Employee Donation Matching
Let your company double or triple your donation!
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from employees' spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. Search to find out if your employer has a matching gift program.
If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a matching gift?
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs.
Here's an example. Let's say you work for General Electric and donate $100 to the Children of Fallen Heroes. General Electric's matching gift policy has a minimum gift requirement of $25 and matches at a 1:1 ratio. After you submit your matching gift form, GE will double your donation by also writing a check for $100. Gifts from employees' spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match.
It's a quick and easy way to double your contribution!
How do I request a matching gift?
Requesting a matching gift is normally a five minute process which must be initiated by the donor. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.
There are typically 3 steps:
Make a personal donation and save your tax receipt. Many matching programs will allow for up to one year after you've made your donation to request a corporate match.
Find out if your company offers a matching gift program and review the guidelines. No results? Contact your HR department directly to ask if they offer a matching gift program.
There are two common ways to submit the matching gift request: Click on your company's website corporate matching link provided in the search results. Log-in and submit your request electronically.
Download your company's matching gift verification form using the link provided in the search results. Print it, fill it out and send it Children of Fallen Heroes.
We will take care of the rest!
I made a donation a few months ago. Can I still apply for a matching gift?
Yes! It's not too late to apply for a matching gift! Many companies allow employees to submit match requests for 1 year following the date of the donation.
What are volunteer grant programs?
Volunteer grant programs (also referred to as volunteer matching programs or Dollars for Doer's) are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.
For example: If you volunteered your time to help raise awareness about Children of Fallen Heroes in your community and fundraised for the Children of Fallen Heroes, your employer may donate cash for your volunteer time.
Each company has specific guidelines for their volunteer grant programs — to see if your company offers this benefit and find everything you need to submit your volunteer time. You can always contact your company's HR department for more information.
If you volunteer with us, it's an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!
I didn't find my company on the search page. Now what?
It's still possible that your employer will match your donation, even if you don't find your company on our list. Check with your company's HR manager and ask if your donation can be matched.
Can my company's matching gift be applied to a participant, team, or event?
Absolutely! Matching gifts are a great opportunity to boost participants' fundraising totals.
What if I still have questions?
For questions regarding your company's program policies, please contact your employer's HR department. Much of the necessary information is also available on your company website.
For questions regarding obtaining a tax receipt, submitting and verifying a matching gift request or a volunteer grant please contact us.
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Funding Procedures and Policy
The funds raised will remain on account with the Children of Fallen Heroes in a restricted fund status.**
A summary of the funds raised will be sent to the families as needed.
For families that have lost a loved one, the department (Chaplain, Senior Enlisted Advisor, or Commander) may work with the Children of Fallen Heroes to establish the fundraising program. The department or member of the family will work with the CFH to determine when the fundraising will end and the funds on account disbursed.
Children of Fallen Heroes currently has an overhead rate of 7%. and that means when we take in a dollar, .93 cents goes to programs and not to running the nonprofit.
Children of Fallen Heroes is an approved IRS and GuideStar 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides retreat and education programs. All contributions are tax-deductible. CFH considers applicants on an equal opportunity basis without regard to an applicant's race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. CFH actively seeks to serve diverse students through recruiting, affiliations, dedicated scholarships and community programs.
Non Discrimination Policy
Children of Fallen Heroes does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Children of Fallen Hereos is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
*This program is designed for children(s) and spouse of the seriously wounded, ill, injured, or have made the ultimate sacrifice. This is not designed to raise funds for vacations or other such activities.
**Use of this program is not an endorsement of the Children of Fallen Heroes by the Fire Fighters, Police, First Responders and the US Military. This is an independent program operated by the
Children of Fallen Heroes in support of those that serve.