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There are numerous companies that match employee gifts to nonprofits. Companies in the United States as well as internationally have employee philanthropic programs. There are variations in programs, so please check with your company's Human Resources Department for details of their program. Here is a list of a few top-matching-gift companies:  

Here is an extensive list of San Francisco Bay Area companies that match employee donations to nonprofit organization

Also, a large number of Fortune 500 companies have employee matching grants programs. Over 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer employee matching funds.
Here is a list of the 2016 Fortune 500 companies

If you don't see your company on any of the lists provided, check with your Human Resources Department to determine if they have an employee matching gifts program. Also, please contact us if you have any questions and/or would like assistance in designating us as a recipient of your philanthropic gift.


A planned gift is one that is originates during the donor’s lifetime but is not available to the nonprofit organization until after the donor’s death or some other later event. Planned giving allows donors to invest in the future of the community they love, and The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation is uniquely positioned to assist you.

We invite you to fill out our 
confidential Letter of Intent form if you plan on providing for The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation with a charitable bequest.

Thank you for your interest in our planned giving program. If you would like to include The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation in your estate plans, the following planned gift options can help support Bay Area communities in the future.

There are a number of planned gift options, many offer substantial tax benefits for any size estate:
Bequest (Will or Living Trust)
Beneficiary Designation (Banking Accounts, Life Insurance or IRA)
Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Lead Trust
Retained Life Estate

You can give:
Publicly traded securities
Retirement plan assets
Personal residence, vacation home, or other real estate
Life insurance policies
Closely held stock
Family limited partnership interests
Other assets of value

When making your estate plans, it is advisable to meet with a professional estate planner, financial planner and/or attorney. If you are considering The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation in your planned giving, please contact Ken Henderson, Executive Director, at 415-931-2515 or about how to make a bequest or to request additional information that might be helpful to you and your financial planner and/or attorney as you consider your gift. 

If you have included a bequest for us in your estate plan, please contact us to let us know. With your consent, we would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.

We invite you to fill out our 
confidential Letter of Intent form if you plan on providing for The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation with a charitable bequest.

An exclusive club for REAF high donors

When you shop at, you can choose to be redirected to Amazon Smile where a percentage of your purchases will be donated back to REAF. It's free to use and helps raise much needed funds for REAF.  To make it easier, you can install the "Smilematic" extension onto your browser and anytime you click on Amazon, you will be automatically be directed to AmazonSmile instead. Just click the button below to automatically install the extension onto your browser. 



Transform every online purchase into a donation for Richmond-Ermet Foundation

REAF's Shining Star Campaign

Funds raised through REAF’s Angel’s Campaign enable us to ensure financial assistance to agencies providing direct services to the Bay Area’s AIDS/HIV community, provide meals for seniors and other home bound individuals and ensure homeless and underserved youth have the services they need to become stable and live productive lives as well as provide small emergency grants to individuals and agencies not designated as beneficiaries of major annual events. 

Under $100 – Copper Level 
Recognition on REAF’s website

$100 – $499 – Pewter Level 
Recognition in REAF’s donor e-newsletter and website

$500 - $999 – Bronze Level 
• Recognition in REAF’s donor e-newsletter & website
• Two complimentary tickets to one of REAF’s One Night Only events through year end 

$1,000 to $2,499 – Silver Level
all the benefits above, plus
• Recognition on REAF’s donor board, posted at Help Is On the Way galas.
• Two complimentary tickets to two of REAF’s One Night Only events  through year end 

$2,500 to $4,999 – Gold Level
all the benefits above, plus
• Four complimentary tickets to two of REAF’s One Night Only events through year end

$5,000 to $9,999 – Platinum Level
all the benefits above, plus
• Invitation to a special donor recognition event
• Recognition and acknowledgment from the stage
(The tax-deductible portion of gifts is the full value minus the estimated value of goods and services. 
The tax-deductible amount of any gift will be given upon request. Consult your tax accountant with questions.)​

Silver Ambassador's Club

REAF is proud to be the fiscal sponsor of, the online calendar of what's happening in the LGBT community. To make a donation to support this important community resource, click here!

Mail a cash donation to:

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation
942 Divisadero Street, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94115

You can also support REAF by:

by making a pledge toward sponsorship of an upcoming event

by making a donation to one of our live or silent auctions 

by volunteering manpower or resources to an upcoming event 

by donating stock to our brokerage account at Charles Schwab

by designating REAF as a beneficiary in your will or Trust 

by specifying The Richmond/Ermet Foundation in your United Way Campaign contribution 

by donating airline miles to REAF

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation receives no government funding and relies wholly on corporate and individual support. You can help support the Foundation in the following ways. Our 501(c)(3) number is 94-3232222.


OR donate to REAF via PayPal by clicking this link.


The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency who's mission is to raise funds for and awareness about AIDS/HIV services, under served youth and hunger programs primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area through the production of quality entertainment events. Founded in 1995 by two mothers, Barbara Richmond and Peggy Ermet, who each lost their only sons to AIDS as a way of honoring their memories and of supporting all the other sons and daughters still living with HIV, REAF has distributed well over $3,000,000 to 32 different agencies. We are proud that 100% of ticket sales always go directly to the beneficiaries.

Each year, an increasing number of agencies apply to REAF for funding and we are constantly looking for ways to expand programs and funding to these agencies. The cost of running our agency limits the amount of programs and funding we are able to provide. Your tax-deductible gift can help us maintain and expand the support we are able to provide to the beneficiary agencies of "Help is on the Way" events. Your gift, in honor of a friend you wish to acknowledge or in memory of someone dear you may have lost, can have a direct impact on the lives of so many who depend on the services of the agencies we support..  REAF will be happy to send an acknowledgement card to the person of your choosing acknowledging your gift either in honor of or in memory of someone you wish to remember. Just download and fill out the form and mail it with your gift to The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation.

For more information, call (415) 931-0317 or email Ken Henderson, Executive Director 

How to Donate​