Check Your Match Eligibility for Donations to Social Justice and Black Lives Matter Causes
Hundreds of thousands of individuals across the US and the world have gathered to protest police violence and other social injustices. In support of these protests and the Black Lives Matter cause, many individuals are choosing to donate to a wide range of local and national nonprofits with missions that counter these injustices.
What many donors don’t know is that they can make the impact of their donations go twice as far by tapping into their companies’ matching gift programs.
Here at Double the Donation, we’re here to show our support by sharing the most comprehensive database on companies that match donations with you.
Fast Facts About Matching Gifts:
If you’re newly exploring matching gifts and other forms of corporate philanthropy, here are a few facts that can show the power of these programs.
- About 18 Million individuals work for companies with matching gift programs. This represents about 10% of the workforce.
- About 2/3s of companies with matching gift programs match to nearly any 501c3 organization (Ex. Nonprofits focused on Social Justice causes like Black Lives Matter).
- Each year $4-7 billion in matching gift potential goes unclaimed. It’s our goal to close that gap!
See if Your Company Matches Donations
Double the Donation maintains the largest and most comprehensive database of companies with corporate philanthropy programs. Nonprofits have found increases in donation revenue by embedding our matching gift search tool into their online donation process.
The tool raises awareness among donors of matching gift opportunities and informs them of their eligibility so that they can identify the proper forms to request such gifts from their employers. We’ve helped nonprofits raise hundreds of millions of dollars in additional matching gifts year after year. Now, more than ever, it’s important to make our matching gift database available for anyone to use.
So here it is! Go ahead and search for your employer to see if you’re eligible for a matched gift that can further increase the impact of your donation.
You’ll be able to access matching gift information like company maximums, how to submit your match, causes that a company will match to, and much more! There’s also information in our database about companies that offer grants when employees volunteer:
Share this URL to provide supporters with free access to our database and let’s get donations to this cause matched!
We’ll be making our full matching gift company database available for free on this page through June 30th.
Corporate Matching Gift Programs Launched in Response to Black Lives Matter and Ongoing Social Justice Causes
We’ve seen hundreds of companies launch new matching gift programs for their employees as a way to support the causes that individuals are passionate about. Particularly, many organizations are expanding their programs or creating new incentives to show their interest and support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
If your donors are working for any of the following programs, they’ll be able to receive Here are just a few that can serve as examples for any business owner or company that would like to launch a program:
Matching employee donations to Black Lives Matter, Equal Justice Initiative, and Black Girls Code.
Pledged to donate to a number of groups including the Equal Justice Initiative — and to match 2:1 all employee contributions in the month of June.
Matching employee donations to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Equal Justice Initiative, Black Girls Code, Black Lives Matter, Minnesota Freedom Fund, Survived and Punished, National Bail Fund Network, and BYP100.
CEO Sahil Mansuri also personally pledged to donate $10,000 to various groups and to match employee donations 3:1.
Double the Donation (We can’t leave ourselves out):
- Special 2:1 match on donations made by employees to any Social Justice, Black Lives Matters, or Pride-related cause
- Fundraising Match – If employees raise money for a cause, Double the Donation will provide a grant to that cause
- Volunteer Match – If employees volunteer with a cause over the next month, the company will provide a grant to that organization
— Duolingo (@duolingo) June 1, 2020
Pledged $500,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative and $500,000 to Borealis Philanthropy’s Black-Led Movement Fund. Also matching employee donations.
Pledged up to $180,000 ($100 per employee) to match employee donations to social justice causes of each employee’s choice in June.
Matching employee donations up to $300,000 to various organizations.
Pledged $100,000 to Black Lives Matter, and will match an additional $100,000 of employee donations to the organization.
Know about a company that you’d like for us to include here or in our database? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with specific program info.
Top Companies with Year-Round Employee Matching Gift Programs:
65% of Fortune 500 companies (and many others) match donations made by employees year-round for a wide variety of philanthropic causes. Here are a few of the top companies that offer matching gift programs:
The Home Depot will match up to $1,000 per employee for each organization they donate to, with a maximum of $3,000 per employee.
The Walt Disney Company matches donations to most nonprofits made by full-time and part-time employees, though retirees are not eligible. The company will match up to $25,000 at a ratio of 1:1. The Walt Disney Company offers volunteer grants to its employees for a minimum of 10 hours of volunteering, depending on the number of hours they contribute. The maximum match amount is $2,000, with additional grants available up to $2,500.
Microsoft matches up to $15,000 at a 1:1 ratio. Full-time and part-time employees can submit requests for a match at any point during the last 12 months.
If you’d like to learn more about companies that we recognize as having the world’s best matching gift programs, check out these links: