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Top 10 Corporations That Gave Cash to Charity [Infographic]

Top 10 Corporations that gave to Charity in 2013

At Double the Donation, our goal is to help nonprofits and their donors make the most of corporate giving programs. Below is a list of the top ten companies that donated the most cash through corporate giving programs in 2013:

1. Walmart Stores

Walmart GivingTotal cash donations: $311,607,280

Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 1.3%

Philanthropic priorities:

  • Food Security
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Women’s Issues
  • Community Development

Corporate giving program highlight: After Walmart employees volunteer 25 hours with an organization, Walmart provides a volunteer grant of $250 to that organization.

Learn more about Walmart’s volunteer grant programs >

2. Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo GivingTotal cash donations: $275,478,175

Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 1%

Philanthropic priorities:

  • Homeownership and Small Businesses
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Education Initiatives
  • Affordable Housing

Corporate giving program highlight: Wells Fargo matches, dollar-for-dollar, employees’ donations to accredited public or private educational institutions and educational foundations.

Learn more about Wells Fargo & Company’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs >

3. Chevron Corporation

Chevron GivingTotal cash donations: $274,348,743

Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 0.6%

Philanthropic priorities:

  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Education Initiatives

Corporate giving program highlight: Each current employee can request up to $10,000 in matching donations per year while retirees can request up to $3,000 annually.

Learn more about Chevron Corporation’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs >

4. Goldman Sachs Group

Goldman Sachs GivingTotal cash donations: $262,580,983

Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 2.3%

Philanthropic priorities:

  • Women’s Issues
  • Small Businesses
  • Military Veterans
  • Education Initiatives

Corporate giving program highlight: Since 2008, Goldman Sachs has committed in excess of $1.6 billion to philanthropic initiatives.

Learn more about Goldman Sachs Group’s matching gift program >

5. ExxonMobil Corporation

ExxonMobil GivingTotal cash donations: $227,487,934

Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 0.3%

Philanthropic priorities:

  • Math and Science Education
  • Women’s Issues
  • Public Health
  • Education Initiatives

Corporate giving program highlight:  Many of ExxonMobil’s corporate giving programs are not only open to current employees but also to spouses, retirees, and surviving spouses.

Learn more about ExxonMobil Corporation’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs >

6. JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan GivingTotal cash donations: $210,908,786

Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 0.8%

Philanthropic priorities:

  • Community Development
  • Small Businesses
  • Military Veterans
  • Environmental Sustainability

Corporate giving program highlight: Teams of three or more employees or retirees who volunteer together are eligible for team volunteer grants based on the combined volunteer hours.

Learn more about JPMorgan Chase & Co’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs >

7. Bank of America

Bank of America GivingTotal cash donations: $166,453,414

Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 5.4%

Philanthropic priorities:

  • Community Development
  • Affordable Housing
  • Education Initiatives
  • Food Security

Corporate giving program highlight: Current employees and spouses can request up to $5,000 in matching donations per year.

Learn more about Bank of America’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs >

8. Johnson & Johnson

Johnson and Johnson GivingTotal cash donations: $157,168,000

Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 1%

Philanthropic priorities:

  • Public Health
  • Women’s Issues
  • Education Initiatives

Corporate giving program highlight: J&J donates $2 for every $1 current employees donate to eligible nonprofits and $1 for every $1 retirees donate.

Learn more about Johnson & Johnson’s matching gift program >

9. General Electric

General Electric GivingTotal cash donations: $154,800,000

Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 0.9%

Philanthropic priorities:

  • Public Health
  • Education Initiatives
  • Disaster Relief
  • Human Rights

Corporate giving program highlight: General Electric created the world’s first matching gift program and matches employee donations up to $50,000 per year.

Learn more about General Electric’s matching gift program >

10. Target

Target GivingTotal cash donations: $148,597,737

Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 3.2%

Philanthropic priorities:

  • Education Initiatives
  • Public Safety
  • Food Security
  • United Way

Corporate giving program highlight: Target has donated nearly $1 billion dollars towards education initiatives.

 

Sources:

The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual report on which companies gave the most cash in 2013 (http://philanthropy.com/article/10-Companies-That-Gave-the/147651/)

Double the Donation’s Matching Gift Database (https://doublethedonation.com/)

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