Double the Donation works with nonprofits across the country to increase their fundraising through matching gift programs and corporate volunteer grants.
Donors who work for companies offering such programs can double, even triple their contributions to the nonprofit organization.
In this article, we take a look at some of the top companies in Seattle, Washington offering matching gift programs.
Seattle, Washington Matching Gifts:
Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, with a population of around 4 million people. The city is home to the Seattle-Tacoma airport and the 8th largest port in the US, both of which are major hubs for trade.
Some of the nation’s most philanthropic Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Seattle. Additionally, even after moving its headquarters to Chicago, Boeing remains the largest private employer in the city.
Seattle has become a leader in sustainable, green living. Companies have taken notice and many employers in Seattle have become champions of corporate social responsibility. One way the largest companies are giving back to the community is with corporate matching gift programs.
Starbucks opened its first shop over 40 years ago in Seattle, Washington. Since that point, Starbucks not only has become one of the world’s most recognizable brands but is also a corporate social responsibility champion.
Starbucks offers a matching gift program where the company matches up to $1,500 in donations per employee each year.
Full-time, part-time, and retired employees are eligible for the program.
As one of the most generous corporate philanthropists in not only Seattle but the world, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft offers a variety of employee giving programs.
Through its employee match program, the company doubles employee donations to nearly all nonprofits. Within the last two years, Microsoft has increased its matching gift maximum from an already impressive $12,000 to a tremendous $15,000.
To make things even better, Microsoft also has a volunteer grant program where the company donates $25 to organizations for every hour its employees volunteer and provides each new employee with a small grant to allocate to a nonprofit of his or her choosing.
As a top Fortune 500 company, Wells Fargo & Company has a strong presence in Seattle and many other major US cities.
While Wells Fargo only matches donations to educational institutions, its $5,000 limit for each employee is still very generous. The minimum matched by Wells Fargo is $25.
While Quote Wizard has only a little over 100 employees, it’s a well known company in Seattle. As a way of giving back it offers a matching gift program where donations are quadrupled (3:1 match).
A well known presence in Seattle, Boeing offers a matching program for employees who give to educational institutions, environmental causes, and many other nonprofit organizations.
The company will match gifts between $25 and $6,000.
Boeing also provides grants to nonprofits where employees dedicate their time. For every 25 hours a Boeing employee volunteers he or she can request a $250 grant. Plus the company provides $100 grants as a way to recognize employees who participate in fundraising walks, bikes, and runs.
With a 5:1 match on donations from employees and directors, it’s safe to say the Intermec Foundation offers one of the most generous matching gift programs in the corporate world.
The Intermec Foundation will provide up to $75,000 in matching funds per employee per year and up to $150,000 in matching funds per director per year.
For example, let’s say an Intermec Foundation employee donates $2,000 to a nonprofit. Assuming the individual follows the easy process to submit a matching gift the Intermec Foundation will then provide a matching gift of an additional $10,000.
Eligible nonprofits include:
- K-12 schools, colleges and universities (and related tax-exempt support organizations)
- Organizations which are educational in nature
- Arts or cultural programs, including without limitation museums
- Health and human services organizations, including without limitation medical research
Liberty Mutual Group
The Liberty Mutual Group provides matching funds to select types of organizations during Give with Liberty, the company’s annual giving campaign.
Through online pledging and payroll deduction, Liberty Mutual matches 50 cents on every dollar that employees donate to a wide variety of social service nonprofits.
Alaska Airlines shows its presence in the corporate giving world by working with nonprofit groups in the areas of health and human services, arts and cultural programs, as well as education, environmental, and civic organizations.
They will match gifts of a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $4,000.
Alaska Air also gives organizations volunteer grants of $10 per hour, up to $1,000, after an employee volunteers at that organization for a minimum of 5 hours.