Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2005
Match My Donation launches the website matchmydonation.org to make known opportunities for the public to increase their charitable gifts through matching donations. Donors will find programs other than those that only match employee donations. This website is limited to organizations that pass through the full donation amount to the designated charitable cause with no deductions.
ÂOrganizations like Salesforce.com/Foundation are offering thousands of dollars in matching donations to critical efforts like the American Red Cross 2005 Hurricane Relief FundÂ, said Match My Donation founder Wilfred Garand. ÂI see an unmet need to accelerate this funding to the designated causes.Â
ÂWhen I searched the internet for opportunities to match my donation to Hurricane Katrina Relief, I found thousands of websites seeking matching donations. We need to cut through the clutter and bring the matching donation funders to the forefront. Match My Donation will reduce the idle time for matching dollars and increase the dollars available through matching donation programs that are open to the public.Â
Some employers have long offered to match employee donations to approved charitable organizations. Matching donation programs for the general public are challenged in their efforts to effectively balance funds offered and expenditures to publicize the opportunity. Costs ancillary to the matching donation may also inhibit other organizations from offering such programs to the general public.
About Match My Donation:
Founder Wilfred Garand has worked 15 years in the nonprofit sector. Like the matching donation programs listed on its website, Match My Donation, does not receive funding from charitable donation transactions.