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Margo Steines | Jan 23, 2024

Companies that match employee donations invest in organizations and causes that matter most to their workforce. This kind of employee benefit gives businesses a chance to put money into the communities that both their workers and customers belong to, demonstrating a commitment to social responsibility. A donation matching program can also encourage employees to get active in their local communities. Some companies even pledge additional donations based on employees’ volunteer hours. Here’s an overview of a few businesses that match donations to nonprofits, disaster relief efforts, schools and other groups.

Companies That Match Donations

  • ZS
  • Edmunds
  • Toast
  • GE
  • General Mills
  • Dell Technologies
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Visa

 

Companies That Match Donations

Founded: 1983

Headquarters: Evanston, Illinois

The management consulting firm ZS offers strategy services and software products to clients across industries, with a deep expertise in healthcare operations. The company runs a global donation match program, which matches both employee’s monetary donations and volunteer time up to $2,000 annually. In its first six months, the program raised approximately $600,000 in charitable funds.

 

Founded: 1966

Headquarters: Santa Monica, California

Edmunds publishes comprehensive information online about consumer vehicles, as well as new and used vehicle sales listings and test-based reviews. Edmunds also offers free appraisals and calculators to help shoppers assess value. In partnership with Edmunds’ parent company CarMax, employees have access to a program that matches their annual qualifying charitable donations up to $5,000.

 

Founded: 2011

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

Toast gives restaurants, food trucks, bakeries and other food and drink establishments the tools and support to streamline their ordering, food prep, tableside service, delivery, payment, payroll, employee scheduling and marketing processes. It uses Benevity’s social impact software solutions to facilitate employee giving and volunteer service. Toast matches employees’ yearly donations up to $1,000, and the company’s philanthropic branch has been recognized in Benevity’s Corporate Goodness Awards for the positive impact of its giving.

 

Founded: 1892

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

Energy company GE’s gift matching program started back in the 1950s. Today, the GE Foundation matches employees’ personal donations of up to $5,000 per year to charitable organizations, schools and public or nonprofit colleges and universities, according to the foundation’s guidelines. Since its start, the GE Foundation Matching Gifts program has resulted in more than $1.5 billion in gifts matched.

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Founded: 1928

Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota

General Mills is a food company with a long history of producing popular brands like Betty Crocker, Cheerios and Pillsbury. The company matches each employee’s donation up to $1,000 annually to nonprofit organizations. During the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 600 charities received employee donations that were matched by General Mills, with a combined total of $700,000 in giving, according to the company’s website.

 

Founded: 1984

Headquarters: Round Rock, Texas

Dell brings its customers IT and computer hardware solutions. Each year, Dell’s employees can make charitable donations to a vetted nonprofit with Dell matching up to $10,000. The company’s website said employees who volunteer at least 10 hours are also given a $150 voucher to make an additional donation to a charity vetted by Dell.

 

Founded: 1928

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

Motorola Solutions develops communications and security technology for industries like law enforcement, oil and gas, manufacturing and healthcare. The Motorola Solutions Foundation encourages employees to volunteer and give to charitable organizations through the Motorola Matches program. Employee donations starting at a minimum of $50 all the way up to $7,500 annually are matched by Motorola. For every 10 hours an employee volunteers, $100 is donated to a charitable organization, capped at $1,000 a year, according to the Motorola Matches info sheet.

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Founded: 1958

Headquarters: Foster City, California

Visa is a financial services company known for providing credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards and gift cards. Under its social impact function, the company has committed to matching up to $10,000 of its employees’ annual donations. Each year Visa employees are also given 16 hours of volunteer time off, and for each hour of service, they’re eligible to receive $10 that can be donated to charity.

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