Matching Gifts

Matching Your Gift Makes a World of Difference

Double the impact of your gift through your company matching gift program! Your matching gift supports critical needs that sponsorship donations alone can’t cover such as disaster relief, clean water efforts and urgent medical care.

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It's Easy to Participate. Just Three Simple Steps:

  1. Complete the Matching Gifts Form for your company (often available from the Human Resources department). This form may require Compassion’s tax identification number 36-2423707.
  2. Send the completed form along with your donation or receipt from your recent donation to:

    Compassion International
    Attn: Donor Processing
    12290 Voyager Parkway
    Colorado Springs, CO 80921
  3. We will complete our portion of the form and mail it back to your employer.

If you volunteer with Compassion, your employer may also provide us with a Volunteer Grant.

Does Your Company Already Have a Matching Gifts Program?

ARE YOU RETIRED?

You may still be eligible to participate through your former employer's matching gift program.

Is Your Company Not Matching? Get Started Today!

If your company is not listed, ask your human resources department or 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 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 millions of babies, children and young adults in 25 developing countries around the world.
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Clean Water in Kenya

Peter Mburu was 7 years old when his family registered him in the local Compassion center. He loved school but soon the staff noticed the he was often absent with stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. As a result of his erratic attendance, his grades steadily declined. After speaking with Peter’s mother, Josephine, they realized that the family’s lack of access to clean water was the source of Peter’s health issues.

Josephine was walking 3 miles to the community well to fill a 5-gallon jug with water — not nearly enough for her family of six. And whenever community well vendors hiked water prices beyond the family’s means, Josephine had no choice but to use the highly contaminated water that collected in a pit on their property. The staff quickly responded by installing rainwater catchment systems and water storage tanks at the homes of those families in greatest need. The result was life-changing for Peter. He’s healthy and flourishing in the classroom.

A New Home for Emily

In 2017, Mexico suffered one of the most terrible earthquakes in its history, and the recovery has been slow. Emily, her little brother, Samuel, and her mother, Irma, live in Juchitán in Oaxaca where 80 percent of the community’s houses destroyed. “At the moment of the earthquake, I was at school. I remember how my schoolmates screamed, and that scared me a lot. Then the tin and the walls of the school began to crack,” Emily said.

The house that the family rented crumbled to pieces. “We lost everything. I felt lost watching my neighborhood destroyed.” Irma said. Fortunately, Compassion moved quickly to assist families like Emily’s with the rebuilding process, which included adding a tin tent to protect the family from the intense heat. “We are so thankful to the Center because there are a lot of people who have not received support from the government yet. We received our house when we needed it most,” said Irma.

Emily and her little brother smiling
Peter holding a cup of clean water smiling

Life-saving Heart Surgery

Growing up in Chiclayo, Peru, Sthefania was 11 when her strength suddenly began to weaken. The Compassion staff sent her for a medical check-up, but doctors were unable to pinpoint the cause. Finally, an echocardiogram revealed an advanced infection causing a small hole in the side of her heart.

Sthefania needed immediate surgery which meant traveling to the capital city of Lima. Her father’s small salary was not nearly enough so the Compassion center stepped in to cover the trip and her medication.

The surgery was declared a success, and to enable Sthefania to recover at home, the Compassion center helped to build her a dust-free, heat-insulated bedroom.

“All of us, in some way, have experienced Sthefania’s illness along with her,” says her mother, Luz. “Without the help of the Compassion project, I would not have the means to face every obstacle. I cannot thank God enough for putting the right people in our path to succeed.”

Want to Learn More about Matching Gifts?

Donating to a charity is an important decision. So when you're passionate about a cause and want to make a difference, we encourage you to do your research. Compassion is 100 percent committed to financial integrity, stewardship, and using each dollar wisely. If you have any questions about Compassion or exactly how your donation will be used, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Questions?

Please call us at (800) 336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT to speak with a Compassion Representative.