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Matching Programs FAQ

How is my donation matched?

A: When you give to matching, your donations go an average of 22x further to provide food, clean water, irrigation, education, and more, helping families around the globe rise out of poverty. This is made possible through highly competitive grants awarded to FH by institutional donors. Grants vary by country and partner. On average, every dollar given is matched 22x.

Who matches my donation?

A: FH receives grants from partner organizations like USAID, World Food Programme, and many others. It is through these grants that FH is invited to apply for and awarded that your gift can be matched. 

What’s my deadline for giving toward the matching grant?

A: FH has multiple match opportunities provided by multiple donors, and each project is on its own timeline. We have a team devoted to the ongoing process of applying for and managing these grants as they are awarded. It’s a rigorous process, as most grants are invite-only and include detailed requirements. FH must promise to contribute a portion of the funds to receive the grants. Your support is what makes it possible for FH to meet those contributions. Each year, we calculate an average match for all of our active grants.

Can I choose which matching project I support?

A: To qualify for the 22x matching program, we must fund these projects as a whole rather than individually. When you give to matching, you are supporting multiple lifesaving projects, like reducing malnutrition in Guatemala and providing drought relief in the Horn of Africa.

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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.