Employer Matching Gifts

How do I request a matching gift?

Type your employer’s name into the search tool below. If your employer has matching gift program, you’ll get instant access to the guidelines and forms you need to request a matching gift.

I found my company’s matching gift guidelines. What’s my next step?

  1. Log into your company’s Intranet.
  2. Submit your matching gift request directly to your company.
  3. They will notify WBUR.
  4. Email your completed matching gift form to matching@wbur.org.
  5. Mail your completed, printed matching gift form to:

WBUR 90.9 c/o Membership
890 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

I can’t find my employer. What should I do?

Email your HR department. Here’s what you might need to know about WBUR to request a match:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: It looks like my company has a matching program—how do I get my gift matched?
A: In some instances, it’s possible to access companies’ matching forms directly through our search engine.  Just follow the set procedure—WBUR will be happy to assist.  If forms aren’t readily available online, please contact a Human Resources representative within your company about matching.

Q: My company doesn’t have a matching gift program. How can I get them to match my gift to WBUR?
A: Talk to your HR Department. Matching is a great way for companies, big and small, to inspire goodwill and community participation among employees.

Q: What percentage of my gift will my company match?  Is there a limit to how much money can be matched?
A: Matching ratios vary by company, but are typically 1:1.  Each company also prescribes their own upper and lower matching limits.

Q: I’m a Sustainer. Can I get my monthly gifts matched?
A: Yes! Employers can match the amount you have paid to-date toward the total amount you pledged. Your gift can be matched in several ways, depending on the minimum donation your employer will match, and their deadline for matching:

  • Submit a matching gift form for each month’s installment
  • Submit matching gift forms bi-annually or quarterly
  • Submit a matching gift form once you have fulfilled your pledge

Q: I made multiple donations to WBUR this year. Can I get them all matched?
A: Certainly! Just be sure to note the maximum and minimum amount your employer will match, and the deadline to request a matching gift (both vary by company).

Q: I got a “thank you” gift for donation. Does that affect my matching gift?
A: Yes. Employers will match only the tax-deductible portion of your gift. In other words, the total amount of your donation minus the fair-market value of any “thank you” gifts you received. Contact matching@wbur.org if you need to know the fair market value of your “thank you” gift!

Q: I’m a retiree.  Can my company still match?
A: It’s possible—best to ask.  Some companies will match gifts given by spouses as well.

Q: Does a matched gift count toward WBUR membership?  How does matching impact my tax receipt?
A: As a gift from your company, matching does not count towards your WBUR membership.  Matching gifts will not impact your tax receipt from WBUR.

Q: I know all about matching gifts! But I have some other questions…
Has your employer changed? Did you retire? Will your partner’s employer match your donation Email matching@wbur.org or call (800) 909-9287. We’ll answer any questions, research your new company or update your member record.

Thanks for going the extra mile for WBUR!

Top Matching Companies

Hundreds of companies match their employees’ contributions to WBUR. We would like to thank the below organizations that top our list of Matching Gift Companies.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Adobe
  • AMD
  • American Express
  • Amgen
  • Arkwright Foundation
  • AT&T
  • Autodesk
  • Avaya
  • Bank of America
  • Bard Foundation
  • Beckton, Dickinson and Co.
  • CA Technologies
  • Cisco Systems
  • Citizens Financial
  • Compaq
  • Consolidated Natural Gas
  • Corning Foundation
  • Covidien
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Eaton Vance
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Fidelity
  • Fiduciary Trust
  • FM Global
  • General Electric
  • Gillette
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Global Impact
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.
  • GTE
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Honeywell
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • IBM
  • International Data Group Inc.
  • ITC Inc.
  • John Hancock
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson Foundation
  • Juniper Networks
  • Little Brown & Co.
  • Luce Foundation
  • Massachusetts Financial Services
  • Merck
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Microsoft
  • Millennium
  • Millipore
  • Motorola
  • National Grid
  • New England Business Associates
  • Nokia
  • Novartis
  • Oracle
  • Pfizer
  • Pioneer Investment Management
  • Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • Polaroid
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Prudential
  • Putnam Investments
  • Qualcomm Inc.
  • Raytheon
  • Reebok
  • Saint Gobain
  • Sanders Inc.
  • Shawmut
  • Spencer Foundation
  • SPX
  • State Street
  • Sun Life Assurance
  • Texas Instruments
  • Textron
  • Textron
  • The Baupost Group
  • The Boston Company
  • The Boston Edison Company
  • The Boston Foundation
  • The Boston Globe
  • The Capital Group
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • The Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • The New York Times
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • TIFF
  • Time Inc.
  • Time Warner
  • TRW
  • Tyco
  • UTC
  • Verizon
  • Waters Corporation
  • Wellington Management
  • World Reach Inc.

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