Matching Gifts

What is an employer Matching Gift?

Many companies set aside special funds each year to match contributions their employees make to qualified non-profit organizations. Most often, the companies match contributions dollar for dollar, but matches can vary. Check your company's matching guidelines. Employer matching gifts increase the impact of your personal support and mean more resources for the WDET programs you enjoy.

What do I need to do to get my gift matched?

The employee must initiate the matching gift process. This usually means contacting your employer or former employer to obtain the proper form, completing the form and mailing it to WDET as soon as possible. WDET verifies that the contribution was received and that it qualifies for a match. WDET then sends the form to your employer for verification. If all of your company's matching gift guidelines are met, they will issue the matching funds to WDET.

After I submit the matching gift form, will all my future contributions be matched too?

NO!! Unfortunately this is a common misconception. You must submit a matching gift form with EACH contribution that you make to WDET. Some listeners request several forms at once and then just send one with each donation they make.

Are there restrictions on matching contributions?

Most companies require WDET to deduct the fair market value of any thank-you gift you receive and will only match the remaining portion of your donation. Most companies also require a minimum contribution to qualify for a match.

Must I be a full-time active employee to have my contributions matched?

Not at all! Most companies match gifts from part time employees and retirees, too. Some companies also match gifts from spouses, annuitants and directors, as well as matching volunteer hours.

Is there a time limit on eligibility to get my contribution to WDET matched?

Companies do require that WDET complete and return the form within a set time period, usually within 90 days. We recommend that you submit your form to WDET at the same time you make your contribution or shortly after.

If you have any further questions or comments concerning the matching gifts program, please call us at 313.577.4550 , M-F, 8am-5pm, or send an email to memberservices(at)wdet(dot)org

Our special thanks to the following WDET matching gift companies.

Abbott Laboratories Fund
Accenture Foundation, Inc.
Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
Air Products Foundation, The
Akzo Nobel, Inc.
Albemarle Corporation
Albertsons Stores Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Alcoa Foundation
AMB Group, LLC
American Express Charitable Fund
American Express Foundation
Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company
Arkema Inc. Foundation
Ashland, Inc.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
AT&T Foundation
Autoliv ASP, Inc.
Auto-Owners Insurance
Avaya Communication
BAE Systems Matching Gifts Program
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Bank of New York, The
BASF Corporation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
BNSF Foundation TX
Boeing Corporation
BorgWarner Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Cargill, Inc.
Caterpillar Foundation
Cengage Learning
Charities Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Charter One Bank
Chesapeake Corporation Foundation
Ciena Corporation
Clark Hill, PLC
Coca-Cola Foundation
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Comerica, Incorporated
Constellation Energy Group Foundation, Inc.
Consumers Energy Foundation
Cooper Industries Foundation
Corn Products International
Covidien Employee Matching Gift Program
Covington & Burling
Deloitte Foundation
Delta Air Lines Foundation, The
Deluxe Corporation Foundation
Dominion Foundation
Dow Chemical Company Foundation
Dow Corning Corporation
DTE Energy Foundation
Dykema Gossett PLLC
Eaton Charitable Fund
Ecolab Foundation
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.
EOG Resources, Inc.
Erb Family Foundation
Exelon Corporation
ExxonMobil Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Gannett Foundation
Gates Foundation, Bill & Melinda
GE Foundation
GenCorp Foundation Inc.
General Electric Foundation
General Motors Foundation
Gerber Foundation
Giffels-Webster Engineers, Inc.
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Global Impact
GMAC Financial Services
Google Matching Gifts Programs
Hartzell Propeller Inc.
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Houghton-Mifflin Company
Hudson-Webber Foundation
Illinois Tool Works Foundation
International Business Machines Corporation
Intuit Foundation
Invest In Others Charitable Foundation
J. Walter Thompson Company Fund, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Controls Foundation
Johnson's Wax Fund, Inc., The
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
JSJ Corporation
Key Foundation
Keybank National Association
KPMG Foundation
Kresge Foundation
Lincoln National Corporation
Lockheed Martin Foundation
Loomis-Sayles & Company, LP
Lubrizol Foundation
Macy's Foundation
Marathon Oil Company Foundation
Masco Corporation
McGregor Fund
Merck Partnership For Giving
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.
MetLife Foundation
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Foundation, Inc.
Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
NSK Corporation
Oracle Corporation Matching Gifts Program
Owens-Corning Foundation, Inc.
P&G Fund
Penske Corporation
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Programs
Pfizer Foundation, Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
PG&E Corporation Foundation
Pharmacia Foundation
Pharmacia Matching Gift Company
PJM Interconnection
PNC Bank Foundation
Preformed Line Products Company
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Procter and Gamble Fund
Prudential Foundation
Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
Raytheon Company
Roche Matching Gifts Program
Rockwell International Corporation Trust
Ryder System Charitable Foundation, Inc.
SC Johnson Fund
Sentry Insurance Foundation, Inc.
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Soros Fund Charitable Foundation
Sprint Foundation
State Farm Companies Foundation
Sun Microsystems Foundation, Inc.
Taminco Higher Amines, Inc.
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts
Thomson Tax & Accounting
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc.
Unilever United States Foundation, INC. Matching Gift Prog
UPS Foundation
Verizon Foundation
W W Grainger, Inc.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Wachovia Foundation
Washington Group Foundation, Inc.
WDIV-TV, Channel 4
Whirlpool Foundation
Wisconsin Energy Corporation Foundation, Inc.
Wyeth Matching Grants: A Program of Pfizer, inc.
Xcel Energy Foundation
Xerox Corporation U.S.A.

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