Canada Matching Gifts

Canada Matching Gift Companies

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

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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.

Read more about the BMO Financial Group’s matching gift program.

 

BCE Inc.bce

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.

Read more about the BCE volunteer grant program.

 

Gildan ActivewearGILdan

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.

Read more about the Gildan Activewear matching gift program.

 

Royal Bank of CanadaRBC

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.

Read more about RBCs matching gift program.

 

TransCanadaTransCanada Matching Gift and Dollars for Doers Programs

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.

Read more about TransCanada’s employee giving programs.

 

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:

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Washington DC Matching GIfts

Washington, DC Companies which Match Employee Donation

As the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. has a large variety of non-profits and corporate offices. Consequently, there are numerous opportunities for non-profits to take advantage of matching gift programs and volunteer grants.

Statistics on DC Matching Gift Companies

From a non-profit’s standpoint, DC is one of the best cities to headquarter. The presence of the Federal government allows for major funding opportunities for a variety of organizations.

  • There are over 4,100 non-profits in the DC area, a number that continues to grow each year
  • According to National Center for Charitable Statistics, non-profits in the metropolitan area bring in over fifteen billion dollars annually from private donations and government grants

Companies in DC with Matching Gift Programs

There are a number of Fortune 500 companies with offices in the District that offer matching gift programs.

Fannie Mae

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Fannie Mae, the financial services company, is one of the largest employers in the District that offers a matching gift program. They provide up to $2,500 in matching gift funds for all non-profits for part-time employees, full-time employees, and spouses.

Additionally, they provide volunteer grants up to $500 for 100 hours of volunteer service, which sets it apart from other corporations.

Learn more about Fannie Mae’s employee giving programs.

Verizon

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Verizon is another large company in the DC area. They offer a matching gift program that provides up to $5,000 for any education-related non-profit and up to $1,000 for other types of non-profits. The matching gift program is available to all current and former employees.

Verizon also offers volunteer grants of up to $750 for employees who volunteer for a total of 50 hours.

Learn more about Verizon’s employee giving programs.

Booz Allen Hamilton Consulting

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Booz Allen is another company headquartered in DC. They do not donate matching funds like similar companies in the area, but instead give larger volunteer grants when Booz Allen Hamilton employees volunteer. For 40 hours of employee volunteerism they will give $500, and for 80 hours of volunteer service a nonprofit can receive $1,000.

Learn more about Booz Allen Hamilton’s volunteer grant program.

Graham Holdings Company (Washington Post/Kaplan)washington-post-matching-gifts

Graham Holdings Company supports wide variety of charitable organizations, specifically organizations related to:

  • Civic and Community Services
  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Culture and Art

Graham Holdings has a matching gift program in place, which will match a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $2,000 per employee per year. The company matches at a 1:1 ratio for nonprofits and a 2:1 ratio for educational institutions and organizations where employees are regular volunteers.

Learn more about Graham Holdings Company’s employee giving programs.

GEICO

geico-matching-giftsGEICO, one of the largest companies located in the Washington, DC region, has a matching gift program in which the company will match a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $500 per employee per year at a 1:1 ratio. The company will match up to $5,000 per employee per year at a 2:1 ratio when they donate to educational institutions.

Learn more about GEICO’s matching gift program.

Additional DC Matching Gift Companies

These are only a handful of the companies within the DC area that offer matching gift grants. There are many more to choose from with different matching gift and volunteer grant opportunities. So please, share this with your offices and coworkers to achieve the most amount of money for your non-profit of choice or take a tour of Double the Donation’s matching gift and volunteer grant service!