Financial Accountability

Outstanding stewardship is more than a priority at Children Matter®, it’s a deeply held value. We are committed to investing every dollar received into our development programs. In fact, 100% of the money Children Matter received this past year went to programs that directly support our mission of helping young people succeed both in and out of the classroom. The reason we are able to put all of our resources directly into programming is because no one on our Board of Directors or staff is paid. Everyone in our organization is a volunteer. That means that you can be sure when you donate to Children Matter®, you know that your dollars are making a difference in the life of a child.

Matching Gifts

Double your charitable donation to Children Matter® with a Matching Gift. Corporate matching gifts are a simple yet powerful way to maximize your personal contributions to Children Matter® and double the impact of your support for children. Matched dollars provide children with food, clothing, leadership development opportunities, and recreational activities to kids who need it most.

It’s easy to participate! Complete the Matching Gifts Form for your company (often available from the Human Resources department). This form may require Children Matter’s tax identification number (36-2423707). All you have to do is fill out the form and take it to your Human Resource Department. Every donation that you give to Children Matter® will be matched by your employer.

Volunteer Grants

At Children Matter®, a critical component of our mission are the thousands of service hours performed by volunteers across the country. Now, some of those hours of service can have an even bigger impact through Volunteer Grants. Many of our corporate partners encourage volunteer service by offering Volunteer Grants. With Volunteer Grants, a company makes a monetary contribution to Children Matter® for every hour an employee volunteers or when an employee volunteers a set number of hours. You can check with your Human Resource Department to see if your organization does Volunteer Grants.

Shop to Give

Amazon created a way for shoppers to give back to non-profit charities like Children Matter® through a program called AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is something everyone can participate in. It is free and easy to sign up. All you need to do is:

When you shop on Amazon, 0.5% of all purchases will be donated to Children Matter.

* Not all items on Amazon are eligible for AmazonSmile. Amazon will prompt you if your purchase is eligible for the program.

Children Matter Book

Another way to support our organization is by purchasing a copy of the Children Matter book. This is a once in a lifetime read that will encourage you to keep making a difference in the life of a child. You can purchase a copy here.