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Atlanta Matching Gifts

7 Major Atlanta Companies with Matching Gift Programs

While Double the Donation works with nonprofit clients across the country, the fact that we’re headquartered in Atlanta means we have a special place in our hearts for Atlanta organizations.

We’re fortunate to work with many of the leading nonprofits in Atlanta to help them raise more money from employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. For instance, the Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Conservancy, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta Jewish Federation,  and many others all utilize Double the Donation’s service to raise more money from employee giving programs.

Statistics on Atlanta Matching Gift Companies

From a nonprofit’s standpoint, being located in a city like Atlanta is ideal for raising money from employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. The city is home to many of the largest employers in the world, some of whom offer employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. Here are a few statistics on Atlanta based companies and their employee giving programs which may interest you:

  • Atlanta ranks fourth, just behind New York City, Houston, and Dallas in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered within city boundaries.
  • Six Fortune 100 companies call Atlanta home. This includes Coca-Cola, Home Depot, United Parcel Service (UPS), Delta Air Lines, AT&T Mobility, and Newell Rubbermaid.
  • 75% of Fortune 1000 companies have employees in the Atlanta market.
  • 65% of Fortune 500 companies match donations made by their employees.
  • 40% of Fortune 500 companies offer volunteer grants for employees

Click here for more statistics on employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs.

Companies in Atlanta, GA with Matching Gift Programs

With over 75% of the Fortune 1000 companies, many of whom match employee donations, having a presence in Atlanta, there’s probably room for your nonprofit to increase fundraising from employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. A great place to start is by looking at the largest companies based in Atlanta.

Let’s take a look at a few of the employee giving programs at some of Atlanta’s leading employers.

Coca-Cola Matching Gift LogoCoca-Cola

Coca-Cola offers a very generous employee giving program. The company offers a 2:1 match which means all employee donations are effectively tripled. Coke applies few restrictions on their matching gift program and is willing to match donations to nearly all nonprofits.

Another aspect of Coca-Cola’s program worth mentioning is that the company does a great job of promoting the programs to Coke employees. You can read more about this in one of our previous articles which covers employee matching gift participation rates at various companies across the nation.

Click here for additional details on Coke’s matching gift program.

Home Depot Matching Gift ProgramHome Depot

As one of the iconic companies based in Atlanta, Home Depot is also a generous supporter of nonprofits in the city. Similar to Coke, the company applies few restrictions on their employee matching gift program and matches donations dollar for dollar.

The company has an easy to use electronic matching gift submission process which means your donors can submit matching gift requests in a matter of minutes. If you’re interested in learning more about the typical process a donor goes through to submit a matching gift request electronically, click here to view screenshots of Home Depot’s electronic submission process.

Click here for additional details on Home Depot’s matching gift program.

IBM Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant ProgramIBM

IBM matches donations made by both employees and retirees as well as provides grants for volunteering. The matching gift ratio varies depending upon whether it’s an employee or retiree making the donation, as well as whether the nonprofits chooses to receive cash or equipment. For instance:

  • If an IBM employee makes a donation, the nonprofit can choose to receive a 1:1 cash match or a 2:1 equipment match.
  • If an IBM retiree makes a donation, the nonprofit can choose to receive either a .5:1 cash match or a 1:1 equipment match.

The company also offers a significant grant for employees and retirees who volunteer with an organization. The specific amount varies from $1,000 – $3,500 depending upon whether the organization elects to receive a cash or technology grant. Additionally, IBM offers even greater team volunteer grants when groups of IBMers volunteer together.

Click here for additional details on IBM’s matching gift program.

Delta Matching GiftsDelta Air Lines

Delta matches donations made by employees, retirees, and Board of Directors to a wide range of educational institutions including:

  • Pre-K schools
  • K-12 public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Post-graduate programs

Delta matches up to $5,000 annually per an eligible individual at a dollar for dollar rate. This is up from a 50% match on up to $2,000 annually just a few years ago.

Click here for additional details on Delta Air Lines’ matching gift program.

ATT Matching Gift LogoAT&T

AT&T is the largest provider of mobile and fixed telephone systems in the United States. As of 2016, it is the seventh largest company in the U.S. by total revenue.

While AT&T doesn’t offer a “matching gift program” the company supports the organizations which employees are passionate about through its Cause Cards program.

Cause Cards are grants from the AT&T Foundation given to eligible charities recommended by employees. All employees that participate in the annual Employee Giving Campaign will be eligible to receive a Cause Card.

Eligible nonprofits include:

  • Educational institutions (K-12 and higher education)
  • Arts & cultural organizations
  • Environmental organizations
  • Civic and community organizations
  • Health and human service organizations
  • And many other 501(c)3 organizations

Employee pledges will be eligible for a Cause Card on a sliding scale based on a percentage of total giving. These Cause Cards are expected to range from $25 – $250. Employees will be notified of the value of the Cause Card and the deadline by which they need to redeem it by making a recommendation for an AT&T Foundation grant to an eligible 501(c)(3) charity of their choice.

Click here for additional details on AT&T’s matching gift program.

United Parcel Service (UPS)UPS Matching Gift Program

We get more questions from our nonprofit clients asking us about UPS’s matching gift program than any other company. Unfortunately this confusion arises from the fact that UPS is still listed on the majority of the random lists of matching gift companies found on various websites.

We can assure you that as of 11/17/12, UPS does not offer an employee matching gift program. Our team recently reached out to the UPS Foundation for confirmation and received the following response:

The UPS Foundation formerly offered a gift matching program for educational and cultural organizations.  However, on February 20, 2009, UPS’s Board of Trustees approved the action to suspend the Gift Matching Program due to the economic climate.   At this time, there are no current plans to restart the program.

Equifax Matching Gift Programs

Equifax

Equifax matches employee donations up to $5,000 per year to nearly all 501(c)(3) organizations. While the company provided us with a copy of the paper form which employees use to submit the matching gift request, we always encourage employees to check the company intranet to ensure it’s the most up-to-date version.

Click here for additional details on Equifax’s matching gift program.

Additional Atlanta Matching Gift Companies

Hundreds of other major employers in the Atlanta area match employee donations. At the very least, we encourage your organization to share the above seven companies with everyone in your fundraising, development, and membership teams. Making sure they’re at least familiar with these large companies which will double donations made by employees can help your organization raise more money from matching gift programs.

Want to learn more? Take a tour of Double the Donation’s matching gift service.

 

Next steps:
Your organization should consider taking it a step further by providing donors and volunteers with detailed information on their company / their spouse’s employer. If you raise awareness and make it more convenient for them to submit matching gift and volunteer grant requests, you’ll see an increase in fundraising from these sources.

Take a tour of Double the Donation’s matching gift service to see if we can help your organization raise more money from these programs.

Bottom line on Matching Gift Companies in Atlanta:

Atlanta is home to many of the nation’s leading companies which will match employee donations. Make sure everyone in your organization at least has a basic familiarity with major employers in your area which double donations.

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Three Keys for Private Schools to Raise More Money From Employee Matching Gift Programs

Matching Gift OverviewAre you a K-12 private school looking to raise more money from employee matching gift programs? If so, this article is for you!

A significant percentage of the companies that offer to match employee donations will double donations to K-12 private schools. But just because companies offer these programs, doesn’t mean your school’s parents and donors are following through with their match requests.

There are three keys to increasing the amount of money you’re raising from employee grant programs.

#1 – Know Which Companies Match Gifts to Private Schools

At the most basic level, we see some independent schools suggesting that parents “reach out to their HR departments.” But that’s just the beginning. If your private school wants to increase matching gift revenue, make sure you’re aware of the many companies that match employee donations.

In fact, hundreds of companies in nearly every major city match employee donations. While we can’t list out our entire database, here are a few examples to help your independent school’s staff get a better feel for the standard match programs offered by companies,

Heinz

Heinz-matching-donationsThe H. J. Heinz company will match donations made to a variety of nonprofits including private schools, up to $5,000 a year per employee or up to $1,000 a year from retirees.

And don’t forget about your volunteers! Through the Heinz Cares program, the company offers a $250 grant for an employee volunteers for 50 hours or a $500 grant after 100 volunteer hours.

Read more about the Heinz matching gift program.

Pepsi Cola

pepsi-matching-gift-program-nonprofitsPepsiCo offers a matching gift program where the company matches donations to nearly all nonprofit organizations including independent K-12 schools. Each year Pepsi matches eligible contributions of up to $10,000 per employee, sometimes at a rate as high as 2:1 (effectively tripling donations.)

And don’t forget about grandparents! Pepsi’s employee match program is open to current employees as well as retirees or their surviving spouses and domestic partners.

Read more about the Pepsi matching gift program.

For a few additional examples, check out our article on the top matching gift companies.

Matching Gift Companies

#2 – Raise Awareness

Unfortunately donors must be the ones to actually initiate the matching gift process. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play a role in prompting donors to think about and submit matching gifts.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to review your fundraising efforts (ex. check your website, email templates, paper letters, etc.) to see where you’re promoting matching gifts. You’ll surely find a number of places where you should be including matching gifts. For instance:

If you have a few minutes look through our matching gift marketing resources for ideas and examples of how other organizations are effectively promoting match programs to parents and donors.

#3 – Make It Easy:

Let’s face it, parents and donors are busy. While they clearly care about your school, between carpool, coaching their kids’ sports teams, PTA duties, and of course their own jobs, time is their most precious asset. So ensure you’re making it as easy as possible for your donors to submit matching gifts.

Providing parents with company specific matching gift information so they don’t need to go to their HR departments can go a long way. This could include information such as:

  • Forms
  • Guidelines
  • Employee eligibility
  • Instructions
  • And anything else your donors need

Consider reaching out to major employers in your area to obtain the appropriate forms or subscribing to a matching gift service (such as Double the Donation).

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.

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

allstate logo

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.

Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport Matching Gifts

Virginia Beach, Norfolk, & Newport News Matching Gift Companies

Did you know that matching gifts could potentially double your nonprofits current donations? Double the Donation works with nonprofits to increase their fundraising from these unique programs. We’ve created a short list of companies in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Newport area that currently offer these programs.

Corporate Philanthropy in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the state of Virginia. Several large corporations operate within this resort city, although tourism remains a driver in the economy.

To help local nonprofits navigate the sometimes difficult matching gift process we’ve created a list of a few employers in the Virginia Beach area that offer best-in-class matching gift programs.

Geico

Geico will match employee donations to most nonprofit organizations. Donations between $25 and $5,000 are eligible to be doubled by the company.

Read more about the Geico employee matching gift program.

Bank of America

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch will match donations made between $25 and $5,000. Part-time and retirees are also eligible for this program. Bank of America will match to almost all nonprofits.

Read more about the Bank of America Merrill Lynch corporate matching program.

HSBC

HSBC matches donations up to $3,500 per employee each year.

Read more about HSBC’s employee matching program.

Norfolk Southern Railway

The Norfolk Southern Railway Company is one the most generous local companies when it comes to matching gifts. They will match up to $35,000 for current employees. Retired employees can have up to $25,000 in donations matched each year.

Read more about the Norfolk Southern Railway corporate matching program.