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Company Matching FAQs

corr 100x100x90Updated October 2014

Company matching donations are an excellent way to maximize contributions to School-Force. In fact, depending on the company, employer-matching gifts can double or even triple the original donor’s gift. 

What is a company matching donation?

A company matching donation, or matching gift,is when a person makes a donation to a non-profit organization and their employer donates an additional amount, often equal or greater than the employee’s donation. A matching gift is a great way for a donor to increase their contribution to School-Force!

How do I know if my employer matches my donation?

You will find a partial list of companies with matching programs below. However, it is always best to check with your Human Resources department for specific information on whether they have a matching program and how to request a matching donation.

My employer matches donations; how do I start the matching donation process & what information must I provide?

Each employer has different requirements and the instructions are often described on their match request form. Start the matching process by checking with your Human Resources department. The match request form often consists of 2 parts, one which must be completed by the employee and the other which must be completed by School-Force.

The matching gift company has a list of non-profit organizations to choose from; which name should I pick?

In order to receive credit for a matching gift, make sure that you look for ‘Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation’ as this is how School-Force is legally registered.

What is School-Force’s tax-ID or EIN?

School-Force’s EIN is 91-2159650.

I have completed the match-request form of my employer. Where do I send it?

If you have completed the employee section of the match request form you may send it to: Company Matching – School-Force, P. O. Box 5196, Belmont CA 94002.

Can I process the match request online?

Employer donation matching programs vary by employer, but many companies do allow you to request a matching donation online. Please contact your Human Resources department for more information.

How long does it take for the employer match to be sent to School-Force?

It often takes at least a month, and in some cases up to 6 months, for School-Force to receive the funds from company matching programs. For this reason, we highly recommend you to start the process as soon as you have made the original donation.

Will I get a verification that my employer’s match has been received?

Yes. School-Force will send you one email when we receive your employer donation matching request, and another when we receive the matching funds.

What if I still have questions about company matching?

We are happy to help you! Send an email to matching.support@schoolforce.org.

What companies have made matching donations to School-Force?

The following is a partial list of companies that offer matching gift programs to their employees and have made donations to School-Force. If you have an update to this list, please email matching.support@schoolforce.org.

School-Force is grateful to businesses and their employees who choose to support education. Thank you for your support!

Companies who have recently made matching donations to School-Force

Abbott Fund
Adobe
Adobe
Agilent
AMD Foundation
Amgen
American Express
Amerigives (for Schwab)
Applied Materials
Apple
AT&T
Benevity
Blackrock
B of A Corporate Philanthropy
Blue Shield of California
Bristol-Meyers Squibb
CA, Inc.
Cisco
Clorox
Dell
Deutsche Bank
Dolby
EA (Electronic Arts)
Ebay
Franklin Templeton Inv
Gap
Genentech
GlaxoSmithKline
Google
IBM
Intel
Intuit
KLA Tencor
Lam Research
LinkedIn
LPL Invest
McKesson
Merrill Lynch
Merck
Microsoft
NVDIA
Netscout
Novartis
Nokia
Oracle
Pfizer
PG&E
Pioneer Dupont
Prologis
Prudential
Qualcomm
Robert Half International
Salesforce.COM
SanDisk
SAP
Sabre Holdings
Symantec
Synopsys
techsoup.org
Thermo Fisher Scientific
UBS
United Health Group
Visa
Vmware
Verizon
Wachovia
Wells Fargo
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Yahoo!