Many employers sponsor Matching Gift programs for charitable contributions made to higher education by employees. As a benefit to its employees, companies “match” charitable donations to certain types of organizations, such as higher education. Depending on the company’s program, cash as well as other gift types such as life insurance, deferred gifts, gifts-in-kind, securities and volunteer time also may be eligible. Usually, matching gift forms can be obtained in the company’s Human Resources Department. Initiating a matching gift as soon as possible helps the University optimally use such resources for students. Please let us know if your company will match your gifts to Cal Poly Pomona.