ExxonMobil has multiple types of employee giving programs. The company offers a generous matching gift program by providing 3:1 matches to educational institutions and 1:1 matches to other eligible organizations.
For every 20 hours an employee volunteers, the company will provide a $500 grant to the nonprofit ($25 per hour volunteered.)
Highlight: The company provides up to $2,000 in volunteer grants per employee each year.
ConocoPhillips’ employee giving programs are similar to ExxonMobil’s. The company matches donations up to $15,000 annually to nearly every nonprofit. ConocoPhillips also provides volunteer grants worth $25 per hour volunteered. There are two thresholds:
- 20 volunteer hours = $500 grant
- 40 volunteer hours = $1,000 grant
Highlight: Teams of four or more employees or retirees may apply for a team grant of $1,000 to an eligible organization.
In 2005, Microsoft instituted a Dollars for Doers Program through which the company provides $25 grants for every hour a Microsoft employee volunteers. In Microsoft’s most recent fiscal year, more than 4,900 employees participated in the company’s volunteer grant program. Collectively, they volunteered for over 430,000 hours.
Microsoft also matches each employee’s nonprofit donations up to $15,000 per year.
Highlight: Microsoft is one of the world’s largest corporate donors. In fact, we encourage you to read our article, entitled “Breaking Through the Billion Dollar Milestone” to learn more about how Microsoft has donated more than $1 billion through the company’s employee giving programs.
Dell offers a very similar program to both Microsoft and Outerwall.
For every ten hours an employee volunteers with a nonprofit, Dell will provide a grant of $150 to the organization ($15 per hour).
The company also matches employee donations up to $10,000 annually.
Highlight: Employees can request one volunteer grant per a quarter for a total of $600 annually.
Time Warner and Subsidiaries
Through the Time Warner Cares program, the company recognizes employees who volunteer with nonprofits by providing the organizations with volunteer grants.
Time Warner also matches donations to many organizations including civic and community focused nonprofits, arts and cultural organizations, and educational institutions.
Highlight: The company provides $500 grants after employees volunteer for 30 hours ($17 per hour).
The Allstate Foundation awards “Helping Hands” grants to nonprofits where employees and agency owners volunteer on a regular basis. After individuals volunteer for at least 20 hours, they can request grants of $500.
The company also matches donations to higher education institutions.
Highlight: Allstate agency owners are eligible for $1,000 volunteer grants instead of the standard $500 grants which employees are eligible for.