Southern Animal Volunteer Effort
DOUBLE your donation amount at no extra cost to you! Check to see if your employer qualifies.
Many employers sponsor 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. If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program.
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs.
Here’s an example. Let’s say you work for General Electric and donate $100 to Southern Animal Volunteer Effort. General Electric’s matching gift policy has a minimum gift requirement of $25 and matches at a 1:1 ratio. After you submit your matching gift form, GE 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!
Search here to see if your company will match your gift and find everything you need to apply.
Requesting a matching gift is normally a five-minute process that must be initiated by the donor. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper form provided by your employer or going through an electronic submission process.
There are typically three steps:
We will take care of the rest!
Yes! It’s not too late to apply for a matching gift! Many companies allow employees to submit match requests up to one year following the date of the donation.
Volunteer grant programs (also referred to as volunteer matching programs or Dollars for Doers) are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations at which employees volunteer regularly.
For example: If you volunteered your time as a walk team captain to help raise awareness about kidney disease in your community and fundraised for the kidney walk, your employer may donate cash for your volunteer time.
Each company has specific guidelines for its volunteer grant programs — search here to see if your company offers this benefit and find everything you need to submit your volunteer time. You can always contact your company’s HR department for more information.
Volunteering with us is an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!
It’s still possible that your employer will match your donation, even if you don’t find your company on our list. Check with your company’s HR manager and ask if your donation can be matched.
Absolutely! Matching gifts are a great opportunity to boost participants’ fundraising totals.
For questions regarding your company’s program policies, please contact your employer’s HR department. Much of the necessary information is also available on your company intranet.
For questions regarding obtaining a tax receipt, submitting and verifying a matching gift request, or a volunteer grant, please contact us at email@example.com or call 404-496-8220.