Promoting Matching Gift Grants at Companies

Corporate Example: Promoting Grant Programs to Employees and Retirees at Texas Instruments

Are you a corporate executive trying to figure out why your well thought out and generous giving programs aren’t being utilized as much you’d like? If so, this article is for you!

Reasons for Low Participation in Employee Giving Programs

Lack of awareness is the most common reason donors and volunteers aren’t submitting grant requests. One of the things we hear from our nonprofit clients’ donors is that they often have no idea their employer offers a matching gift or volunteer grant program until they searched our online database of matching gift companies. Sure, if you’re the HR rep or president of your company’s foundation you’re well aware of the giving programs, but for the average employee, the programs are often very much a mystery.

If you’re one of the companies that offer grants for retirees as well, imagine how unlikely it is that they’re kept in the loop. The key to increasing utilization can be boiled down to increasing awareness and making the submission process easily accessible.

Wide Distribution of Information

Do you want to get a feel for how good (or bad) of a job your company is doing promoting matching gifts? Don’t ask employees “do you know about our matching gift program” because you’ll get very skewed answers, since no one wants to look uninformed. Instead ask a more open ended question such as “what do you know about the corporate giving benefits available to you?”

Texas Instruments is one of the many companies which both matches donations and offers grants for volunteering. While we don’t have a complete picture on how they promote their matching gift and volunteer grant programs, they definitely take a proactive approach!

Below is copy of their alumni / retiree e-Newsletter from last year’s holiday season. Included in it was a section on how retirees can make their charitable gift giving go farther. We’ve also seen similar examples of the company promoting employee giving programs to current employees so it’s clear they’re one of the companies doing a great job of distributing employee giving information.

Newsletter promoting matching gifts and volunteer grants to retirees

We encourage your company to take a look at how you’re communicating matching gift information to employees and retirees.

Easily Accessible Guidelines and Submission Information

While Double the Donation doesn’t administer matching gift programs for corporations, we often hear from confused donors who are trying to submit match requests, but can’t figure out the process. While there are countless examples of companies doing a good job promoting these employee giving programs, let’s stick with Texas Instruments since they make it easy not only for employees, but also retirees.

Accessible Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant Information | Texas Instruments Alumni Website

Through the Texas Instruments Alumni Association, there’s a clear link in the website’s navigation bar to a section called “matching gifts.” Within the page, there are detailed guidelines, a link to submit a match request electronically, and a phone number which retirees can call in case they need assistance. It’s a perfect example of providing employees with the information they need to take advantage of the giving programs they’re eligible for.

General Takeaways:

  • Lack of awareness is the number one reason employees and retirees don’t utilize matching gift and volunteer grant programs.
  • Evaluate where and how you’re promoting matching gifts to determine if you should expand your marketing to employees.
  • Create a page on your company website with guidelines and links to the appropriate matching gift form.

Additional Resources for Corporations

Are you a corporate employee looking for ways to more effectively design and manage your employee giving programs? The following resources and articles may interest you:

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

BMO

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:

Want to find out how Double the Donation can help your nonprofit increase its fundraising from employee matching gifts and volunteer grants?

Learn more about our matching gift service >

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8 Corporate Matching Gift Program Questions (and Answers!)

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While Double the Donation is focused on helping nonprofits increase fundraising from employee matching gift programs, we’re regularly contacted by corporations looking to institute matching gift programs.

Here are eight common questions from corporations looking to start a new employee matching gift program:

  1. What percentage of companies offer a corporate matching gift program?
  2. What’s the typical gift matching rate?
  3. How much does a matching gift program cost per employee?
  4. How do corporations benefit from matching gift and volunteer grant programs?
  5. How can we design a best-in-class corporate giving program?
  6. Should we use a matching gift or volunteer grant administrator?
  7. What are the main services provided by software vendors?
  8. Which companies use vendors vs. administer programs internally?

Ready to find out all the answers? Let’s dive in!

What percentage of companies offer a corporate matching gift program?

What percentage of companies offer a corporate matching gift program?

The percentage varies based on the sample you’re interested in. Specifically size of companies and what industries those companies are in play a big role in how prevelant matching gift programs are.

Large companies are far more likely than mom and pop businesses to offer comprehensive benefit programs and thus more likely to offer matching gift programs.

If you look at the Fortune 500 companies about 65% offer to match employee donations to a wide range of nonprofits (Source – Double the Donation’s Database). As you get into small companies the percentage goes down since sole proprietorships (technically companies) and 5-person companies rarely offer them.

The prevalence of matching gift programs also varies by industry. Companies with skilled labor forces (tech, pharmaceuticals, banks, etc.) are more likely to offer matching gift programs than industries with lower wage employees (restaurants, low-cost retailers, agricultural production, etc.)


What is the typical matching rate for a corporate matching gift program?

What’s the typical gift matching rate? (Ex. $1:1 or $.5:1 or $3:1)?

By far the standard is a 1:1 match.

We asked Adam Weinger, Double the Donation’s President, this question and he said:

“The number I throw out casually when on the phone is 90% are 1:1 and then 10% are either greater or less than 1:1. This calculation can get a bit tricky since some companies have different match ratios for certain employee segments (retirees vs. current employees) or different segments of the nonprofit space which they match to (higher ed. vs. arts & cultural) based on their corporate philanthropy goals.”


How much does a corporate matching gift program cost per employee?

How much does a matching gift program cost per employee?

That’s a tough one as there are a ton of variables.

The largest factor is the “maximum annual match per employee”. Whereas you can assume a standard match ratio of 1:1 the maximum amounts matched annually per employee are all over the board. Most companies fall into the $1,000 – $15,000 max per employee per year but it isn’t unusual to see maximums of $250, $500, $20,000, or $30,000.

Another factor is employee participation rates. Just because a company offers a matching gift program doesn’t mean its employees are aware of it.

Employee participation rates are also all over the board. A big factor in this is how well a company promotes employee matching gifts.

At some companies most employees are aware of the benefit (ex. Microsoft is a leader in sharing and promoting matching gift information to its employees) while employees at other companies have never heard of the programs.

A third factor is how much giving potential a company’s average employee has. For instance, think of a hedge fund vs. fast food chain.

Even if both companies have $50,000 maximums for all employees and have the same level of promotion to employees, the average charitable donation being matched is going to vary significantly.


How do corporations benefit from matching gift and volunteer grant programs?

How do corporations benefit from matching gift and volunteer grant programs?

We encourage you to read the following two different articles which our team previously wrote:

  1. The impact of matching gifts on employee engagement
  2. The importance of increasing employee engagement using corporate giving programs

But the short bullet point answer is there are all sorts of benefits including:

  • Develop a reputation for giving back in communities which your corporation is based in
  • Take a bottoms-up approach to corporate philanthropy by directing corporate giving dollars to the organizations which employees are passionate about
  • Encourage employee philanthropy and volunteerism
  • Increase employee morale and retention
  • Receive tax incentives


How can we design a best in class corporate giving program?

How can we design a best-in-class corporate giving program?

We could write a novel on how to design a best-in-call corporate giving program but we think all organizations should start with four elements.

Eligible nonprofits:

Employees are passionate about different causes. Allow them to select from any 501(c)(3) nonprofit or accredited educational institution or K-12 school. Typical categories that companies specify include:

  • Higher education institutions
  • K-12 schools
  • Arts and cultural organizations
  • Environmental groups
  • Health and human service organization
  • Civic and community based nonprofits

It’s important to remember that what’s important to you, the program administrator, isn’t necessarily the same causes that your company’s employees care about.

Types of giving programs:

Employees give back to communities in different ways. Some choose to donate monetarily while others may give their time. Offer a variety of employee giving programs including:

Eligible employees:

It is standard to offer corporate giving programs to full-time employees. But don’t forget to include part-time employees, retirees, and spouses as they’re some of the most active donors and volunteers and can really help raise your company’s reputation within your communities.

Click on the following companies for samples of how they’re leading their respective industries with best-in-class employee matching gift and overall employee giving programs:

Well Run:

Designing well thought out program guidelines isn’t enough. There must be a concentrated effort to promote the employee giving programs both internally to employees as well as externally to the communities your company is supporting.

Measuring your company’s internal success with promoting the matching gift programs and ensuring the process is user-friendly can be done by looking at your company’s employee participation rate on a regular basis. When you launch your corporate match program make sure you have a well designed outreach strategy planned for the entire company throughout the upcoming year.


Should we use a matching gift or volunteer grant program administrator?

Should we use a matching gift or volunteer grant program administrator?

Double the Donation is focused on helping nonprofits maximize donations received from existing matching gift and volunteer grant programs.

We don’t setup or manage corporate programs, but there are a number of companies out there that cater to corporations. 3rd party matching gift and volunteer grant program vendors include:


What are the main services provided by corporate matching gift program software vendors?

What are the main services provided by software vendors? Does Double the Donation offer consulting services?

Each of the major vendors offers a suite of services. They’re designed to help new companies create employee matching gift programs as well as help existing companies improve and refine their matching gift program strategies and goals. These services help companies solve all technical and non-technical aspects of administering match programs including:

  • Program design (What should the guidelines be?)
  • Implementation of an online portal for employees to track volunteer hours and request matching gifts
  • Up-to-date reporting
  • Customer support for a company’s employees
  • Verification of the nonprofit’s status
  • Processing of grants

Yes, Double the Donation does offer consulting services to corporations.

Learn more about our corporate consulting services >


Which companies use vendors vs. administer corporate matching gift programs internally?

Which companies use vendors vs. administer programs internally?

Historically the larger a company is, the more likely they are to use a vendor. For instance, most Fortune 100 companies use a vendor while mom and pop shops almost always manage their programs internally.

Over the past few years we’ve seen smaller companies increasingly choosing to go with one of the newer vendors who offer excellent cloud-based services for a reasonable price.

View a list of many of the vendors who provide corporate philanthropy software to corporations >


There’s a lot to discover about how matching gifts and volunteer grants can enhance your corporate giving program. Are you ready to learn more about this exciting subject?

Check out these helpful resources to get started:

  • Corporate Matching Gifts: The Vital Tool to Double Donations. Still have pressing questions about matching gift programs and how your company can make the most of yours? Visit Goodshop’s blog for another deep-dive into the ins and outs of corporate matching gift programs.
  • Mercy Corps Matching Gift Page. Want to see how philanthropies and other nonprofit organizations incorporate matching gifts into their fundraising model? Try out Mercy Corps’ employee matching gift page to get an idea of how your employees might discover their matching gift eligibility.
  • Top 10 Volunteer Grant Companies for Savvy Nonprofits. Looking for a corporate blueprint of a successful volunteer grant program? Search no further! At 360MatchPro, we’ve got a list of the top 10 companies with volunteer grant programs in place that your business should emulate.

EasyMatch Matching Gifts

EasyMatch Companies (JK Group): An Insightful Overview

Looking for information on the JK Group or EasyMatch companies? Good news, while Double the Donation is a completely separate and non-related company, we can share much of the EasyMatch information you’re looking for.

What Does EasyMatch Do?

EasyMatch is a corporate philanthropy platform and service run by the JK Group.

Almost all major companies have philanthropic giving programs in place, but many contract out the administration of these programs to a company which specializes in managing the corporate employee giving programs. EasyMatch, the largest vendor of these services to corporations, provides matching gift and volunteer grant platforms for a few hundred companies.

If you’ve ever received a matching gift letter addressed from EasyMatch, odds are it’s being sent on behalf of a company with a matching gift program.

The JK Group works with companies to:

Visit the JK Group’s website.

Which Companies use EasyMatch’s Matching Gift Platform:

EasyMatch manages matching gift and volunteer grant programs for many of the world’s leading companies. Their list of clients includes:

Learn about these and the other top companies with matching gift programs.

What’s the difference between EasyMatch and the JK Group?

For most purposes, they’re one and the same. EasyMatch is the “brand name” which most users (both donors and nonprofits) recognize, while the JK Group is the corporate name for the company. As the leading provider of philanthropic technologies for corporations, the JK Group provides a wide range of services (geared towards corporation) including:

  • Matching gift program administration
  • Volunteer grant program administration
  • Employee giving
  • Disaster relief
  • And many other services

EasyMatch is the JK Group’s online giving system for corporate employees and nonprofits.

Quick fact – JK Group processed over $1 billion in charitable donations in the past year alone.

How Do I Contact EasyMatch?

If you fall into one of the following three categories, you should contact the company’s matching gift and volunteer grant hotline for assistance.

  1. Nonprofits looking to verify matching donations or those with questions regarding the status of a donation
  2. Employees looking for assistance with their employers’ matching gift programs
  3. Retirees with questions about their form employers’ retiree giving programs

There is no generic email address (ex. info@easymatch.com) or phone number for EasyMatch that we’re aware of. EasyMatch assigns each of its corporate clients their own phone number and email address which is dedicated exclusively to each company’s programs. You can get some general information from the JK Group’s website.

Visit the JK Group’s website.

Double the Donation’s Relationship with EasyMatch:

Double the Donation is a completely different company from EasyMatch (JK Group).

While EasyMatch manages matching gift programs for corporations, Double the Donation works with nonprofits to help them raise more money from the matching gift programs offered by companies across the world.

Our database of matching gift companies includes matching gift programs managed either internally at companies or outsourced to a vendor. In addition to tracking companies which use the JK Group as their matching gift administrator, we also track programs managed by many corporate vendors such as:

Click here for more information on these matching gift vendors.

It’s important to remember that Double the Donation is a completely separate company from EasyMatch. We sell an easy-to-use tool to nonprofits to help them promote matching gifts to donors.

That being said, Double the Donation’s team researches and manages a database of matching gift company guidelines, forms, and contact information to which nonprofits can subscribe.

Birmingham Matching Gifts

Companies in Birmingham, Alabama with Matching Gift Programs

As a leading provider of employee matching gift tools for nonprofits, Double the Donation maintains a database of companies that match employee donations. Here are a few companies with a large employy presence in the Birmingham metropolitan area that match employee donations. 

Birmingham Matching Gift Corporations

Many large corporations call Birmingham home. These companies’ matching gift programs can make a difference for your nonprofit. Even though The University of Alabama Birmingham is the largest employer in the city the region is also known for its major banks and has a wide variety of Fortune 500 employers. Check out this list of top companies with employee matching programs.

IBM

IBM offers a generous matching program for with benefits for employees and retirees. The company will match donations from employees at a 1:1 ratio, or donate twice as much in IBM equipment. The company will match up to $5,000 per employee each year.

Read more about IBM’s matching gifts.

PNC Bank

PNC matches donations made by employees between $50 and $2,500. Unfortunately though the program is only open to full-time employees. Retirees and part-time workers are not eligible. PNC matches donations made to a variety of nonprofits.

Read more about the PNC’s matching gift program.

Regions Financial

Regions Financial, one of the largest banks in the Birmingham area, matches donations made by full and part-time employees to a wide variety of nonprofits. Each employee can request a match on donations between $25 and $1,000 annually.

Read more about Region’s matching gift program.

Vulcan

Vulcan offers a matching gift program to allow its employees to give back to the community. The company will match up to $10,000 in donations per employee at a 1:1 ratio to most organizations. But it gets even better. Donations made to educational institutions are matched at a 2:1 ratio.

Read more about Vulcan’s matching gift program.

Want to learn more about how Double the Donation can help your organization increase its fundraising?  Click here.

Small Companies Matching Gifts

11 Companies with Volunteer Grant Programs worth more than $15 per hour (Part 3)

Over the past few months we published multiple lists of companies which provide volunteer grants of more than $15 per hour. You can review our previous posts at (LINK)

HCR Manor

HCR ManorCare offers both an employee matching gift and volunteer grant program. After an employee volunteers for 20 hours, he or she can request a volunteer grant of $500 for the organization.

View additional details on HCR ManorCare’s volunteer grant program.

Campbell Soup Company

The Campbell Soup Company provides volunteer grants worth $20 per hour. For every 25 hours which an employee volunteers, the company will provide a $500 grant. Employees can apply for multiple grants each year.

The Campbell Soup Company also matches employee donations to educational institutions.

View additional details on Campbell Soup’s volunteer grant program.

AMD

AMD offers multiple types of volunteer grants.

Through the company’s Grant Incentives for Volunteer Efforts (GIVE) program, the company provides volunteer grants of $15 per hour up to $3,000 annually. The program is open to U.S. and Canadian employees as well as their spouses.

AMD also offers Team Development Grants. When teams of five or more AMD employees volunteer together, they can apply for an additional $500 grant. Click here to learn about similar companies which offer team volunteer grants.

AMD also matches donations made to most nonprofits so the impact of employee contributions is doubled.

View additional details on AMD’s volunteer grant program.

Levi Strauss

Levi Strauss provides volunteer grants of $20 per hour. Employees are required to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours before they can request a volunteer grant. Above 10 hours, there are the following tiers multiple tiers:

10 hours = $200 grant (minimum)
20 hours = $400 grant
40 hours = $800 grant
80 hours = $1200 grant
100 hours = $1600 grant
120 hours = $2000 grant
140 hours = $2400 grant (maximum)

Levi Strauss also matches donations to almost all nonprofit organizations.

View additional details on Levi Strauss’s volunteer grant program.

Peabody Energy Corporation

Peabody Energy not only matches employee donations to nearly all nonprofits dollar for dollar, but the company also provides volunteer grants worth $25 per hour up to $1,000 per employee annually. There are four thresholds which employees can meet:

10 hours =  $250 grant
20 hours = $500 grant
30 hours = $750 grant
40 hours = $1000 grant

View additional details on Peabody Energy’s volunteer grant program.

Symantec

Through Symantec’s Dollars for Doers program, Symantec encourages employees to volunteer on a regular basis by offering grants of $15 per volunteer hour. Symantec provides up to $1,000 in volunteer grants per employee each year.

Additionally, the company also matches donations up to $1,000 per employee each year.

View additional details on Symantec’s volunteer grant program.

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

Hospital Corporation of America offers multiple types of volunteer grants for employees who volunteer in their communities.

  1. Through HCA’s Dollars for Board Service, HCA provides $500 grants when an employee serves on a nonprofit’s board.
  2. Through HCA’s Dollars for Doers program, HCA awards $500 grants to nonprofits when an employee volunteers for at least 25 hours.
  3. Through the Team HCA Project, the company is willing to provide up to $500 in funding for materials when a group of HCA employees volunteer together with a nonprofit.

As an added bonus, the top ten nonprofits based on the total number of volunteer hours registered receive a $1,000 bonus grant each year.

View additional details on HCA’s volunteer grant program.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters provides grants to nonprofits where employees volunteer for at least 20 hours in a year. There are two thresholds:

  1. 20-39 hours = $500 grant for the nonprofit
  2. 40+ hours = $1,000 grant for the nonprofit

Additionally, Thomson Reuters matches employee gifts to nonprofits at a 1:1 ratio.

View additional details on Thomson Reuters’ volunteer grant program.

FBR Capital

FBR’s Giving Incentives for Volunteer Efforts (GIVE) Program provides FBR Capital with an opportunity to show its support for the volunteer activities of its employees. For every hour that an employee volunteers at a non-profit organization, FBR will donate $20 to that organization up to 50 hours or $1,000 per year.

FBR Capital also matches employee donations up to $1,000 annually at a dollar for dollar ratio. Any donations above $1,000 are eligible for the company’s incentive match program where the company provides a 10% match.

View additional details on FBR Capital’s volunteer grant program.

SAP

SAP supplements the contributions of SAP employees who volunteer their time to
nonprofit organizations with monetary grants. The grant per hour varies based upon the role the employee plays. The three levels are:

  • Level 1: If you serve on a nonprofit board, your time is matched with a $20 grant per hour.
  • Level 2: If you provide hands-on volunteer service, your time is matched with a $40 grant per hour volunteered.
  • Level 3: If you provide emergency services, your time is matched with a  $60 grant per volunteer hour.

In addition to the volunteer grants, through SAP’s Dollars for Dollars (SAP$4$) Program, the company matches employee donations to nearly every nonprofit.

There is a $10,000 combined limit for both SAP’s Dollars for Dollars and Dollars for Doers programs.

View additional details on SAP’s volunteer grant program.

John Wiley & Sons

Employees at John Wiley & Sons are eligible to request volunteer grants of up to $500 annually. There are two different levels of volunteer grants.

  • 12-30 hours = $250 grants
  • 30+ hours  = $500 grants

John Wiley & Sons also offers a matching gift program where they double donations made by employees up to $2,000 annually.

View additional details on John Wiley & Sons’ volunteer grant program.

Additional Resources on Volunteer Grant Programs:

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Charlotte Matching Gifts

Companies in Charlotte, NC that Match Gifts

Double the Donation receives mail from a lot of Charlotte based nonprofits asking about companies in their city that offer matching gift programs or employee volunteer grants. These fundraising opportunities are important to any nonprofit looking to get optimize their donors generous giving.

To help steer organizations in the right direction, we’ve listed some of the top companies located in Charlotte that offer matching gift programs.

Charlotte, NC and Corporate Matching

Charlotte is often called the Queen City, and it is the largest in the state of North Carolina. It is a major financial center, with the 2nd most financial assets behind New York City. Bank of America is headquartered here, along with several other Fortune 500 employers. 75% of the motorsports industry is located in Charlotte, and it is home to the NASCAR hall of fame.

Charlotte has recently become a major player in the energy field and freight transportation. With this amount of industry inside the city, there are ample opportunities for nonprofits to double their donations through corporate matching.

AonAon Hewitt

Aon, a human capital and management consulting service, will match employee donations up to $1,000. The company donates to health and human services, community and civic organizations, and many more.

Read more about Aon’s matching gift program.

AT&Tatt matching gifts

Full time employees and retired board members can have their donations matched through AT&T up to $15,000. All education institutions, excluding K-12, are eligible, in addition to arts and cultural institutions.

Read more about AT&T’s matching gift program.

Bank of AmericaBank of America

Bank of America, including Merrill Lynch, matches employee donations between $25 and $5,000. The company also offers a volunteer grant program which both current employees and retirees can participate in.

Read more about Bank of America’s matching gift program.

Duke Energyduke energy

Donations made by employees to a wide range of nonprofits between $50 and $5,000 will be matched by the Duke Energy company. Educational institutions are matched on a dollar for dollar basis; all others will be matched at half the employee donation.

Read more about the Duke Energy matching gift program.

Goodrich Corporationgood rich

Goodrich Corporation (now part of United Technologies) matches employee donations to most nonprofits up to $10,000 per employee per year.

Read more about Goodrich’s matching gift program.

Home Depothome-depot-matching-gifts

Home Depot has a large presence in Charlotte, and its matching gift program is one for the ranks. Home depot will match from a minimum of $25 to a maximum of $3,000 per employee per year. The company matches gifts at a 1:1 ratio.

The types of organizations that qualify for a match are:

  • Educational institutions (K-12 included)
  • Health and human services
  • Arts and cultural organizations
  • Civic and community organizations
  • Environmental organizations

Learn more about Home Depot’s matching gift program.

Orlando Matching Gifts

Double Donations Magically: Companies in Orlando, Florida with Matching Gift Programs

Double the Donation and Nonprofits

Double the Donation partners with nonprofits to help them increase their fundraising revenue from employee matching gifts and volunteer grant awards. We’ve created a short list of some of the top nonprofits in major metropolitan areas to further help nonprofits identify these unique fundraising sources.

Orlando, Fl Matching Gifts

Orlando is a city with plenty of large corporations offering matching gifts. Don’t leave money on the table by not reaching out to your donors about these programs. Familiarize yourself with this list of companies and remind your donors to check and see if their company will match their donations.

HCA

The Hospital Corporation of America will match donations between $25 and $2,500. They also have a generous volunteer grant program.

Read more about the HCA matching gift and volunteer grant program.

JPMorgan Chase

JP Morgan Chase will match donations made by employees between $25 and $1,000. JPMorgan will match donations with most nonprofit organizations.

Read more about the JPMorgan Chase matching gift and volunteer grant program.

McDonald’s

McDonald’s matches employee gifts between $50 and $5,000. Both full and part-time employees can take advantage of this program.

Read more about the McDonald’s matching gift program.

The Walt Disney Company

Walt Disney is one of the most visible companies in Orlando. The Disney company will match up to $15,000 per employee each year. The company also offers a generous employee volunteer program.

Read more about the Walt Disney Company’s matching gift program.

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Matching Gift Forms | Basic Components of Corporate Match Forms

Years ago, all companies required employees to submit match requests using paper forms. While they’re still offered at some companies, more and more companies continue to transition to electronic matching gift forms. This article is dedicated to outlining the different components of both paper and electronic match forms.

Paper Matching Gift Forms

Common Components of Paper Match Forms

Guidelines

At Double the Donation, we provide a summary of each company’s matching gift program to make it easy for donors to go through the process. Of course, companies have far more detailed guidelines with all sorts of fine print detailing how the program works.

Donor Section

This is where the company asks employees to provide details on the original donation. This typically includes:

  • Employee identification numbers
  • Personal information such as a mailing address and phone number
  • Details on the organization receiving the donation (Name, address, etc.)
  • Amount of the donation

Nonprofit Section

This is where the nonprofit verifies that the employee actually made the donation.

View an example by taking a look at Norfolk Southern’s matching gift program.

Typical Steps for Donors Submitting a Paper Match Form

Employees at corporations with paper match forms go through the following steps to submit their match requests:

  1. Make a donation
  2. Determine if their company matches employee donations
  3. Locate and submit the appropriate matching gift form

We encourage you to explore Double the Donation’s service to see how we help donors determine their matching gift eligibility and make it easy for them to submit match requests.

Electronic Matching Gift Forms

It’s the 21st century so it makes sense that many companies have transitioned to electronic forms. Doing so not only reduces their costs in the long-run, but also makes it’s easier for employees to submit match requests instantly from anywhere.

Common Components of Paper Match Forms

Employee Sign In / Registration

Employees usually use their standard username and password to access the company’s electronic matching gift submission form. Sometimes retirees must register in order to use the system. This is often done through a third party company such as the JK-Group, Amerigives, or Causecast.

Employee Submission

Employees go through the process of registering their match requests. This typically includes:

  1. Finding the nonprofit organization from the list of IRS 501(c)(3) organizations
  2. Providing information about their previous donation such as the amount and date of the donation
  3. Submitting their matching gift requests.

Nonprofit Verification

While the most challenging part of receiving matching gift funds is getting donors to initiate the matching gift process, don’t forget that your nonprofit also has a role to play.

After the employee registers the matching gift request, the nonprofit is normally notified by mail that an employee requested a match. At this point, the nonprofit must log into the company’s online verification system to confirm that the employee actually made a donation to the organization. Nonprofits may also be asked to send a letter verifying their 501(c)(3) status.

Examples of Companies Utilizing Electronic Matching Gift Forms

Wondering exactly what the matching gift process is like for your organization’s donors? Here are two articles which also include detailed screenshots:

Home Depot’s Matching Gift Process Sample

Like Kimberly-Clark, Nestle, and many other major corporations, Home Depot leverages Amerigives’ matching gift platform.

See a demo of Home Depot’s process >

Capital One Matching Gift Process Sample

Like Boeing, Texas Instruments, and many other companies, Capital One employees utilize CyberGrants’ matching gift platform. Employees go through the process which is integrated into Capital One’s intranet.

See a demo of Capital One’s process >

Pittsburgh Philanthropy

Companies in Pittsburgh with Matching Gift Programs

At Double the Donation we help our nonprofit partners across the country increase their fundraising through corporate giving programs.

One of the most popular program among our clients is corporate matching gifts.

Many companies in the Pittsburgh area offer programs like this to encourage employees to get involved in local nonprofit causes. When an employee makes a donation the company will match it, typically dollar for dollar. This process will in effect double the employee’s donation.

With the nonprofit arts and cultural institutions of Pittsburgh generating over $300 million, we decided to create a list of some of the top industry leaders for corporate gift matching programs to help the nonprofits of Pittsburgh navigate some of the intricacies of corporate giving.

Pittsburgh, PA and Corporate Philanthropy

Nine Fortune 500 companies call Pittsburgh, PA home and the city has consistently ranked high for US job growth. As the 2nd largest city in Pennsylvania, Google, Intel, and Apple have a large presence in the area. The city is also home to multiple universities and colleges.

Over 35 shopping malls are located across the city, as well as several major medical centers.Voted the “Most Livable City”, Pittsburgh has many companies offering matching gift and volunteer grant programs that could be benefiting your nonprofit. Make sure your staff are aware of this great fundraising opportunity.

Corporate Matching List

Here is a short list of some of the top companies in Pittsburgh that currently offer corporate matching gift programs. If you’re a nonprofit in the area take some time to familiarize yourself with this list, and spend some time learning more about matching gifts and what they can do for your organization.

AlcoaAlcoa

Alcoa corporation will match employee gifts between $100 and $2,500. Retirees are also eligible to take part in the program, but part-time employees are not currently eligible.

The company will match gifts to universities, colleges, and junior colleges.

Read more about Alcoa’s matching gift program.

HeinzH.J._Heinz_Company

The H. J. Heinz Company offers a generous matching gift program. They will match gifts up to $5,000 per employee. They also match to arts and cultural institutions in addition to higher education and health organizations.

Read more about Heinz’s matching gift program.

HersheyThe Hershey Company

The Hershey Company will match donations made to institutions of higher education up to $5,000. They match on a 1:1 ratio.

This means that for every dollar an employee donates Hershey will also donate one dollar.

Read more about the Hershey matching gift program.

PNC FinancialPNC

PNC will match gifts to multiple types of organizations. This includes arts and cultural institutions, colleges and universities, and health and human services groups.

They will match donations made between $50 and $2,500 for each employee every year.

Read more about the PNC Financial matching gift program.

PPG Industriesppg_industries

PPG will match gifts up to $10,000 per employee. The company has an electronic submission form to simplify the matching gift process.

Read more about the PPG Industries matching gift program.

View a list of top national companies offering corporate matching gifts and volunteer grant programs >