One of the easiest ways to increase your gift to Coastwalk is through your employer’s Matching Gift program. Thousands of companies, including corporations, foundations, not-for-profit organizations, and associations, match their employees’ charitable contributions — sometimes for as much as double the amount of the initial gift.
Companies have various methods for matching gift request submissions: online forms, automated phone systems, or a paper form that you submit to Coastwalk. Many companies will match personal gifts, such as cash, stocks, marketable securities, and the value of your volunteer time. Companies may also match gifts from employee spouses, retirees, and board members.
Here’s how to participate:
Contact your employer’s Human Resources office to determine if your company matches employee donations. If your company does not currently match employee donations, you might suggest they consider doing so. If you are an employer, this is powerful program in supporting community needs.
Obtain a Matching Gift form and review the program guidelines to ensure that Coastwalk is eligible to receive matching gifts. Conditions and criteria for gift matching vary by employer.
Complete the donor section of the form and submit it, along with your check or credit card a authorization, to:
Attention: Jo McC
555 S. Main St., Suite 1
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Our office will verify receipt and return the form to your company for matching funds.