Fundraising-FAQ

Corporate Matching Funds
Many employers match their employees’ contributions to non-profit organizations. Please check with your employers to see if they will match your donation! You can sometimes apply for matching funds online through your company’s intranet or talk to your company HR. 
 
What is Corporate Matching program anyway?
A: Most Companies match donations made by their employees to  non-profit organizations. Our Forest Park Elementary PTA has a Tax ID as well – (EIN) #94-3076314
 
Does Corporate Matching Donation benefit the employer?
A: Yes. The matching donations made by companies are tax deductible for them and also help create a positive image for the Company in the community.
 
When should I apply for matching donation from your Company?
 A: As soon as you donate before December.
  
How do I know whether my employer has a corporate matching program?
 A: Check the list of employers offering matching donations on our PTA website (also at the end of this email). If your company is not on the list but needs to be, please check with your HR/Benefits department. Please inform us too, and we will update our list.
 
How do I apply for matching donation from my Company?
 A: Each Company has a different process for this. Please check with your HR/Benefits department. Some companies may require hardcopy (paperwork) requesting a match. In that case please collect and fill up the necessary form from your HR and submit it together with your check to Forest Park PTA. We will confirm receipt of your donation and mail it back to your Company. Many Companies now use www.easymatch.comor https://causes.benevity.org/ . To access the website, you will need to enter your employer’s unique address which typically is – www.easymatch.com/<Your Company Name> . Log in with your employee id and password and follow the prompts.
 
Who do I contact in Forest Park PTA if I have further questions?
 A: Please contact our Fundraising Chairs: 
 
Anu or Anitha at fparkptadonations@gmail.com
 
List of companies that participate in Corporate Matching Program
 
   (This is not a complete list) 
Adobe Amgen Apple
BD Associate Benevity Charles Schwab
Chevron Dotopia Ebay Matching Gift
GAP Genentech Google
Intuit Juniper KTFoundation
McKesson Microsoft Moodys
Oracle                              Pfizer PG&E
RMS Symantec Synopsis
Time Warner Thermo Fisher VISA
Verizon VMWare Foundation
Wells Fargo WDC Yahoo! Matching Gift Program
LinkedIn Sandisk E-scrip
Box Top Amazon Lucky
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We are grateful for all the help and money that Forest Park parents give to better our children’s education. 
 
Please contact fparkptadonations@ gmail.com if you have any further questions. Looking forward to your kind donations !

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