Matching Gifts-in-Kind: Are In-Kind Donations Match-Eligible?

Matching Gifts-In-Kind | Are In-Kind Donations Match-Eligible?

At Double the Donation, we receive a wide range of inquiries from organizations seeking to maximize their matching gift revenue by proactively pursuing matches for all qualifying donations. One question that comes up on occasion has to do with matching gifts-in-kind⁠—and whether in-kind donations are eligible to be matched through corporate matching gift programs.

Unfortunately, the short answer is that no, gifts-in-kind are generally not eligible for company matches. But let’s dive deeper into the subject by exploring some of the most commonly asked questions along with hearing from real companies’ matching gift guidelines.

In this guide, we’ll cover the following:

Interested in learning more about matching gift best practices, leveraging in-kind donations, and how the two fit together? Let’s begin!

FAQ from Nonprofits and Donors on Matching Gifts-in-Kind

Understanding matching gifts and in-kind donations can be tricky. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions from nonprofits like yours (and sometimes even their donors!).

What are in-kind donations?

In-kind donations⁠—or gifts-in-kind⁠—are typically considered any type of non-monetary contribution to a nonprofit cause. While many donors provide cash (or check, credit card, bank transfer, etc.) that allows the organization to purchase goods and services required to keep their mission running, in-kind donations are offerings of the goods and services themselves.

One of the most common examples of gifts-in-kind is that of a canned food drive for a local food bank or pantry. People within a community are asked to provide donations of non-perishable food items which will then be distributed to the organization’s beneficiaries, as opposed to providing funds that the organization uses to make food purchases themselves.

Other types of in-kind donations you might see include vehicle donations, clothing drives, fundraising event prizes (such as auction items), technology and office equipment, free rentals (such as meeting spaces), or volunteer hours of specialized skills (such as graphic design, tax consulting, etc.).

Are gifts-in-kind eligible to be matched through matching gift programs?

This is a frequently asked question regarding gifts-in-kind⁠—by both the donors contributing the in-kind donations and the nonprofits receiving them. Here are a few examples of inquiries you might see:

From a donor ⁠—

“I work for a company with a matching gift program and want to donate food and supplies to a nonprofit to assist with a recent natural disaster. Do most companies match these in-kind donations?”

From a nonprofit ⁠—

“We’re reviewing our list of donors from the past few months and noticed that some individuals who made in-kind donations work for companies with matching gift programs. Are these donations eligible to be matched?”

If you’re looking for a quick explanation, you can assume the answer is, unfortunately, that in-kind donations are not typically eligible for corporate matches.

The longer answer is that because each company develops its own unique set of matching gift program guidelines, it can be difficult to provide a blanket answer for questions like these. However, we’ll explore a few businesses’ eligibility criteria below to get a better sense of the relationship between matching gifts and in-kind donations.

Another thing to keep an eye out for when it comes to in-kind donations of time and services (rather than goods and products) is volunteer grants!

Similar to matching gifts, volunteer grants are workplace giving programs offered by companies where they agree to financially support the nonprofits their employees are involved with. Though not all volunteer work is considered an in-kind donation (it typically must be an individual volunteering their “specialized skills”), supporters who work for companies with volunteer grants may want to look into these offerings as well.

How do you determine whether a gift-in-kind is match-eligible?

The easiest way to find out if any nonprofit donation is matchable is by utilizing a company database such as Double the Donation. This is true for gifts-in-kind as well as your traditional monetary contributions.

With this tool in hand, all you (or your donors) need to do is begin a quick search of the company’s name⁠—the database widget will even autocomplete search inquiries and account for spelling errors, name variations, and subsidiaries⁠—and the specific matching gift guidelines will be available in seconds.

If a donor’s employer is listed in the database, it should include a document or online portal where users can go to find out more information about program eligibility. This is likely where the information about in-kind match qualifications is housed, which will provide you with your answer.

What Popular Matching Gift Companies Say About In-Kind Gifts

Thousands of companies offer corporate matching gift programs where they agree to financially match donations made by their employees. Employees and nonprofits want to know whether gifts-in-kind are matching gift eligible, but it can be difficult to determine as it varies from company to company.

But let’s hear from some real companies! Here are excerpts from a few companies with matching gift programs and what they say about in-kind matching in their program guidelines!

Here's what Google has to say about matching gifts-in-kind.

Google:

Google is well known for offering a variety of employee giving programs. With matching gifts on personal donations, a fundraising match, and a dollars for doers program, Google supports organizations that employees are passionate about in a number of ways.

In terms of matching gifts-in-kind, here’s what Google’s program guidelines have to say:

“Your gift must be in the form of check, credit card, or marketable securities with a quoted market value. Gifts of securities will be matched with cash. The value of the stock will be calculated using the price at the close of the market on the day of the transfer of the security. We don’t match any other forms of personal or real property, including in-kind gifts.

Google does offer a volunteer grant program where they contribute $10 for each hour an employee volunteers with a charitable organization.”

Learn more about Google’s matching gift program >

Here's what John Deere has to say about matching gifts-in-kind.

John Deere:

John Deere offers a matching gift program for employees where each employee is able to request matching funds on up to $1,000 of personal contributions each year. John Deere matches donations to nearly all 501(c)(3) organizations.

In terms of matching gifts-in-kind, here’s what John Deere’s program guidelines have to say:

“To qualify for a program match, employee gifts must:

  1. Be paid before a match is paid – pledges do not qualify.
  2. Be paid in cash, by check or credit card.
  3. Qualify as a deductible charitable contribution by the U. S. Internal Revenue Service.
  4. Be personal contributions by employees only – funds cannot be collected from others and pooled for program match purposes.

John Deere also offers a generous volunteer grant program, where eligible employees may request grants worth $25 for each hour they volunteer with an organization⁠—up to $1,000 per year!”

Learn more about John Deere’s matching gift program >

Here's what General Electric has to say about matching gifts-in-kind.

General Electric:

Did you know that General Electric was the first company to institute a matching gift program? Yes it’s true. Back in 1954, General Electric created the Corporate Alumni Program to support its employees in their personal philanthropy and charitable giving. Since then, it has become a model for countless other employee matching gift programs.

In terms of matching gifts-in-kind, here’s what General Electric’s program guidelines have to say:

“Gifts may be made via cash, check, credit card or stock.  Gifts may also be made by current payment from an entity such as a personal foundation or donor advised fund if that entity has been funded solely by the eligible GE participant (note that gifts made to such an entity cannot be matched). The GE Foundation will not match real estate, in-kind, or non-monetary contributions (e.g. services, materials, supplies, etc.).

Learn more about General Electric’s matching gift program >

Here's what Beam Inc. has to say about matching gifts-in-kind.

Beam Inc:

Beam Inc. matches donations from employees to a wide range of organizations, including educational institutions (K-12 and higher education alike), arts and cultural organizations, and youth-based nonprofit causes.

In terms of matching gifts-in-kind, here’s what Beam Inc.’s program guidelines have to say:

“Examples of donations that are not eligible for a matching gift are those involving:

  1. Dues, payments, subscriptions, and contributions which accrue significant personal benefits to the donor (e.g., gifts, which cover the cost of services, tuition, fees, subscriptions, tickets, or other considerations).
  2. In-kind donations.

Learn more about Beam Inc’s matching gift program >Here's what Alvaria has to say about matching gifts-in-kind.

Alvaria:

Alvaria offers both an employee matching gift program as well as a volunteer grant program. Through its matching gift program, Alvaria matches up to $1,000 annually per employee per year. Additionally, through its Dollars for Doers program, the company provides $10 per every hour an employee volunteers (max $250 annually).

In terms of matching gifts-in-kind, here’s what Alvaria’s program guidelines have to say:

“What gifts are ineligible?

  1. Gifts that result in a benefit to the employee. Examples include dues, subscriptions, fees, loan repayments, bequests, insurance premiums, tuition, tickets, and dinners.
  2. Gifts or payments for primarily political or religious purposes, unless specified for a community outreach program, such as a soup kitchen or homeless shelter.
  3. In-kind gifts or gifts of real estate.
  4. And a number of other common restrictions.

Alvaria will provide $10 per hour in volunteer grants up to $250 per employee per year”

Learn more about Alvaria’s matching gift program >

Here's what State Farm has to say about matching gifts-in-kind.

State Farm:

State Farm Insurance offers a generous employee matching gift program where they agree to match up to $4,500 in individual donations per year. And all sorts of employees⁠—including current full-time, part-time, and retired team members alike⁠—are eligible to participate.

In terms of matching gifts-in-kind, here’s what State Farm’s program guidelines have to say:

“Ineligible Donations/Contributions and Designations –

  1. Contributions that are directed toward event tickets, dinners, gala, entry fees, and raffles.
  2. Bequests.
  3. Dues to organizations, groups, or clubs.
  4. Magazine or newsletter subscriptions.
  5. Payments for books, loans, or student fees.
  6. Tuition payments or other contributions that reduce or eliminate tuition.
  7. Unpaid, pledged contributions.
  8. In-kind donations and gifts made in lieu of a pledge.
  9. Insurance premiums other than life insurance.

State Farm offers a volunteer grant program (known as State Farm’s Good Neighbor Grant Program) which entitles an employee to request a $500 grant on behalf of a nonprofit organization they volunteered 40 hours of time with”

Learn more about State Farm Insurance’s matching gift program >


Each type of donation offers organizations like yours the opportunity to better pursue their mission and make their mark on the world. Unfortunately, most in-kind donations are not going to be eligible for corporate matches through donors’ employers. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have successful matching gift strategies alongside your in-kind fundraising efforts!

Learn more about matching gifts and the opportunities they bring nonprofit fundraisers with other Double the Donation resources:

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Volunteer Grants and Matching Gifts from Board Members of Nonprofits

Many nonprofit organizations have a Board of Directors that make annual monetary contributions. Did you know that certain companies offer bonus matches or higher ratios and limits on matching gifts if their employees serve on nonprofit boards?

Here are some of these companies that offer higher limits on matching gifts from board members:

U.S. Companies Corporate Giving Policies

usbanklogoUS Bancorp/US Bank

US Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association (based in Minneapolis, Minnesota), ranked the fifth largest bank in the U.S. based on assets ($364 billion), and fourth largest based on total branches. The company employs over 64,000 people.

US Bancorp/US Bank Matching Gift Policy

US Bank offers a 1:1 matching ratio of gifts up to $1,000 by all employees. When a board member makes a donation, this limit is raised to $3,000 (still a 1:1 match ratio). US Bank matches donations to most nonprofit organizations.

WestRock

Learn more about US Bank’s matching gift program.

WestRock

WestRock is an American packaging company based in Richmond, Virginia. It has approximately 23,000 employees.

WestRock Matching Gift Policy

WestRock matches all employee donations up to $2,500 to education institutions (K-12 included). It also matches donations from employees who serve on the board of directors (or other governing body) of the organization to which the contribution is being made.

Learn more about WestRock’s matching gift program.

DominionDominion Resources, Inc.

Dominion Resources, Inc. (aka Dominion), is a power and energy company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia that supplies electricity in parts of Virginia and North Carolina, and supplies natural gas to parts of West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and eastern North Carolina. As of 2012, Dominion employed 15,500 people.

Dominion Matching Gift Policy

When Dominion employees or retirees serve on the board of directors for a nonprofit organization, Dominion will make a 2:1 match up to $2,500. So, if the employee donated $2,500, Dominion will make a $5,000 donation, totaling $7,500!

Learn more about Dominion’s matching gift program.

pnm-volunteering

PNM Resources

PNM Resources, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, serves electricity to 498,000 homes and business in northern New Mexico and parts of west Texas. PNM employs about 2,000 people.

PNM’s Volunteer Grant Program

PNM provides 3 different levels of monetary grants for volunteer service provided by an employee:

  1. For every 12 volunteer hours donated, PNM will provide a $100 donation to an eligible nonprofit organization.
  2. For every 25 volunteer hours, PNM will provide a $300 donation.
  3. If an employee volunteers at least 25 hours AND serves on the nonprofit’s board of directors, PNM will provide a $500 donation.

Learn more about PNM’s volunteer grant program.

BSOCBlue Shield of California

With 4,500 employees, Blue Shield of California is based in San Francisco. It is a nonprofit health plan provider that serves more than 3.4 million health plan members and almost 65,000 physicians across California.

BSOC Volunteer Grant Program

Healthcare Organizations:

When a BSOC employee volunteers at a healthcare organization and makes a monetary donation up to $3,000, BSOC will match the donation at a 2:1 ratio, effectively making the total donation $9,000! When a BSOC employee serves on the nonprofit’s organization governing board and makes a monetary donation up to $5,000, BSOC will also match the donation at a 2:1 ratio, totaling $15,000!

Civic and Community Organizations:

BSOC employee volunteers at civic and community organizations can have donations of $1,500 matched at a 1:1 ratio. BSOC employee volunteers who are on the governing body of these organizations can have donations up to $2,500 matched at a 1:1 ratio.

Learn more about BSOC’s volunteer grant program.

Global Companies Corporate Giving Policies

SchneiderSchneider Electric, Square D NOAD & Subsidiaries

Schneider Electric is a France-based multinational corporation with nearly 10 U.S. business acquisitions that specializes in electricity distribution and automation management. It employs more than 152,000 people as of 2012.

Schneider Electric Matching Gift Policy

Schneider Electric, Square D NOAD & its subsidiaries provide a 1:1 match on all donations up to $10,000! If an employee is also an active member of a nonprofit organization’s board of directors, the match ratio is increased to a 1.5:1 ratio (that would total a $25,000 donation for a board member!)

Learn more about Schneider Electric’s matching gift program.

TakedaTakeda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Takeda is the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and Asia, boasting 30,000 employees worldwide. It is focused on metabolic disorders, gastroenterology, neurology, and inflammation. Despite being headquartered in Osaka, Japan, Fortune Magazine ranked the Takeda Oncology Company as one the 100 best companies to work for in the United States in January 2012.

Takeda Volunteer Grant Program

When an employee of Takeda Pharmaceuticals serves on the board of directors for eligible nonprofit organizations, said employee can request a $2,500 volunteer grant for the organization.

Learn more about Takeda’s volunteer grant program.

novartisNovartis International AG

Novartis is a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland. In 2010 it ranked number two among the worldwide pharmaceutical industry in sales ($46.8 billion). Novartis employs nearly 120,000 people.

Novartis Volunteer Grant Program

Novartis offers three types of volunteer grants:

  1. Individual Volunteer Grants: employees who volunteer at least 40 hours with an eligible nonprofit organization can request a $250 volunteer grant.
  2. Board Service Grants: employees who serve on the board of directors of an eligible organization can request a $750 volunteer grant after one year of board service. These grants are renewable every year for up to three years.
  3. Team Volunteer Grants: when five or more employees volunteer as a team on a special project for an eligible nonprofit, Novartis will donate $500 to the organization. (This is exclusive of Community Partnership Day.)

Learn more about Novartis’ volunteer grant program.

Learn about which major companies match gifts made to elementary schools.

Companies that Match Gifts to Elementary Schools

Oftentimes, educational institutions have avid supporters who make major donations. However, pinpointing which employers will match these donations can be difficult. This is because of the multitude of guidelines surrounding eligible organizations.

High schools and higher education institutions often receive matching gift funds, but elementary schools and foundations can also be major recipients of match-eligible donations.

If your school is fortunate enough to have a large donor base, make sure you’re researching large employers in your area. To revamp your fundraising strategy, you’ll need to raise awareness and make it easy for donors to submit match requests.

It’s well-known that almost all companies with matching gift programs will match donations made to higher education. However, the policies surrounding K-12 schools can be confusing. Let’s review a few companies that match employee donations to elementary schools, such as:

  1. The Home Depot
  2. McDonald’s
  3. Texas Instruments
  4. The Walt Disney Corporation
  5. Additional Matching Gift Companies

Elementary schools have a lot to gain from corporate matching. Companies want to actively support their local elementary schools, and there’s no better way to do that than matching donations made to them by employees. Let’s take a look at a few of these major matching gift corporations.

The Home Depot

Home Depot, a company that matches gifts made to elementary schools, matches donations anywhere from $25 to $3,000.Home Depot will match gifts to almost all 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions (elementary schools included). The company matches employee donations starting at as little as $25. Like many companies, Home Depot matches at a dollar-for-dollar ratio. In other words, eligible donations can be doubled!

Home Depot matches up to $1,000 annually per employee for each organization to which they donate. However, there’s a maximum amount of $3,000, too. Also, they simplify the match process by allowing employees to submit their requests electronically—no paperwork necessary!

Both full-time employees and part-time employees are eligible, so be on the lookout for this popular employer.

Read more about Home Depot’s matching gift program.

McDonald’s Corporation

McDonald's, a company that matches gifts made to elementary schools, offers the program to both full-time and part-time corporate employees.As one of the largest employers in the world, McDonald’s matching gift program has the potential to impact schools across the United States. In addition to its work with the Ronald McDonald House, the company has a generous philanthropy program.

The company will match corporate employee donations a year to elementary schools. While full-time and part-time corporate employees are eligible to participate, franchise employees are not eligible.

Additionally, McDonald’s will match up to $5,000 per employee per year and $10,000 per vice president and board of director member per year. There are a few more restrictions surrounding eligible employees, so make sure to do a bit more research on the company before submitting a request.

Read more about the McDonald’s matching gift program.

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments is a company that matches gifts made to elementary schools and encourages its employees to volunteer.Not only does Texas Instruments produce classroom technology, but it also supports elementary schools with its matching gift program. Plus, TI stands out for doing an exceptional job of notifying employees and retirees of its programs.

The company matches donations of between $25 and $10,000 per employee each year. As an added benefit, Texas Instruments also matches donations from retirees. Double the Donation has a full list of Texas Instruments’ matching gift guidelines for educational institutions.

In addition to its matching gift program, TI encourages its employees to volunteer. After an employee volunteers 20 hours with an eligible educational institution (K-12 included), they can request a $250 grant for the school. Employees and retirees can request up to four volunteer grants (i.e. $1,000) each year.

Read more about the Texas Instruments matching gift program.

The Walt Disney Corporation

The Walt Disney Corporation, a company that matches gifts made to elementary schools, also offers a generous volunteer grant programs.The Walt Disney Corporation will match donations to elementary schools made by current full-time employees, part-time employees, and retirees of between $25 and $25,000 annually. The company matches to all K-12 schools.

Additionally, Walt Disney offers a volunteer grant program, called Disney VoluntEARS. Once an employee volunteers a minimum of 10 hours, they can request a grant. Like most corporate giving programs, the amount received depends on the number of volunteer hours. In other words, 10-24 hours equals a $100 grant, 25-49 hours represents a $250 grant, and so on. Once an employee exceeds 150 hours, they receive a $2,000 grant.

Also, the company recognizes exceptional individual volunteers with its “VoluntEARS of the Year” grants of $2,500.

However, Walt Disney’s grant request process is slightly different from other companies. Employees register their donations online and then email the certificate to the nonprofit. The certificate includes a “Gift ID” which the nonprofit uses to claim the matching gift funds.

Read more about Walt Disney’s matching gift program.

Additional Matching Gift Companies

While these companies offer generous matching gifts to educational institutions, they aren’t the only companies that do this. Here are a few other major employers that match gifts made to elementary schools:

  1. HP, Inc.
  2. Chevron
  3. Microsoft
  4. Verizon
  5. Coca-Cola

When developing your corporate philanthropy fundraising plan, make sure to research all your donors’ employers, not just those listed here. However, these are great companies to consider when kicking off your research!


Learn how Double the Donation can help your nonprofit pinpoint companies that match donations made to elementary schools.

How a Matching Gift Database Can Help

A matching gift database ensures that your elementary school, along with most other organizations, isn’t missing out on any corporate philanthropy opportunities.

Double the Donation works with organizations (including K-12 schools) across the country. The search tool, which can be embedded across online fundraising tools, has information on over 20,000 companies. Here’s what it does:

  • Enables donors to search their employers.
  • Provides users with forms and up-to-date information about companies.
  • Allows nonprofits to pinpoint matching gift opportunities.

This tool automatically recognizes match-eligible donors, follows up with them until the match process is complete, and even creates an automated matching gift plan for you.

Determine which tool is best for your elementary school (or other organization) and start boosting your matching gift revenue!


Matching gift programs are an additional source of funding for elementary schools that most individuals overlook. By identifying all of your match opportunities, you maximize your revenue potential. Plus, a lot of companies also have volunteer grant programs, where your generous volunteers can receive grant money for your school!

By knowing about employers in your area that offer matching gifts, you set your school up for fundraising success. Start looking for these opportunities, and maximize your revenue now!

If you’re looking to learn more about corporate giving programs, make sure to check out these useful articles:

  1. Corporate Giving Programs: The Ultimate Fundraising Guide. Matching gifts aren’t the only type of corporate philanthropy. Learn about other corporate giving programs with this comprehensive fundraising guide.
  2. 30+ School Fundraising Ideas That Work (Year After Year!) Spark a few ideas for your next school fundraiser with this creative list by Snowball Fundraising.
  3. Marketing Matching Gifts. Learn a few ways to promote matching gifts to your generous donors. That way, you can boost your fundraising potential.
Learn more about whether religious organization are eligible for matching gift programs!

Are Religious Organizations Eligible for Matching Gifts?

Leaders for religious organizations such as churches, synagogues, ministries, and other religious groups often wonder if they’re eligible for matching gift programs. As with any nonprofit, donations are a huge part of any religious organizations’ financial stability, so doubling donors’ contributions can make a significant difference.

To better understand your faith-based organization’s standing with corporate philanthropy, familiarize yourself with:

  1. Typical wording from companies with matching gift programs.
  2. Eligibility for faith-based organizations that provide social services.
  3. Double the Donation’s matching gift database.

When an organization is eligible, matching gifts are an effective component of overall church fundraising strategy, so hopefully, this article provides the clarification that your religious organization needs. In fact, if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you were directed to the article by Double the Donation’s customer service team or from a search engine where you were looking for this exact information.

If you’re ready to find out if your religious organization can benefit from matching gifts, let’s get started!

Familiarize yourself with typical matching gift guideline wording regarding religious organizations.

1. Typical Wording from Companies with Matching Gift Programs

While every company’s matching gift guidelines are different, companies typically address the matching gift eligibility of religious-based organizations. Take these large corporations for example:

American Express

American Express matches donations to most 501(c)(3) organizations. In fact, the company will even match select donations at a 2:1 ratio if an employee also serves on the nonprofit’s board or volunteers for over 50 hours in a year. That means your donors who work for American Express can potentially triple their donations.

Here’s what American Express says about houses of worship in their matching gift guidelines:

Question: Are houses of worship eligible organizations?

Answer: No, gifts to houses of worship (churches, synagogues, etc.) will not be matched. However, the program will match a gift to an ongoing and independently-run program affiliated with a religious organization, if the gift is restricted to a nonsectarian project that provides needed social services to the community at large on a nondiscriminatory basis without any religious teaching, directive or requirements to receive services (e.g. a soup kitchen, a homeless shelter, a food bank, etc.).

Read more about American Express’s employee giving programs.

General Electric

In 1954, GE became the first company to offer an employee matching gift program. At the time, GE only matched to higher education but has since expanded its matching to encompass most schools and nonprofits.

Here’s what GE’s guidelines have to say about whether churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship are eligible for matching gift funds:

Ineligible recipient organizations include religious organizations (churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship), or other organizations primarily promoting religious purposes. Other faith-based community service organizations or schools may be considered eligible if their programs:

  1. Are open to all individuals in the community regardless of religious belief;
  2. Serve a secular purpose, such as food pantry, homeless shelter, or education;
  3. Do not require participation in prayer, worship, or other religious activities as a condition of receiving service(s) offered; and
  4. Do not use the individual donation or resulting match for religious purposes.

Read more about General Electric’s employee giving programs.

DIRECTV

DIRECTV offers a highly-generous employee giving program. The company matches employee donations up to $20,000 annually and provides a grant of $250 after an employee volunteers for 25 hours in a year. Like most companies, DIRECTV provides a detailed match policy.

Here’s what DIRECTV says about matches to religious organizations:

DIRECTV will match gifts to qualified institutions affiliated with religious organizations but will not match gifts made directly to religious organizations.

DIRECTV will not contribute matching funds to churches and religious organizations which fulfill tithes, pledges, or other church‐related financial commitments.

DIRECTV will not contribute matching funds to institutions that restrict admission or aid due to race or religious beliefs.

Read more about DIRECTV’s employee giving programs.

The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Pew Charitable Trusts program provides a 2:1 match on employee donations up to $10,000 annually (meaning a $20,000 match). In other words, eligible donors can triple their gifts!

Here’s what The Pew Charitable Trusts says about matches to religious organizations:

Yes, Pew will match contributions made to religious organizations, such as houses of worship, schools, hospitals, shelters, etc., just as it would to any other qualifying organization.

Read more about The Pew Charitable Trusts employee giving programs.

Chevron

Chevron matches donations from full-time employees and retirees, and the company offers volunteer grants. When their employees or retirees volunteer 20 hours or more and request a grant, your organization (if eligible) will receive a check!

Here’s what Chevron says about matching to faith-based organizations:

Chevron Humankind will provide matching funds and grants to programs operated by faith-based organizations if those programs: (a) are open to all individuals in the community regardless of religious belief; (b) serve a secular purpose, such as a food pantry or a homeless shelter; and (c) do not require participants to join in religious worship as a condition of receiving the services that the nonprofit offers.

Read more about Chevron’s employee giving programs.

Religious organizations that provide social services are often eligible for matching gifts.

2. Eligibility for Religious Organizations that Provide Social Services

In general, either companies match donations made to all 501(c)(3) nonprofits and schools, or they place certain restrictions on the types of organizations eligible.

Oftentimes, companies don’t match donations to churches, synagogues, temples, and other religious or faith-based organizations unless the organization provides social services to the greater community or is a K-12 school.

Common examples of social services provided by faith-based organizations that make them match-eligible are:

  • Food banks.
  • Homeless shelters.
  • Disaster relief efforts.

If you come across a donor’s company that doesn’t match contributions to religious or faith-based organizations, chances are, they may make exceptions for those that provide social services. Make sure to read all the requirements instead of glancing over them. Otherwise, you may miss out on important revenue opportunities!

Double the Donation's matching gift database can help your religious organization find matching gift opportunities.

3. Matching Gifts: Double the Donation’s Search Tool

While we love to grow our business, we only want to accept customers who can benefit from our service. When you incorporate a tool like our matching gift database, you’ll be able to instantly determine your organization’s eligibility and maximize your revenue.

Donors might double (or even triple!) their contributions with the help of their employers. The key is to determine your organization’s eligibility with employers in your area and to make donors aware of their opportunities.

So how do you know if your organization can benefit from Double the Donation’s service? It’s important to remember many companies exclude religious organizations unless the match goes to support services in the broader community (ex. food banks, homeless shelters, schools, etc.).

The easiest way to determine whether our matching gift service would be beneficial is to look over your donation records. If you’ve received matching gifts from companies in the past, there’s a good chance your organization meets the general eligibility requirements.

How the Database Works

The number one reason donors don’t submit matches is that they simply don’t know about them, let alone how to check their eligibility and submit a request. In fact, the matching gifts application process is straightforward:

The matching gift process is fairly straightforward for religious organizations and other nonprofits.

With Double the Donation’s tool, this process is simplified even more! Supporters will be able to:

  • Search their employer in the database.
  • See any requirements, restrictions, and important deadlines.
  • Access necessary documents and forms.
  • View up-to-date, accurate information.

If you’ve determined that your religious organization typically qualifies for matching gifts, Double the Donation’s tool might be a useful fundraising tool for you. It’s easy to incorporate into your existing fundraising strategy and can help you pinpoint match-eligible donors instead of waiting for them to come to you. Plus, you won’t miss out on any major revenue opportunities.


Religious and faith-based organizations aren’t excluded from matching gifts programs as often as you might think! Becoming more aware of what corporations match gifts to religious organizations like yours will help you understand if promoting matching gifts would be beneficial to your organization.

Remember, check all eligibility requirements, because if there’s a restriction against religious organizations in a company’s matching gift guidelines, chances are, they might make exceptions for those that provide services to their communities. Now that you know the typical eligibility requirements and restrictions, get out there and maximize your matching gift potential!

Discover more matching gift and fundraising advice with our additional resources:

  • Church Fundraising Ideas. Even if your church isn’t eligible for matching gifts, that’s okay! There are plenty of other fundraising ideas available, and we have a list that covers many events, activities, and strategies you can use to raise money.
  • Corporate Matching Gift Programs. Need a refresher on the basics? Our comprehensive guide will give you the rundown on corporate matching gifts.
  • Top Matching Gift Companies. For a list of companies that offer fantastic matching gift programs, check out our list of top matching gift companies.
  • Matching Gift Eligibility. Still have questions about your match eligibility? Check out this guide that breaks down each type of organization to help you figure out typical restrictions.
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Canadian Companies with Matching Gift Programs: The Basics

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Matching gifts play a large part in nonprofits’ fundraising strategies. However, these opportunities aren’t just limited to the United States.

Nonprofits in Canada and many other countries can benefit from corporate philanthropy, too!

That said, many matching gift databases for nonprofits are limited to only employers within the United States. Fortunately, Double the Donation tracks both U.S. and Canadian companies that match employee donations.

Before we jump in, let’s cover the basics of matching gifts.

What are Matching Gifts?

Matching gifts are a form of a corporate philanthropy in which companies match donations their employees make to eligible nonprofits. Matching donations are typically made at a 1:1 ratio, but some companies match at a higher rate, such as 2:1 or 3:1.

Matching gifts are valuable because they’re essentially free money for your nonprofit. However, they’re often overlooked by nonprofits because these organizations don’t have the necessary staff, resources, or time to pursue matching gift opportunities.

Canada matching gifts are a form of a corporate philanthropy in which companies match donations their employees make to eligible nonprofits.

That’s why having access to a matching gift database like Double the Donation’s is so important. A matching gift database houses information on thousands of companies with matching gift programs, so it’s easy for your supporters to search for their employer and find the necessary forms.

As expected, many Fortune 500 companies have a global presence and are found throughout Canada. Many of these large corporations also have matching gift programs; however, the policies can vary between countries.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  1. Canadian Matching Gift Companies
  2. Matching Gift Database: Double the Donation & 360MatchPro
  3. Additional Canada Matching Gift Resources

To learn more about Canada matching gift companies and matching gift databases that cover the Canadian market, read on!

These are some of the top Canadian companies with matching gift programs.

Canadian Matching Gift Companies

With the 10th largest economy in the world, Canada headquarters many great companies with generous employee giving benefits. Many Canadian corporations have a long history of philanthropy, which is great news for the many renowned nonprofits that call Canada home.

If you’re a Canadian organization trying to boost your fundraising with matching gifts or volunteer grants, be sure to familiarize staff members with the companies below. This list is far from exhaustive, so we encourage you to invest in a corporate giving program lookup service to make it easier for donors to access necessary information and submit their matching gift requests.

BCE Inc.

BCE Inc., formerly known as Bell Canada Enterprises, does not offer a matching gift program, but they do offer individual and team volunteer grants. Employees or retirees who volunteer throughout the year can earn substantial grants for their favorite nonprofits.

Specifically, individuals must volunteer 50 hours within a year to acquire a set grant amount of $500 for your organization, and teams must volunteer a combined 500 hours within a year to acquire a set grant amount of $2,500.

Read more about the BCE volunteer grant program.

Gildan Activewear

Headquartered in Montreal, Gildan matches gifts from both full- and part-time employees, and also offers volunteer grants. The matching gift program is open to organizations in Canada, the United States, and Honduras.

In addition to donations, they will match selected fundraising campaigns made by employees, too!

Read more about the Gildan Activewear matching gift program.

Green Shield Canada

Green Shield Canada matches gifts of up to $1,000 per employee every year. They match donations to most schools and nonprofit organizations, including a variety of institutions ranging from K-12 schools to arts and cultural organizations to environmental groups. 

Read more about the Green Shield’s matching gift program.

Royal Bank of Canada

RBC, or The Royal Bank of Canada, will match employee donations from anywhere to $100 to $5,000. A perk of RBC’s matching gift program is that part-time employees and retirees are also eligible to participate and can have their donations matched at the standard 1:1 ratio.

Like many of these other organizations, RBC offers grants for active volunteers! For a minimum of 40 volunteer hours, the company will provide up to a $500 grant.

Read more about RBC’s matching gift program.

TC Energy

TC Energy offers two main types of employee giving programs. The first is its matching gift program, where the company will match up to $1,000 annually to most nonprofits. The program is open to all employees and retirees.

The second program is TC Energy’s Dollars for Doers program. Through this program, the company matches volunteer hours with monetary grants. Once an employee volunteers for at least 1 hour in a calendar year, they can request a volunteer grant for the organization.

Read more about TC Energy’s employee giving programs.

AstraZeneca Canada

AstraZeneca offers different programs across different markets. In Canada, active AstraZeneca employees can donate $50 to $500 to the CRA-registered charity of their choice and have it matched.

AstraZeneca Canada also offers multiple volunteer grant programs. Canadian employees or retirees who volunteer 40 hours with an organization can request a volunteer grant of $500 to that nonprofit. The company also gives $250 in grants to organizations where employees serve as board members or coaches.

Read more about AstraZeneca’s employee giving programs.

This is how we find the top Canadian companies with matching gift programs.


Use a matching gift database to find Canadian companies with matching gift programs.

Matching Gift Database: Double the Donation & 360MatchPro

With more than 20,000 companies and subsidiaries that represent 15+ million match-eligible individuals, Double the Donation is the world’s leading matching gift database.

That being said, Double the Donation is Canada’s most accurate and up-to-date source of matching gift information, with customized program information, guidelines, and submission forms.


360MatchPro by Double the Donation

360MatchPro by Double the Donation goes beyond providing users with the necessary information for placing a match or grant request. It recognizes match-eligible donors and contacts them through automated reminder emails that guide them through the process. Your staff will save time and maximize its revenue all at the same time!

Benefits of using 360MatchPro include:

  • More matching gift opportunities. Because 360MatchPro helps you automatically collect matching gift eligibility using email domains, within donation forms, by email, and more, you’ll increase the amount of matching gift requests that donors submit.
  • More matches driven to completion. Donors will immediately be directed to the necessary matching gift forms after they’ve completed the donation process. Then, by giving the right information to the right donors at the right time with customized emails, you’ll drive more submissions to completion and increase your matching gift revenue.
  • More time to focus on top opportunities. 360MatchPro automates all of your matching gift outreach, including small dollar-value ones, so you can focus your efforts on personalizing follow-ups to the most valuable match-eligible donations.

These are the benefits of 360MatchPro, which can help you find Canada matching gift companies.

360MatchPro essentially serves as your own matching gift team, so where you don’t have the staff, time, or resources necessary to perform matching gift outreach, 360MatchPro’s automation platform can step in and handle the rest!

Coverage of Matching Gifts in Canada

According to recent analyses, Double the Donation offers the most accurate and up-to-date information about Canadian corporate matching gifts.

For example:

  • 93-99% of individuals who work for Canadian companies with matching gift programs will find their employer in Double the Donation’s database.
  • In one analysis, Double the Donation’s database covered approximately $99,000 of $102,000 in matching gifts received by a global organization’s market in Canada.
  • In another analysis, we looked at the number of employees making payments to a Canadian affiliate of a large global organization. Companies in Double the Donation’s database employed 483,760 people, while companies not in the database employed 4,124 people.

This means Double the Donation and 360MatchPro offer substantial coverage of the Canadian market.

Integrations with Double the Donation and 360MatchPro

Double the Donation and 360MatchPro offer 50+ integrations with the leading fundraising tools, including:

CRMs

Integrate with popular CRMs like Blackbaud (Raiser’s Edge NXT) and Salesforce.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Platforms

Integrate with widely used peer-to-peer fundraising platforms to boost your matching gift revenue, including Classy, DonorDrive, and Raisin.

Online Donation Tools

Integrate with online donation tools so donors are immediately offered a chance to double their donations. These integrations include:

  • Luminate
  • Convio
  • Funraise
  • iModules

When implemented, these simple-to-use integrations can help your nonprofit increase your revenue by giving donors direct and easy access to the matching gift database.

Here’s an example of how the integration works with Raisin, the leading Canadian fundraising platform:

It's easy to find Canadian companies with matching gift programs using Double the Donation's many integrations.

Simply activate 360MatchPro by Double the Donation by entering your API keys within Raisin. Then, you’ll be able to choose which donation forms you want to feature the 360MatchPro search tool.

Customize Double the Donation to Feature Canada Results

Double the Donation is designed to accommodate nonprofits that fundraise in one or more geographic markets. This means for nonprofits fundraising in Canada, you can customize Double the Donation’s search results by adjusting the geographic regions that apply to your nonprofit. You can also add additional regions based on where a large number of your donors are located.

360MatchPro will then tailor the matching gift search results and information your donors receive based on your selections:

Find more Canadian companies with matching gift programs by selecting Canada as your nonprofit's region.

If your nonprofit’s tax status is based in Canada and you primarily have Canadian donors, it’s recommended that you only select Canada. However, if you’re registered as a nonprofit in multiple markets, such as the U.S. and Canada, or have a large number of donors in those markets, it’s recommended that you select both the U.S. and Canada.

Double the Donation’s database categorizes which geographic region a company’s matching gift program applies to and can also have multiple variations for a company depending on how the company structures their program. This ensures your needs will be met!


Choosing the right matching gift database to keep track of Canadian companies with matching gift programs is essential. While we’ve listed some of the major companies that offer matching gifts to Canadian nonprofits, they aren’t the only businesses that do. 

Be sure to constantly research your donors’ employers and stay up-to-date on companies in your area. Double the Donation’s matching gift database can help with all of that!

Now that you have more insight into major matching gift companies in Canada, you’re ready to start maximizing your revenue!

Additional Canada Matching Gift Resources

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Washington DC Matching GIfts

Washington, DC Companies which Match Employee Donation

As the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. has a large variety of non-profits and corporate offices. Consequently, there are numerous opportunities for non-profits to take advantage of matching gift programs and volunteer grants.

Statistics on DC Matching Gift Companies

From a non-profit’s standpoint, DC is one of the best cities to headquarter. The presence of the Federal government allows for major funding opportunities for a variety of organizations.

  • There are over 4,100 non-profits in the DC area, a number that continues to grow each year
  • According to National Center for Charitable Statistics, non-profits in the metropolitan area bring in over fifteen billion dollars annually from private donations and government grants

Companies in DC with Matching Gift Programs

There are a number of Fortune 500 companies with offices in the District that offer matching gift programs.

Fannie Mae

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Fannie Mae, the financial services company, is one of the largest employers in the District that offers a matching gift program. They provide up to $2,500 in matching gift funds for all non-profits for part-time employees, full-time employees, and spouses.

Additionally, they provide volunteer grants up to $500 for 100 hours of volunteer service, which sets it apart from other corporations.

Learn more about Fannie Mae’s employee giving programs.

Verizon

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Verizon is another large company in the DC area. They offer a matching gift program that provides up to $5,000 for any education-related non-profit and up to $1,000 for other types of non-profits. The matching gift program is available to all current and former employees.

Verizon also offers volunteer grants of up to $750 for employees who volunteer for a total of 50 hours.

Learn more about Verizon’s employee giving programs.

Booz Allen Hamilton Consulting

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Booz Allen is another company headquartered in DC. They do not donate matching funds like similar companies in the area, but instead give larger volunteer grants when Booz Allen Hamilton employees volunteer. For 40 hours of employee volunteerism they will give $500, and for 80 hours of volunteer service a nonprofit can receive $1,000.

Learn more about Booz Allen Hamilton’s volunteer grant program.

Graham Holdings Company (Washington Post/Kaplan)washington-post-matching-gifts

Graham Holdings Company supports wide variety of charitable organizations, specifically organizations related to:

  • Civic and Community Services
  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Culture and Art

Graham Holdings has a matching gift program in place, which will match a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $2,000 per employee per year. The company matches at a 1:1 ratio for nonprofits and a 2:1 ratio for educational institutions and organizations where employees are regular volunteers.

Learn more about Graham Holdings Company’s employee giving programs.

GEICO

geico-matching-giftsGEICO, one of the largest companies located in the Washington, DC region, has a matching gift program in which the company will match a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $500 per employee per year at a 1:1 ratio. The company will match up to $5,000 per employee per year at a 2:1 ratio when they donate to educational institutions.

Learn more about GEICO’s matching gift program.

Additional DC Matching Gift Companies

These are only a handful of the companies within the DC area that offer matching gift grants. There are many more to choose from with different matching gift and volunteer grant opportunities. So please, share this with your offices and coworkers to achieve the most amount of money for your non-profit of choice or take a tour of Double the Donation’s matching gift and volunteer grant service!

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.

Lean about the top companies in Chicago with matching gift programs.

Companies in Chicago, Illinois with Matching Gifts

We at Double the Donation aid nonprofit organizations in their fundraising efforts using corporate matching gift programs. These programs occur when an employee makes a donation to an eligible organization, and their company  “matches” the gift. 

As a nonprofit, the best place to start increasing matching gifts is knowing who the largest companies are in your area offering these programs. In this post, we highlight some of the great local companies in the city of Chicago that currently offer matching gift programs. We’ll examine the following companies:

  • Allstate
  • Baxter
  • Exelon
  • Harris Bank
  • McDonalds

Follow along for a look at Chicago’s corporate philanthropy, and how your nonprofit can discover these opportunities for yourself.

Learn the basics of matching gift programs in Chicago.

Chicago, IL Matching Gifts

Illinois hosts 66 of the Fortune 1000 companies, and Chicago is the third-largest city in the US by population size. The city is a major finance center involved with the transportation, telecom, and commerce industries, and is home to one of the world’s busiest airports. Additionally, the GDP (gross domestic product) of Chicago is ranked at #4 out of all cities in the world.

Needless to say, there is a huge opportunity for corporate philanthropy in the city. 

Nonprofits across Chicago and Illinois can benefit from the generous matching gift programs offered by their donors’ employers once they can figure out how to capitalize on them. Before diving into the matching gift opportunities available in Chicago, let’s look at how nonprofits can secure these gifts.

Learn the best way to discover matching gift programs in Chicago.

Our Favorite Way to Discover Matching Gift Opportunities

The most difficult part of securing a matching gift from a local company is simply finding the opportunities that exist. Many donors are unaware of these opportunities to increase their donation and therefore don’t seek them out.

We always recommend using a matching gift tool if your organization is looking to increase your donations through matching gifts. From there, you just need to figure out which tool is right for your nonprofit’s specific needs.

For example, 360MatchPro is a robust software option that automates much of the matching gift solicitation process. With it, your organization can automatically find and contact donors that are match-eligible, saving valuable time and energy for your fundraising team. This tool offers an industry-leading matching gifts database that you can embed directly on your website and/or online donation form. With it, donors can discover whether they’re match-eligible and if they are, how to begin the match request paperwork.

With that, continue on to learn about the matching gift opportunities available in Chicago, Il.

Check out this list of the top companies with matching gift programs in Chicago.

List of Chicago Corporate Donation Matching Programs

In order to help nonprofits get started increasing their fundraising, we at Double the Donation have created a short listing of some of the companies that currently offer matching gift programs in the Chicago area.

AllstateAllstate is a top company in Chicago with a matching gift program.

The Allstate Corporation offers a Matching Hands matching gift program for donations to higher education at a 1:1 ratio. They also offer a 15 percent company match on donations to other nonprofits.

Read more about the Allstate matching gift program.

Baxter International

Baxter is a top company in Chicago with a matching gift program.

Baxter is an American healthcare company headquartered in Illinois. Employees donating at least $25 to eligible organizations can apply to have their donations matched.

Read more about Baxter’s Matching Gift Program.

 

 

ExelonExelon is a top company in Chicago with a matching gift program.

Exelon Energy Corporation, headquartered in the Chase Building in downtown Chicago, takes part in corporate giving by matching employee donations up to $2,000.

Read more about Exelon’s Matching Gift Program and volunteer grant opportunities.

 

Harris BankHarris Bank is a top company in Chicago with a matching gift program.

Harris Bank or BMO Financial Group will donate up to $1,000 annually per employee match. Full, part-time, and retirees are all eligible.

Read more about the Harris Bank matching gift program.

 

McDonaldsMcDonalds is a top company in Chicago with a matching gift program.

McDonalds will match employee donations up to $5,000 per year per employee (and $10,000 per employee at or above the level of the Vice President) to qualified education, civic, cultural, health, and youth nonprofits at a 1:1 ratio.

Read more about the McDonalds matching gift program


Matching gift programs are a powerful force in helping nonprofits reach their fundraising goals, and Chicago is a great place to start when looking for these opportunities! Start with the above list, and branch out from there— the possibilities are endless when it comes to corporate philanthropy around the U.S.

Learn about the matching gift opportunities in Detroit.

Matching Gift Opportunities: Top Companies in Detroit

At Double the Donation, we help nonprofits across the country increase their revenue through corporate matching gifts and volunteer grants. Through these programs, employers match the financial donations (or, provide a financial donation corresponding to volunteer hours) given by their employees to qualifying nonprofit organizations.

We’ve found that the best place to start is by discovering the top companies in your area offering these corporate philanthropy programs. After receiving several calls from the Detroit area we decided to write an article on a few of the big corporations in Michigan willing to match donations made by their employees.

We’re going to examine corporate philanthropy, in general, for Detroit before going into further detail on the following companies:

  • Ally Financial
  • Eaton Corporation
  • DTE Energy
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

This list is by no means comprehensive when it comes to all of the companies offering match programs in Michigan, and you should consider supplementing it with your own outside research. If you do, consider using a dedicated matching gift tool to supplement your search.

This is the best way to discover matching gift programs in Detroit.

The Best Way to Discover Matching Gift Programs

Whether you’re just beginning to solicit matching gifts or you already have procedures in place, a dedicated matching gift tool is a valuable resource. These tools can not only help you discover matching gift opportunities but also educate donors on submitting a match request in the process.

360MatchPro is the leading matching gift software that serves the needs of nonprofits large and small. This matching gift automation platform is perfect for nonprofits looking to grow their already-existing solicitation processes. By automatically searching for a donor’s eligibility upon donation, and sending marketing communications once eligibility is established, this software decreases the workload for nonprofits receiving matched gifts. 

Now, continue reading for a look at corporate philanthropy in Detroit.

These are the top companies in Detroit that offer matching gift programs.

Detroit Matching Donations List

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and, as such, is the financial and cultural center of the state.

The city has long been known as the nation’s leader in the automotive industry. Even after the financial downturn of many automotive staples, many strong companies with philanthropic roots remain tied to the city.

Ally FinancialAlly Financial is a top company in Detroit with a matching gift program.

Ally Financial Inc. will match donations between $1 and $250. Ally is unique in that it matches donations as low as one dollar. If you have a large number of donors making smaller donations, a matching program like Ally’s could make a significant difference.

Read more about Ally Financial’s matching gift program.

 

Eaton CorporationEaton is a top company in Detroit with a matching gift program.

Eaton will match donations to many nonprofits, including arts and civic organizations and educational institutions. The company will double donations made by employees that are up to $5,000.

Read more about Eaton Corporation’s matching gift program.

 

DTE EnergyDTE Energy is a top company in Detroit with a matching gift program.

DTE will match up to $5,000 per employee, with the minimum gift matched at $25. DTE Energy also has a generous volunteer grant program.

Read more about the DTE Energy matching gift program.

 

Fifth Third BankFifth Third Bank is a top company in Detroit with a matching gift program.

Both full and part-time employees of Fifth Third Bancorp are elligible to take part in the matching gift program. Bancorp will match gifts between $25 and $1500.

Read more about Fifth Third Bank’s matching gift program.

 

PricewaterhouseCoopersPricewaterhouseCoopers is a top company in Detroit with a matching gift program.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has one of the more generous matching gift programs in Detroit. They will match gifts up to $10,000 per employee each year. They will match donations made to higher education.

Read more about PricewaterhouseCoopers’ matching gift program.

 


Just as Detroit offers many opportunities to increase your revenue through matching gifts, other cities across North America do as well. Check out the following list of top companies offering these programs, and consider using a matching gift tool to do further research for yourself:

 Top companies throughout the US and Canada offering matching gift programs.

Fort Lauderdale Matching Gifts

Companies in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida which Double Donations through Employee Matching Gift Programs

At Double the Donation, we’re often asked about companies with matching gift programs in specific areas. We help nonprofits increase fundraising by optimizing potential matching gifts from their donors.

The first place to start when trying to increase your organization’s matching gifts is to familiarize yourself with some of the top companies in your area that offer these programs.

Miami Matching Gift Companies

Miami is a financial and cultural center in the state of Florida. With multiple, philanthropic companies in the area, it pays to know which corporations have matching gift programs. The city is also headquarters for many multinational corporations.

We’ve compiled a short list of some of the top companies in Miami and Fort Lauderdale area that have great employee matching gift programs.

Assurantassurant

Assurant will match donations between $25 and $1,000. They will match to most nonprofits. Part-time and retired employees are eligible to take part in the program.

Read more about Assurant’s matching gift program.

General MotorsGM

General Motors doesn’t offer a matching gift at the moment, but they do have a volunteer grant program. Organizations can receive $200 for employees who spend 50 hours volunteering for their nonprofits.

In the coming years we look forward to GM joining the trend among US automakers in offering their employees the option of a matching gift program.

Read more about the General Motors employee volunteer grants program.

GoogleGoogle

Google has one the more generous employee giving programs out there. They match between $50 and $12,000 made by employees and board members. They also have an employee volunteer program that pays nonprofits $10 for every hour an employee volunteers.

Read more about Google’s employee matching gift program.

Office DepotOD

Office Depot will match between $25 and $10,000 per employee, making it the top matching employer on this list. Part-time employees are eligible for this program.

Read more about the Office Depot matching gift program.

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