The Employee Choice Gift-Matching Program is to encourage support of organizations and programs in communities where Armstrong World Industries employees live and work through monetary opportunities.
Contributor - All regular full-time and regular part-time U.S. employees of Armstrong World Industries are eligible to participate in this program.
Recipient – 501 (c)(3) organizations that are not private foundations and are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions and situated in the United States or its possessions.
Only personal charitable contributions by individual employees will be matched. Gifts must be actual payments made by the employee. Pledges, in-kind contributions, and group fundraising efforts submitted under one employee's name are not eligible for the gift-matching program. Payments for memberships, subscriptions, or anything else for which the employee receives any goods or services are not eligible.
Since the Armstrong World Industries Foundation already supports a Higher Education Gift-Matching Program, this program excludes educational institutions, primary and secondary schools. Organizations seeking funding to support religious services or proselytism and organizations that foster political and legislative agendas are ineligible for funding from the Foundation. Faith-based organizations that separately run charitable civic or social programs and file related Form 990 reports for such operations can be considered for contributions to support such separate programs. Since the Armstrong World Industries Foundation already supports the United Way in communities where Armstrong World Industries has a presence, contributions to the United Way are ineligible. However, you may still receive a match for your separate gifts to United Way supported organizations, e.g. Salvation Army, etc.
For monetary contributions, the minimum gift that will be matched is $50. The maximum amount for each employee, from single or multiple gifts, is $500 per calendar year. On December 11, 2009 the Armstrong World Industries Foundation Board of Directors approved an increase to the annual maximum amount from $250 to $500, effective for requests received in 2010.
Limited funds have been set aside by the Foundation for the Employee Choice Gift-Matching Program. Once the dollars have been exhausted for the calendar year, no further requests will be paid for that calendar year.
The program may be changed, suspended, or terminated at any time without notice and its administration, interpretations, and applications of the provisions of the program shall be final.