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Matching Gifts Fund


The Program

Each year, UT-Battelle employees generously give their time and talents to a variety of community organizations. The Matching Gifts Program is designed to further encourage employees to support local nonprofit organizations with personal financial donations.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

The Matching Gifts Fund is open to current UT-Battelle employees with a minimum of one year of service and will provide a minimum match of $50 and a maximum match of $250 per employee. Retirees, subcontractors, and vendors are not eligible to participate.

Eligible Gifts

Donations to organizations in the categories below may be eligible for matching funds. Organizations must operate in the counties in which UT-Battelle employees work and/or live. The organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Matching contributions will not exceed $1000 per organization per year. Update: The funding limit for the November 1-30, 2013 application period was reached on November 14, 2013.  We appreciate the tremendous response from employees and look forward to increasing funding for this program in the coming year.

Eligible categories:

  • Arts and Cultural
  • Community and Environmental
  • Health and Human Services
  • Schools (Grades K-12)

Ineligible Contributions

We limit Matching Gifts to the eligible categories listed. We do not match gifts to these types of organizations:

  • United Way and other combined appeals
  • Religious or political organizations as well as gifts to seminaries, theological institutions, and Bible colleges   
  • Organizations whose policies are inconsistent with national equal employment opportunity policies or discriminate against a person or a group on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, disability, gender, political affiliation, or age
  • Fraternities, sororities, honor societies and campus organizations
  • Intermediary funding groups that raise money to distribute to other groups
  • Private foundations and/or individuals
  • In-kind gifts
  • Organizations whose purpose or policies are inconsistent with UT-Battelle's corporate giving philosophy and guidelines

To Participate

To request a matching gift, employees should complete Section A of the form and mail it, along with their gift, to the eligible organization.

For walks, runs and bike-a-thons, only the employee's own donation will be matched. A copy of the employee pledge sheet must be attached to this form and returned by the beneficiary organization with the verification of the employee's contribution.

An authorized official of the nonprofit organization should complete Section B and return the form to the Matching Gifts Coordinator. After receiving the completed form, the program coordinator will verify the eligibility of the organization and the gift. The appropriate matching contribution will be mailed to the organization at that time.

The company reserves the right to amend, revise, suspend or terminate this program at any time.

Questions should be directed to the Matching Gifts Program Coordinator at 865-241-9309 or community@ornl.gov.

 

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