Matching Grants FAQ's
What are matching gifts?
Companies that have a matching gifts program may match contributions from employees to the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. It is a great way to increase support of Girl Scouting!
How do I find out if my employer has a matching grant program?
It's simple! Contact your company's human resources department. If your employer has a matching gifts program, you should also ask if a contribution to the Girls Scouts Heart of New Jersey qualifies for a matching gift. If so, you should request a matching gift application to complete. Here is a list of companies that have matched donations to GSHNJ in the past.
What donations to the GSHNJ qualify for matching grants?
Contributions from employees (and sometimes spouses and retirees) of the company offering the matching gifts program qualify for a company match.
Do matching gifts from the employer count toward individual gifts?
No, matching gifts are recorded as gifts from the company. Most companies require a signed statement from the Council that the individual requesting the matching gift will not receive any benefits from the matching gift.
How are matching gift forms submitted to the Council?
If the Girl Scout Council qualifies for a matching gift, complete the employee portion of the form and send the form and personal donation to:
- Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey
Attn: Annual Giving
1171 Route 28
North Branch, NJ 08876