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Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts can be a great way to double or even triple your funds raised and will help the American Diabetes Association Stop Diabetes! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Your company may match your donation as well as donations made by your co-workers if they also apply for matching gifts. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses! Don't forget to encourage your donors to ask their companies about matching gifts too!

STEP 1 Contact your Human Resources or Benefits Department to find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program or use our matching gift search.
STEP 2 Learn how your company's Matching Gift Program works. Do they match gifts made to health organizations? Does your company require a minimum donation amount? Will they match 1:1? Or even 1:2? You can turn a $25 donation into $50! Or $50 into $150!
STEP 3 Find out how your company wants you to submit your matching gift. Companies have various methods by which you can submit your matching gift request: online forms, automated phone systems, or a paper form that you submit to the American Diabetes Association when you turn in your donations.
STEP 4 Fill out your matching gift application and/or print out your online verification page and give it to us!
  • Write your name in the top left-hand corner and include your walk site name
    (i.e.: Tampa Bay Step Out).
  • Turn in the form at the same time you mail in or turn in your donations on Walk Day so your matching gift(s) can be easily tracked.

The advantages of using matching gifts:

  • You can double the amount of money you turn in and qualify for larger incentives.
  • Those individuals who support you can take advantage of it as well, increasing your funds raised.
  • The American Diabetes Association will be able to fund more research, programs and education with the funds raised from matching gifts, aiding us in our mission to Stop Diabetes.

QUESTIONS? Call 1-888-DIABETES to get connected with your local office, or complete our short online contact form.

Team Up!

Team up to Stop Diabetes!

Teams come in all sizes and from different backgrounds. Whether you gather your friends, family, coworkers or classmates, you can team up to Stop Diabetes!

Start walking as a team!

Go Mobile!

Go Mobile!

Do your fundraising on the go with your Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes application for iPhone and Android.

download iphone app download android app
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National Teams

The National Team Program is a great way for businesses, clubs and organizations to help Stop Diabetes, while boosting employee morale and team-building skills. It gives companies an opportunity to form teams across the U.S. to support the Association's mission.

Want to learn more about starting a National Team for your company or organization? Learn more about starting a national team or email Aimee Simpson at asimpson@diabetes.org to get started!

Are you affiliated with one of the National Teams below? Make sure to select your company affiliation in the drop-down when registering your team.

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Milestone Badges

Team Captain

Team Captain
Earned for serving as a Step Out Team Captain.

Self Donor

Personal Donor
This participant has made a personal donation to help Stop Diabetes.

Red Strider

Red Strider
Earned for being a Red Strider.

Striving to be a Champion

Striving to be a Champion
Earned for setting a fundraising goal at $1000 or more.

Storyteller

Storyteller
Earned for updating your personal story and/or photo.

Social Supporter

Social Supporter
Earned for using the Step Out Facebook app.

Trophy Worthy

Trophy Worthy
This participant has raised at least $10,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

You're a Star

You're a Star
This participant has raised at least $5,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Leading the Pack

Leading the Pack
This participant has raised at least $3,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Stacking Up

Stacking Up
This participant has raised at least $2,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Champion

Champion
This participant has raised at least $1,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Shining Bright

Shining Bright
This participant has raised at least $600 to help Stop Diabetes.

Hang the Banner

Hang the Banner
This participant has raised at least $350 to help Stop Diabetes.

Fast Walker

Fast Walker
This participant has raised at least $200 to help Stop Diabetes.

Email Pro 10+

Email Pro 10+
Earned for sending at least 10 emails via the Step Out Center.

Email Pro 25+

Email Pro 25+
Earned for sending at least 25 emails via the Step Out Center.

Email Pro 50+

Email Pro 50+
Earned for sending at least 50 emails via the Step Out Center.

Email Pro 100+

Email Pro 100+
Earned for sending at least 100 emails via the Step Out Center.