Each year hundreds of volunteers make contributions to the Three Fires Council and then work with their employer to match their gift.  Many companies will do a 2 to 1 match or even 3 to 1 match and some will match your volunteer hours to Scouting.  Please look into this unique opportunity with your employer to see how you can have a bigger impact on Scouting.

You Too Can Make a Difference Through Matching Gifts From Your Employer

Contact your Human Resources Department and fill out a matching gift form to match your Friends of Scouting contribution or for your hours of volunteer service.  Submit the form to your company or mail it to the Council depending on the instructions.  Once the Council receives the form we will verify the gift or the hours of service and return to your employer to match your Scouting contribution.  You will make an even greater impact on Scouting!

To help with this we are asking that everyone write down their employer on the employer name line on the FOS Card. If you are not sure if your company offers a matching gift program we can follow up to try and secure more matching gift funds.
How do I get my gift matched?

Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees, and widows/widowers. Most corporate procedures are very simple:

  1. Request a Matching Form from your company, usually HR or payroll.
  2. Complete and submit the form to Three Fires Council with your gift.
  3. Three Fires Council will verify the completed form and return it to the company.
  4. The company issues a matching gift contribution to Three Fires Council.

Click here for a list of Matching Gift Companies. Please check with your companies HR Department if they are not listed here. Let us know if we should add your company.

For more information on matching gifts please contact Eric McFee by clicking here.