift query.
What other information might I need?
Some common information for facilitating matching gifts includes our mailing address and organizational tax ID number.St. Mary’s College of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
18952 E. Fisher Road
St. Mary’s City, Maryland 20686
Tax ID #: 23-7152890
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Phone: (240) 895-4282
Fax: (240) 895-4454