Friday, November 26, 2010

Matching Gift Statistics

Soulclap to the folks over at FirstGiving for sharing the following statistics on Matching Gift programs around the nation.
  • On average one in ten donors is matching gift eligible. 
  • Approximately 50% of the Fortune 500 companies have matching gift programs.
  • In the 2007 Council for Aid to Education (CAE) survey, 749 institutions reported over $169 million in matching gift dollars.
  • LSU received one matching gift check last year for over a million dollars from Exxon-Mobil.
  • The American Cancer Society has quadrupled matching gifts in the last three years to over $10 million dollars.
  • On average, 4-12% of donors are matching gift eligible and are not identified as such. 
  • 13% of companies match at 2 to 1.
  • 4,009 companies and subsidiaries match volunteer time.
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) has not aggressively pursued matching gifts in the past.   We will be looking at it much more closely in the weeks to come.

Does your employer have a Matching Gift program?

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