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At Double the Donation, we specialize in helping nonprofits raise more money from employee matching gift programs. We stay in contact with companies that offer employee matching gift programs, so your donors can easily access this information.
Here are a few employers who truly stand out by offering best-in-class matching gift programs.
In 1954, the GE Foundation created the Corporate Alumni Program, which was the first corporate gift-matching program. Today, the GE Foundation matches over $35 million annually to most 501(c)(3) organizations and accredited educational institutions (including K-12).
Highlight: GE created the model for corporate employee matching gift programs.
View additional details on General Electric's matching gift program.
Soros Fund Management
Soros Management Fund offers the most generous limits on corporate matching gift programs. The company's 3:1 match for employees and 2:1 match for partners is a strong incentive for employees to give back to their communities.
Highlight: The company matches up to $300K in annual donations per employee. This is by far the largest limit for any corporation.
View additional details on Soros Management Fund's matching gift program.
BP (British Petroleum)
BP offers practically every type of employee giving program and allows the general public to track which organizations are receiving donations online in real time. The company offers a standard 1:1 match on all donations made by employees.
Highlight: The company also provides a 100% match on all money raised by employees for charity runs, walks, etc.
View additional details on BP's matching gift program.
The Gap Corporation, which includes Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix, offers a matching gift program as well as multiple types of volunteer grants.
Gap employees can request matches on donations made to almost all types of nonprofits. Match limits range from $1,000 annually for part-time employees to as much as $10,000 for Senior VPs and above.
Highlight: Gap offers one of the most comprehensive and easy to use online systems to submit match requests.
View additional details on Gap's matching gift program.
State Street Corporation
State Street also offers nearly every type of employee giving program. The company matches donations from all global employees to most nonprofits.
Highlight: State Street matches the fundraising efforts of its employees up to $5,000 annually.
View additional details on State Street's matching gift program.
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ExxonMobil donates hundreds of millions of dollars to charities each year, which makes it one of the largest corporate donors. Much of ExxonMobil's corporate philanthropic giving goes through it's matching gift programs
Highlight: A 3:1 match on donations to educational institutions (1:1 match to all arts & cultural organizations) contributed to the company and its employees dedicating over $269 million to nonprofits in 2014.
View additional details on ExxonMobil's matching gift program.
CarMax matches donations to nearly every nonprofit. The company also offers a generous volunteer grant program in addition to their 1:1 match on all donations.
Highlight: CarMax matches donations made by an employee's dependents until they turn 26.
View additional details on CarMax's matching gift program.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson and Johnson matches donations to nearly every nonprofit. Each of the company's 120,000 employees, plus all retirees, are eligible to request up to $10,000 in personal contributions to be matched each year.
Highlight: A 2:1 matching ratio for current employees and a 1:1 rate for all retirees.
View additional details on Johnson & Johnson's matching gift program.
Boeing matches employee and retiree donations to most nonprofits. The company provides a dollar for dollar match on the first $6,000 donated per employee and a 50% match on donations from retirees.
Highlight: Boeing provides a $100 grant to a nonprofit every time an employee participates in a run / walk / bike type of event.
View additional details on Boeing's matching gift program.
Microsoft is widely known to have one of the leading employee giving programs. Last year, the company matched more than $47 million in employee donations to a wide variety of charities.
Highlight: More than $1 billion donated through employee giving programs since instituting a match program.
View additional details on Microsoft's matching gift program.
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