What is a matching gift?

A matching gift is when a person donates to a nonprofit organization and their employer donates an equal or greater amount to the same nonprofit. A matching gift is a great way for a donor to double or even triple their contribution to help Moncrief Cancer Institute fight cancer.

How do I apply for a matching gift?

To make a matching gift, first contact your employer’s matching gifts program office to find resources specific to your company’s program such as minimum and maximum match amounts, program guidelines, and information on getting your donation to Moncrief Cancer Institute matched.

What happens if a matching gift is not approved?

If a matching gift company does not approve a matching gift, the company will contact both the employee and the organization with the reason the match was rejected.  Most often a matching gift is rejected because the donation amount isn’t within the program parameters specified by the company.

How long will it take for my company to receive my matching gift form from Moncrief Cancer Institute?

It can take two to four weeks to process the matching gift form. 

How long will it take the matching gift company to process and mail a check for the matching gift?

It varies for each company. If the matching company approves the matching gift, the company will send a check for the matching gift according to their company guidelines. You may contact the matching gift company directly to find out how often matching gift checks are processed and mailed.

Can I mail a matching gift form to Moncrief Cancer Institute?

Yes, a matching gift form can be mailed to us.  The best practice is to send your matching gift form and include the date and amount of the donation made to Moncrief Cancer Institute.  The employee should complete the matching gift form according to the company’s matching gift instructions, and sign and date the form.  If you are the spouse of the matching gift company’s employee, please ensure that you include your spouse’s name.

Matching gift forms should be mailed to:

UT Southwestern Medical CenterOffice of Development & Alumni Relations
P.O. Box 910888 Dallas, TX

You can also email or fax the form to us:

Email: give@moncrief.com
Fax number: 817.924-0789

If the matching gift company has an online matching gift process, the donor will be responsible for completing the matching gift process via the company’s database.

What is the deadline for having a recent gift matched?

Matching gift guidelines are established by each company. Deadlines for submitting a matching gifts claim vary from 30 days from gift date to more than one year from the gift date. To find out the deadlines associated with your employer’s matching gifts program, please contact your employer’s matching gifts program.

If you are a monthly donor, please consider the specific guidelines for your employer’s matching gifts program. If you have any questions, please contact our Development Office at give@moncrief.com.

I’m retired. Will my former employer match my gifts to Moncrief Cancer Institute?

Many companies extend their matching gifts program to match their retiree’s gifts. To find out if your gifts qualify, please contact your former employer.

Can my spouse’s gift to Moncrief Cancer Institute be matched by my employer?

Many companies extend their matching gifts program to match the gift of their employee’s spouse. Please contact your employer to find out if your employer will match your spouse’s gifts.

What if my gift was sent using my donor-advised fund, family foundation, etc.?

Please indicate the name of the fund or foundation on the matching gift form so we are able to verify your matching gift.  If you made your gift online, please contact us at give@moncrief.com to inform us of the organizational name and address from which the donation was sent.  Please also include the approximate date the check was mailed, the donation amount, and your name, address, and a daytime phone number so we may contact you if we have any questions.

What is the tax ID number for Moncrief Cancer Institute?

Moncrief Cancer Institute is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Moncrief Cancer Institute is a nonprofit charity operating since 1958. Our federal tax identification number is 75-2655008. 

More questions? Please contact our Development Office.

All questions regarding matching gifts for Moncrief Cancer Institute should be directed to give@moncrief.com or 817.288.9864.