Here at Double the Donation we try to help nonprofits increase their revenue with corporate matching gifts and volunteer grants. A good place to start is publishing information on some top companies in major cities for local nonprofit organizations.
After receiving several calls from the Detroit area we decided to write an article on a few of the big corporations in Michigan willing to match donations made by their employees.
Detroit, Michigan and Corporate Giving
As the financial and a cultural center of the state, Detroit is the largest city in Michigan. Detroit has long been known as the nation’s leader in the automotive industry. Even after the financial downturn many strong companies with philanthropic roots remain tied to the city. If you’re a nonprofit in the area, be sure to check with your donors to see if their employers offer matching gift programs that could double their donations to your organization.
Detroit Matching Donations List
Familiarize your members with this short list of companies with operations in Detroit and encourage your donors to check with their HR departments to see if their employer offers a matching gift program.
Alternatively share a list of companies which previously matched one or more donations to your organization. The following companies are a great place to start.
Ally Financial Inc. will match donations between $1 and $250. Ally is unique in that it matches donations as low as one dollar. If you have a large number of donors making smaller donations, a matching program like Ally’s could make a significant difference.
Cooper Industries (Now Eaton)
Cooper Industries will match donations to many nonprofits, including arts and civic organizations and educational institutions. The company will double donations made by employees that are up to 5,000.
DTE will match up to $5,000 per employee. The minimum gift matched is $25. DTE Energy also has a generous volunteer grant program.
Fifth Third Bank
Both full and part-time employees of Fifth Third Bancorp are illegible to take part in the matching gift program. Bancorp will match gifts between $25 and $1500.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has one of the more generous matching gift programs in Detroit. They will match gifts up to $10,000 per employee each year. They will match donations made to higher education.
At Double the Donation we maintain an up-to-date database of companies that match donations from employees to nonprofit organizations.