Double the Donation receives mail from a lot of Charlotte based nonprofits asking about companies in their city that offer matching gift programs or employee volunteer grants. These fundraising opportunities are important to any nonprofit looking to get optimize their donors generous giving.
To help steer organizations in the right direction, we’ve listed some of the top companies located in Charlotte that offer matching gift programs.
Charlotte, NC and Corporate Matching
Charlotte is often called the Queen City, and it is the largest in the state of North Carolina. It is a major financial center, with the 2nd most financial assets behind New York City. Bank of America is headquartered here, along with several other Fortune 500 employers. 75% of the motorsports industry is located in Charlotte, and it is home to the NASCAR hall of fame.
Charlotte has recently become a major player in the energy field and freight transportation. With this amount of industry inside the city, there are ample opportunities for nonprofits to double their donations through corporate matching.
Aon, a human capital and management consulting service, will match employee donations up to $1,000. The company donates to health and human services, community and civic organizations, and many more.
Full time employees and retired board members can have their donations matched through AT&T up to $15,000. All education institutions, excluding K-12, are eligible, in addition to arts and cultural institutions.
Bank of America
Bank of America, including Merrill Lynch, matches employee donations between $25 and $5,000. The company also offers a volunteer grant program which both current employees and retirees can participate in.
Donations made by employees to a wide range of nonprofits between $50 and $5,000 will be matched by the Duke Energy company. Educational institutions are matched on a dollar for dollar basis; all others will be matched at half the employee donation.
Goodrich Corporation (now part of United Technologies) matches employee donations to most nonprofits up to $10,000 per employee per year.
Home Depot has a large presence in Charlotte, and its matching gift program is one for the ranks. Home depot will match from a minimum of $25 to a maximum of $3,000 per employee per year. The company matches gifts at a 1:1 ratio.
The types of organizations that qualify for a match are:
- Educational institutions (K-12 included)
- Health and human services
- Arts and cultural organizations
- Civic and community organizations
- Environmental organizations