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Houston Matching Gift Company List | Energy Companies are Local Leaders

Matching Gift Companies in Houston, Texas

Are you a Houston nonprofit? Are you taking full advantage of the variety of matching gift programs offered by local and national employers? If not, you’re leaving fundraising dollars on the table.

Houston is home to many leading energy companies, and energy is one of the most philanthropic industries in the United States. Nearly all of these companies match donations made by employees and/or retirees or offer grants when employees volunteer.

If you’re a Houston nonprofit looking to have more donations matched by your donors’ employers, this article is for you! Below, we explore a few companies in Houston which match employee donations.

Leading Houston Matching Gift Companies:

BHP BillitonCorporate Matching Gift Program for BHP Billiton Employees

While the parent company of BHP Billiton is based out of Australia, the U.S. subsidiary has its headquarters, as well as a major employee presence, in the Houston area. As with most leading energy companies, BHP Billiton is a strong supporter of local nonprofits through its employee giving programs.

Matching Gifts:
BHP Billiton offers two types of matching gift programs where the company matches donations to nonprofit organizations:

  1. Individual Matching Gifts
    Each employee can request matching gifts for personal donations to nonprofits.
  2. Fundraising Matches
    If an employee participates in a fundraising walk / run / bike / etc., he or she can request matching funds on all money raised for the organization.

Volunteer Grants:
If BHP Billiton employees prefer to give their time, BHP supports their volunteerism by providing grants to nonprofits where employees volunteer regularly.

For every hour a BHP employee volunteers, the company donates $8 to the organization. Of course there’s a minimum and maximum amount the company will donate per employee, but this can be a great source of fundraising for organizations with a large volunteer base.

Learn more about BHP Billiton’s employee giving programs.

HalliburtonNonprofit Matching Gift Program for Halliburton Employees

Halliburton employees can participate in three different matching gift programs:

  1. Matches to Higher Education
    Halliburton provides a 2:1 match on employee donations to colleges & universities.
  2. Matches to K-12 Schools
    Halliburton provides 1:1 match on employee donations to primary and secondary schools (max $500 annually per employee).
  3. Matches to Other Nonprofits
    During Halliburton’s “Giving Choices” campaign, the company provides a 10% match on donations made to nearly any 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Learn more about Halliburton’s employee giving programs.

ShellMatching Gift Program for Shell Employees and Retirees

Through Shell’s Heroes (Helping Employees Reach Out) Program, donations made by current and former employees are matched by the company. Each eligible employee or retiree can request that Shell match up to $5,500 annually to a variety of nonprofits including, but not limited to:

  • Higher educational institutions
  • Secondary schools (grades 9-12) and related foundations
  • Arts and culture organizations
  • Health and human service agencies
  • Civic organizations
  • Environmental organizations
  • And most other nonprofits

Learn more about Shell’s matching gift program.

ConocoPhillipsMatching Gift Program for ConocoPhillips Employees

With over $230 million a year in revenue, ConocoPhillips is the fourth largest company in the United States (according to Forbes). Along with this financial success, the company has made corporate philanthropy a big component of its core values.

Matching Gifts:
ConocoPhillips matches donations from employees and retirees at a 1:1 rate. Employees can request up to $15,000 in matching funds annually while retirees are eligible to request up to $7,500 annually.

Volunteer Grants:
ConocoPhillips also supports organizations where individual or groups of employees volunteer. Individuals can request grants of $500 after volunteering for 20 hours or grants of $1,000 after volunteering with a nonprofit for 40 hours.

If groups of employees volunteer together, ConocoPhillips provides team volunteer grants. If you have supporters who work at ConocoPhillips, make sure to ask them to grab their colleagues to come out and volunteer together. If a group of four or more ConocoPhillips employees volunteer together for a total of at least 40 hours, your nonprofit can earn a grant of $1,000.

Learn more about ConocoPhillips employee grant programs.

BP

bp-matching-giftBP is consistently ranked on our list of top corporate giving programs and recognized for having perhaps the best employee giving program.

BP has a matching gifts program where they will match employee donations from $25 to $5,000 at a 1:1 ratio.

The nonprofits BP will match donations to include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational institutions (K-12 included)
  • Health & human welfare service organizations
  • Arts and cultural organizations
  • Development, civic, and community organizations
  • Environmental and conservation organizations

BP also has a dollars for doers program where they will donate up to 10 dollars per employee per volunteered hour after an employee has volunteered a minimum of 25 hours. The company will also match the amount of money an employee has raised at an event for nonprofits!

Lastly, BP’s Fabric of America program allows employees to designate a $300 of grant money to the nonprofit of their choice, in addition to all of the other matching gift and volunteer matching programs BP has in place.

Learn more about BP’s corporate matching program.

Four Additional Houston Energy Companies with Matching Gift Programs:

  • Citgo – Matches donations from employees and retirees to nearly all 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions.
  • CenterPoint Energy – Provides matching gifts to educational institutions and gives grants to nonprofits where employees volunteer.
  • ExxonMobil – Provides a wide variety of employee giving programs including grants when groups of employees volunteer together.
  • Kinder Morgan (including El Paso Corporation) – Matches employee donations to educational institutions and arts / cultural organizations.

Maximize Fundraising from Employee Matching Gift Programs:

Double the Donation’s team tracks and makes it easy for your organization’s donors to submit match requests. Take a tour of Double the Donation’s service to see if it’s right for your organization.

Small Companies Matching Gifts

Five Companies Providing Volunteer Grants when Retirees Volunteer

If your organization has a large number of volunteers, you’ve probably received volunteer grants, also known as Dollar for Doer grants.

Not familiar with volunteer grant programs?
Check out this article which outlines the basics of volunteer grant programs. It also provides an overview on how organizations can benefit from this source of corporate giving.

At Double the Donation, we help nonprofits raise more money from employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. While we recognize that many company programs are geared exclusively towards current employees, some companies extend their grant programs to retirees who volunteer on a regular basis.

Five Companies which Provide Grants when Retirees Volunteer

Bank of AmericaBank of America Retiree Volunteer Grants

Bank of America offers both a matching gift and volunteer grant program. Through Bank of America’s dollars for doers program, the bank offers the following two different thresholds of volunteer grants:

  • 50 volunteer hours = $250 grant
  • 100 volunteer hours = $500 grant

Learn more about Bank of America’s Volunteer Grant Program.

ConocoPhillipsVolunteer Grants for ConocoPhillips Employees and Retirees

Like many other energy providers, ConocoPhillips offers generous employee giving programs. In addition to the ConocoPhillip’s matching gift program, the company also provides donations to nonprofits where employees volunteer on a regular basis. ConocoPhillips also offers two different levels of volunteer grants:

  • 20 volunteer hours = $500 grants
  • 40 volunteer hours = $1,000 grants

Learn more about ConocoPhillips’ Volunteer Grant Program.

Prudential

In addition to matching up to $5,000 of each employee’s donations, Prudential also offers grants when employees volunteer on a regular basis.

Specific grant amounts vary between $250-$1,000 and are based upon the number of hours and type of volunteer work performed. Each employee must volunteer for a minimum of 40 hours before being eligible for a volunteer grant.

Learn more about Prudential’s Volunteer Grant Program.

Alliant EnergyAlliant Energy Grants for Employee and Retiree Volunteerism

Through Alliant Energy’s Volunteer Program, the company recognizes personal volunteerism performed by employees and retirees by providing grants to the nonprofit. The company has three different volunteer grant thresholds:

  • 50-149 volunteer hours = $100 grants
  • 150- 199 volunteer hours =  $300 grants
  • 200+ volunteer hours = $400 grants

Learn more about Alliant Energy’s Volunteer Grant Program.

ExxonMobilVolunteer Grants for ExxonMobil Employees and Retirees

In addition to ExxonMobil’s generous matching gift program to higher education and arts & cultural organizations, Exxon Mobil also offers two types of volunteer grant programs:

ExxonMobil Individual Volunteer Grants

  • 20 volunteer hours = $500 grants
  • 40 volunteer hours = $1,000 grants
  • 60 volunteer hours = $1,500 grants
  • 80 volunteer hours = $2,000 grants

Spouses and dependent children (ages 12-25) of both employees and retirees are also eligible to participate and request volunteer grants for their volunteer hours.

ExxonMobil Team Volunteer Grants

A $500 grant is awarded to nonprofit organizations when a team of at least five ExxonMobil employees and retirees volunteer together for at least 20 combined hours. Click here to read about other companies providing grants when groups of employees volunteer.

Learn more about Exxon Mobil’s Volunteer Grant Program.

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.