Employer Donation Matching Program: What it is, and how I can use it to maximize my impact on FGI

Wouldn’t it be great if you could DOUBLE the impact of every donation you make to First Generation Investors? Well now you can!

Over 18 million people work for companies that offer donation matching programs, yet $4 – $7 billion in matching gift funds go unclaimed each year (Double the Donation). If you are employed by one of these companies, which cover a surprisingly broad range, from Subaru and Mars to Wells Fargo and Bank of America, you have the opportunity to double your impact when donating to FGI! If you want to give to FGI and find out whether your company offers a donation matching program––and you might be surprised by how many companies do!––follow these four simple steps:

  1. Visit our website and click the big blue "Donate" button at the far right of the upper menu.

  2. Enter the amount you want to donate, and search for the name of your employer under “Employer Donation Matching.” If your company offers a matching program, the company’s name will automatically come up when you begin typing.

  3. As prompted, enter your first & last name, email address, and payment information.

  4. You will then receive a brief set of instructions on how to have your donation matching request submitted to your company. Follow these instructions, and you’re good to go!

Remember: Every cent helps to change a student’s life, and no donation is too small. Donate today!

Donation Matching in Action

Caroline Sullivan, friend of FGI and Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller at Moody's Corporation, recently wanted to give to First Generation Investors. She visited our website, made her donation, and got her company to match it. Reflecting on the efficiency of the process, Caroline said, "By submitting a simple matching form to my employer, Moody's, I was able to double my impact on FGI, all in less than five minutes!" Thank you, Caroline and Moody’s!