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.

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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 >

San Antonio Philanthropy

San Antonio Companies With Matching Gift Programs

We at Double the Donation have helped several nonprofits looking for corporate gift matching programs in the Texas and San Antonio area searching for local companies that offer a matching gift service. Matching gift programs can double and sometimes triple the amount your donors give to the organization.

To take advantage of these great fundraising opportunities, San Antonio nonprofits should first familiarize themselves with the companies in their area that offer gift matches. We’ve highlighted just a few of the top companies in San Antonio to help get your organization started.

San Antonio, Texas Donation Matching Programs

San Antonio is the 2nd most populous city in the state of Texas, with the metropolitan area containing around two million residents. The city is home to five of the Fortune 500 corporations. The military, defense industry, and other civil services are the top employers inside the city. There is also a large medical employment sector since the city contains one of the only major medical research and healthcare providers in the region.

San Antonio is home to many attractions such as The Alamo and The Riverwalk. With over 20 million people visiting the city each year, tourism is a major industry for San Antonio. The mix of companies with a presence inside the city could significantly increase your organization’s donation revenue.

Allstate

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Allstate Insurance Company will match gifts on a dollar for dollar basis if they are made to an institution of higher education. They will match gifts up to $5,000 per employee each year.

They will also give a 15% match on employee donations to most other nonprofit organizations. This includes museums, cultural institutions, public safety, and educational organizations.

Read more about Allstate’s matching gift program.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance CompanyNationwide

All full, part-time, and retirees can take part in the matching donation program. All donations made to higher education, excluding K-12 programs, will be matched up to $5,000.

Read more about the Nationwide matching gift program.

TesoroTesoro_Pertoleum

Tesoro will match gifts to higher education institutions that are between $25 and $2,500. Both full and part time employees are eligible for this program.

Read more about the Tesoro matching gift program.

USAA

The United Services Automobile Association will match employee donations between $25 and $500. Part time employees are also eligible to participate in the USAA giving program.

Read more about the USAA matching gift program.

Valero

Valero Energy Corporation will match employee donations to most nonprofit organizations, including arts and cultural organizations, health and human services, and environmental programs. They will double any donation made up to $5,000 by their employees.

Read more about the Valero matching gift program.

For a list of top companies offering corporate matching gifts and employee volunteer grants, click here.

Richmond Matching Gifts

Companies in Richmond, Virginia with Matching Gift Programs

We at Double the Donation partner with nonprofits to increase the matching gifts they receive from donors.

An integral step in increasing matching gifts is awareness of local companies that offer these programs. We’ve compiled a short list of companies in Richmond, Virginia to help nonprofits in the area.

Richmond Matching Gift Corporations

The capital of Virginia has been been named the 3rd best city for business in the US. The city is home to six Fortune 500 companies, which means there is plenty of matching gift money for local nonprofits.

Here’s a list of companies in Richmond, VA that currently offer employee matching gift programs. Some also offer employee volunteer grants. Use this list to inform your donors on how they can double their donations to your organization and turn their volunteering hours into a corporate grant.

Altriaaltria

Altria is headquartered in Richmond and has a matching gift program. They will match donations between $25 and $30,000 to most institutions.

Read more about the Altria matching gift program.

CarMaxcarmax

CarMax is also a local company. Full-time, part-time, and retired employees are all eligible to take part in the matching gift program. CarMax will double donations between $25 and $10,000.

Read more about the CarMax matching gift program.

Genworthgenworth

Genworth Financial will match up to $10,000 per employee each year. The company also has a volunteer grants program.

Read more about Genworth’s matching gifts.

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Why Do Companies Have Corporate Matching Programs?

People are usually told that if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. And even more people have that very same reaction when they’re told that their employers are willing to give out free money to a nonprofit of their choice.

But it is true, more and more companies are offering corporate matching programs. These programs will double, and sometimes triple or quadruple, an employee’s donation to a select nonprofit. Other times, companies will offer grants to a nonprofit if their employees volunteer their time at that organization.

There are a few reasons corporations give to charity. One of the most well known reasons is for tax purposes, but the benefits go much deeper.

Corporate Giving is Great for Branding

Google gives grants to improve water access in the developing world.

What is the biggest misconception people have about branding? That brands are logos and logos are brands. The way people perceive your company and its products goes much deeper than a logo. It’s influenced by previous interactions, by advertising, and by what people have read and know about the company.

Companies like Toms Shoes are well known for their one-for-one program that donates a pair of shoes to an impoverished child for every pair purchased. When consumers make the decision to buy a pair of Toms Shoes, they’re not just deciding on the shoe, or the Toms logo, their decision is heavily influenced by the ways that Toms has branded themselves as a leader in philanthropy. That means people feel good doing business with Toms, and will want to do business with them as much as possible.

But not every company needs to donate shoes to make a difference. We’ve recently spotlighted companies like Google for their robust spirit of philanthropy and the corporate mantra “Don’t Be Evil”. Consumers trust Google because they have a reputation for doing good. And trust goes a long way in business.

Companies everywhere are giving millions of dollars away to charity for one simple reason, it’s good for business.

Why Corporate Matching?

You may be wondering why companies wouldn’t just donate their entire giving budget to a few select charities.

For one, matching employee donations can forgo difficult vetting processes for charities. Companies don’t want to donate money to charities that are inefficient, corrupt, or have had major scandals. Matching employee donations puts the research burden on the employee. It also avoids debates about which nonprofits should receive funds by democratizing the process.

Matching donations also encourage employee philanthropy. Generous employees look good for overall company branding too. Microsoft, for instance, can boast that its employees raised over $1 billion dollars for charity since the inception of its giving program.

Matching also increases employee morale and retention. It’s easy to feel like a cog in a machine with no attachment to your workplace, but a company that takes interest in charities which its employees support is more likely to gain their respect as well.

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Additional Resources on Matching Grant Programs

Want to learn more about matching grant programs and how they benefit your organization? Check out the following articles:

  1. Common Matching Gift Questions – Six of the most frequently asked questions about matching grant programs.
  2. Generous Matching Grant Programs – Ten companies which triple or quadruple employee donations.

We also encourage you to explore Double the Donation’s matching gift and volunteer grant service to see if it can help your nonprofit raise more money from employee giving programs.

Ft Worth Matching Gifts

Companies in Dallas, Texas which Match Employee Donations

Double the Donation partners with nonprofits to help them increase their fundraising revenue from employee matching gifts and volunteer grant awards.

To help nonprofits get started, we’ve created a short list of some of the top companies with matching gifts in major metropolitan areas. Tapping into these unique sources of funding can double an organization’s donations overnight.

Dallas Matching Gift Companies

Dallas is the 3rd largest city in the state of Texas and a large commerce center. In addition to the major oil companies, many other publicly traded companies call Dallas home. Learning more about these companies and their employee gift giving programs is a vital first step in increasing fundraising revenue.

The following list contains some of the many companies in Dallas area that offering employee matching gift programs.

ExxonMobilexxon-mobil-matching-gift-program

ExxonMobil will match up to $7,500 to educational institutions at a 3:1 rate (meaning up to $22,500 in a company contribution) and up to $2,000 to other nonprofit organizations for each employee.

Read more about the ExxonMobil matching gift program.

JP Morgan ChaseJP Morgan

JPMorgan will donate up to $3,000 in volunteer grants, in addition to matching gifts up to $1,000 to most types of nonprofits.

Read more about the JPMorgan Chase matching gift program.

Raytheonraytheon

Raytheon will match up to $5,000 a year for donations made to educational institutions.

Read more about Raytheon’s matching gift program.

Texas Instrumentstexas

TI will match gifts made to educational, arts, and cultural institutions. They match a maximum of $10,000 per employee.

Read more specifics about the Texas Instruments matching gift program.

Milwaukee Matching Gifts

Many Companies in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Offer Matching Gift Programs

With matching gift programs companies are able to give back to the causes their employees care about. Nonprofits can maximize their fundraising through these programs by familiarizing themselves with companies in their area that offering these benefits to their employees.

It ca often be a difficult task to discover all the companies that have matching gifts or volunteer grants. Double the Donation makes that process simpler for our nonprofit clients.

Corporate Philanthropy in Milwaukee

With a population of over 2 million people, this capital city is the economic and social center of the state of Wisconsin. Five Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Milwaukee. A thriving spirit of philanthropy exists in the city that supports such organizations as the Milwaukee Art Museum and Pier Wisconsin.

In addition to being home to many large, national corporations the city is also home to renowned nonprofit organizations. Check out this list of some of the top companies in Milwaukee that offering corporate matching gifts.

Johnson ControlsJohnson

Johnson Controls Foundation will match up to $5,000 for employee donations.

Read more about the Johnson Controls matching gift program.

Northwestern MutualNorthwesternMutual_logo

Northwestern will match employee donations up to $5,000. All employees and retirees are eligible for the program.

Read more about the Northwestern Mutual matching gift program.

Wisconsin Energy200px-WEC_Logo

Wisconsin Energy Corporation offers a matching gift program where the company will match donations up to $20,000 per employee each year.

Read more about the Wisconsin Energy matching gift program.