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Matching Gifts

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!

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 company’s 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: The Cal Poly Foundation, California Polytechnic State University, One Grand Avenue, 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 employer’s matching program to verify your gift. Once the matching gift is received, we’ll send you notification and apply the matching funds to the same program as your original gift.

More Information about Matching Gifts

Jason Plate
Matching Gifts/Gifts In-Kind/Gift Modifications Analyst