Corporate Matching Gifts

Did you know that over 65 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer employee Matching Gift programs and 40 percent offer Volunteer Grant programs? While there is no general standard for employee giving programs, companies typically offer a variety of options for employee giving to a favorite charity.

The Matching Gift program offered by many corporations will match the employee’s charitable gift in a variety of ratios. Or, a corporation might offer its employees the option of Volunteer Grants, where a donation is made to the employee’s charity of choice based on their volunteer service hours. There are several other philanthropic options offered in the corporate world to employees, but the afore-mentioned seem to be the most prevalent.

A corporate match would double a gift by those making a financial donation to Saint Louis Effort for AIDS.  And, for those who are actively volunteering with EFA, consider requesting a Volunteer Grant from your employer. Lastly, if you are retired, many corporations include their retirees in the Matching Gift and/or Volunteer Grant programs as well. Check with your Human Resources Department for Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant guidelines.

It’s clear that creating or expanding an employee matching gift program is one of the most effective ways for a company to allocate its corporate philanthropy dollars. If your corporation doesn’t have an employee philanthropic program, perhaps you might suggest one. And, be sure to request that Saint Louis Effort for AIDS be placed on existing gift program lists. To make it easier, here’s a list of St. Louis and vicinity corporations that have an employee philanthropic gift program. On behalf of all of the clients affected by HIV/AIDS, we thank you for your continued generosity.

If your company has a Matching Gift or Volunteer Grant program and is not listed, please call the office at (314) 645-6451 so that we may add it to the list. 

Matching Gift Companies     

Alias Emerson Koch Development Company Regions Financial Corporation
Aetna Foundation, Inc. Energizer Kraft Foods Foundation Rockwell International Corporation
AIG Equifax Lincoln Financial Group SAP
AON Foundation Exxon Corporation Macy's Foundation Sara Lee Foundation
AT&T Foundation FM Global Foundation MasterCard Schneider Electric/Square D Foundation
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Follett Corporation McDonald's Charles Schwab
Bank of America  Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Merck Partnership for Giving Scottrade, Inc.
Bituminous Insurance Companies Aurthur J. Gallagher Foundation Merrill Lynch Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
The Boeing Company Gannett Foundation Microsoft TALX Corporation
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. Genetech Monsanto Reuters America, Inc.
Bunge North American Foundation GlassHouse Technologies, Inc. Norfolk Southern Foundation Tripos, Inc.
CA, Inc. GlaxoSmithKline Novus International, Inc. U.S. Bancorp
Chubb & Son GMAC Financial Services Oracle Corporation UBS Foundation
CAN Grainger Peabody Energy Union Pacific
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Henry Crown & Company PBC Foudnation Verizon Foundation
Cooper Industries Home Depot Pfizer Foundation Western Union Foundation
Covidien IBM Corporation PNC Foundation  
Eli Lilly and Company Illinois Tool Works Foundation PPG Industries Foundation  
Elsevier Johnson & Johnson Prudential Financial Foundation