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