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Did you know your Program fee is tax deductible?

Vida is a non-profit organization registered under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that your program fee is a charitable donation and is used to provide free medical, dental, and veterinary care services to underserved communities in Central America.

Remember to Match your Dollars!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs. It is a simple but powerful way to generate extra financial support for your trip —at no cost to you.

Follow these three easy steps to have your dollars matched:

  1. Type your employer’s (or your parent’s employer) name in the search box below to find out of they offer Matching Funds.
  2. Make a payment or sponsorship. Be sure to keep your receipt.
  3. Each qualifying employer has a slightly different process and deadline, so check with your HR department for details.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

To make a payment or sponsor a volunteer just follow the instructions below:

We only collect the required information to process your payments. We work with trusted third-party payment processors, so your information will be kept confidential. For further details, please read our Privacy Policy

All checks should be written out to “Vida”. Please send checks with the printed Check Payment & Donation form to the address below:


2612 South Arlington Mill Drive, Unit C

Arlington, Virginia 22206

*All checks must be mailed at least 70 days before the trip begins.

**All checks must be drawn from a US bank account.

***For people from other countries, you can go to the bank and ask for a US check to mail to us. You will be notified once the check has arrived


How long does it take for a matching gift to be processed?

We cannot confirm any matching gift requests with your company until your original gift has been fully processed in our system. This can take several weeks. Once gifts are confirmed, payment times vary from company to company.

How do I request Vida’s tax ID number (EIN) and/or letter to apply for a matching gift?

Vida’s tax ID number (EIN) is 39-2077094 . If you need a letter, please contact or +1-888-365-VIDA opt. 2  to obtain VIDA’s tax ID letter and/or W-9 document. We will respond to you within 48 business hours.

How can I check the status of my matching gift?

If your company uses an online portal, you can often check the status via your intranet.