Double your contribution to the RooFriends through your company match program
This is a great way to double your contribution to the RooFriends, without it costing you anything. It’s free money. All you have to do is ask for it.
Many companies have a “matching” program where they will match some portion of their employee’s contributions to special or non-profit organizations such as the RooFriends. An example might be that the company will give 50% of what the employee has contributed, up to a maximum of $2000. So if the employee gives $1000, the company will give $500, for a total of $1500 to RooFriends.
Companies may also provide “volunteer grants” where the company will make a donation to an organization where their employee spends time volunteering.
Other programs exist, but may not be as good. For example, a charitable giving program typically automatically deducts a selected amount of money from employee’s paychecks and sends the contribution to the organization. It may not necessarily include any matching contribution from the employer.