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Matching Funds for Woodin Elementary PTA 

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  1. What is the Matching Funds Program and what does it do?
  • Matching Funds is a PTA program that helps facilitate the matching of any monetary donations made to the Woodin Elementary PTA by corporate employers who provide the benefit to their employees.
  • For qualifying employees, it’s an easy way to double their donations and help the PTA go even farther in helping to support Woodin Elementary throughout the school year.
  1. How do I know if my donations to the Woodin PTA can be matched?
  • Scroll down to see a list of some of the participating employers in our area and find out how to make a match request with them.
  • Not every employer or company offers a corporate matching gifts or funds program. If you are not sure, check with your employer’s HR department to find out.
  • Many corporations require that the organization they are matching funds for have 501(3)(c) non-profit status. The Woodin Elementary PTA does!
  1. If my donations can be matched, how do I make that happen?
  • Most employers with matching gift programs make it easy for their employees to match donations.   Usually it’s a matter of filling out a form or submitting a simple request online. Check with your HR department or scroll down to see how match requests can be made with many local companies.
  • Please note that each company is different and individual employer policies can change from time to time, however, so check with your company’s HR department to find out the most up-to-date details.
  1. What can I do to maximize the benefits of my employer’s Matching Gifts program?
  • Many companies have certain requirements for matching their employees’ gifts. For instance, some companies will only match donations that meet a certain one-time minimum dollar amount, such as $25, $50 or $100.
    • In these instances, a donor is better off giving an amount that meets the minimum dollar amount once rather than giving a lesser amount on several different occasions.
    • For example, donations of $15 as a general donation and $35 for Walk-a-Thon would not be matched by a company that requires a $50 minimum donation in order to match. These amounts cannot be aggregated and a donor would be better off making a one-time donation of $50 at just one event.
  • These minimums vary by company and change from time to time, so again, it is important to check with your specific employer’s HR department to find out the details and plan ahead!
  1. I still have questions – who do I contact?
  • Feel free to contact Michelle McKenna (Treasurer) at treasurer@woodinpta.org