Increase your giving power!
Many businesses and companies, whether big or small, have programs set up that encourage their employees to give money to nonprofit organizations. If your place of employment has a matching gifts program, you can make your contributions to Compassion go further than ever.
Are you retired? You may still be eligible to participate through your former employer's program.
How does it work?
Typically, if a company has a matching gifts program, for every dollar an employee donates to a charity, the company also donates a dollar to the same organization. Some employers choose to double -- or even triple -- match their employees' donations. Through this program, Compassion benefits from the generosity of numerous friends and their places of employment every year.
All matching gifts that Compassion receives are placed in our Partners of Compassion (POC) fund. This fund makes special projects possible that go beyond child sponsorship. If you are a Compassion sponsor and your company chooses to match your monthly $38 contribution, the $38 you contribute will support your child as usual, while the $38 your company contributes will go to our POC fund.
Whether you contribute to Compassion through monthly sponsorship, recurring donations to a specific fund or a one-time gift, your contribution in any amount is eligible for a matching gift. We greatly appreciate your generosity.
It's easy to participate! Here's how:
- See if your company is already listed with Compassion. If it is, ask your Human Resources department for a matching gifts form. Once you have filled out the portions of the form that require your information, send it, along with your donation, to:
Attn: Donor Relations
12290 Voyager Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
We will complete the form, mail it back to your employer and notify you when the matching gift arrives.
- If your company is not listed with us, ask your matching gifts coordinator to consider Compassion as a charitable organization for the matching gifts program. He or she may want the following information:
- Compassion International is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Compassion are considered tax deductible under section 170 of the code.
- Since 1952, Compassion has existed as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. We minister to more than 1.5 million children 26 developing countries around the world.
Once your company chooses to include Compassion in its matching gifts program, simply follow the steps listed above in order to have them match your gifts.
Check to see if your company is listed with Compassion
Want to learn more? Contact us about our Matching Gifts program.