Year-End Giving, Special Disaster Programs and Matching Gifts

If you give to an organization eligible for Steelcase Foundation Matching Gifts, you can double your gift. The Steelcase Foundation Matching gift program will match your gift 1:1 to organizations that are dedicated to education, art and culture and the environment. As the year end approaches, save your donation receipts and check with the Matching Gift Guidelines to determine if your gift can be matched.

Special matching gift programs for gifts towards victims of Hurricane Harvey must be submitted by December 4th. Gifts for Hurricanes Irma, Maria and the Mexico Earthquakes must be submitted by December 31st. Otherwise, regular gifts to eligible organizations have up to one year to be submitted for matching. (note that gifts for the special natural disaster programs have to be to the specific eligible organizations in order to receive the match.)

Contact us at Foundation@steelcase.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Hurricane Harvey Match Eligible Organizations

  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • Feeding Texas
  • Coalition for the Homeless of Houston
  • Texas Diaper Bank
  • SPCA of Texas
  • Austin Pets Alive
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Gulf Coast Leadership Council
  • Portlight Strategies
  • Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  • American National Red Cross
  • Samaritans Purse
  • Salvation Army
  • Send Relief & Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
  • Trusted World Foundation
  • Direct Relief
  • Global Giving Foundation

Hurricane Irma, Maria, Jose and the Mexico Earthquakes Eligible Organizations

  • American National Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • United States Fund for UNICEF
  • Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  • International Community Foundation
  • OXFAM-AMERICA Inc.

Matching Gift Program Overview

Eligible Gifts

Your gift may be in the form of cash, check, credit card or stock/publicly traded securities. Your donation must be made from your personal funds, not those of another person, business or organization, trust or bequest. To be eligible for matching, your donation must be paid in full, not pledged. The gift is eligible for a matching gift for 12 months after it is given.

Eligible Employees

  • Full or part time employee of Steelcase Inc. (or U.S. subsidiaries) for at least (6) months and based in the U.S.
  • Retirees, directors or surviving spouse of a deceased employee (up to one year after spouse’s death)

Eligible Organizations

Qualifying institutions are those headquartered and located in the U.S. that operate as a non-profit and are certified as a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. We will not match gifts to organizations that conduct significant lobbying and/or litigation activity, or that address issues by means of adversarial or confrontational tactics. Other eligibility guidelines include:

Environmental/Conservation

  • Any environmental and conservation organization that is available to and operated for the benefit of the public (environmental education; natural resources conservation and protection; environmental quality and protection; environmental beautification and open spaces; animal population control)

Arts/Cultural

  • Any arts and cultural organization that is available to and operated for the benefit of the public (museums of art, science, history; libraries; botanical gardens; zoos; performing arts organizations; public television and radio stations)

We do not match Contributions that are designated for:

  • membership tickets of admission, tickets to benefits, membership subscription fees for tickets or publications, raffle tickets, dues, auctions, fundraising events or meals

Education

  • Colleges and universities, private and public, granting two-year, four-year or advanced degree that are accredited by a national accrediting agency
  • Elementary and secondary schools, private and public, approved by a regional accreditation association, or registered or accredited by the state in which they are located
  • Tax-exempt school or district-related foundations
  • The United Negro College Fund, American Indian College Fund, or Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Affiliates of the National Center for Arts & Technology (NCAT)

Learn more about Steelcase Matching Gifts Program and how to submit your gifts for matching.

Go directly to the online Matching Gift website to submit a receipt for matching.