Matching Gifts Program

Matching Gifts Programs

What is a Matching Gifts Program?
A matching gifts program is a benefit many companies offer in which the company
matches the contributions of their employees to certain charitable organizations. This
benefit may also be available to retired employees, part-time employees and board
members. Over a thousand companies have matching gifts programs, most commonly
with a match ratio of one to one.

What is the procedure?
Typically, the employee/donor obtains a matching gift form from their employer,
completes it, and sends it with their check made out to Wycliffe or SIL as appropriate.
We certify that the gift has been received, and we return the form to the company for
the match. There are variations, some of which involve dedicated websites, for the
verification of matching gifts.

Will all companies match gifts made to Wycliffe?
Some companies will not match gifts made to Wycliffe, but they will match gifts made to
SIL. Charitable organizations that may receive matching gifts typically include
educational and other non-profit organizations, and less commonly, organizations with a
religious mission. Therefore, gifts may be made to SIL instead of Wycliffe—simply note a
specific member’s ministry as you normally would. It is important that the check for an
SIL gift be made out to SIL and that the matching gift form be completed with consistent
information (SIL name, tax ID number, and address). The ministry partner will receive a
tax deductible receipt from SIL.

How can my ministry partner know whether gifts to Wycliffe or SIL will be matched?
Ministry partners working for other companies that have matching gift programs will
need to check on the guidelines for those programs to determine what types of
organizations qualify for matching gifts. In some instances the guidelines may be
unclear, and the only means of determining with certainty whether a match is possible
will be for the employee to submit an application in conjunction with a contribution. In
these instances it is more likely that a match will be made to a gift to SIL than to a gift
made to Wycliffe.

What if my ministry partner is making a contribution through Online Giving or
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) rather than by check, and the gift needs to be
made to SIL rather than Wycliffe in order to be matched?
Ministry partners may contact us to request that their EFT donations be made to SIL
rather than Wycliffe.

What if my ministry partner sends the form to me but does not include a check?
That is not a problem. Forward the form to us. We will research their giving history to
make certain we have received the funds, complete the form and send it to the
company for the matching funds.

What is our tax ID number (TIN)?
Wycliffe’s TIN is 95-1831097. SIL’s TIN is 75-1840827.

How long does it take for the match to happen?
Companies make matching gift payments monthly, quarterly or annually. A matched gift
could be designated for your account at any time throughout the year, depending on
each company’s matching gift distribution guidelines.

How will I know if my ministry partner’s gift was matched?
You will see the company name on your statement if your ministry partner’s gift was
matched. If for some reason the gift was declined, your ministry partner should receive
a notice from their company telling them we did not qualify.

How far after the fact can requests for matching funds be made?
That depends on the company. Some ministry partners send their requests in as far as a
year after making their gift. Each company establishes its own cycle for matching gifts.
What are appropriate addresses to use for corporate matching gift activity?
Wycliffe Bible Translators
PO Box 628200
Orlando, FL 32862-8200

SIL International
PO Box 620122
Orlando, FL 32862-0122

Please make certain that the appropriate name and address is used in order to avoid
any complications in the processing of a matching gift application. Note that gifts and
matching gift documentation for SIL should be sent to the above address—not to Dallas.

The processing and receipting of all gifts, including gifts to SIL, is done in Orlando.


American Express (Just Give) WBT

American International Group WBT

Archer Daniels Midland Corp WBT

Assurant Health Foundation

ATK (Alliant Techsystems) WBT

AT & T United Way E G Campaign WBT

Atomatic Mech. Serv. WBT

BAE Systems SIL

Ball Corporation SIL

Bank of America Foundation SIL

Bank of America United Way Campaign WBT

Bellsouth Corporation WBT


Boston Software Systems WBT

BNSF Railway Co. WBT


Chevron WBT

Cleveland H. Dodge Foundatin WBT

Community Health Charities WBT

Clorox Company Foundation WBT

Conoco-Phillips WBT

Cornerstone Advisors WBT

CSX Corporation WBT

Dun & Bradstreet Corporate SIL

Dell WBT

DST Systems WBT

Duke Energy WBT

Edison International WBT

EOG Resources SIL

ExxonMobil Foundation SIL

Follett Corporation WBT

Freeport McMoran Foundation WBT

Geisse Foundation WBT

General Electric Foundation SILWBT

Global Impact


Google WBT

Goulston Technologies SIL

Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo LLC WBT

Greater Kansas Community

Home Depot Foundation WBT

Host Engineering Inc. WBT


J M Smith Foundation WBT

Joshua Green Foundation WBT

Kimberly Clark Foundation SIL

KT Foundation WBT

Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Lab WBT

Merrill Lynch SIL

MJ Murdock Charitable Trust WBT

Microsoft SIL/WBT

Monsanto WBT

Morgan Stanley WBT

Motorola Foundation WBT

Mutual of America WBT

Nestle USA WBT

Noblis WBT

Norfolk Southern WBT

Northrop Grumman (ECHO) WBT

PG & E Corporation WBT

Pfizer Foundation SIL

Pfizer United Way Campaign WBT

PJM Interconnection WBT

Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. WBT

Prudential SIL

Quad Graphics WBT

Regence Employee Giving WBT

Ratheyon Charitable Giving WBT



Sempra for Others WBT

Starbucks SIL

Sun Microsystems WBT

Teledyne Technologies, Inc. WBT

Texas Instrument Foundation WBT

The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation WBT

Thrivent for Lutherans WBT

Travelers Foundation SIL

TransUnion WBT

Truist WBT/SIL

Tyco SIL

Tyndale House Publishers WBT

UBOC Employee Workplace Campaign WBT

Union Pacific

Unum WBT

Verizon Foundation WBT

Wachovia Foundation SIL

Wellpoint WBT

WK Kellogg Foundation WBT

Washington Mutual SIL

Wells Fargo WBT

Wells Manufacturing Company SIL

Williams Companies Inc SIL

Author: jimjudywycliffejourney

Jim and Judy have been with Wycliffe since 1984. They have served in aviation maintenance/management, motorcycle, and 4X4 training, recruitment, and facilities maintenance in multiple locations in the US and Africa. They currently work with America's Area, North Region, Scripture Access services team. They are a mobile USA team using the internet and face to face encounters with churches, ministries, Native American communities, Diaspora communities, refugee aid organizations, and individuals, introducing them to Through this website, those who did not grow up speaking English can access the Bible and other Scripture resources in the language they understand best. Would you consider becoming a part of their Wycliffe ministry partnership team? You can join their prayer or financial team by clicking on

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