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Increase Matching Gift Revenue At Your Nonprofit or School: Overview of Darden Restaurants’s Program

Double the Donation’s software supercharges fundraising by helping you automatically identify, tag, and track matching gift revenue opportunities.

Our turnkey integrations make it simple to leverage matching gift automation alongside your existing technology. Connect our tools directly to your donation forms and CRM to stay on top of every match-eligible donation, empower donors to submit their requests, and measure success along the way.


* We are not affiliated with Darden Restaurants. Rather, we maintain a database of company matching gift, volunteer grant, and employee giving programs to help nonprofits and schools tap into these opportunities and maximize their fundraising outcomes. 

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Darden Restaurants Matching Gift Program and Volunteer Grant Information

Matching gift eligible?Yes
Corporate contact nameDarden Community Affairs
Maximum amount matched$10,000
Match ratio1:1
Volunteer grants offered?No
Minimum amount matched$100
Full-time employees eligible?Yes
Part-time employees eligible?Yes
Retirees eligible?Yes
Matching gift process

The Darden Restaurant Group matches donations to eligible 501(c)(3) educational organizations.

Eligible employees include those at the corporate office as well as Darden employees at the following chains:

  • Olive Garden
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Bahama Breeze
  • Seasons 52
  • The Capital Grille
  • Eddie V's
  • Yard House
  • Cheddar's

Retirees are eligible for matching for up to 2 years after retirement.

Darden's Previous Matching Gift Submission Process:
Employees/donors are able to find the most up-to-date forms on the company intranet by searching for "matching gifts".

If you have questions or need assistance, please email communityaffairs@darden.com.

Deadline:
Employees should submit their matching gift requests by December 31st of the calendar year the donation was made.

See anything that should be changed, updated, or added to improve this entry? Please email data@doublethedonation.com or use our online company update form.

Volunteer grants minimum hours
Volunteer grants corporate donation
Volunteer grants process

Simplify your matching gift fundraising.


Many nonprofits and schools miss out on matching gift revenue simply because donors need help uncovering their eligibility and navigating their company’s program.

That’s why Double the Donation’s 360MatchPro software integrates into your tech stack to automatically uncover match-eligible donors and guide them through the submission process. Empower your donors to submit their requests and boost incoming funds – without your team lifting a finger.


Boost matching gift revenue effortlessly with our turnkey software integrations.


360MatchPro by Double the Donation integrates with 90+ fundraising platforms to simplify your matching gift efforts. Integrate our solution with your donation forms and CRM to automatically identify, pursue, and track matching gift opportunities as donors contribute to your organization. Our robust integration ecosystem ensures seamless set-up and minimal ongoing maintenance.


Double the Donation's has a robust integration ecosystem with 90+ fundraising platforms.


Drive every match opportunity to completion with automated follow-up and outreach.


Follow-up with your donors about matching gift opportunities without your team lifting a finger. Use our automated email streams to trigger off branded, segmented, and personalized follow-ups. Drastically increase the number of matches you can identify and drive to completion by connecting your donors to their company-specific next steps. 


Double the Donation automated matching gift email to a donor eligible for matching through their employer.


Grow your corporate giving strategy with access to matching gift insights and reports.


Gain insights into how your donors are engaging with your matching gift strategy. Track individual donor progress with matching gifts, access aggregate reports to inform your broader corporate giving strategy, and identify supporter eligibility for additional workplace giving opportunities. 




Raise More from Matching Gifts


Proactively uncover and pursue matching gift opportunities.


Don’t let additional matching gift revenue slip through the cracks. Take a proactive approach to identifying match-eligible donations, and empower those donors by offering them specific next steps on their company’s programs. 

Simplify the matching gift process for your donors to create a streamlined, seamless journey.

Double the Donation's system uncovers which donors are eligible for a match through their employer.

Simplify your team’s matching gift efforts and track progress along the way.


Eliminate the need for your team to manually research and pursue match-eligible donations. Automate the matching gift identification process from start to finish so that your team feels empowered to spend their time on your highest value opportunities. 

Use collected data along the way to inform your strategy and ensure that your most valuable matching gift opportunities are driven to completion.

Access matching gift software and support without technical roadblocks.


Leverage our robust integration ecosystem to incorporate matching gifts into your existing fundraising solutions. With our 90+ native platform integrations, we ensure a seamless experience from set-up to ongoing usage.

Plus, our support team is here to help along the way. Gain full access to our best-in-class corporate giving materials, Matching Gift Academy, marketing templates, and more to increase your success.

  • 360MATCHPRO BY DOUBLE THE DONATION

    The matching gift automation tool designed to help nonprofits and schools scale matching gift revenue. Integrate 360MatchPro into your tech stack to:
  • Uncover match-eligible donations automatically.
  • Provide donors company-specific matching gift information and next steps.
  • Automate branded matching gift reminder emails to your donors.
  • Collect data to develop informed matching gift and corporate giving plans.
  • Save valuable team time.

5,000+ Nonprofits and Schools Increase Matching Gift Revenue with Double the Donation

As a small nonprofit, I am very frugal with the funds entrusted to me. I purchased the three year package upfront and now 3 months in, the software has more than paid for itself in matching donations.

From the leadership to the support team, everyone at Double the Donation has been excellent to work with! The tool itself is simple to set up and use, and we’re already seeing amazing ROI with matching gifts!

360MatchPro has increased our matching gift revenue by 92%, which is an additional $3.4 million for our organization!

We have integrated 360MatchPro into all of our donation forms and the intuitive process makes it so that constituents with all levels of technical capabilities can obtain and understand the matching gift information they need.”

The company itself is incredibly friendly and has a customer-first focused mindset which is helpful if any issues arise. The NPO I work with has used the services at DtD for 3+ years now and we are incredibly happy with their service.

We’ve been using Double the Donation for the past several years now and it has completely transformed the way we look at workplace giving. The user-friendly interface and powerful features have saved us so much time and effort. And whenever we have needed help, the Double the Donation team have been incredibly helpful.

As a small nonprofit, I am very frugal with the funds entrusted to me. I purchased the three year package upfront and now 3 months in, the software has more than paid for itself in matching donations.

From the leadership to the support team, everyone at Double the Donation has been excellent to work with! The tool itself is simple to set up and use, and we’re already seeing amazing ROI with matching gifts!

360MatchPro has increased our matching gift revenue by 92%, which is an additional $3.4 million for our organization!

We have integrated 360MatchPro into all of our donation forms and the intuitive process makes it so that constituents with all levels of technical capabilities can obtain and understand the matching gift information they need.”

The company itself is incredibly friendly and has a customer-first focused mindset which is helpful if any issues arise. The NPO I work with has used the services at DtD for 3+ years now and we are incredibly happy with their service.

The company itself is incredibly friendly and has a customer-first focused mindset which is helpful if any issues arise. The NPO I work with has used the services at DtD for 3+ years now and we are incredibly happy with their service.

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