Matching Gift Programs

Double your impact without spending another cent!

You’ve already demonstrated your commitment to Cal Poly by making a gift. But there’s another way to make an even greater impact at your university without any additional cost to you.

You or your spouse may work for one of more than 22,000 companies that encourage and support employee philanthropy through matching gift programs. How does this work? It’s simple: you make a gift to Cal Poly, complete and submit a matching gift application, and your employer will send us matching funds that will go to your favorite programs.

By completing a matching gift application, you can double the value of your gift, and if both you and your spouse work for companies with matching programs, you can even triple your giving dollars – all without costing you an additional cent!

My husband was a Cal Poly student and athlete many years ago, and our son is a current student and athlete. Every time we visit, I am more inspired by all Cal Poly has to offer. I am thrilled that we can double our donations and make a bigger impact via Microsoft’s corporate matching program. To me that’s a no brainer!

Jennifer Kenney, Microsoft

My company provides a generous annual gift matching limit to each employee. Just as I would not refuse the company giving me a bonus, I would not turn down a company benefit for my favorite educational organization. This year my gift will go to the Computer Science Department and to a scholarship for a junior with high academic achievements.

Kenny Hom, Boeing


Taking advantage of your employer’s gift matching program is easy - matching gift applications take just a few minutes to complete, and most programs will accept applications for gifts you’ve already made. To make it even easier, contact your HR department or our matching gifts specialist to find out if your employer has a payroll giving program that gives you the option of automatic gift matching.

Don’t waste a penny of the money your company wants to give in support of your university. Learn how you can double or even triple the impact of your gift by contacting your HR office today!

How to Make a Matching Gift

Find out if you or your spouse work for a Cal Poly gift matching partner and begin your application by entering your companies name in the Employer Match tool below.

Does Your Employer Match?

If your employer has a matching gift program, follow the links to their application and instructions. Below is the important information you’ll need to complete your application:

Org/Recipient Name Cal Poly Foundation/California Polytechnic State Univ. Foundation
Tax/EIN 20-4927897
Address Cal Poly Fund, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Send your gift, along with your application, to the address above for completion by our matching gifts specialist. If you completed an online application, we will receive an electronic request from your matching program to verify your gift. When the matching gift is received, we’ll send you notification and send the matching funds to the same program as your original gift.

For more information about Matching Gifts, please contact:

Karissa Nancolas
Matching Gifts Coordinator

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