What are employer matching gifts?

Matching gifts are a type of philanthropy in which companies match tax-deductible charitable contributions their employees make to nonprofit organizations. When an employee donates, they will request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own donation.

How much of my contribution does my employer match?

Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employees’ spouses at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1 or even 4:1 ratio. Inquire with your employer to learn the rate at which they match.

Can my employer's matching contribution be put toward my monthly sponsorship?

Unfortunately, due to the limited information Unbound receives from employers, we cannot always connect the matching gift to the sponsor’s account. Therefore, all gifts through employer matching programs are designated for our scholarship program. Your contribution will allow deserving students to achieve educational goals, serve their communities, and build a path out of poverty for themselves and their families.

I didn't find my company on the search page.  What do I do now?

It is still possible that your employer will match your donation, even if you do not find your company on our list. Check with your company’s human resources department and ask if your donation can be matched.

My employer does not match employee donations to Unbound. Is there anything I can do?

Absolutely. If your company does not currently match employee donations to Unbound, ask it to do so. Through your support and the support of your employer, Unbound scholars can build a brighter future for themselves and their families.

I made a contribution last year. Can it still be matched?

Many matching programs will allow up to one year after you made your donation to request a corporate match. Please inquire with your employer about their matching gift deadlines.

My employer has a matching gift program. How do I submit a match for a donation I've made to Unbound?

Use our matching gift tool to search for your employer and complete your company’s matching gift verification form using the link provided in the search results. You can email it back to us at [email protected] or print and mail the completed form to us at:

1 Elmwood Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66103

We will take care of the rest!

How long will it take for Unbound to receive my company match?

Company match fulfillment varies and can be received by Unbound anywhere from one month to one year from the date you submitted the request to your employer. Please inquire with your employer about their payout dates and matching gift deadlines.

What information might I need to fill out my company's matching gift form?

• Unbound’s federal employer identification number: 43-1243999
• Our mailing address: 1 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103
• Our phone: 800.875.6564
• Our email address: [email protected]
• Our website:

Have more questions? Contact us at 800.875.6564 or [email protected].