Matching Gifts

A matching gift is a charitable gift made toward a non-profit organization by a matching donor (e.g., an employer) under the provision that an original donor (e.g., an employee, retireee or even a spouse) first makes a gift toward that organization. Usually, matching gifts are equal to the amount given by the original donor, i.e. a 1:1 ratio. For example, if a donor makes a gift of $100 to an organization, the matching company will also give $100, making the total gift worth $200.

Please contact your employeer for information about their matching gift program. For list of companies known to match charitable gifts, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the Merrimack Valley YMCA Philanthropy Team at