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.
Below, we explore a few companies in San Diego which match employee donations.
Companies in San Diego which offer Employee Matching Gift 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.