The spirit of a matching grant is to challenge an organization to increase its contributions and to encourage a non-profit to diversify and broaden its base of support.
A matching grant is a conditional award that requires an organization to raise a specified portion of the grant via solicitation of new money. Some grants stipulate that the specified portion be obtained from current donors or from new donors. A new donor is defined as someone who has not contributed in the last 18 months.
Funds pledged or received on or before the award of the grant, funds transferred from within your organization, or funds that would have been received regardless of our grant, will not qualify as matching funds for the purpose of our grant.