Double Your Donations by Matching Funds for Ridgewood PTA

Many employers offer Matching Funds to bolster their employees' charitable donations. For qualifying employees it's a way to up to double their donations and help the PTA provide even more support to the students at Ridgewood Elementary. Parents, Grandparents and extended family and community members can double the difference they make by using this program.
 
Many companies offer corporate grants to schools in one of the following forms:
  • Donations of money matching a donation given by their employee or employee’s spouse
  • Donations of equipment or supplies matching the value of a monetary donation given by their employee or employee’s spouse.
  • Donations of money or equipment based on numbers of hours volunteered at the school by an employee or spouse.

Your company might pay us for the time you dedicate to your child’s school. That’s right… Your Volunteer Hours Can Earn Money For Ridgewood Elementary School!  
Your company’s HR department can tell you if they participate in such a program. Your time is a valuable resource and is greatly appreciated!  If you are interested in using this program, but don’t know how to volunteer your time, please send an email president@ridgewoodpta.org.

Ridgewood Elementary PTA has a 501(3)(c) non-profit status which many corporations require for matching funds. Check the list below to see a list of companies in our area that match donations and find out how to make a match request with them. Not every company offers a corporate matching gifts or funds program but if your company is not listed below you can always check with your employer's HR department to find out.

Most employers with matching programs make it easy for their employees to match donations. Usually it’s a matter of filling out a form or submitting a simple request online. Check with your HR department or scroll down to see how match requests can be made with many local companies.

Do you have questions? Contact the PTA Treasurer at treasurer@ridgewoodpta.org

Maximize the Matching Benefits

Many companies have certain requirements for matching their employees’ gifts. For instance, some companies will only match donations that meet a certain one-time minimum dollar amount, such as $25, $50 or $100.
  • In these instances, a donor is better off giving an amount that meets the minimum dollar amount once rather than giving a lesser amount on several different occasions.
  • For example, donations of $15 as a general donation and $35 for Walk-a-Thon would not be matched by a company that requires a $50 minimum donation in order to match. These amounts cannot be aggregated and a donor would be better off making a one-time donation of $50 at just one event.
  • These minimums vary by company and change from time to time, so again, it is important to check with your specific employer’s HR department to find out the details and plan ahead!

Employers With Matching Programs

If your employer is not listed below but does do matching. Please let us know and we'll add it to the list!

ABBOTT:

By Internet: Please go online and input your donation through your company’s intranet. www.easymatch.com/abbottfund.

AMAZON:
 
BOEING:
By Internet: Please submit your matching gift amount online here: www.cybergrants.com/boeing/giftmatch
Boeing's new Employee Gift Match Program is designed to support a variety of employee contributions to more types of non-profit organizations including monetary contributions of cash and/or stock, volunteering and participation in cause-related walks up to a maximum of $6,000 per active, full-time employee per year.
Please be advised of the following changes to the program:
  • All gift match requests must now be made online. Paper forms will no longer be available.
  • $100 minimum donation required for monetary donations.
  • Volunteer at least 50 hours and Boeing will match your volunteer time at $10 per hour.
For more information, go to: www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/community/gift_matching.html
If you have questions, comments or support requests please contact 877-217-6379 or boeingsupport@cybergrants.com
 
COSTCO:
The purpose of the Matching Gifts Program is to provide contributions to nonprofit organizations supported by the Executives of Costco. Request a paper form from the HR Department. Please complete the form and return it to Ridgewood Elementary PTA, Attn: PTA Matching Funds, 18030 162nd Pl SE, Renton, WA 98058.
 
EXPEDIA, INC.:
Expedia supports the causes its employees care about through its matching gift program. Employee contributions made to 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions are matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 annually for employees based in the United States and Canada. Organizations are notified electronically when an employee has requested a matching contribution on their behalf, and funds are distributed quarterly.
By Internet: Matching Gift requests must be submitted online through your company’s intranet. Contact your company’s HR department for further details.
 
GE FOUNDATION:
By Internet: The GE Foundation has an entirely online system for matching. Please submit your matching gift amount online here: www.ge.com/foundation/employee_programs/matching_gifts.jsp.
For Matching Gifts customer support, call (800) 305-0669 or e-mail gesupport@cybergrants.com.
 
GETTY IMAGES:
By Internet: Matching Gifts requests must be submitted electronically on your company’s intranet. Contact your company’s HR department for further details.
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE FOUNDATION:
Request a paper form from the HR Department. Please complete the form and return it to Ridgewood Elementary PTA, Attn: PTA Matching Funds, 18030 162nd Pl SE, Renton, WA 98058.
 
GOOGLE:
Google offers multiple matching gift programs: matching of general personal donations to nonprofits, up to $6K annually per employee and Google also provides grants to nonprofits where employees volunteer on a regular basis, where for every 5 hours of employee volunteering, Google will provide a $50 grant to the nonprofit.
By Internet: Employees should sign in and register their matching gift requests electronically at https://login.corp.google.com/vendors/giftmatch.

HOME DEPOT:
By Internet: Register your gift online at www.givingprograms.com/homedepot
Request a paper form from the HR Department. Please complete the form and return it to Ridgewood Elementary PTA, Attn: PTA Matching Funds, 18030 162nd Pl SE, Renton, WA 98058.
 
INTEL:
By Internet: Please go online and input your donation through your company’s intranet. www.easymatch.com/intel.

MEDTRONIC:
By Internet: Matching Gifts to Education requests may be submitted electronically at:www.easymatch.com/medtronicfoundation.
Volunteerism: The Medtronic Foundation supports communities where Medtronic employees live and work. Volunteer efforts are important to the health of those organizations. The Volunteer Grant program supports employees’ volunteer involvement by providing financial support to nonprofit organizations once an employee volunteers. Employees, retirees and board members who volunteer 25 hours during the year may apply for a donation to the organization.
Please submit your volunteer time online here:https://secure1.easymatch.com/MEDTRONICFOUNDATIONVH/CustomerContent/common/employeetnt.asp
 
MERRILL LYNCH:
By Internet: Please go online and input your donation through your company’s intranet. www.easymatch.com/merrill.
 
MICROSOFT:
Microsoft matches U.S.-based employee cash or software donations to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Microsoft employee donations to eligible organizations are matched up to $12,000 per employee per year. Microsoft must receive the matching gift form from your organization by January 31 in order for this match to be applied to the employee’s matching limit for the prior calendar year. The gift must have been made in the last 12 months in order to qualify for a matching gift.
  1. By Internet: Give a check to Ridgewood Elementary PTA (Note: minimum donation must be $25.00 to be eligible for a match)
  2. Go to http://give/ (which resolves to: http://lcaweb/give/Pages/default.aspx)
  3. Click on the “Match Now!” button
  4. Search for “Ridgewood” in the search field
  5. Select Ridgewood PTA and hit the “Continue” button
  1. Fill in the form for:
    • Choose default of “gift already made”
    • method of payment (cash/check),
    • amount,
    • matching type (choose default of “Cash”),
    • matching amount (full match for anything over $25.00),
    • date of gift (date on check)
    • purpose (this is optional, but it helps with tracking if you donated to a particular cause, i.e. Auction)
  2. Hit the “Continue” button at the bottom
  1. Read the policy and hit the button to “agree with the statement below”, and then hit “Confirm” at the bottom
  2. And then you’re done! You will receive a confirmation email from MS@easymatch.com fairly quickly. (Note: The next time you decide to have your donation to Ridgewood Elementary PTA matched, the entity will already be in your list of prior donations, so you can skip search step #4)
Volunteerism: Like many companies in the United States, we match our employees’ donations dollar for dollar. At Microsoft, we take it one step further by matching volunteer time at $17 per hour through the Volunteer Time Matching program. Through this benefit, the allocated limit is US$12,000 per employee, per year.
Please submit your volunteer time online here: http://give
Also you can now track and manage your volunteer hours and donations using the mobile app for your Windows Phone:
www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/volunteer-manager/4659eb24-872a-4d24-8f5d-648f2ca8ad5c
 
REAL NETWORKS:
By Internet: You must go online and input your donation through your company’s intranet: www.easymatch.com/real.
 
STARBUCKS:
By Internet: You must go online and input your donation through your company’s intranet: www.cybergrants.com/starbucks.
Once you have entered the information, print the page and send a copy to Ridgewood Elementary PTA, Attn: PTA Matching Funds, 18030 162nd Pl SE, Renton, WA 98058.. Or you can simply email the Gift ID # and amount to treasurer@ridgewoodpta.org and we will go online and confirm your match.
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS:
Please request a matching funds form from HR and return it to Ridgewood Elementary PTA, Attn: PTA Matching Funds, 18030 162nd Pl SE, Renton, WA 98058.
 
US BANK:
Employee Gift Matching: The U.S. Bancorp Foundation will match an employee’s personal charitable contributions of cash (including check or credit card payments) or stock in the amount of $50 or more. The maximum aggregate match per employee is $1,000 per calendar year. 
Nonprofit Board Members: An employee who serves on the governing board of an eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit may apply for an additional contribution amount matching his or her personal charitable cash contribution to that organization, up to an additional $2,000 per calendar year. The maximum aggregate match for employees on nonprofit boards is $3,000 per calendar year.
HOW TO APPLY: Matching gift requests must be received within one year of the gift date. Requests received after that will not be honored. 
By Internet: Please submit your matching amount online here: www.easymatch.com/USBancorpGive/
 
WELLS FARGO:
Eligible Donations:
• Must be from the team member’s personal funds, which has been paid directly to an approved school.
• The minimum eligible gift for matching is $25. For installment gifts, each match request must be submitted  separately and meet the $25 minimum gift requirement.
• The annual limit for each donor is $6,500 and is based on the date of the gift.
• Gifts must be in the form of check, credit card, or marketable securities with a quoted market value. Checks written from a family foundation or trust are not eligible for a match.
• Gifts of securities are valued based on the average of the high and low on the date of the gift. No other form of personal or real property will be matched.
Request a paper form from the HR Department. Please complete the form and return it to Ridgewood Elementary PTA, Attn: PTA Matching Funds, 18030 162nd Pl SE, Renton, WA 98058.
 
ZYMOGENETICS, INC.:
By Internet: Matching Gifts requests must be submitted electronically on your company’s intranet.

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