Matching Gifts

Hundreds of community-minded companies operating in the WCBU listening area are happy to match their employees' or retirees' contributions to WCBU. These matching corporate contributions go straight to work with your individual support: helping to pay for WCBU's quality program service.

How Do Matching Gifts Work?

Once you determine your employer will match your gift to WCBU, you will need to apply for the match. Some employers provide a paper application form for you to fill out and submit to WCBU along with your contribution. However, most employers have an online facility for matching gift requests. Your employer's Human Resources or Community Relations office can direct you to the correct website for your employer's matching gift process or, if required, supply a paper application form.

To ensure your gift is matched and the funds are designated to WCBU, please identify the recipient organization as Illinois State University Foundation/Friends of WCBU.

Once your online or paper application is in place and we're able to verify we've received your contribution, we will request your employer's matching gift.

Does My Company Match?

You can search our list of matching gift companies to see if yours is one of them.

Still not sure? Just email your question to WCBU Contributor Services or call us at (309) 438-3581. We will be happy find out for you.

Caterpillar Employees and Retirees

All Caterpillar matching gift requests must be submitted online through the Foundation’s website. Please follow the steps on Caterpillar's website for assistance

Ongoing Monthly Contributors

We suggest you wait until the end of each calendar year to apply for your employer's matching gift. This will allow you to apply once for the total amount of your giving for that calendar year. Many sustaining contributors use their year end tax receipt from the Illinois State University Foundation as a reminder to apply for their employer's matching gift. Year end tax receipts are mailed every January.

Did You Make A Credit Card Contribution Online or Over The Phone?

You can still see that your generous contribution is matched. Submit your employer's online matching gift request or fill out your employer's paper matching gift form and mail to:

Friends of WCBU
8910 Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-8910

Thanks for supporting WCBU!