Nonprofits and Matching Gift Programs
Double the Donation has received several requests asking about matching gift programs in Minneapolis. To clear up some of the confusion we created this post highlighting some of the top companies in the area that currently offer these programs. Matching gifts can increase nonprofit fundraising without asking donors to contribute more of their own funds.
List of Companies in Minneapolis with Matching Gifts
The city of Lakes just so happens to be the largest city in the state of Minnesota. 5 Fortune 500 companies are based out of the city and several foreign corporations are starting to place offices in Minneapolis. The area has an estimated GDP of around 200 billion dollars. Many of the companies with a presence in the city also offer matching gift or volunteer grant programs.
If a nonprofit has donors working for any of these companies their donations could be doubled. Check out this list of some of the companies in Minneapolis with the best matching gift programs.
Hormel Foods will match up to $15,000 a year donated to a school. They will also match up $1,000 a year per employee. Employees can donated upwards of $10,000 a year to colleges and universities and have the gift matched 1:1
Read more about Hormel’s education matching gift program.
General Mills, another food industry giant, also offers matching gifts. General Mills will match gifts made up to $5,000 per employee. See if your organization is eligible.
Read more about the General Mills matching gift program.
U.S. Bancorp will match up to $3,000 annually. The company also has a volunteer grant program that will pay nonprofits $5 per hour an employee spends volunteering for their organization.
Read more about the U.S. Bancorp matching gift program.
Through The Graco Foundation the company provides donations to nonprofits which Graco employees support.
Each year through the Employee Giving Campaign, every contribution made by Graco employees to eligible nonprofit organizations is matched $1 for $1 by the Foundation.
Graco also offers a Dollars for Doers Program where the Foundation donates $1,000 to any eligible nonprofit organization where an employee has volunteered 50 hours or more. And the best part is that time that a spouse or dependent of a Graco employee volunteers counts toward the 50 hours.
Read more about Graco’s matching gift and dollar for doers programs.