As the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. has a large variety of non-profits and corporate offices. Consequently, there are numerous opportunities for non-profits to take advantage of matching gift programs and volunteer grants.
Statistics on DC Matching Gift Companies
From a non-profit’s standpoint, DC is one of the best cities to headquarter. The presence of the Federal government allows for major funding opportunities for a variety of organizations.
- There are over 4,100 non-profits in the DC area, a number that continues to grow each year
- According to National Center for Charitable Statistics, non-profits in the metropolitan area bring in over fifteen billion dollars annually from private donations and government grants
Companies in DC with Matching Gift Programs
There are a number of Fortune 500 companies with offices in the District that offer matching gift programs.
Fannie Mae, the financial services company, is one of the largest employers in the District that offers a matching gift program. They provide up to $2,500 in matching gift funds for all non-profits for part-time employees, full-time employees, and spouses.
Additionally, they provide volunteer grants up to $500 for 100 hours of volunteer service, which sets it apart from other corporations.
Verizon is another large company in the DC area. They offer a matching gift program that provides up to $5,000 for any education-related non-profit and up to $1,000 for other types of non-profits. The matching gift program is available to all current and former employees.
Verizon also offers volunteer grants of up to $750 for employees who volunteer for a total of 50 hours.
Booz Allen Hamilton Consulting
Booz Allen is another company headquartered in DC. They do not donate matching funds like similar companies in the area, but instead give larger volunteer grants when Booz Allen Hamilton employees volunteer. For 40 hours of employee volunteerism they will give $500, and for 80 hours of volunteer service a nonprofit can receive $1,000.
Graham Holdings Company (Washington Post/Kaplan)
Graham Holdings Company supports wide variety of charitable organizations, specifically organizations related to:
- Civic and Community Services
- Health and Human Services
- Culture and Art
Graham Holdings has a matching gift program in place, which will match a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $2,000 per employee per year. The company matches at a 1:1 ratio for nonprofits and a 2:1 ratio for educational institutions and organizations where employees are regular volunteers.
GEICO, one of the largest companies located in the Washington, DC region, has a matching gift program in which the company will match a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $500 per employee per year at a 1:1 ratio. The company will match up to $5,000 per employee per year at a 2:1 ratio when they donate to educational institutions.
Additional DC Matching Gift Companies
These are only a handful of the companies within the DC area that offer matching gift grants. There are many more to choose from with different matching gift and volunteer grant opportunities. So please, share this with your offices and coworkers to achieve the most amount of money for your non-profit of choice or take a tour of Double the Donation’s matching gift and volunteer grant service!