50+ Businesses that Donate to Nonprofits

Corporate giving programs account for billions of dollars in donations each year.  When employees donate money, services, or products to nonprofits, corporations either match or support these donations, and commonly do so monetarily. Companies also match through time, expertise, equipment, and other means.

Outside of employee giving programs nearly every business donates to nonprofits in some form or fashion. Here are the top 50 companies which make charitable donations to nonprofit organizations.

Donations Through Workplace Giving Programs

General Donation Options from Corporations

Matching Employee Donations

One of the most common methods for companies to donate to nonprofit organizations is through employee matching gift programs. These are charitable donation programs through which companies match donations made by employees to nonprofits.

With 65% of Fortune 500 companies, as well as many smaller companies, offering these programs, matching gifts represent an important source of funding for nonprofits.

Double the Donation’s service is based around helping nonprofits to raise money from the multitude of companies that provide these programs.

Bank of America Donations

Bank of America

Bank of America is one of many financial services companies that matches employee donations to nonprofits. Every Bank of America employee is eligible to request up to $5,000 per year in matching gift funds to nearly any organization.

One of the nicer features of Bank of America’s matching gift program is that the company will match donations made to nonprofit organizations up until March 15th of the following year. That means Bank of America has plenty of time to make a last minute end of year appeal or start of year appeal to remind its donor base to submit match requests.

General Electric Donations

General Electric

Did you know GE was the first company to institute a matching gift program for employees? Since 1954, GE has been known as one of the top companies that donates to nonprofits.

While GE initially only matched employee donations to colleges and universities, the company has expanded its match program to include nearly all nonprofits.

Google Donations


As you’d expect from a company whose slogan is “Don’t be Evil”, Google is very generous with its nonprofit donation programs, and its matching gift program is no exception. Google matches up to $12,000 in donations per employee each year.

One of the highlights of Google’s match program is that the company not only matches personal donations to nonprofit organizations, but also matches funds employees personally raise for charitable events that they actively participate in (ex. walks, marathons, bike rides, etc.)

Individual Volunteer Grants

Another common way that companies donate to nonprofits is through volunteer grant programs. These are corporate giving programs through which grants are given to nonprofits to recognize their employees’ community service. ‘Dollars for Doers’ programs can be a great source of incremental fundraising for nonprofits, such as Big Brother / Big Sister organizations, Girl Scout or Boy Scout Councils, or any other group with a large number of volunteers. Volunteer grants are earned by meeting certain time criteria, such as 10 hours of volunteer work to earn a monetary contribution.

Whether your organization has many or few regular volunteers, you want to promote volunteer grants. Companies provide an incentive for employees to volunteer by offering grants to the nonprofits that employees devote their time to.

Chevron Donations


Like most major oil and gas companies, Chevron provides millions of dollars through its employee giving programs.

Through Chevron’s Grants for Good Volunteer Grant Program, the company provides funding to nonprofits where employees and retirees volunteer on a regular basis. There are two tiers for individuals who volunteer regularly:

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

And don’t forget about Chevron’s matching gift program!

Walt Disney Donations

The Walt Disney Corporation

Disney VoluntEARS encourages employees to volunteer in their communities and rewards these efforts with grants of up to $1,000 to the eligible nonprofit of their choice. The grant amount varies according to total time volunteered:

  • 10-24 hours = $100
  • 25-49 hours = $250
  • 50-74 hours = $500
  • 75+ hours = $1,000

Disney also offers $2,500 grants through their ‘VoluntEARS of the Year’ awards, which recognize exceptional individual volunteers.

Starbucks Donations


Not only is Starbucks well known for its conservation and environmental efforts, but it also offers multiple ways for employees to designate donations to nonprofits of their choosing. One such way is through its Partner Match Program for US and Canadian employees. Like Disney and Chevron, Starbucks has multiple tiers of volunteer grants:

  • 25-49 volunteer hours = $250
  • 50-74 volunteer hours = $500
  • 75-100 volunteer hours = $750
  • 100+ volunteer hours = $1,000

Team Volunteer Grants

Team building and community service are at the heart of team volunteer grants. When groups of employees volunteer together they can earn significant amounts for their respective nonprofits. This is a great way for companies to get their employees involved in their communities while providing both hands-on and monetary support.

Reach out to your donors who work at companies that offer team volunteer grants in order to see if these people are interested in organizing an employee volunteer outing. This can both expand the number of individuals engaged with your organization and provide grants to support your organization’s mission.

Best Buy Donations

Best Buy

Best Buy’s employees are some of the most active volunteers in the country. In the last fiscal year, 10,000 employees volunteered for over 100,000 hours, which resulted in about $2.5 million dollars being donated to nonprofits through the company’s volunteer grant programs. Groups of Best Buy employees who volunteer together can earn grants for the respective nonprofit.

When groups of two or more Best Buy Mobile employees collectively provide volunteer services to a nonprofit organization, they can earn up to $500 annually for a nonprofit. When groups of five or more employees at all other Best Buy locations volunteer together, they can earn $1,000 awards for the nonprofit.

Kohl's Donations


A minimum of five employees from one Kohl’s location must volunteer for no less than three consecutive hours in a single day to receive a $500 Associates in Action grant. The program stresses helping youth ages birth to 18.

Since the inception of Kohl’s team volunteer grant program in 2001, they’ve donated $79 million thanks to 834,000 associate volunteers.

Verizon Donations


As one of the largest employers in the country, it isn’t surprising that the company is one of the largest corporate contributors to nonprofits. Since 2000, Verizon has provided grants to over 54,000 nonprofits. Additionally, Verizon employees have volunteered over 6.8 million hours.

A unique aspect of Verizon’s corporate giving program is its team fundraising match for employees who collectively participate in an organized fundraising event. The Team Fundraising Program is open to teams of ten or more Verizon employees who participate in cause-related walk, run, or bike events. Verizon will match up to $1,000 in funds raised per team member and up to $10,000 per team event.

All of this is on top of Verizon’s regular volunteer grant and matching gift programs.

Annual Giving Campaigns

While many companies recognize that employee engagement is positively impacted by offering year-round workplace giving, there are still companies that focus a significant portion of their charitable efforts on a seasonal annual giving campaign.

Typically, these campaigns occur from October to November and represent an annual opportunity for your nonprofit to engage employees at these companies.

Liberty Global Donations

Liberty Global

At Liberty Global, if an employee goes out and raises money from friends and family for a fundraising event, such as a walk, run, or bike ride, the company will match the donation dollar for dollar through its IN Givers program. In 2013, IN Givers matched $138,000 worth of employee fundraising dollars.

Liberty Global’s major IN Giving campaign is employee fundraising for the Movember Foundation. Over 400 employees gave chair massages, hosted bake sales, organized sports tournaments, and raised $75,000 in a variety of creative ways for this month-long campaign that supports men’s health research. Liberty Global matched the donation to total a gift of $150,000.

The company also offers both matching gift and volunteer grant options as part of the IN Givers program.

Microsoft Donations


Microsoft facilitates year-round employee philanthropy, but they make an annual push in the month of October. Each year, October gets filled with more than 300 charitable activities, including a 5k and an online auction. Even when companies donate year-round, they might follow Microsoft’s example and select a period of time to make a substantial philanthropic push. Be aware of when major companies make their charitable pushes, as your nonprofit stands to benefit.

Furthermore, Microsoft is well known within the corporate giving world for having some of the most generous employee grant programs.

In fact, over the years, Microsoft has donated more than $1 billion through its employee donation programs.

Microsoft’s grant of $25 per hour exceeds the average volunteer grant of $8-$15 per hour. All employees are eligible for both the volunteer grant as well as the matching gift program.

Teradata Donations


During Teradata’s open enrollment period for benefits, the company promotes Teradata’s Annual Employee Giving Campaign. During this campaign, the company encourages employees to give back to nonprofit organizations of their choosing. The company will setup reoccurring payroll deductions and match employee donations, but only during this specific period of time.

It’s important to note that, while most companies with matching gift programs match donations made by employees at any time, it’s fairly common to see companies only offer to set up charitable payroll deductions during a set time of the year.

Matching Gifts for Fundraising Events

Similar to matching gifts, companies allow employees to raise money from friends and family for walks, runs, bike rides, and similar charitable events. The money is then matched by the employer.


Boeing offers a comprehensive giving program that includes matching gifts from fundraising walks. Highlights of Boeing’s corporate giving program include:

  • $100 grants per fundraising walk, run, etc.
  • $250 grants for every 25 hours volunteered
  • Up to 6K in matching funds annually
BP Donations

British Petroleum (BP)

By revenue, BP, a London-based oil and gas company, is the fifth largest company in the world, and they share their wealth accordingly. BP will match donations raised through fundraising up to $5,000 per employee per year.

Their matching gift program and volunteer grant maximums are also $5,000.

State Street Donations

State Street Corporation

CollectMore is State Street’s matching gift program for fundraising. Through CollectMore, State Street will match their employees’ fulfilled pledges up to $5,000 annually.

CollectMore is part of a three-pronged program for financial giving, which also includes GiveMore, their matching gift program, and DoMore, their volunteer grant program. State Street is focused on philanthropy on a global level, as evidenced by their popular Global Giving campaign.

Community Donations – Airlines

Most large companies are eager to positively impact their communities and provide support to nonprofit organizations through community grant programs. Typically, these grants are restricted to organizations located in regions where the company has a physical presence.

It’s a way for companies to support their locales by giving back to nonprofits that work to improve the lives of employees, customers, and entire communities.

American Airlines Donations

American Airlines

American Airlines has created a Global Giving strategy that focuses on five areas:

  • American Airlines Kids in Need which supports children and their families
  • Breast cancer awareness and research
  • Military and veterans
  • Disaster relief and response
  • Employee volunteerism and giving

American Airlines gives customers AAdvantage miles for donating to the United Service Organizations. American Airlines also donates airfare for military members and their families.

Delta Donations for Nonprofits

Delta Air Lines

Delta Airlines allows its customers to donate their miles to different charities including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, CARE, Canine Assistants, and the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

Nonprofits can also submit requests to Delta seeking monetary support for projects or events that align with Delta’s goals to help communities.

Delta employees can also donate money, time, and even blood to nonprofit organizations like Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Red Cross.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines provides a Medical Transportation Grant to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations. The grant offers free roundtrip tickets to organizations to use how they see fit. Over 40,000 tickets have been distributed since the program started in 2007.

Southwest Airlines also gives charitable donations to nonprofits that focus on families facing serious illnesses, military families, disaster response, and sustainability initiatives.

Southwest Airlines has also partnered with the Project for Public Spaces in an effort to invest in Placemaking, an initiative to reimagine and reform public spaces in communities. The Heart of the Community program was formed in 2014 and has been building parks and encouraging volunteerism in local communities.

United Airlines

United Airlines offers in-kind donations in the way of airline transportation certificates and cash support on a limited basis. Individuals can also donate their MileagePlus miles to a number of different charities including the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, the Dream Foundation, and Feeding America. Donations can be made online.

While United’s donation programs are nationwide, United focuses its involvement on their U.S. hub locations:

  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Washington D.C.

Nonprofits can submit their United Airlines donation requests online.

Community Donations – Travel

Does your organization host a fundraising gala or silent auction? If so there’s nothing that gets donors more excited than the potential to win a trip.

Many hotel chains offer free nights for nonprofits and major tourist destinations have programs in place where they donate free tickets to nonprofit organizations.


Hilton Worldwide, which is composed of Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn and Suites, among others, encourages community support through their Hilton HHonors Program. HHonors members can exchange points donations for contributions to charity. For every 10,000 points a member donates, HHonors sends out a $25 check to a charity of the member’s choice. So if your organization has supporters who travel regularly make sure they’re aware that they can turn their points into donations.

Hilton Worldwide also provides grants to organizations that focus on social, economic, and sustainability issues. They also form strategic partnerships with other organizations that will help them accomplish their goals.

Hilton offers an online donation request portal for nonprofits to apply through.

IHG – InterContinental Hotels Group

InterContinental Hotels Group, which is composed of InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites, Even Hotels, and others, works with charitable organizations whose focus is on environmental sustainability, local economic opportunities, or disaster relief.

InterContinental Hotels Group also helps individuals build their own careers through the IHG Academy, giving local people skills training and education. They provide disaster relief through their IHG Shelter in a Storm program.

IHG offers an online donation request portal for nonprofits to apply through.


SeaWorld gives park tickets to help nonprofit organizations and schools for fundraisers. SeaWorld particularly focuses on missions that support animals, environmental protection, conservation programs, and youth education.

The tickets that SeaWorld donates can be used as part of a fundraiser, raffle, or auction. SeaWorld donates to an organization once a year.

Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, part of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, also support nonprofits who are devoted to the furtherance of educational and environmental initiatives. They hold in-park events and donate to charitable organizations who submit a request to the donation committee.


Universal’s community donation program seeks to empower young people and to act as a caring community partner. They primarily donate theme park tickets to nonprofit organizations who qualify and who educate young people and give back to the local community. Priority is given to organizations based in Central Florida, but they also donate to nonprofits throughout the state of Florida.

Universal’s Annual Workplace Giving Program is one of the most thriving campaigns in Central Florida. Universal, along with Loews Hotels and Wet n’ Wild employees, have pledged over $10 million in the past 15 years.

Community Donations – Mass Retailers

Shopping opportunities are everywhere. If your community has large mass retailers then there is an opportunity for your nonprofit to tap into the programs they have in place to give back to local communities near their stores and distribution centers.

Amazon Smiles Donations


Amazon is not only the leading online retailer but with over $90 billion in annual revenue and 154,000 employees it’s one of the largest companies in the world.

In 2013 the company launched the Amazon Smile program where when you or your nonprofit’s donors shop, Amazon gives. Through this program Amazon donates .5% of an individual’s total purchase to a charity of their choosing.

If your nonprofit has a website or newsletter, encourage all of your donors or supporters to designate your nonprofit as their preferred charity. While a single individual’s purchases may not amount to a huge sum, when you add up the donations that your nonprofit can receive from everyday purchases your supporters are already making with Amazon the amounts can quickly add up.

Costco Donations


Costco offers warehouse donations to local organizations that focus on:

  • young people
  • education
  • health and human services.

Costco also extends larger donations to organizations who impact a broader region.

Costco already gives substantial amounts to The United Way, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and the Red Cross.

Their Charitable Contributions Committee oversees all charitable giving to nonprofit organizations and manages the company’s grant application and approval process.

Home Depot Donations

Home Depot

Home Depot offers a wide variety of giving programs.

Through Home Depot’s Community Impact Grants Program, the company provides up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations focus on community physical health and veterans and their families are given priority. Grants are given in the form of Home Depot gift cards that can be used to buy tools, materials, and services.

Home Depot also matches in-kind product donations through their Framing Hope program in partnership with Good360.

Additionally Home Depot has an employee giving program where the company will match donations of up to $3,000 annually per employee to nonprofits.

State Farm Donations

State Farm

State Farm’s charitable efforts focus on safety and education. They have grant partnerships with groups such as Habitat for Humanity, Youth Services America, and Teach for America but support a wide range of nonprofits. Community grant requests generally run from the beginning of September until the end of October.

State Farm’s giving extends to both matching gift and volunteer grant programs. A single volunteer can earn $500 for a nonprofit by working the minimum 40 hours, and employee donations between $25 and $3,000 will be matched at a 1:1 ratio.


Target supports the community and nonprofit organizations in many ways. Through Target’s grant program the company gives support for education field trips for K-12 schools and also offers free or reduced-cost admission to museums and other cultural institutions.

The Target Foundation supplies arts grants and social services grants to programs and organizations in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area who make arts and cultural experiences less costly and who provide food and shelter to at-risk communities and families. Target also awards public safety grants to help prevent crime, support young people, and train law enforcement.

Target REDcard holders can donate 1% of their REDcard purchases to a K-12 school of their choice. Since 1997, Target’s Take Charge of Education program has donated $418 million to local schools.

Target partners with Feeding America to help end American hunger. They donate millions of pounds of food with their Meals for Minds program.

Walmart Donations


Walmart consistently donates more than $1.3 billion annually worldwide (a number that includes but is not limited to community grants) so make sure your organization is following Walmart’s grant opportunities.

Walmart’s community grant program begins on Feb. 1 and applications must be submitted by Dec. 31. Grant awards range from $250 – $2,500. Walmart has specific guidelines for both how to submit as well as for determining eligible and exempt organizations.

Walmart also offers a volunteer grant program for employees, where a minimum of 25 hours can earn a $250 donation to a nonprofit and a maximum of 50 hours can earn $500.

Community Donations – Clothing Retailers

Take a stroll through your local mall and what do you see? Large department stores, local clothing chains, and everything in between.

They’re all part of your local community and have programs in place to give back either through monetary donations or physical products to nonprofit organizations.

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods offers donations and sponsorships to sports teams and leagues. They support organizations that have a focus on sports as well as organizations that promote physical activity for young people.

Dick’s Sporting Goods has an easy to use online donation request process so make sure to fill out your donation application in advance.

Gap Donations


Gap, Inc., which is comprised of Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Athleta, offers one of the leading employee giving programs.

Through Gap’s matching gift program the company doubles new and past donations for employees, with a cap of $2,500 for full-time employees and $1,000 for part-time employees.

Gap also provides volunteer grants for its employees. For every 15 hours annually that a Gap employee volunteers at an eligible nonprofit, Gap will donate $150 to the organization. Additionally, for every 25 hours that a store team of three or more employees volunteers at a nonprofit that supports young people or women’s issues, Gap will donate $250 to the organization.

Macy's Donations


The majority of Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s charitable giving goes to nonprofits focused on:

  • arts and culture
  • education
  • the environment
  • women’s health and domestic violence.

The money donated sponsors free admission to museums, special musical performances, and other artistic and cultural events for children. Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s also sponsor scholarships and mentoring programs as well as nutrition and housing initiatives.

Macy’s matching gift program matches employees’ personal charitable donations to over 4,000 nonprofit organizations.

Macy’s contributes food, donations, and time through their Bag Hunger campaign that works to curb hunger during the summertime.

Macy’s supports organizations whose goals align with theirs. My Macy’s District Grants fund nonprofits’ general operating costs, projects, and program support as well as sponsorships and participation for fundraising events.


The Nike Employee Grant Fund, which was established in 2010, works in conjunction with the Oregon Community Foundation to help local communities and schools in the Portland region and the Southwest Washington area. 75% of grant money goes toward projects that encourage sports and other activity. The other 25% supports organizations that address community challenges.

Nonprofits that are located on Native American tribal lands can apply for grants through Nike’s N7 Fund.

Organizations that focus on the health and fitness of young people are given priority for donations which are capped at $10,000.

Community Donations – Supermarkets

Can you think of a store you visit more often than your local grocery store or supermarket? They’re part of your weekly routine yet also play a crucial role in supporting organizations in local communities.

Guidelines vary by company but often times supermarkets focus their support towards organizations which play a role in fighting hunger and creating healthy lifestyles.

Albertsons and Safeway

Albertsons (now combined with Safeway stores) offers a wide range of philanthropic programs but primarily focuses their donations on organizations who deal with youth education, recycling, nutrition, or hunger relief.

Albertsons also allows local organizations to use their stores to solicit to customers. However, there are guidelines for nonprofits who wish to use Albertsons as part of their fundraiser. The stores also collect donations at cash registers for local food banks.

The donation programs are very similar for most of Albertsons’ grocery store brands such as:

  • Acme
  • Jewel-Osco and Sav-on
  • Shaw’s and Star Market
  • Randalls/Tom Thumb
Coca-Cola Donations

Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola provides community grants year-round and sets no dollar limitations. The community grant program is run through The Coca-Cola Foundation, and it’s a common practice for companies to operate charitable efforts through such separate but affiliated entities.

In recent years, Coke has donated $25 million annually to local community initiatives.

The Coca-Cola Foundation’s focuses include:

  • Healthy living
  • Water stewardship
  • Education
  • Recycling
  • Disaster relief.

In terms of matching gifts, Coca-Cola offers 2:1 matching donations for employees on gifts ranging from $25 to $20,000 to many different types of nonprofit organizations.

Kroger Donation Requests


Kroger customers can help support nonprofits of their choice by enrolling in Kroger Community Rewards. When members use their Plus Cards, they earn rewards for their organization.

Kroger also uses Kroger Community Rewards to help make organizational fundraising easy by using their Plus Card. Every time members of an organization use their Kroger Plus Card, they will earn a rebate. Kroger pays up to $600,000 annually to organizations using the Kroger Community Rewards program; an individual rebate maximum is $24,000 per organization.

Kroger’s other stores, Ralph’s, Smith’s, CityMarket, Foods Co., and Food4Less donate millions of dollars to charities that focus on:

  • hunger relief
  • children’s health
  • diversity
  • women’s health
  • education
  • sustainability
  • local disaster relief.

Additionally, Kroger’s Bringing Hope to the Table program donates food to local food banks and donates money to help food banks broaden their services.

Supervalu Donations


SuperValu, which includes Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Shop ‘N Save, and Shoppers, funds organizations whose focus is primarily on:

  • nutrition education
  • healthy lifestyles
  • hunger relief
  • local sustainability

While SuperValu supports a wide range of nonprofits, priority is given to organizations where SuperValu employees are actively involved so if your organization has a SuperValu employee as a donor or volunteer make sure he or she is involved in the grant request process.

Whole Foods Donations

Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market helps the communities where their stores are located by donating gift cards or products to nearby nonprofits. Additionally, Whole Foods has 5% Days four times a year; on these designated days, 5% of net sales are donated to local nonprofit organizations who have applied.

The Whole Kids Foundation’s mission is to support schools and help families improve their children’s nutrition. Their School Garden Grant Program, in partnership with FoodCorps, has helped over 2,000 school gardens since 2011.

Whole Foods also just launched the Whole Cities Foundation, which strives to provide nutritious food to underserved communities. Although they are not currently accepting grant requests, they have already committed $100,000 to ReFresh’s Community Health Outreach Program and will be focusing their work in New Orleans, Englewood (South Chicago), and Jackson, MS.

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