Matching gifts are a great way to boost your fundraising! Last year, the PMC received over $1.8 million in matching funds, which made up a noticeable portion of our $47 million gift to Dana-Farber.
To check if a company matches, click here. When reaching out to your donors, always remind them about matching gifts. Some people may not be aware that their company matches, so a friendly reminder goes a long way.
Matches are usually done either online or by paper forms. Once we’re able to confirm that we’ve received the original donation, we credit riders with the match up front so they don’t have to wait for the check to arrive from the company. That way, riders always have an up-to-date record of how much they’ve raised. If your company doesn’t match, there are still other potential fundraising options. Many employers have grant programs that are either volunteer based or you simply need to apply for.
Paper matching forms should be sent in with the check or online donation receipt to the PMC office:
77 4th Avenue
Needham, MA 02494