Double the Donation may be based in Atlanta, but we serve nonprofit clients all across the country. In fact, in the U.S. we offer our services to those as far east as Miami, Florida, and as far west as Los Angeles, California!
In California, our clients range from educational foundations (ex. Lafayette Partners in Education), health and human service organizations (ex. Lazarex Cancer Foundation), civic and community-based nonprofits (ex. YMCA of Orange County), and everything in between.
Today, we want to take a trip to the west coast to highlight some LA-based companies that match employee donations via matching gifts and volunteer grant programs.
We’re going to look at some basic statistics surrounding corporate philanthropy in Los Angeles as well as our favorite method for discovering matching gift opportunities. Then, we’ll examine the matching gift programs of the following top LA-based companies:
- The Capital Group Companies
- Edison International
- Mattel, Inc.
- Walt Disney Corporation
- And many more
Follow along for a look at matching gift programs in Los Angeles, CA.
Quick Statistics on Los Angeles Matching Gift Companies
Due to the wealth of companies in Los Angeles focusing their philanthropic efforts on educational institutions, many nonprofits and K-12 public schools are raising tens of thousands of dollars annually just via matching gifts. These opportunities extend to other nonprofit organizations as well.
In order to best target these corporate philanthropy opportunities, it helps to get a sense of the Los Angeles business market. Let’s take a look!
- In 2022, 50 California-based companies graced the Fortune 500 list—22 of which are headquartered in Los Angeles County.
- 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs.
- 40% of Fortune 500 companies offer volunteer grant programs.
If your organization isn’t informing donors of the opportunities presented by matching gift programs, you may be missing out.
How do I market matching gifts?
If you have a large donor base in Los Angeles (though these opportunities can be found throughout many other cities, as well), you might be wondering how you can begin spreading the word about matching gifts. It’s an amazing opportunity, and you certainly don’t want to miss out!
Luckily, there are tools to help your organization market matching gift opportunities, such as 360MatchPro. For organizations looking to make the most of the matching gift solicitation process, 360MatchPro is a useful resource. As a matching gift automation software, this tool detects when a donor is match-eligible and educates them via email, if so.
With that in mind, continue reading for a look at the top companies in Los Angeles offering matching gift programs.
Major Companies in Los Angeles with Employee Giving Programs
Check out these top companies participating in matching employee donations in Los Angeles, California!
Capital Group Companies
Capital Group Companies is a financial investment services company with assets upward of $1 trillion. With about 7,000 employees worldwide, CGC offers a very generous matching gift program, providing a 2:1 match on donations anywhere from $25-$5,000. That’s essentially tripling a donation!
CGC also offers a volunteer grant program that encourages employees to volunteer at least 10 hours with an organization, after which it will provide a grant of $10 per hour for up to 50 hours.
Click here for additional details on The Capital Group Companies’ matching gift program.
Established in 1886, Edison International is a public utility holding company headquartered just outside of Los Angeles, California. This forward-thinking company aims to make the world a better place not only through its overarching mission of transforming the energy industry but also by giving back to charitable causes through employee matching donations.
Today, current full-time and part-time employees qualify for donation matches between $25 and $2,000. Made at a dollar-for-dollar rate, Edison International supports organizations across a wide range of sectors, including educational institutions, arts and cultural organizations, health and human services, environmental groups, and more.
Plus, the company and its employees serve their communities in hands-on ways, including environmental clean-up excursions and volunteer events alongside local food banks. In 2021, Edison International employees contributed over $1.9 million to over 2,000 different organizations!
Click here for additional details on Edison International’s matching gift program.
Mattel, Inc. is one of the largest multinational toy companies in the world, with revenue totaling over $5 billion each year. Founded in 1945 and currently based in Los Angeles County, California, Mattel employs more than 32,000 individuals.
And they offer a generous employee matching program that encourages team members to give back to nonprofit causes in key sectors that align with the Mattel brand. Each year, full-time and part-time staff qualify for matching donations of between $25 and $5,000 at a 1:1 ratio to charitable organizations that focus on children and youth services, elementary and secondary schools, and select other groups.
Click here for additional details on Mattel, Inc.’s matching gift program.
Walt Disney Corporation
The Walt Disney Corporation is a mass media company that was founded in Los Angeles in 1923 and is currently headquartered nearby in Burbank, California. With over 200,000 employees across the globe, Walt Disney Company is dedicated to giving back to the communities in which its team members live and work through generous donation-matching and volunteer grant initiatives.
Currently, the Walt Disney Corporation matches full-time employee and part-time team member donations made to most nonprofit causes in a 1:1 ratio. Donation matches are offered on a yearly basis of between $25 and $25,000 per employee. Plus, Disney staff are also eligible to participate in the Disney VoluntEARS programs, where the company provides generous monetary grants to the nonprofit organizations to which team members dedicate their time.
Click here for additional details on The Walt Disney Corporation’s matching gift program.
Additional Los Angeles Matching Gift Programs
There are countless other major employers with a significant presence in the Los Angeles area that match employee donations. These include companies such as:
- Bank of America
- Home Depot
- Kaiser Permanente
- Northrop Grumman
We highly encourage your nonprofit organization to share the above companies with your fundraising staff, making sure they’re at least familiar with the companies that will match donations made by employees. For more opportunities, check out this list of the top companies providing matching gift programs.