Meeting the Match

Participating institutions are required to meet or exceed a 1:1 match of allocated funds through the CAP program. This match can be reached through any combination of:
     a) Cash expenses
     b) The value of travel costs donated by the museum 
     c) The value of staff, volunteer, and board time, plus indirect costs, committed to the CAP project

The following examples illustrate how museums might show the required match. If you anticipate challenges in meeting the match, contact CAP staff at 202-750-3346 or cap@conservation-us.org.

Example 1
Museum A receives an allocation of $3500 for a Collections Assessor and $3500 for a Building Assessor. 

The museum exceeds its required match of $7000 with the following contributions to the project:
     
 Paying for collections assessor travel and hotel $ 500 
 Paying for building assessor travel and hotel $ 700
 Board member time contributed (22 hours total x $25/hour) $ 550 value
 Collections manager's time contributed (100 hours x $40/hour) $4000 value
 Executive director's time contributed (20 hours x $60/hour) $1200 value 
 Housekeeping staff time contributed (4 hours x $20/hour) $ 80 value
 Security staff time contributed (6 hours x $25/hour)  $ 150 value
 Subtotal $ 7180
  Indirect costs (10%) $   718 
 Total $ 7898


Example 2
Museum B receives an allocation of $3700 for a Collections Assessor and $3700 for a Building Assessor. 

The museum exceeds its required match of $7400 with the following contributions to the project:

 Paying for collections assessor travel    $  100 
 Paying for building assessor travel   $  100
 Meals provided for assessors  $  100
 Value of volunteer time contributed (5 volunteers x 35 hours each x $25/hour)  $ 4375
 Value of board time contributed (12 x 5 hours each x $25/hour)  $1500
 Subtotal  $ 6175
 Indirect costs (10%)  $ 618
 Donation of  2 nights' lodging for assessors by local B&B $ 800 value 
 Value of board member's airport pick up (60 miles, $.545/mile)  $  33
   Total  $ 7626