Double the Donation may be based in Atlanta, but we serve nonprofit clients all across the country! In fact, in the U.S. we have clients as far east as Miami and as far west as San Francisco.
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.
Quick Statistics on Los Angeles Matching Gift Companies
Did you know that many California public schools are now asking parents of students to donate upwards of $400 per student, per year? 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 via matching gifts.
- In 2012, 53 California-based companies graced the Fortune 500 list, 4 of which are based in Los Angeles.
- 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs.
- 40% of Fortune 500 companies offer volunteer grant programs.
Major Companies in Los Angeles with Employee Giving Programs
AT&T is the largest provider of mobile and fixed telephone systems in the United States. As of 2016, it is the seventh largest company in the U.S. by total revenue.
While AT&T doesn’t offer a “matching gift program” the company supports the organizations which employees are passionate about through its Cause Cards program.
Cause Cards are grants from the AT&T Foundation given to eligible charities recommended by employees. All employees that participate in the annual Employee Giving Campaign will be eligible to receive a Cause Card.
Eligible nonprofits include:
- Educational institutions (K-12 and higher education)
- Arts & cultural organizations
- Environmental organizations
- Civic and community organizations
- Health and human service organizations
- And many other 501(c)3 organizations
Employee pledges will be eligible for a Cause Card on a sliding scale based on a percentage of total giving. These Cause Cards are expected to range from $25 – $250. Employees will be notified of the value of the Cause Card and the deadline by which they need to redeem it by making a recommendation for an AT&T Foundation grant to an eligible 501(c)(3) charity of their choice.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the largest bank in the United States based on assets ($2 trillion, according to Forbes magazine.)
JPMorgan offers not only a robust matching gift program on a monetary basis (donations from $25 to $1,000), but a very comprehensive volunteer grant program that includes both individual and group volunteers.
Individual Volunteer Grants – Individuals who volunteer on a regular basis are eligible to request volunteer grants. Amounts are as follows:
- 15 – 24 volunteer hours –> $150 grants
- 25 – 49 volunteer hours –> $250 grants
- 50 – 74 volunteer hours –> $500 grants
- 75 – 99 volunteer hours –> $750 grants
- 100 or more volunteer hours –> $1,000 grants
Team Volunteer Grants – Teams of three or more employees or retirees who volunteer together are eligible for team volunteer grants based on the combined volunteer hours. Amounts are as follows:
- 5 – 24 combined volunteer hours = $150 grants
- 25 – 49 combined volunteer hours = $250 grants
- 50 – 74 combined volunteer hours = $500 grants
- 75 – 99 combined volunteer hours = $750 grants
- 100 or more combined volunteer hours = $1,000 grants
The Capital Group Companies is a financial investment services company with assets upward of $1 trillion. With about 7,000 employees worldwide, TCGC offers a very generous matching gift program, providing a 2:1 match on donations anywhere from $100-$5,000. That’s essentially tripling a donation!
TCGC 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.
Wells Fargo, which acquired Wachovia, is the fourth largest bank in the United States, with reported revenue of over $86 billion. Wells Fargo also boasts a massive employee base, at just about 265,000. Wells Fargo matches, dollar-for-dollar, donations to accredited public or private educational institutions and educational foundations, anywhere from $25-$6,500.
Possibly even more impressive, though, is Wells Fargo’s volunteer grants program. It annually awards more than $500,000 in volunteer grants to organizations employees volunteer for in their communities. There isn’t a minimum number of hours required or a specific donation amount awarded, but employees apply directly through the Wells Fargo Foundation.
Additional Los Angeles Matching Gift Programs
There are countless other major employers in the Los Angeles area that match employee donations. These include major employers such as:
- Bank of America
- Edison International
- Home Depot
- Kaiser Permanente
- Northrop Grumman
- Walt Disney
We highly encourage your nonprofit organization to share the above companies with employees in your fundraising, development, and membership teams, making sure they’re at least familiar with which companies will double donations made by employees.
Interested in learning more about how Double the Donation’s tools help nonprofits increase fundraising from employee giving programs? Take a tour of our matching gift service.