Matching Gift Program

With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple your gift!

One of the smartest ways to give is through a matching gift program, where a company will match donations to charitable organizations. These matches are often dollar for dollar, which doubles or sometimes triples your charitable-donation power. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees.

How It Works (Manual Process)

  1. Check with your company's human resources or payroll department to see whether it offers a matching gift program.
  2. Ask for donation guidelines and a list of eligible charities (Bal Vihar of St. Louis is a "Cultural" organization) if your company does offer a matching gift program.
  3. Print a matching gift program form.
  4. Decide how much you want to donate.
  5. Make a check payable to "Center for Indian Cultural Education" and submit it to our treasurer or any admin staff member with "Employee Section" of matching gift program form completely filled in.   
  6. Once received, we will complete rest of the form to ensure that the match is donated and received by Bal Vihar of St. Louis. We will mail form to your matching gift administrator.
  7. Usually, it takes any where from 3 to 4 months to receive the payment from your company.   


How It Works (Online Process)

These days most of the companies are using online form to  submit matching gift program.

  1. Go to your company's matching gift website  /portal. Your Human Resource (HR) personnel should be able to locate this website for you.
  2. Log in using your User ID (SSN#) and password. You will need to select "Center for Indian Cultural Education" or "Bal Vihar of St. Louis" as the recipient organization and enter the amount, type and date of your gift.
  3. You will have the ability to print a confirmation of your gift registration.
  4. We will be notified and we will confirm receipt of a gift.
  5. Once confirmed by the organization and subsequently approved by your company's matching gift administrator, a gift will be recorded as eligible for the match.
  6. Matching gift check will be sent directly to the Bal Vihar of St. Louis.
    (Payments are usually made on a quarterly basis.)


If you have any question regarding the matching gift program, please contact Vish Tripathi.