What is a Matching Gift?

A matching gift is a type of gift in which companies match donations that employees make to organizations. When an employee makes a donation, and request a matching gift from their employer, the employer will then make a donation. Companies usually match donations at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ratio. Matching gifts build employee and customer loyalty, sending a strong message to our community that your company cares about kids.

Why are matching gifts beneficial to Shriners Hospitals for Children?
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our health care system provides advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Doubling or tripling your gift will help increase the impact on how many children we are able to help.

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How to have your gift matched:

We need your help, now more than ever, to keep delivering life-changing care, regardless of the families ability to pay

Make a donation

Step 1: Make a donation

Search your employer

Step 2: Search for your employer

Follow the instructions

Step 3: Follow the instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do companies match donations?
Companies of all sizes match donations their employees make to nonprofits because it is a simple and structured way for companies to show their employees and clients that they support the causes that their employees are interested in.
How do I apply for a matching gift?
Use the employer search tool above to find your employer. If your company is in our database, select it and you will see the specific instructions for your company’s matching gift process.
Will my employer match my donation?
Use the employer search tool above to find your company. If your company is in our database, you will find the company requirements, such as minimum and maximum match amounts, program guidelines, and information on getting your donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Does having my gift matched by my employer cost any additional money?
No. Your employer only matches your donation.
What should I do if I cannot find my employer in the employer search tool above?
If your employer is not on the list, it is easy to add them to our database. To help encourage your employer to match gifts to Shriners Hospitals for Children, you can ask your HR department to use our request form to submit the company information to us so we can review their matching gift guidelines. If applicable, we will add them to our database. Your HR representative can click here to submit your company request.
What happens if a matching gift is not approved?
If a company does not approve a matching gift, the company will contact both the employee and the organization the donation was for with the reason the match was rejected. Most often, a matching gift is rejected because the donation amount is not within the program parameters specified by the company.
How long will it take to process the matching gift?
It varies for each company. If the matching company approves the matching gift, the company will send the matched gift according to their company guidelines. You may contact your company directly to find out how often matching gift checks are processed and mailed.
Can I mail a matching gift form to Shriners Hospitals for Children?
Yes, complete the matching gift form according to your employers matching gift guidelines. Matching gift forms should be mailed to:

Shriners Hospitals for Children
ATTN: Matching Gifts Coordinator
2900 N. Rocky Point Drive
Tampa, FL 33607

Please note: If the matching gift company has an online matching gift process, the donor will be responsible for completing the matching gift process via the company’s database.
What is the deadline for having a recent gift matched?
Each company establishes matching gift guidelines. Deadlines for submitting matching gift claims vary between 30 days from the initial gift date, to more than one year, to find out the deadlines associated with your employer’s matching gifts program please use the employer search tool above.
How do I unsubscribe from matching gift emails if I do not qualify for a matching gift, or am not interested in having my gift matched?
On the bottom of the emails, there is an option to unsubscribe from all matching gift emails.
I’m retired; will my former employer match my gifts?
Many companies extend their matching gifts program to match their retiree’s gifts. To find out if your gifts qualify, please use the search tool above to review your former employer guidelines.
What is the TAX ID or EIN number for Shriners Hospitals for Children?
Shriners Hospitals for Children is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a nonprofit charity operating since 1922. Our federal tax identification number is 36-2193608. EIN 04-2121377 is used for our Boston, and Springfield locations.
If you have further questions?
Please contact our Matching Gifts Coordinator. All questions regarding matching gifts for Shriners Hospitals for Children should be directed to MatchingGifts@shrinenet.org or call (813) 518-7818.

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