Let's Match: With a Corporate Matching Gift

Leverage the impact of your volunteer hours, membership dues, or charitable donations with a corporate matching gift! Since 2017, matching gift programs have raised over $427,000 in additional funds to help support Mountaineers programs. Learn more about how to log your volunteer hours, submit for matching gifts, and double your impact.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
December 15, 2020

As the foremost outdoor recreation organization of the Pacific Northwest, The Mountaineers is dedicated to educating and inspiring people of all ages to explore the outdoors and conserve and steward our public lands and waters. When you take advantage of your employer’s Workplace Giving Program, you maximize the impact of your volunteer hours, membership dues and charitable donations, and can double, sometimes triple your impact!

WHAT'S MATCHED IN A WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAM

Depending on your employer’s Workplace Giving Program, the following may be eligible for a match from your employer: 

  • Volunteer hours for courses, activities and committees. Virtual committee meetings, planning future courses, preparing online curriculum, and hosting virtual events may be matched, too! With nearly 2,800 volunteers contributing over 54,000 reported volunteer hours in the last fiscal year, the potential support from employer matching is huge!
  • Individual donations made on our website, through automatic payroll deductions, or at any of our fundraising events. A $200 gift can become $400; a $50 donation can become $100. When every dollar makes a difference just imagine what doubling your gift can do! If you are considering a year-end gift and submitting it for matching, you can give online here
  • Annual membership. All Mountaineers membership types are 100% tax-deductible and eligible for matching by many employers.

Many companies will match donations 1 to 1, doubling an employee’s donation. Some businesses, like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have match ratios as high as 3 to 1, tripling an employee’s contribution! Organizations like Microsoft not only match dollar for dollar, but also provide grants to nonprofits donating $25 per volunteer hour. Other companies like Boeing will offer team volunteer grants to recognize groups of employees, scaling the gift by the number of employees who volunteer together.

IMPACT

In the wake of the economic impact of COVID-19, corporate matches for volunteer hours, payroll deductions, charitable contributions and membership dues raised an additional $165,000 in support of Mountaineers programs. This support is critical for helping protect the core operations of our organization so that we can be ready to help our members get back into the outdoors again as soon as it is safe. Thank you to our corporate partners that make this possible and the donors who take this extra step to make a difference for The Mountaineers. 

Below is a list of corporate partners who have supported our outdoor community with a matching gift:

  • 3M
  • Adobe Systems
  • ADP
  • Aetna Foundation
  • Airbnb
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allstate
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Andeavor
  • Apple
  • Bank of America
  • BECU
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The Boeing Company
  • BP Foundation
  • Bright Funds Foundation
  • CDK Global
  • Chubb Charitable Foundation
  • Costco
  • Dell
  • DocuSign
  • Ebay Foundation
  • Expedia
  • F5 Networks
  • Gilead
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Google
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • JM Smith
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • NVIDIA
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • RealNetworks
  • Salesforce
  • Starbucks
  • Symetra Gives
  • Tableau Software
  • T-Mobile
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Zillow

MATCHING IS EASY! HERE'S HOW TO SUBMIT:

If you do not see your employer listed or have questions about your employer’s participation, please contact your Human Resource department. They can tell you what benefits you have and how to participate. 

If your volunteer hours and charitable contributions are eligible for a corporate match, please reference: 

Organization: The Mountaineers
Tax ID: 27-3009280
Address:
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Email:
development@mountaineers.org

Protip: Using our Tax ID is especially important for companies with online-based verification systems. Some volunteers have shared that it can be tricky to find “The Mountaineers” since other organizations or groups with similar names may be listed. By using our Tax ID, you ensure that your gift will be directed to “The Mountaineers”.     

How to Record Volunteer Hours

As a volunteer-driven organization, our unique tradition of outdoor education is only possible through your time and talent. Thank you!

Accurately recording your hours has a number of benefits. Beyond employer matched donations, volunteer hours are central to The Mountaineers volunteer benefits and recognition programs, and they help us paint a strong picture of volunteerism to prospective donors and grant funders.

Learn more about how to record your volunteer hours then submit for matching gifts to double your impact.

For days you’re not out recreating responsibly, be sure to check out the many upcoming virtual events hosted by The Mountaineers!

Main Image: Mazama Ridge by David Bradley


The Mountaineers® is a 501(c)(3) organization supported through earned revenue and elevated through charitable contributions, tax ID:27-3009280, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115.