Matching Gifts & Workplace Giving

Interstitial cystitis (IC) can be your workplace giving cause! It’s easy! Ask your human resources staff for information about how to help people with IC by giving to the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) through your employer’s donation campaign. Talk with your spouse, family and friends and ask them to add the ICA to their workplace donor card.

Look for the ICA in your campaign brochure or on your company's website. Can’t find the listing for the ICA? Write-in:

Interstitial Cystitis Association
IRS TAX ID #13-3292137
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102

Many state and local governments make it easy for their staff to give to the Interstitial Cystitis Association through employee charitable campaigns. Private companies also often have their own corporate giving programs. Some organizations work through groups like the United Way to allow their team to make donations to charities their favorite charities. Check with your human resources staff to learn more about how to make the Interstitial Cystitis Association your favorite charity! 

Give freely and with confidence that your contribution will be spent on IC advocacy, research, and education initiatives. The ICA is the only IC dedicated charity that has been vetted and approved by the Federal and state governments for tax-deductible, charitable contributions.

Talk with your spouse, family and friends and ask them to contribute to the ICA through their workplace donation campaigns. 

Matching Gifts & Employer Donations

Ask your employer to make a donation to help fight interstitial cystitis (IC). Nearly 10,000 companies in the US and organizations generously offer matching gift programs. Sometimes even companies without formal programs contribute to charitable organizations in which employees are involved. Please check with your human resources staff. Find out if your organization has a workplace donation campaign!

Don’t miss out. Ask your employer about matching your donation. Double or even triple the power of your contribution! And, fuel the cause and support Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) programs and services helping IC patients receive optimal care with dignity.

How does it work? Usually employees make donations through payroll to US-based charitable organizations (like the ICA). Many companies will then donate corporate funds to the charities employees support through those payroll donations. Sometimes companies commit to donating a certain dollar amount; other groups contribute a matching gift which is a percentage of your donation. Either way, it’s a great way to get more “bang for your buck” in the fight to stamp out IC.

You may also find of interest:

    • Online shopping programs such as Amazon—they make a contribution to the ICA when you make a purchase through the Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Reading Lists. Also check out eBay Giving Works and search engine donation programs.
    • Many employers have local, regional or national grant programs for charities. If your employer has one, please let us know. We will be happy to submit a grant request to help interstitial cystitis (IC) patients and their families. Send an email to with the name of the company and any information you have about the grant program.

School, Local Government & State Employee Charitable Campaigns

Many state governments make it easy for their staff to give to the Interstitial Cystitis Association through annual giving programs. This may include employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges, and universities. Ask the human resources department if you are able to contribute via an automated payroll deduction.

United Way

Lots of companies offer their employees the option of giving through the United Way. Though we are not a United Way agency, the ICA is an approved charity for many United Way agencies and does receive gifts through the United Way donor designation program. After United Way administrative fees are taken out, about 75 to 90 percent of your total contribution is received by the ICA.

    • Can my United Way donation go towards my ICA membership?
      Unfortunately, as of January 1, 2010, contributions made through the United Way cannot be credited to membership. The ICA is not able to track United Way donations by individual contributor.

Together we can conquer IC. Together we can change lives.


If you prefer to send us a check, please print out and complete this ICA donation form. Make check payable to:

Interstitial Cystitis Association
Attn: Accounting Department
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102



The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) advocates for research dedicated to discovery of a cure and better treatments, raises awareness, and serves as a central hub for the healthcare providers, researchers and millions of patients who suffer with constant urinary urgency and frequency and extreme bladder pain called IC, or interstitial cystitis.

Subscribe to the ICA e-Newswire and join the patients, healthcare providers, researchers and other members and supporters of our efforts to ensure optimal care with dignity for all those affected by IC.

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The Interstitial Cystitis Association is a non-profit organization. Your donation to the Interstitial Cystitis Association is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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The Interstitial Cystitis Association is pleased to meet all standards for charity accountability set by National Health Council. Thanks for your continued interest in and support of Interstitial Cystitis Association and our critical health advocacy work to fund research, help patients, educate the world, and inspire scientists to find better treatments and a cure.

Posted October 18, 2010