What is a matching gift?

A matching gift represents a corporation’s philanthropic interest to support the charities to which its employees contribute or volunteer and to encourage a spirit of financial and charitable responsibility. Employers have matching gift programs as a benefit to their employees, including in most cases, part time and retired employees.

Which donations are eligible for matching?

All matching gift companies match cash donations to charitable organizations. Many organizations match volunteer hours and stock transfers or securities. Each has its own rules regarding: length of service with your employer, retiree giving, minimum donation matched and maximum donation match, athletic donations, and so on. James Madison University Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501c3 charity. JMU will only approve the tax deductible portion of your donation for matching. The Matching Gift Office and the James Madison University Foundation, Inc. will comply with all organization matching guidelines.

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