Dollars for Doers Grants Matching Gifts

Dollars for Doers Grants | Definition

What are Dollar for Doer Grant Programs?

Defining Dollar for Doer Programs

A Dollar for Doer program can be defined as:

A corporate employee giving program in which a company provides grants to nonprofits where employees and retirees volunteer on a regular basis.

Dollar for Doer grants are also frequently referred to as Volunteer Grants.

Typical Characteristics of Dollar for Doer Programs:

While the definition of Dollar for Doer programs is fairly generic, each individual company which offers a Dollars for Doers program defines the specific requirements and guidelines differently.

These guidelines typically outline:

  • Types of eligible organizations
  • Minimum number of volunteer hours required to be eligible for a Dollar for Doer grant
  • Grant amounts per volunteer hour or based on passing certain volunteer thresholds
  • Eligibility of employees (full time vs. part time vs. retirees)

Dig deeper by checking out the top seven questions on Dollar for Doer Programs.

Dollar for Doer StatisticsVolunteer Grant Programs at Chevron and Capital One

Dollar for Doer programs are offered by corporations across all different industries. If you look at the Fortune 500 companies, approximately 40% of companies offer some sort of Dollar for Doer program for employees.

While the average Dollar for Doer grant is $10-$15 per volunteer hour, the amounts vary widely by company. For instance, Capital One provides a grant of $1 per hour while Chevron provides $500 grants after employees volunteer for 20 hours ($25 per hour).

Learn more about companies offering over $15 per volunteer hour through their Dollar for Doer programs.

Dollar for Doer programs aren’t just for current employees. Past employees who are now retired may also be eligible for a company’s dollar for doer program.

Learn more about companies which allow retirees to participate in their Dollar for Doer programs. 

Alternative Names for Dollar for Doer Programs

While most companies and nonprofits refer to these programs as “Dollar for Doer” or “Volunteer Grant” programs, there are a few alternative names:

  • Matching Time Programs
  • Dollar for Hour Programs
  • Grants for Time Programs

Additional Information on Dollar for Doer Programs:

Does your organization have a large number of regular volunteers? Do you want raise more money from these Dollar for Doer grant programs? The following articles are a great place to start:

Want to learn more about which companies offer volunteer grants to their employees?

Companies with Strong Volunteer Grant Programs

Denver Matching Gifts

Matching Gift Companies which Call Denver, Colorado Home

Nonprofits and Double the Donation

Double the Donation often receives requests from nonprofits asking if there are companies in their city offering matching gift programs. Matching gifts from donor’s employers should be critical element of fundraising for any organization. These programs can increase a nonprofit’s charitable donations without having donor’s contribute more funds.

Employee Matching Gifts in Denver

Here’s a list of the top companies in Denver with matching gift programs. For more info on how you and your organization can increase fundraising check out Double the Donation’s service offerings.

Home to the United States Mint, Denver is also the capital of Colorado. Its unique location has contributed to its success over the years. Several mining and energy companies have taken advantage of this location and have a large presence in the city. Check out this list of some of the top companies in Denver with corporate matching gift programs and start doubling your donations today!

Great-West Lifeco

Great West will match donations between $50 and $5,000 made to almost any nonprofit organization. Check to see if your organization is eligible.

Read more about Great-West Lifeco’s matching gift program.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser will match any gifts made to most charitable institutions. The company will match up to $1,000 per employee.

Read more about the Kaiser Permanente matching gift program.

Western Union

Western Union has a volunteer grants program in addition to its matching gifts. The company will match up to $10,000 a year per employee.

Read more about the Western Union matching gift program.

Microsoft Matching Gift Figures

Directing Donors to Matching Gift Forms | 4 Standard Methods

Does your organization have a strategy in place to maximize fundraising from employee matching gift programs? If not, taking donors and members to company specific matching gift forms is a great place to start.

Directing donors and members directly to matching gift forms is far more effective than suggesting they “reach out to HR”. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways your organization can increase fundraising from corporate matching gift programs.

At Double the Donation, we utilize four different approaches to directing your organizations donors and members to the forms they need to submit matching gift requests. We know each method isn’t created equal, so we’ve prioritized the information we provide to donors to maximize the likelihood they’ll submit a matching gift request.

This post is designed to shed light on the prioritization process we use to ensure your donors can easily double their donations. Feel free to contact us via email or schedule time to chat with someone from our team if you have any questions.

Direct Donors to the Electronic Matching Gift Submission Process (1st Preference)

Many of the largest companies offer an electronic matching gift submission process. While a few companies have developed their own proprietary process, the majority of companies contract the matching gift administration process out to a vendor (ex. Easymatch, Cybergrant, etc.)

Fortunately for nonprofits, in the majority of instances the electronic login page is actually publicly available on a website which anyone can access. We direct donors to the login page where they enter their username and password and then proceed through the matching gift submission process.

Wondering what the electronic submission process is like for a donor? Read our article that includes a walkthrough of Home Depot’s electronic matching gift submission process.

Rationale: Your donors are already online and looking for company specific matching gift information. They’re most likely to submit a match request electronically, especially since once at the proper location, it only takes a few minutes.

View an example of Abbott Laboratories matching gift details page where we direct donors to an electronic submission process.

Link to the company’s matching gift website where forms are located  (2nd Preference)

While more and more companies continue to migrate over to an electronic submission process, many still require donors to print out / fill out a paper matching gift form. In many cases the form is posted out on a publicly accessible website so we direct donors to the company page where the matching form can be downloaded.

The two possible approaches were for us to download these forms and host them on Double the Donation’s servers or direct donors to the actual company page where the forms are hosted. After testing both strategies, we ultimately decided on the latter

Rationale: While directing donors to a company page to download the form involves an extra step, we see it as the preferred method for providing donors with the form. It ensures they have access to the most up-to-date form as well as reassures them the matching program is still active form.

Click here to view an example of Marathon Oil’s matching gift details page where we direct donors to an electronic submission page

Provide Donors with the Matching Gift Form on our Servers – (3rd Preference)

If a company requires employees to submit a paper matching gift form, we do our best to provide the donor with a copy of the form. If it isn’t posted publicly on the company’s website, we request that the company provide us with a copy of the form.

In these cases we host the form on our server (typically as a PDF) so your donors can easily download it.

Rationale: Providing a copy of the form enables a donor to submit the matching gift request without having to dig around for additional information.

Click here to view an example of Coca-Cola’s matching gift details page where we provide a copy of Coke’s matching gift form. 

Redirect Donors to the Company Intranet or HR / Community Relations Contact

Unfortunately we don’t always have the best access to the matching gift forms your donors need. Typically this is for one of the following two reasons:

  1. There’s an electronic submission process which can only be accessed over the company intranet.
  2. The form is posted on the company intranet, but the company didn’t want to share a copy with Double the Donation.

In these cases we typically redirect donors to the company intranet. If it’s an online submission process, we notify the donor of this and ask them to go to a specific location on the intranet or to search for “matching gifts.” If there’s a paper form, we provide it via a link or host the form on our servers.

Rationale: While this is less than ideal, just telling donors “Hey, company XYZ will match your donation up to $5,000 and your organization is eligible” increases the likelihood they’ll log into the company intranet to retrieve the form.

Learn How to Raise More Money from Employee Matching Gift Programs.

Saint Louis Matching Gifts

St. Louis, Missouri | Companies which Match Donations from Employees

Matching Gifts are becoming a favorite way to give among America’s top companies. Matching gifts are a great way to double your donor’s donations. Familiarize your nonprofit with this list of companies.

Unfortunately, many donors are unaware that their companies have these programs. Often the responsibility falls on nonprofits to inform their donors.

At Double the Donation we provide tools to help your nonprofit raise awareness and make it easy for donors to submit matching gifts. You don’t want to be leaving corporate donation money on the table!

Corporate Philanthropy and St. Louis

Check out this list of corporations in the St. Louis area that are currently offering these programs.

Be sure to ask your donors about their companies’ matching gift programs the next time they donate.

Boeing

A well known presence in St. Louis, Boeing offers a matching program for employees giving to educational institutions, environmental causes, and many other nonprofit organizations.

Boeing will match donations of up to $6,000 per individual per year.

Read more about Boeing’s matching gift program.

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Starbucks opened its first shop over 40 years ago in Seattle, Washington. Now the company offers a matching gift program up to $1,500 for its employees.

Full-time, part-time, and retired employees are eligible for the program.

Read more about Starbuck’s matching gift program.

U.S. Bankusbanklogo

U.S. Bank matches up to $3,000 in donations per employee per a year to many types of nonprofit organizations. Does your nonprofit qualify?

Read more about U.S. Bancorp/ U.S. Bank’s matching gift program.

Wells FargoWF

Wells Fargo has an employee matching gift program where the company will match up to $5,000 a year to educational institutions. The company also has a dynamic volunteer grant program.

Read more about the Wells Fargo matching gift program.

Social Media Posts Matching Gifts

12 Social Media Posts About Matching Gifts to Schedule Today

Social Media and Matching Gift Programs

Social media – we all use it in one way or another. But are you maximizing the impact of your social media platforms for your fundraising efforts? Promote corporate matching gift options using Twitter, Facebook, and the like, as a quick and easy, and cost effective way (read: free) to reach your digitally savvy masses!

One great thing about social media is the ability to schedule posts in advance and on a recurring basis, so you don’t even have to remember to do it again for quite some time.

Here are 12 sample posts (Twitter and/or Facebook) we’ve created for your organization to utilize, just so you can see how easy it can be. Remember, Twitter posts must be 140 characters or less, but Facebook has no limit.

Sample Matching Gift Posts for TwitterTwitter can be used to promote matching gifts

  1. Did you know your gift can be doubled, tripled & even quadrupled? Your employer might offer matching gift programs. <Your Double the Donation URL>
  2. Did you donate to us in 2012? There’s still time to submit a matching gift request from your employer! <Your Double the Donation URL>
  3. It’s February – do you love us? We love you, too! Click here to see if your company will double your donations:  <Your Double the Donation URL>
  4. Ever wonder if your employer matches donations? Search our database to learn more about your employer at <Your Double the Donation URL>
  5. Last year, we raised $X from corporate matching gift programs – help make 2013 a better year! <Your Double the Donation URL>
  6. Did you know that tons of organizations offer matching gift opportunities? Check to see if yours does. <Your Double the Donation URL>
  7. It takes just a few minutes to submit corporate employee matching gift forms… have you submitted yours? <Your Double the Donation URL>

Sample Matching Gift Posts for FacebookFacebook is a great platform to promote matching gift programs

  1. We sincerely appreciate all donations to <Your Organization’s Name>! Did you know that your generosity has the potential to be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled? Check to see if your employer offers a matching gift program! <Your Double the Donation URL>
  2. What do Microsoft, Bank of America, IBM, and Verizon all have in common? Each one matches donations made by their employees’ to nonprofit organizations. This means that if you donate, or have donated to <Your Organization’s Name>, and work for one of these four companies, the company will double your donation. Many major employers offer similar programs. Search <Your Double the Donation URL> to find out if your employer offers something like this, as well as to access program guidelines, how-to instructions, and relevant forms. Thanks in advance for taking five minutes to double your donation!
  3. A huge thanks to all of our donors, and a double thanks to those who submit matching fund requests from their employers! Does your employer offer a program like this? Check today! <Your Double the Donation URL>Matching Donation Banner Ad
  4. Help us <Your Organization’s Mission>. Ask your employer to match, double, or even triple your donation today! Check out your organization’s matching gift options here: <Your Double the Donation URL>
  5. We like to brag that our donors are the best. Not only do they contribute to us, but they also take the extra step to see if their employer offers a matching gift program that may double the total donation to our organization! Have you checked to see if your company offers a matching gift option? Thanks for being a super donor if so! Check here to see if your company has a program like this: <Your Double the Donation URL>

For more information on how to use social media to market matching gift programs, check out some additional social media ideas.

Utilizing Matching Gift Programs

Do you work at a nonprofit? If so, take a look at Double the Donation’s matching gift service.

We work with nonprofits across the country to help them increase fundraising from employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. For many nonprofits, it can be a challenge to track where employees work and communicate out matching gift information to donors.

Let Double the Donation do the hard work of maintaining accurate records of companies which offer employee giving programs. Set up a custom website today which your nonprofit can use to raise more money from employee giving programs.

Phoenix Philanthropy

Companies in Phoenix, Arizona with Matching Gift Programs

If your donors work for a company with a matching gift program their donations can be matched be their companies.

Unfortunately, many employees have no idea that these benefits exist. Double the Donation can help you optimize your fundraising from sources like matching gifts and double your donations overnight.

A great place to start your search for matching companies is right here.

List of Companies with Matching Gift Programs in Phoenix, Arizona.

The capital, and largest city in Arizona, Phoenix is also the 12th largest metro area in the US. The local economy is diversified into fields such as technology and telecommunications, education, and commerce. The city headquarters 4 of the Fortune 500 companies and is also home to 30 consulates.

Check out these companies that are currently offering matching gift benefits to their employees. Be sure to take advantage of this vital fundraising source.

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Freeport-McMoRan will triple donations up to $1,000 and will then match donations above the $1,000 limit, up to $40,000 a year. Does your organization qualify?

Read more about the Freeport McMoRan employee giving program.

General Dynamicgd-logo

General Dynamics does not currently offer an employee matching gift service. However, they do have a volunteer grant program that could be worth $1,000 to nonprofits for every employee that spends 25 hours volunteering for them.

Read more about General Dynamics volunteer grant service.

IntelIntel

Intel will double donations up to $10,000. They match to a wide range of educational institutions, from universities to local PTA groups.

The minimum gift Intel will match is $25.

Read more about the Intel matching gift program.

Wells FargoWF

Wells Fargo matches on a 1:1 ratio. All employees can take part in the program and have donations up to $6,500 doubled. The company also has a volunteer grant program.

Read more about the Wells Fargo matching gift and volunteer grant program.

Seattle Matching Gifts

Companies with Matching Gift Programs in Seattle, Washington

Double the Donation works with nonprofits across the country to increase their fundraising through matching gift programs and corporate volunteer grants.

Donors who work for companies offering such programs can double, even triple their contributions to the nonprofit organization.

In this article, we take a look at some of the top companies in Seattle, Washington offering matching gift programs.

Seattle, Washington Matching Gifts:

Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, with a population of around 4 million people. The city is home to the Seattle-Tacoma airport and the 8th largest port in the US, both of which are major hubs for trade.

Some of the nation’s most philanthropic Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Seattle. Additionally, even after moving its headquarters to Chicago, Boeing remains the largest private employer in the city.

Seattle has become a leader in sustainable, green living. Companies have taken notice and many employers in Seattle have become champions of corporate social responsibility. One way the largest companies are giving back to the community is with corporate matching gift programs.

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Starbucks opened its first shop over 40 years ago in Seattle, Washington. Since that point, Starbucks not only has become one of the world’s most recognizable brands but is also a corporate social responsibility champion.

Starbucks offers a matching gift program where the company matches up to $1,500 in donations per employee each year.

Full-time, part-time, and retired employees are eligible for the program.

Read more about Starbucks’ matching gift program.

Microsoftdezeen_Microsoft-logo-3

As one of the most generous corporate philanthropists in not only Seattle but the world, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft offers a variety of employee giving programs.

Through its employee match program, the company doubles employee donations to nearly all nonprofits. Within the last two years, Microsoft has increased its matching gift maximum from an already impressive $12,000 to a tremendous $15,000.

To make things even better, Microsoft also has a volunteer grant program where the company donates $25 to organizations for every hour its employees volunteer and provides each new employee with a small grant to allocate to a nonprofit of his or her choosing.

Read more about Microsoft’s matching gift program.

Wells FargoWF

As a top Fortune 500 company, Wells Fargo & Company has a strong presence in Seattle and many other major US cities.

While Wells Fargo only matches donations to educational institutions, its $5,000 limit for each employee is still very generous. The minimum matched by Wells Fargo is $25.

Read more about the Wells Fargo matching gift program.

QuoteWizardQuoteWizard Matching Gifts

While Quote Wizard has only a little over 100 employees, it’s a well known company in Seattle. As a way of giving back it offers a matching gift program where donations are quadrupled (3:1 match).

Read more about QuoteWizard’s matching gift program.

Boeing

A well known presence in Seattle, Boeing offers a matching program for employees who give to educational institutions, environmental causes, and many other nonprofit organizations.

The company will match gifts between $25 and $6,000.

Boeing also provides grants to nonprofits where employees dedicate their time. For every 25 hours a Boeing employee volunteers he or she can request a $250 grant. Plus the company provides $100 grants as a way to recognize employees who participate in fundraising walks, bikes, and runs.

Read more about Boeing’s matching gift program.

Intermec FoundationIntermec Matching Gift Program

With a 5:1 match on donations from employees and directors, it’s safe to say the Intermec Foundation offers one of the most generous matching gift programs in the corporate world.

The Intermec Foundation will provide up to $75,000 in matching funds per employee per year and up to $150,000 in matching funds per director per year.

For example, let’s say an Intermec Foundation employee donates $2,000 to a nonprofit. Assuming the individual follows the easy process to submit a matching gift the Intermec Foundation will then provide a matching gift of an additional $10,000.

Eligible nonprofits include:

  • K-12 schools, colleges and universities (and related tax-exempt support organizations)
  • Organizations which are educational in nature
  • Arts or cultural programs, including without limitation museums
  • Health and human services organizations, including without limitation medical research

Read more about the Intermec Foundation’s matching gift program.

Liberty Mutual Group

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The Liberty Mutual Group provides matching funds to select types of organizations during Give with Liberty, the company’s annual giving campaign.

Through online pledging and payroll deduction, Liberty Mutual matches 50 cents on every dollar that employees donate to a wide variety of social service nonprofits.

Read more about the Liberty Mutual Group’s matching gift program.

Alaska Airlines

alaska-air-matching-giftsAlaska Airlines shows its presence in the corporate giving world by working with nonprofit groups in the areas of health and human services, arts and cultural programs, as well as education, environmental, and civic organizations.

They will match gifts of a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $4,000.

Alaska Air also gives organizations volunteer grants of $10 per hour, up to $1,000, after an employee volunteers at that organization for a minimum of 5 hours.

Learn more about Alaska Air’s matching gift program.

Small Companies Matching Gifts

Five Companies Providing Volunteer Grants when Retirees Volunteer

If your organization has a large number of volunteers, you’ve probably received volunteer grants, also known as Dollar for Doer grants.

Not familiar with volunteer grant programs?
Check out this article which outlines the basics of volunteer grant programs. It also provides an overview on how organizations can benefit from this source of corporate giving.

At Double the Donation, we help nonprofits raise more money from employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. While we recognize that many company programs are geared exclusively towards current employees, some companies extend their grant programs to retirees who volunteer on a regular basis.

Five Companies which Provide Grants when Retirees Volunteer

Bank of AmericaBank of America Retiree Volunteer Grants

Bank of America offers both a matching gift and volunteer grant program. Through Bank of America’s dollars for doers program, the bank offers the following two different thresholds of volunteer grants:

  • 50 volunteer hours = $250 grant
  • 100 volunteer hours = $500 grant

Learn more about Bank of America’s Volunteer Grant Program.

ConocoPhillipsVolunteer Grants for ConocoPhillips Employees and Retirees

Like many other energy providers, ConocoPhillips offers generous employee giving programs. In addition to the ConocoPhillip’s matching gift program, the company also provides donations to nonprofits where employees volunteer on a regular basis. ConocoPhillips also offers two different levels of volunteer grants:

  • 20 volunteer hours = $500 grants
  • 40 volunteer hours = $1,000 grants

Learn more about ConocoPhillips’ Volunteer Grant Program.

Prudential

In addition to matching up to $5,000 of each employee’s donations, Prudential also offers grants when employees volunteer on a regular basis.

Specific grant amounts vary between $250-$1,000 and are based upon the number of hours and type of volunteer work performed. Each employee must volunteer for a minimum of 40 hours before being eligible for a volunteer grant.

Learn more about Prudential’s Volunteer Grant Program.

Alliant EnergyAlliant Energy Grants for Employee and Retiree Volunteerism

Through Alliant Energy’s Volunteer Program, the company recognizes personal volunteerism performed by employees and retirees by providing grants to the nonprofit. The company has three different volunteer grant thresholds:

  • 50-149 volunteer hours = $100 grants
  • 150- 199 volunteer hours =  $300 grants
  • 200+ volunteer hours = $400 grants

Learn more about Alliant Energy’s Volunteer Grant Program.

ExxonMobilVolunteer Grants for ExxonMobil Employees and Retirees

In addition to ExxonMobil’s generous matching gift program to higher education and arts & cultural organizations, Exxon Mobil also offers two types of volunteer grant programs:

ExxonMobil Individual Volunteer Grants

  • 20 volunteer hours = $500 grants
  • 40 volunteer hours = $1,000 grants
  • 60 volunteer hours = $1,500 grants
  • 80 volunteer hours = $2,000 grants

Spouses and dependent children (ages 12-25) of both employees and retirees are also eligible to participate and request volunteer grants for their volunteer hours.

ExxonMobil Team Volunteer Grants

A $500 grant is awarded to nonprofit organizations when a team of at least five ExxonMobil employees and retirees volunteer together for at least 20 combined hours. Click here to read about other companies providing grants when groups of employees volunteer.

Learn more about Exxon Mobil’s Volunteer Grant Program.

We also encourage you to explore Double the Donation’s matching gift and volunteer grant service to see if it can help your nonprofit raise more money from employee giving programs.

Boston Matching Gifts

Companies in Boston, Massachusetts with Matching Gift Programs

Maximizing employee matching gifts from a nonprofit’s donors is a critical element of fundraising for any organization.

Double the Donation often receives requests from Boston-based nonprofits asking if there are companies in their city offering employee matching gift or volunteer grant programs.

To clear up some of the confusion, we’ve highlighted a few of the top companies in Boston that offer to match donations from their employees.

Matching Gift Programs from Large Boston Companies

Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts and has a diverse local economy consisting of companies in the financial services, publishing, media, and nearly every other industry.

A big question every nonprofit with a large Boston donor base should be asking is, “Are we taking full advantage of philanthropic giving from corporations in Boston?”

With the 6th largest economy in the country and many companies putting their headquarters in the city, Boston based nonprofits have a lot to gain from researching the companies in their city with matching gift programs.

List of Corporate Matching Gifts

We’ve compiled a short list of some of the companies located in Boston that offer matching donations. For more info on how you and your organization can increase fundraising from employee matching gifts, check out Double the Donation’s service offerings.

FidelityFidelity

Responsible in part for Boston’s status as a top financial center, Fidelity Investments matches employee donations between $50 and $3,000.

While the program company’s program is generous, only donations made to educational institutions (ex. colleges, universities, and educational organizations) are eligible.

Read more about the Fidelity Investment matching gift program.

Houghton MifflinHoughton Matching Gifts

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a major publishing firm headquartered in Boston. It matches gifts up to $2,500 to a wide variety of nonprofits including:

  • Educational institutions (K-12 included)
  • Health and human services
  • Arts and cultural organizations
  • Civic and community organizations
  • Environmental organizations

Both full and part time employees are eligible for this program.

Read more about the Houghton Mifflin matching gift program.

Raytheon Corporation

Raytheon will match any gift greater than $25, up to $5,000 made to an educational institution. This includes both public and private higher education institutions, as well as K-12 programs.

With a large presence in multiple states across the US, Raytheon has enough employees to make a huge impact on your organization if any of your donors happen to work for this company.

Read more about the Raytheon Corporation’s matching gift program.

Thomson Reuters

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Thomson Reuters will match employee donations up to $1,000 each year to nearly all educational institutions and 501(c)(3) organizations. A unique aspect of this company’s program is that it is open to all global employees (ex. Canada, UK, USA, India, etc.)

Thomson Reuters also offers a very generous volunteer grants program! An organization is eligible for a $500 grant from Thomson Reuters after an employee volunteers 20 hours in a year.

Read more about the Thomson Reuters gift matching program and volunteer grants.

State Street Corporationstate street

The State Street Corporation has one of the most generous employee giving programs in the game. It consists of an individual matching gift program, a fundraising match program, and a volunteer grant program.

In terms of the matching gift program, State Street will match any employee’s donation up to $5,000 to nearly all nonprofit organizations. And depending upon the seniority of the employee, he or she could be eligible for a match of as much as $35,000 per year.

Read more about State Street Corporation’s employee giving programs.

Detroit Matching Gifts

 

San Diego Philanthropy

San Diego Matching Gift Companies | California is Home to Many Philanthropic Companies

San Diego California Companies with Matching Gift Programs

California is home to many of the country’s most socially responsible companies. Because of this, California nonprofits are well positioned to take advantage of the matching gift programs.

In previous articles, we dove into Atlanta matching gift companies and New York matching gift companies, but for this article we want to take a look at a west coast market.

Below, we explore a few companies in San Diego which match employee donations.

Companies in San Diego which offer Employee Matching Gift Programs

Matching gift and volunteer grant programs are widely offered employee benefits. In fact, 65% of Fortune 500 companies match employee donations while 40% offer volunteer grant programs.

As the 17th largest metropolitan area in the United States and home to many leading companies, San Diego nonprofits can benefit from increased revenue by focusing on employee matching gift programs.

Five San Diego companies which match employee donations:

QualcommQualcomm Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant Program

With over 10,000 employees in the San Diego area, Qualcomm is one of the largest employers in the San Diego community.

Qualcomm matches donations made by retirees and full-time employees. Annually, each Qualcomm employee can request up to $5,000 in matching gift funds. Qualcomm also provides grants worth $250 whenever an employee volunteers for at least 15 hours.

Learn more about Qualcomm’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs


Kaiser PermanenteMatching Gift and Volunteer Grant Program at Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente employs more than 7,000 individuals in the San Diego metropolitan area.

Kaiser Permanente offers a few types of employee giving programs. During KP’s annual giving campaign, the company offers a matching gift program where the company matches donations made to nearly any nonprofit. Throughout the year, Kaiser Permanente also offers a volunteer grant program which employees can apply for.

Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s matching gift program.


Sempra Energy (San Diego Gas & Electric)Sempra Matching Gifts and Volunteer Grants

Sempra Energy employs more than 4,500 individuals making it the largest utility provider in the San Diego area.

Sempra is a strong supporter of local nonprofits and matches donations to all educational institutions (K-12 included) as well as arts & cultural organizations. San Diego Gas & Electric also provides volunteer grants of up to $1,000 per employee each year.

Learn more about San Diego Gas & Electric’s matching gift program.


LPL FinancialLPL Financial Employee and Advisor Matching Gift Program

LPL Financial offers a matching gift program for its employees and independent financial advisers. Through LPL Financial’s Invest in Others program, the company matches donations made to nearly any nonprofit organization.

Each of LPL Financial’s employees and financial advisers can request up to $500 in matching gift funds each year.

Learn more about LPL Financial’s matching gift program.


Goodrich / United Technologies (UTC)Goodrich Matching Gift Program

For years, the Goodrich Corporation has offered an employee matching gift program. In 2012, Goodrich merged with United Technologies and as part of the merger process, the companies combined their employee giving program. Beginning on January 1st, 2013, all Goodrich employees started participating in UTC’s employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs.

Goodrich / United Technologies match employee donations and offer grants when employees volunteer. Each of Goodrich / United Technologies’ employees can request up to $10,000 in matching gift funds as well as up to two $250 grants for regular volunteer service each year.

Learn more about Goodrich’s / UTC’s matching gift program.


Raise additional money from matching gift and volunteer grant programs

While the above five companies are a few of the larger employers in San Diego with matching gift programs, many other employees and their spouses work for companies which will double their donations.

If you’re a nonprofit, check out this list of select national companies which offer employee giving programs.

Matching Gift Companies

Also, we encourage you to take a tour of Double the Donation’s service to see how we help nonprofits across the country raise more money from employee giving programs.