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.

Portland Matching Gifts

Portland, Oregon Companies with Employee Matching Gift Programs

Matching Gifts Help Nonprofits?

If your donors work for a company with a matching gift program their donations can be matched be their companies. Double the Donation can help you optimize your fundraising from sources like matching gifts and double your donations overnight. Start your journey here at Double the Donation. There are many resources across the site to help nonprofits increase their fundraising.

List of Companies with Matching Gift Programs in Portland

Portland is known for it’s forward-thinking, progressive culture. Many companies have adopted these attitudes and now offer a wide variety of corporate philanthropy initiatives. Portland is the capital and most populous city in Oregon. While only 2 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the city, many others have a strong presence. Check with your donors to see if their companies match charitable donations.

In the meantime, check out these companies that are currently offering matching gift benefits to their employees and be sure to take advantage of this vital fundraising source.

Nike

Nike will match up to $2,500 per employee to most charitable organizations. They will also match $1,000 a year for part-time employees.

Read more about Nike’s matching gift program.

Siemens

Siemens AG will match donations on a 1:1 ratio to educational institutions. Each employee is eligible to have up to $2,000 matched by the company.

Read more about the Siemens matching gift program and volunteer grants.

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank matches $3,000 donations to many types of nonprofit organizations. Does your nonprofit qualify?

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

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo will match up to $6,500 a year to educational institutions. The company also has a dynamic volunteer grant program.

Read more about the Wells Fargo matching gift program.

Want to learn more about how Double the Donation can help your organization? Read about some of our nonprofit clients here.

Minneapolis Matching Gifts

Employers in Minneapolis, Minnesota which Match Donations

Nonprofits and Matching Gift Programs

Double the Donation has received several requests asking about matching gift programs in Minneapolis. To clear up some of the confusion we created this post highlighting some of the top companies in the area that currently offer these programs. Matching gifts can increase nonprofit fundraising without asking donors to contribute more of their own funds.

List of Companies in Minneapolis with Matching Gifts

The city of Lakes just so happens to be the largest city in the state of Minnesota. 5 Fortune 500 companies are based out of the city and several foreign corporations are starting to place offices in Minneapolis. The area has an estimated GDP of around 200 billion dollars. Many of the companies with a presence in the city also offer matching gift or volunteer grant programs.

If a nonprofit has donors working for any of these companies their donations could be doubled. Check out this list of some of the companies in Minneapolis with the best matching gift programs.

Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods will match up to $15,000 a year donated to a school. They will also match up $1,000 a year per employee. Employees can donated upwards of $10,000 a year to colleges and universities and have the gift matched 1:1

Read more about Hormel’s education matching gift program.

 

General Mills

General Mills, another food industry giant, also offers matching gifts. General Mills will match gifts made up to $5,000 per employee. See if your organization is eligible.

Read more about the General Mills matching gift program.

 

U.S. Bancorp

U.S. Bancorp will match up to $3,000 annually. The company also has a volunteer grant program that will pay nonprofits $5 per hour an employee spends volunteering for their organization.

Read more about the U.S. Bancorp matching gift program.

 

Graco

Through The Graco Foundation the company provides donations to nonprofits which Graco employees support.

Each year through the Employee Giving Campaign, every contribution made by Graco employees to eligible nonprofit organizations is matched $1 for $1 by the Foundation.

Graco also offers a Dollars for Doers Program where the Foundation donates $1,000 to any eligible nonprofit organization where an employee has volunteered 50 hours or more. And the best part is that time that a spouse or dependent of a Graco employee volunteers counts toward the 50 hours.

Read more about Graco’s matching gift and dollar for doers programs.

Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport Matching Gifts

Virginia Beach, Norfolk, & Newport News Matching Gift Companies

Did you know that matching gifts could potentially double your nonprofits current donations? Double the Donation works with nonprofits to increase their fundraising from these unique programs. We’ve created a short list of companies in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Newport area that currently offer these programs.

Corporate Philanthropy in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the state of Virginia. Several large corporations operate within this resort city, although tourism remains a driver in the economy.

To help local nonprofits navigate the sometimes difficult matching gift process we’ve created a list of a few employers in the Virginia Beach area that offer best-in-class matching gift programs.

Geico

Geico will match employee donations to most nonprofit organizations. Donations between $25 and $5,000 are eligible to be doubled by the company.

Read more about the Geico employee matching gift program.

Bank of America

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch will match donations made between $25 and $5,000. Part-time and retirees are also eligible for this program. Bank of America will match to almost all nonprofits.

Read more about the Bank of America Merrill Lynch corporate matching program.

HSBC

HSBC matches donations up to $3,500 per employee each year.

Read more about HSBC’s employee matching program.

Norfolk Southern Railway

The Norfolk Southern Railway Company is one the most generous local companies when it comes to matching gifts. They will match up to $35,000 for current employees. Retired employees can have up to $25,000 in donations matched each year.

Read more about the Norfolk Southern Railway corporate matching program.

New York Matching Gifts

New York Companies with Matching Gift Programs

Since Double the Donation’s nonprofits clients come from across the country, we thought it would be beneficial to highlight a few select matching gift companies in key markets. New York City is the most populated metropolitan area in the country so we decided to highlight this city first.

Like most major markets, New York is home to many large employers who offer matching gift programs. With 45 Fortune 500 companies calling New York home, many employees in the New York metropolitan area work for companies with matching gift or volunteer grant program. Is your organization tapping into this source of corporate giving?

Statistics on New York Matching Gift Companies

If you dig into your organization’s database of corporate donors from the past few years, you’ll notice you received matching gifts from a variety of companies. Some are probably headquartered in your area while others may have a much smaller presence. Here are a few statistics on the New York market that may interest you:

  • 45 Fortune 500 companies call New York home.
  • 90% of Fortune 500 companies have a presence in New York
  • 65% of Fortune 500 companies match donations made by their employees
  • 40% of Fortune 500 companies offer volunteer grants for employees

Companies in New York with Matching Gift ProgramsTop 10 Fortune 500 Companies in NY: Matching Gift Companies Highlighted

While it’s impossible to dive into details on all of the companies in New York which offer matching gift programs, let’s take a look at some of the area’s largest employers.

Based on the recently published Fortune 500 list, Verizon (#15), JPMorgan Chase (#16), and IBM (#19)  are the three largest companies headquartered in NY and all three offer employee giving programs.

 

Verizon

Verizon Matching GiftsVerizon offers both a matching gift and volunteer grant program for employees. The company matches up to $5,000 to schools and $1,000 to all other nonprofits per employee each year.

Additionally, through the Verizon Volunteer Incentive Program, employees who volunteer for 50 hours in a calendar year can request a $750 grant for an organization.

Learn more about Verizon’s employee giving programs.

JPMorgan Chasejp-morgan-chase-matching-gifts

JPMorgan Chase offers both a matching gift and volunteer grant program. The company matches up to $1,000 per employee or retiree each year to pretty much any school or nonprofit.

The company also offers a tiered volunteer grant program where grants average $10 per hour volunteered. The grant amount varies based upon the number of hours an employee volunteers.

Learn more about JPMorgan Chase’s employee giving programs.

IBM

ibm-matching-giftsIBM also offers multiple types of employee giving programs. Not only does the company offer matching grants on donations and cash grants for volunteering, but IBM allows nonprofits to receive a significantly larger donation if the organization elects to receive IBM technology instead of cash.

For instance, IBM offers a 2:1 technology grant on employee donations which means if an IBM employee donates $500 to your organization, you can receive $1,000 in IBM equipment or $500 in cash.

Learn more about IBM’s employee giving programs.

American International Group (AIG)aig-matching-gifts

AIG focuses its philanthropic efforts on three main groups of giving:

  • Safety – auto safety, disease prevention, programs that help prevent improper use of prescription drugs
  • Security – financial and educational programs that drive safety
  • Disaster Relief – including support of disaster preparedness and repair of infrastructure in the wake of a catastrophe

AIG has a matching gift program with a minimum match of $25 and a maximum of $5,000 per employee per year.

Learn more about AIG’s employee giving programs.

Philip Morris (Altria Group)

philip-morris-matching-giftsPhilip Morris gives back to its community by donating to organizations with a presence in the areas in which its employees live and work, as well as in the farming communities where it sources its tobacco. The company focuses its charitable giving in five areas in particular:

  1. Hunger and extreme poverty
  2. Education
  3. Rural living conditions
  4. Domestic violence
  5. Disaster relief

Philip Morris has a matching gift program in place where the minimum amount matched is $25 and the maximum amount matched is $30,000. It also has a volunteer grant program that allows a $500 grant to be given to an organization after an employee has volunteered a minimum of 25 hours at that organization.

Learn more about Philip Morris’ employee giving programs.

Other NY based Fortune 500 companies with employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs include:

Additional Resources: Matching Gift Companies in Metropolitan Areas

If you’re like most organizations, you probably aren’t maximizing fundraising from matching gift programs. A great place to start is making sure everyone in your organization is familiar with the largest employers in your area.

If you want to take it a step further, consider providing donors and volunteers with detailed information on their company / their spouse’s employer. By raising awareness and making it more convenient for them to submit the grants, you’ll see an increase in fundraising from these sources.

Bottom line: Many of New York’s leading employers match employee donations to nonprofits. Make sure everyone in your organization’s membership and development offices is familiar major employers in your area that match employee donations.