Matching Gifts and Volunteer Grants

Here at the Greater Los Angeles Area Council we're dedicated to serving the youth of our communities through our many programs. An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs.  Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax deductible component of your membership) to our organization.  If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. 

What are volunteer grant programs?

Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs created to encourage volunteerism in communities where employees live and work. Through these programs, companies provide monetary grants to organizations where employees volunteer on a regular basis.

How are these volunteer grant programs structured?

Companies either provide a set monetary donation for every hour an employee volunteers or provide grants once employees reach certain thresholds.

How many employers provide volunteer grants?

Volunteer grant programs are a fairly common program especially at medium to large companies. For instance, 40% of Fortune 500 companies offer volunteer grant programs. While not as high as the 65% of Fortune 500 companies with matching gift programs, they're still very prevalent.

What are corporate matching gift programs?

Matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.