Corporate Matching Gifts Create Greater Social Impact

By December 19, 2023Article

In today’s fast-paced world, corporate social responsibility has become a driving force behind positive change.

Companies are recognizing the importance of giving back to the community, and one impactful way they are doing so is through corporate matching gifts. At 412 Food Rescue, we believe in the power of collective action, and corporate matching gifts are a key avenue for individuals to amplify their impact, enabling us to rescue and redistribute even more surplus food to those in need.

Recent trends in corporate philanthropy reveal a growing emphasis on matching gifts programs. More companies are recognizing the benefits of supporting charitable organizations by matching their employees’ financial donations and/or volunteer hours.

Despite the increasing availability of corporate matching gift programs, the full potential of their impact remains unrealized. Regrettably, a significant number of employees are not taking advantage of this valuable opportunity.

  • An estimated $4 – $7 BILLION in matching gifts funds goes unclaimed per year.
  • Only 1.31% of individual contributions are matched at the average nonprofit organization, despite approximately 10% being eligible for corporate matches.
  • 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs.
  • Over 26 million individuals work for companies with matching gift programs.

Check Your Employer's Matching Gift Program

Wondering if your employer – or your spouse’s employer –  participates in matching gifts? We’ve made it easy for you to find out by partnering with Double the Donation! Visit our Matching Gifts page, where you can search for your employer and learn about their matching gift program details. It’s a simple yet powerful way to make your financial contributions and/or volunteer hours go further in supporting our mission.

Thank you!

To all of the companies that support 412 Food Rescue through matching gifts, we extend our sincere thanks. Your commitment to social responsibility is making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families facing food insecurity.

Corporate Engagement Opportunities:

Are you part of a company looking to enhance its corporate social responsibility initiatives? Consider partnering with 412 Food Rescue for unique corporate engagement opportunities. Whether through employee volunteer programs, sponsorships, or customized partnerships, we offer avenues for meaningful collaboration that align with your company’s values. Click here to learn more.