Other Ways To Give
Corporate Matching Programs
Matching programs can significantly increase the impact of your giving, sometimes even doubling your gift!
A quick call or email to your HR department is usually all it takes to learn how to apply for any matching program your company may operate.
You can also use the search tool below to see if your company will match your donation and to access the forms, guidelines, and instructions that you need to submit a matching gift.
Some companies may restrict, or not allow, gifts to religious organizations. In restricted cases, some companies may simply require a donor’s gift be made to “non proselytizing” programs, meaning programs that do not attempt to convert individuals to a faith.
If that’s the case, non proselytizing activities of the Western Dominican Province include:
- Education and formation of Dominican friars
- Care for elderly and infirm friars
- The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
As always, please consult with your employer on the exact matching gift policies and procedures they may ask you to follow.
Employee Giving Programs / Payroll Deductions
Employee giving programs are common in many large organizations, as well as with state and federal government agencies. They can often be programs promoting monthly payroll deductions, or a once-a-year campaign to give to your charity of choice.
Ask you HR department whether your organization offers an employee giving program. Benefits can include:
- Easy to manage: once setup, your company automatically deducts your gift from your pay and passes it to your charity of choice.
- Convenience and tax benefits: you can get the convenience of automatic payroll deductions without losing the tax benefits of charitable giving.
- Satisfaction: you’ll be reminded on each paycheck of your gift of “first fruits”, giving back generously what God has blessed you with.
To learn more, contact your office’s HR department and ask for information on the employee giving program.
As always, please consult with your employer on the exact employee giving program policies and procedures they may ask you to follow.
If you shop on Amazon.com, your purchase may be eligible for the AmazonSmile program. For every eligible purchase, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase to the Western Dominican Province.
To participate, just bookmark the link below and start there every time you shop on Amazon. Eligible purchases will automatically generate a donation to the Dominicans!
Start here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6081023
Last year the AmazonSmile program helped raise $1,165, providing a Student Brother with over a month of graduate education!
Disclaimer: the Western Dominican Province does not advise on any personal income tax requirements or issues. Use of any information from this site or any other web site referred to is for general information only and does not represent personal tax advice either express or implied. You are encouraged to seek professional tax advice for personal income tax questions and assistance.