Company Matching Gift
Double Your Impact!
Upper Iowa University is incredibly thankful for all charitable gifts received and we want our supporters to maximize the impact of each gift.
Over 18 million individuals work for companies with matching gift programs, yet an overwhelming 78% of match-eligible donors have no idea their company offers a matching gift program. And only 7% of donors working for one of these companies submit a match request.
Why are corporate matching gifts valuable?
Corporate philanthropy and matching gifts are valuable because they are free money for Upper Iowa University. And donors love knowing their gifts went twice as far.
Why do companies match donations?
Companies of all sizes match donations their employees make to nonprofits because it’s an easy way for them to support good work in their communities. Plus, CSR, or corporate social responsibility, is an important factor in how the public perceives brands and companies these days.
How does it work?
Even better – Upper Iowa supporters who process an online gift at uiu.edu/Give have the option to search for their employer on our gift form. If the company has a matching gift program, detailed information on how to process the match will automatically be emailed to donors, thanks to our partner Double the Donation. Company policy (and gift processing) will vary, but typically, companies match donations at a 1:1 ratio – some at a 2:1, 3:1, or even 4:1 ratio.
The donor must initiate this process, however the UIU Alumni Office will gladly help in any way possible to successfully complete the match.
Contact our office at 563-425-5388 or [email protected] if you need assistance.