Matching Gifts

Matching Your Gift Makes a World of Difference

Your matching gift is applied to our Where Most Needed Fund which supports critical needs that sponsorship donations alone can’t cover. During the current global pandemic, this Fund is more important than ever as Compassion is dedicating all disaster relief to COVID efforts, including Food, Nutritional Supplements, Hygiene Essentials and Medical Screenings.
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It's Easy to Participate.
3 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 Have a Matching Gift Program?

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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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Support at the Doorstep

The Compassion child development center in Barranquila – one of Colombia’s hardest-hit cities since the pandemic started – is using relief funds to distribute food kits that include rice, eggs, meat, milk, corn and other non-perishable dry goods to families, including the home of 7-year-old Merari. Center staff members follow strict protocols to keep themselves and the families safe and healthy. Not only are the visits important for ensuring the children have the proper nutrition, but they also provide a personal touchpoint to share a prayer and words of encouragement. “I liked it all, the rice, the pasta, the lentils, the crackers. Thanks to my Father God and all those who bring this food to our home. I feel really, really happy,” says Merari.

Vital Newborn Nutrition

Living in an isolated community near the border of Thailand and Myanmar, 22-year-old Tutu was in her last weeks of pregnancy when COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. Her husband was unable to find work and the family was at risk of severe malnutrition. Fortunately, Tutu participated in Compassion’s Survival initiative which thanks to additional relief funding has expanded its work to include home-based check-ups and delivery of nutrition packs for mother and baby. In Tutu’s case, the Survival staff also served a critical transportation role by driving her and her husband to the nearest hospital some 34 kilometers away. Tutu’s health baby girl, named Perada, was born just minutes after their arrival. “I am so grateful when I see the project staff are coming to our house. Without their help with nutrition supplies, I would not have enough nutrition to be able to feed my newborn,” says Tutu.

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child putting on hand sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer Project Helps Many

Children and families living in poverty are especially vulnerable to a global crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. Health basics such hand sanitizer are often too expensive and difficult to find. One of Compassion’s church partners, the Olok Child Development Center in Uganda, took an innovative approach to this challenge by using relief funds to establish a hand sanitizer enterprise that included training fathers who had lost their jobs in the pandemic to produce the germ-killing product. With hand sanitizer now accessible and affordable to the community, young children like Cannon can protect themselves. And, out-of-work fathers can earn an income to support their families. “Because we are now able to make the hand sanitizers here in the community, we can distribute the bottles to many beneficiaries,” says Gloria, Project Director. The Center has identified several fathers to receive further support in kick-starting their own sanitizer business.

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.