Matching challenges are mutually beneficial to you and to suffering animals
Matching challenges can double the impact of your donation, which means even more help to stop the suffering of animals.
By Tiffany Oliveira, our Donor Relations Manager
During the holidays, I like to strategically shop at places where I know my dollar will stretch and go farther. I am always on the hunt for special gifts to give my friends and family without breaking the bank. While philanthropic giving doesn't offer discounts or coupons, it does offer you the ability to give back in a meaningful way. I'd like to tell you more about matching gift challenges, which are common during this time, and how you can utilize them to make your gift go twice as far, without spending twice as much.
Anyone can be a featured as a matching gift donor, whether it is individual donor, a corporation, or a foundation – they pledge to donate a specific amount, which is then used to match all gifts from other donors during a specific time frame. These pledge amounts are often promised to match dollar for dollar what other donors give. Meaning if you give $50, World Animal Protection receives a $100 donation. This happens until the match has been fulfilled.
These challenges are beneficial to you, as the donor, because they provide double the amount of financial support to animals you care for – at no additional expense to you. This means your generosity extends further to support animals in the greatest need. If there's any time to give to the causes you love, it's when you have an option to make your dollar go further during a matching campaign. When you consider your Giving Tuesday, holiday and tax time giving plans, donate to one of our matching gift campaigns and help protect animals twice as much with no additional cost to you. Even if you are a monthly donor, your funds are matched. Suffering animals, being forced to live lives of cruel abuse need your support.
Double your impact for elephants
In support of our work to shape a better future for elephants, Sakura’s Hope Foundation and an anonymous donor have teamed up to provide a matching gift challenge for our holiday campaign – donations will be matched up to $90,000 until midnight December 31st.
Double your impact for farm animals this Giving Tuesday
The majority of animals farmed for food live in conditions that cause immense suffering and stress. We’re working to change our global food system to ensure respect for animals and nature sits at the heart of it, and thanks to a generous donor you can match your donation to help. All donations towards our Giving Tuesday campaign will be matched up to $40,000 for farm animals, but only until end of day November 30th.