Recently, our local community foundation hosted a day of giving. More than 300 of our constituents made gifts. Collectively, their gifts will be boosted by a pool of community funds, and then the foundation will cut a check to our organization.
One of those constituents has asked us to verify and complete a matching gift form for their contribution. I am of the opinion that since the gift was not made directly to our organization, I cannot request the match. However, my opinion has been challenged.
Can our organization legally apply for this match or not? (The community foundation, by the way, has already confirmed they will not apply for the match).
In these situations, we check the matching gift guidelines of the company.
A lot of companies require that the gift be made directly to the organization. However, there are some that will allow for a gift to be made through a donor-advised fund or similar third party outlet.
CJ Jones, MPPA Associate Director of Donor Services University Development Office, Purdue Research Foundation Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Center 403 West Wood Street West Lafayette, IN 47907-2007 765-496-3116 giving.purdue.edu
The Purdue Research Foundation is an independent organization that acts for the benefit of Purdue University.
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