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Let Your Company Double or Triple Your Impact!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. Search to find out if your employer has a matching gift program.

The following is a list of Milwaukee companies who have a matching gift program. If your company is not listed, check with your HR department! If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program.

What is a matching gift?

Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs.

Here’s an example. Let’s say you work for Harley-Davidson and donate $100 to Tamarack Waldorf School. Harley-Davidson’s matching gift policy has a minimum gift requirement of $25 and matches at a 1:1 ratio to educational institutions. After you submit your matching gift form, Harley-Davidson will double your donation by also writing a check for $100. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match.

It’s a quick and easy way to double your contribution!

How do I request a matching gift?

Requesting a matching gift is normally a five minute process which must be initiated by the donor. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.

There are typically 3 steps:

  1. Donate
    Make your personal donation and save your tax receipt. Many matching programs will allow for up to one year after you’ve made your donation to request a corporate match.
  2. Search
    Using the list above, find out if your company offers a matching gift program. Not listed? Contact your HR department directly to ask if they offer a matching gift program.
  3. Match
    Connect with your HR department. They will either accept your tax receipt, or provide you with a form that you will then submit to Tamarack. We’ll take care of the rest!

I made a donation a few months ago. Can I still apply for a matching gift?

Yes! It’s not too late to apply for a matching gift! Many companies allow employees to submit match requests for 1 year following the date of the donation.

We will take care of the rest!

What are volunteer grants programs?

Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.

For example: If you volunteered your time at the Walk for Waldorf and Flapjack Fundraiser to help fundraise for Tamarack, your employer may donate cash for your volunteer time.

Each company has specific guidelines for their volunteer grant programs. Please check with your company to see if this benefit is offered to you. Your companies HR department will have everything you need to submit your volunteer time.

If you volunteer with us, it’s an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!

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