Many employers have a match funding programme, where they'll match rupee for rupee the amount raised by you or your team.
Even if your employer doesn't have such a programme, they might still be willing to make a donation — all you have to do is ask!
Even if you're participating as an individual or with another team, and not representing your employer, you may still be eligible for match funding from your employer.
Who to ask
Speak to your HR or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department and ask if your company matches funds or has a programme in place to donate a certain amount to charitable causes. Let them know what you'll be doing and who you're supporting.
How we can help
We can provide information or official documentation that your company may need detailing our 80G status. We will be happy to send your employer a letter of thanks and a Certificate of Appreciation after the event on request.
Match funding organisations
The following companies have match funding programmes in place: 3M, AMP, Australand, Barclays, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Ebay, Google, Macquarie Group, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, UBS, Unilever, Vodafone.
If you don't see your employer on the list, ask if they would consider a match funding programme!
Over the years teams from Thomson Reuters, Macquarie India, Goldman Sachs, Symantec, Diageo Spirits and CISCO have contributed through their organisation's Match Funding programme.