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Matching gifts vary widely in their processes, but we are happy to work with your employer or other corporate sponsors to facilitate match funding. Sometimes matching gifts are slow to arrive, depending on the matcher’s processes, and your budget will not be credited until the funds actually arrive. Please refer here for more about what info we require.
Sometimes OCF receives money without a description of which Collective to direct the funds to. It is important for donors to specify the name of the Collective in order to avoid delays. If you think your Collective has been sent funds, but that money has not been allocated to the budget, reach out to us to let us know (+provide screenshots/receipts).
OCF can process matching donations (including employee giving programs, matching gifts, contributions-matching, funds arriving from third-party giving platforms, and grant matches), but in order to do so, we need additional information about the donation.
- Donor name
- Donor company/employer name
- Collective name
- Date(s) of original donation (if in two parts)
- Dollar amount of original donation
- The match amount or rate (i.e., 2x, 3x, 4x)
- If known, the platform used by the company/employer
Without the above information, we cannot guarantee that funds will be allocated properly and in a timely manner. This is due to the difficult manual processes required in order to correctly allocate those funds.
If you are expecting funds and have not seen them arrive, or if you have donated funds via third-parties, please email us at [email protected] with the above information included and we will be happy to locate and allocate those funds with you.