Matching Gifts

Employee match programs are a benefit that companies offer to encourage and reward giving among their staff. Think of this as free money you are empowered to employ on behalf of your community and the world. Most companies will match an employee’s gift to the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey one-to-one, but others match gifts two-to-one, and some even match donations three-to-one! This means that your gift to the Art Center can be worth two to four times as much as you donate.

Your gift to the Art Center can have double—or even quadruple!—your impact with a corporate match from your employer!

Statistics provided by Double the Donation

Taking Advantage of Your Corporate Match

Employee match programs require a small amount of effort to engage, but it will make a huge impact on the Art Center! Here is how you can make the most of your employee match program:


Learn the rules. Some companies have a preferred list of charities they partner with, while others match gifts to any charity an employee may support. The match likely has an annual limit. If you don’t know how your company’s match program works, contact your Human Resources department today! Don’t forget to ask if they allow employees to volunteer their time with local charities. Some companies offer paid time off to staff when they volunteer with an organization in their community like the Art Center!


Make your donation. Be sure to keep documentation of your gift or volunteer time, which may require providing contact information for a receipt.


Dot the i’s and cross the t’s! Typically, companies only need a receipt as proof of contribution and a single form requesting that they match the donation. Provide these (and any other required materials) promptly to the appropriate personnel at your company, likely the Human Resources department or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team. Confirm that the match was made.

Take advantage of your employee match program this year and every year and multiply your support for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey!

Questions? Contact Jillian Decker, CFRE, Director of Development & Communications, at or by calling 908.273.9121 ext. 217.