One of the smartest ways to give is through a matching gift program, where a company, or individual, will match donations to charitable organizations. These matches are often dollar for dollar, which doubles your charitable donation power!
- Check with your company's human resources or payroll department to see whether it offers a matching gift program.
- As for donation guidelines and a list of eligible charities if your company does offer a matching gift program (also ask if charities can be added and what is needed for that process).
- Watch for matching opportunities through community or internet fund-raising efforts if your company doesn't offer a matching gift program.
- Decide how much you want to donate to your organization.
- Donate through the matching gift program, filling out the appropriate forms to ensure that the match is donated.
Note: When filling out the matching gift information, please use The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and our tax ID number 95-4640311.