To maximize your time, effort, and and contributions please consider exploring whether your employer offers Corporate Giving Programs such as a Corporate Matching Gift Program or Volunteer Grant Program!
Employers with a Corporate Matching Gift Program financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations. When an employee makes a donation, they’ll request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own donation. Employers often have their own matching eligibility guidelines, processes, and policies. 65% of Fortune 500 companies have a Corporate Matching Gift Program.
Some examples of companies that match employee donations are BP British Petroleum, General Electric, Soros Fund Management, Gap Corporation, ExxonMobil, State Streets Corporation, Carmax, Boeing, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, and many more.
Employers with a Volunteer Grant Program, encourage employee volunteerism with organizations they care about by providing monetary grants to organizations where employees regularly volunteer. Employers often have their own Volunteer Grant Program eligibility guidelines, processes, and policies. If you are eligible for a volunteer grant through your company, you can submit what is often a volunteer grant application to them and the company will then process the application and make a monetary donation to the nonprofit you volunteered with.
Some examples of companies that make monetary donations to organizations that employees volunteer with are Apple, The Walt Disney Corporation, Microsoft, Google, Verizon, Dell, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Pfizer Inc., CVS Health, Dominion Energy, Merck, Amgen, ExxonMobil, Aetna, Coinstar, Verizon, ConocoPhillips, Microsoft, Dell, Realnetworks, Allstate, and many more.
If you are eligible for a workplace Corporate Matching Gift Program or Volunteer Grant Program or need help determining whether you are, do not hesitate to reach out to Gina Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Communications and Development at Beat the Streets National. We can help you figure out the process and/or confirm your donations and/or volunteer time to maximize your support through your employer’s contribution!