Matching Gifts

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Double your donations!

Associates can submit a request for both Matching Dollars and Matching Hours via the CarMax Associate Giving Portal.

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Matching Dollars

The CarMax Foundation doubles the amount of money individual Associates donate to eligible nonprofits.*

  • We'll match your donation, dollar for dollar*.
  • Matches are eligible for up to 180 days from the date of your donation.



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Matching Hours

We provide a gift to eligible nonprofits to match the donation of an individual Associate's time.

  • We'll award grants of $15 for every hour an Associate or their eligible family member volunteers*.
  • Matches are eligible for up to 180 days from the date of service.

The annual maximum for matching gifts is $5,000 from donations and hours combined.

The Process

For Associates interested in participating in The CarMax Foundation Matching Gifts Program, here's the process:

Please Note:

  • *The Foundation's matching gift is subject to a processing fee, and therefore the amount received by the eligible nonprofit will be reduced by this amount.
  • Payments are processed monthly.
  • Not all gifts or organizations are eligible.

For more information, please see complete program guidelines or contact

Family members

Associates' family members can also participate in the Matching Gifts Program. Eligible dependents include:

  • Spouse / domestic partner
  • Children aged 26 and under, which include an Associate's:
  • Biological child
  • Adopted child (or a child placed for adoption)
  • Stepchild
  • Foster child
  • Biological or adopted child/children of an Associate's domestic partner.
  • Children for whom an Associate has legal guardianship or who, by court order, are dependents for purposes of providing health care coverage and who are the tax dependent of the Associate for federal income tax purposes.