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
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.
SOME OF THE MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES:
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
CA, Inc SIL
Cleveland H. Dodge Foundatin WBT
Community Health Charities WBT
Clorox Company Foundation WBT
Cornerstone Advisors WBT
CSX Corporation WBT
Dun & Bradstreet Corporate SIL
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
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
Morgan Stanley WBT
Motorola Foundation WBT
Mutual of America WBT
Nestle USA 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
Quad Graphics WBT
Regence Employee Giving WBT
Ratheyon Charitable Giving WBT
Sempra for Others WBT
Sun Microsystems WBT
Teledyne Technologies, Inc. WBT
Texas Instrument Foundation WBT
The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation WBT
Thrivent for Lutherans WBT
Travelers Foundation SIL
Tyndale House Publishers WBT
UBOC Employee Workplace Campaign WBT
Verizon Foundation WBT
Wachovia Foundation SIL
WK Kellogg Foundation WBT
Washington Mutual SIL
Wells Fargo WBT
Wells Manufacturing Company SIL
Williams Companies Inc SIL