Gift matching is a way for a taxpayer to increase the value of their GOAL contribution, doubling or sometimes tripling the gift.

Many companies match the charitable contribution of their workforce to support causes that are important to their employees. Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and therefore qualifies as an organization that can receive corporate matching funds.

In the cases of matching gifts to GOAL, there is no tax credit being received by the corporate donor, so the matching gifts do not consume the cap on available tax credits.

Taxpayers should ask their HR or community relations office to find out if their employer has a matching gift policy. If so, the company will provide the employee with the necessary forms to initiate the match. When the employee has completed the relevant section of the forms, they should submit the paperwork to GOAL at so that the process can be completed.

Important Note: When submitting a matching gift request, the recipient organization should be listed as Georgia GOAL (not the school). 

Unless instructed otherwise by a taxpayer, GOAL will ensure that matching gifts are designated for the same school as the original GOAL contribution.

Companies that have matched GOAL contributions:

  • Abbott Fund
  • ACE Charitable Foundation
  • Adobe, Inc.
  • AIG
  • AllianceBernstein
  • Bank of America
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Carmax
  • Chubb
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Dell
  • Equifax
  • GE Foundation
  • Geico
  • The Giving Program Center
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Home Depot
  • ICE NYSE Foundation Inc.
  • iStar Financial
  • Kimberly Clark Foundation
  • Macy’s Foundation
  • The McKesson Foundation
  • Merck Partnership for Giving
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Neenah Paper Inc.
  • Nordson Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Foundation
  • Pfizer
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Pohlad Family Foundation
  • The Prudential Foundation
  • RBC Bank
  • Regions Financial Corporation Foundation
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Sage
  • SAP
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • State Farm
  • SunTrust Foundation
  • Thrivent
  • UBS
  • The University Financing Foundation
  • Verizon Foundation
Companies that do not match GOAL contributions:
  • Anheuser Busch Foundation
  • Covidien
  • Delta
  • IBM
  • Ikon Office Solutions Foundation
  • Norfolk Southern Foundation 
  • Wells Fargo