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            Knowledge Base Double the Donation About Matching Gifts and Volunteer Grants Matching Gift Eligibility

            Are Religious Organizations or Houses of Worship Eligible for Matching Gifts and Volunteer Grants?

            In general, companies match to either all 501(c)(3) nonprofits and schools, certain broad categories of nonprofits, or place certain restrictions on the types of organizations eligible.

            When it comes to donations to churches, synagogues, temples, and other religious or faith based organizations, the general rule of thumb is companies don't match donations to houses of worship unless that organization provides social services to the greater community or is a K-12 school.

            For example, food banks, homeless shelters, schools, etc. with a religious affiliation will often be eligible to receive employee matching gifts from many companies.

            The easiest way to determine whether our matching gift service would be beneficial is to look over your donation records. If you’ve received matching gifts from companies in the past, there’s a good chance your organization meets the general eligibility requirements.

            We recommend you read our more detailed article which provides specific examples that address matching gift eligibility for religious organizations.

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