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Employee matching gifts are contributions from a corporate employer that match contributions to a charitable organization by a corporate employee.

Sometimes called “matching funds“, they are defined as grants that are made to match funds provided by another donor, and some funders require the match in order for them to give [Centre on Philanthropy - September 2010].

Below is a list of organizations that have contributed matching gifts to Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes in the past:

Biggs Gilmore Communications, Inc.
Comerica Incorporated
Consumers Energy Foundation
Denso Manufacturing Michigan, Inc.
Fairmount Minerals Foundation
Grainger
Greene View Foundation
Innovative Analytics, Inc.
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
John E. Fetzer Institute, Inc.
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Kalsec Inc.
Kraft Employee Involvement Programs
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation Inc.- Matching Gifts Program
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Old Hat Brewery
Pfizer   (*Note: Pfizer does not match donations made to Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes from Pharmacia retirees. Pfizer does match employees’ and retirees’ donation.)
The Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
SPX Foundation
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Thomson Reuters
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Wachovia Foundation

If your company is listed above, please contact your Human Resources Representative for more information about any matching gift programming that is currently available.  If your company is not listed above and you would like to be included, please contact Laura Winther, donor database coordinator, at 269-488-2617 ext. 206.

If your employer has a matching gift program, please fill out the form and send it along with your contribution to:

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
901 Portage St.
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001

If you’d like to donate now, and send your matching gift form in later, click here.