Did you know that over 65% of America’s corporations support local community organizations and acknowledge their employees’ volunteerism through matching gifts programs?
Through these programs, companies acknowledge the civic commitment of employees by matching their donations to local non-profits. Many of these companies also offer grants to local non-profits that are supported by their current or retired employees.
These companies prefer non-profit organizations that their employees support and recommend. They will not accept unsolicited requests for approval from non-profit organizations that have not been recommended by an employee.
Does the company you work for or retired from offer to match your donations, volunteer hours, or offer grant opportunities to your favorite non-profit organizations?
Here’s how to find out:
(1) Check your company’s regular or personnel (benefits) website for its community involvement or information on how it encourages its employees’ volunteerism and community involvement. ~ or ~
(2) Ask your supervisor or company benefits advisor if your company has a matching gifts program for charitable contributions or volunteerism.
If you would like help making it happen, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance
or call AGSEM’s office at (760) 941-1791.
Company requests for AGSEM’s non-profit status and other information may be sent to:
Ashley Jaques, Director
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Vista, CA 92083
Phone: (760) 941-1761
Only You can make this happen! As said above, many of these company programs prefer non-profit organizations that their employees support and recommend. They will not accept unsolicited requests for approval from non-profit organizations that have not been recommended by an employee.
Therefore, the only way AGSEM can get on your company’s non-profit donations list is for you, the employee, to recommend that we be put there. Please ask your company to include the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum as one of its approved non-profit organizations and to match your gifts to our mission. By adding AGSEM to your company’s Matching Gifts list, you will ensure that even more great things happen through your wonderful gifts!