At Double the Donation, we help nonprofits across the country increase their revenue through corporate matching gifts and volunteer grants. Through these programs, employers match the financial donations (or, provide a financial donation corresponding to volunteer hours) given by their employees to qualifying nonprofit organizations.
We’ve found that the best place to start is by discovering the top companies in your area offering these corporate philanthropy programs. After receiving several calls from the Detroit area we decided to write an article on a few of the big corporations in Michigan willing to match donations made by their employees.
We’re going to examine corporate philanthropy, in general, for Detroit before going into further detail on the following companies:
- Ally Financial
- Eaton Corporation
- DTE Energy
- Fifth Third Bank
This list is by no means comprehensive when it comes to all of the companies offering match programs in Michigan, and you should consider supplementing it with your own outside research. If you do, consider using a dedicated matching gift tool to supplement your search.
The Best Way to Discover Matching Gift Programs
Whether you’re just beginning to solicit matching gifts or you already have procedures in place, a dedicated matching gift tool is a valuable resource. These tools can not only help you discover matching gift opportunities but also educate donors on submitting a match request in the process.
There are two leading matching gift software that serve the needs of nonprofits large and small:
- Double the Donation’s Premium Plan: Embed this comprehensive matching gift database directly on your website or matching gift page to allow donors to quickly and easily search their own match eligibility. The perfect solution for smaller nonprofits looking to begin soliciting matching gifts, this software will also point eligible donors in the right direction to begin the request process.
- 360MatchPro: This matching gift automation platform is perfect for larger nonprofits looking to grow their already-existing solicitation processes. By automatically searching for a donor’s eligibility upon donation, and sending marketing communications once eligibility is established, this software decreases the workload for nonprofits receiving matched gifts.
If either of these solutions seems like a good fit for your organization, visit Double the Donation to sign up for a 14-day free trial. Now, continue reading for a look at corporate philanthropy in Detroit.
Detroit Matching Donations List
Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and, as such, is the financial and cultural center of the state.
The city has long been known as the nation’s leader in the automotive industry. Even after the financial downturn of many automotive staples, many strong companies with philanthropic roots remain tied to the city.
Ally Financial Inc. will match donations between $1 and $250. Ally is unique in that it matches donations as low as one dollar. If you have a large number of donors making smaller donations, a matching program like Ally’s could make a significant difference.
Eaton will match donations to many nonprofits, including arts and civic organizations and educational institutions. The company will double donations made by employees that are up to $5,000.
DTE will match up to $5,000 per employee, with the minimum gift matched at $25. DTE Energy also has a generous volunteer grant program.
Fifth Third Bank
Both full and part-time employees of Fifth Third Bancorp are elligible to take part in the matching gift program. Bancorp will match gifts between $25 and $1500.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has one of the more generous matching gift programs in Detroit. They will match gifts up to $10,000 per employee each year. They will match donations made to higher education.
Just as Detroit offers many opportunities to increase your revenue through matching gifts, other cities across North America do as well. Check out the following list of top companies offering these programs, and consider using a matching gift tool to do further research for yourself: