Many nonprofits in Canada have asked Double the Donation if there are companies inside Canada that will match donations.
Fortunately Double the Donation tracks both U.S. and Canadian companies that match employee donations.
As expected, many Fortune 500 companies have a global presence, and are found throughout Canada. Many of these large corporations have matching gift programs; however the policies can vary between countries.
List of Canadian Companies that Match Donations
With the 11th largest economy in the world, Canada headquarters many great companies with generous employee giving benefits. Many Canadian companies have a long history of philanthropy and some of the world’s renowned nonprofits call Canada home.
If you’re a Canadian organization trying to increase your fundraising with matching gifts or volunteer grants, be sure to familiarize staff members with the list below. This list is far from exhaustive, so we encourage you to subscribe to a matching gift look-up service (click here for a demo) to make it easy for donors to access and submit matching gifts.
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Montreal (also known as BMO Financial) matches gifts between $100 and $2,000 per employee every year. They match to a variety of institutions ranging from K-12 schools to arts and cultural organizations to environmental groups.
BMO also provides grants when employees volunteer regularly.
Bell Canada Enterprises does not offer a matching gift program, but they do have employee volunteer grants. Employees who volunteer throughout the year can earn up to $500 annually for their favorite nonprofits.
Headquartered in Montreal, Gildan will match gifts from both full and part-time employees. The company match to organizations in Canada, the United States, and Honduras.
Royal Bank of Canada
RBC or The Royal Bank of Canada will match employee donations. The maximum amount matched is $1,000. A cool perk of RBC’s matching gift program is that retirees are also eligible to participate and have their donations matched.
TransCanada offers two main types of employee giving programs.
The first is TransCanada’s matching gift program where the company matches up to $1,000 annually to most nonprofits. The program is open to all employees and many retirees.
The second program is TransCanada’s Dollars for Doers program. Through this program the company matches donations of time with monetary grants. Once a TransCanada employee volunteers for at least 20 hours in a calendar year he or she can request a volunteer grant for the organization.
Additional Companies Which Match Donations by Canadian Employees:
Double the Donation’s database is full of companies that match donations from Canadians to Canadian nonprofits. Here are a few additional companies which match donations made by Canadian employees:
- Deluxe Corporation
- H&R Block
- Rio Tinto
- State Farm Insurance
- Sun Life Financial
- Thomson Reuters
- And many other companies
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