Does Your Employer Match Donations?

Employee Match Programs

Make the most out of your employer's match program. Every donation--regardless of size--has the power to make a difference. Charities and Non-profits would likely agree. But what if there was a way to make your donation go even further? Employee match programs may be your answer.  

What Are Employee Match Programs?  

Employee match programs are a benefit that companies offer to encourage and reward giving among their staff. Think of this as free money you are empowered to employ on behalf of your community and the world. Most companies will match an employee’s gift to a charity/non-profit one-to-one, but others match gifts two-
to-one, and some even match donations three-to-one! This means that your gift to a charity/non-profit can be worth two to four times as much as you donate. 

Not sure if your employer or a potential employer offers a charitable match? First, check to see if your employer is on WSC’s list of companies that match funds below. If you see your company listed, begin the matching fund process to double your gift to WSC.

If you don’t see your employer on our list, don’t give up yet. See if your employer will match your donation West Shore Chorale! Contact your company’s Human Resource department to inquire. If the response is positive, begin the process for an employee matched fund for your gift to WSC.

Be sure to share your matched fund employer with WSC so we can update our match fund company list, too. Thanks.

Taking Advantage of Your Employee Match  

Employee match programs require a small amount of effort to engage, but the work will pay off for the charities nonprofits you choose to support. Here is how you can make the most of your employee match program. 

  1. Step one: Learn the rules. Some companies have a preferred list of charities/non-profits they partner with, while others match gifts to any charity/non-profit an employee may support. The match likely has an annual limit. If you don’t know how your company’s match program works, contact your Human Resources
    department today! Don't forget to ask if they allow employees to volunteer their time with local charities/non-profits. Some companies offer paid time off to staff when they volunteer with an organization in their community.
  2. Step two: Make your donation. Within the guidelines your company provides, select the charity/non-profit, in this case, WSC. Be sure to keep proof of your gift, or volunteer time, which may require providing contact information for a receipt, or a cancelled check.
  3. Step three: Dot the i's and cross the t's. Typically, companies only need a receipt as proof of contribution and a single form requesting that they match the donation. Provide these (and any other required materials) promptly to the appropriate personnel at your company, likely the Human Resources department or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team. Confirm that the match was made. Most companies wish to have their match gifts recognized publicly by the charity/non-profit recipient. West Shore Chorale will recognize all donors in our annual music season program that comes available just before our December Holiday Concert.

Don’t leave money for social good on the table! Take advantage of your employee match program this year and every year.

Known Matching Fund Companies

  • Air Products and Chemicals Allentown, PA
  • AK Steel Corporation West Chester, OH
  • America’s Charities Chantilly, VA (software vendor)
  • American Electric Power Company, Inc. Columbus, OH
  • American Express New York NY
  • American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation
  • American Fleet Services Independence, OH
  • American Greetings Corporation Cleveland, OH
  • Ameriprise Financial Minneapolis, MN
  • Andersons Inc., The Maumee, OH
  • Apple Cupertino, CA
  • AT&T Dallas, TX
  • Avon New York, NY; London, UK
  • Benevity (software vendor)
  • Big Lots, Inc. Columbus, OH
  • Block Communications, Inc. Toledo, OH
  • Boeing Arlington, VA
  • BP (British Petroleum) London, UK; Houston, TX
  • Bright Funds (software vendor)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Princeton, NJ
  • Capital Group Los Angeles, CA
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. Dublin, OH
  • CarMax Richmond, VA
  • Charityvest Atlanta, GA (software vendor)
  • Charles Schwab Foundation
  • Checkr San Francisco, CA
  • Chemed Corporation Cincinnati, OH
  • Chevron San Ramon, CA
  • Choice Hotels North Bethesda, MD
  • Cincinnati Bell Inc. Cincinnati, OH
  • Cincinnati Bengals, Inc. Cincinnati, OH
  • Cincinnati Reds LLC , The Cincinnati, OH
  • Cintas Corporation Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland Browns Football Company LLC Berea, OH
  • Cleveland Guardians Baseball Company Limited Partnership
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Cleveland, OH
  • Clorox Services Company Oakland, CA
  • Coca-Cola Company Atlanta, GA
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc. Columbus, OH
  • Columbus Blue Jackets , The Columbus, OH
  • Columbus Crew Columbus, OH.
  • CyberGrants Andover, MA (software vendor)
  • Dana Incorporated Maumee, OH
  • Davey Tree Expert Company, The Kent, OH
  • Deloitte Waterfall City, South Africa/Birmingham, AL
  • Discount Drug Mart Inc. Medina, OH
  • Disney Burbank, CA
  • Dispatch Printing Company, The Columbus, OH
  • Dominion Energy Foundation Matching Gifts Program Richmond, VA
  • Donatos Pizzeria LLC Columbus, OH
  • DPL Inc. Dayton, OH
  • E.W. Scripps Company, The Cincinnati, OH
  • Eaton Corporation Beachwood, OH
  • ExxonMobil Irving, TX
  • Fidelity Investments Matching Gifts Boston, MA
  • FirstEnergy Corp. Akron, OH
  • FM Global Johnston, RI
  • Gap Corporation San Francisco, CA
  • Gartner Stamford, CN
  • Gene B. Glick Company Indianapolis, IN
  • General Electric Cleveland, OH
  • Gingko Bioworks Boston, MA
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, The Akron, OH
  • Google Mountain View, CA
  • HCR Manor Care, Inc. Toledo, OH
  • Hewlett-Packard HP Palo Alto, CA
  • Home Depot Atlanta, GA
  • Home Savings Bank Youngstown, OH
  • Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Marysville, OH
  • Howard Hanna Pittsburg, PA
  • Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Columbus, OH
  • Hyland Westlake, OH
  • IBM Glenview, IL
  • Invacare Corporation Elyria, OH
  • J.M. Smucker LLC Orrville, OH
  • Jo-Ann Stores, LLC Hudson, OH
  • Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick, NJ
  • Jones Day Limited Partnership Cleveland, OH
  • Key Bank Community and Employee Matching Gift Program Cleveland, OH
  • Kia Irvine, CA
  • Kroger Co., The Cincinnati, OH
  • Kurtz Brothers Supply, Inc. Independence, OH
  • Kurtz Foundation Independence, OH
  • L Brands Inc. Columbus, OH
  • LensCrafters, Inc. Mason, OH
  • LexisNexis Group Miamisburg, OH
  • Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. Cleveland, OH
  • Lubrizol Corporation, The Wickliffe, OH
  • Macy's, Inc. Cincinnati, OH
  • Makino Inc. Mason, OH
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation Findlay, OH
  • MBIA, Inc. Purchase, NY
  • Medical Mutual Of Ohio Cleveland, OH
  • Merck CompanyFoundation Matching Funds Program
  • Rahway, NJ
  • Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Redmond, WA
  • Millie Boston, MA (software vendor)
  • Motorists Insurance Group, The Columbus, OH
  • N V I D I A Santa Clara, CA
  • Nations Lending Independence, OH
  • National Life Insurance Montpelier, VT
  • National Machinery LLC Tiffin, OH
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Columbus, OH
  • Nordson Corporation Westlake, OH
  • Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, The Fairfield, OH
  • Ohio National Financial Services Montgomery, OH
  • Omnicare, Inc. Cincinnati, OH
  • OMNOVA Solutions Inc. Beachwood, OH
  • Owens Corning Toledo, OH
  • P N C Foundation Matching Gift Program Pittsburg, PA
  • P P G Industries Pittsburg, PA
  • PepsiCo Harrison, NY
  • Pfizer New York, NY
  • POINT (software vendor)
  • Preformed Line Products Company Cleveland, OH
  • Progressive Insurance Foundation Mayfield Village, OH
  • Raytheon Technologies RTX Arlington, VA
  • Reynolds and Reynolds Company, The Dayton, OH
  • Ross Environmental Services, Inc. Elyria, OH
  • Salesforce San Franciso, CA
  • Sanofi Paris, France (multinational co.
  • Selflessly Indianapolis, IN (software vendor)
  • Sentry Insurance Foundation
  • Sherwin Williams Company The, Cleveland, OH
  • SmartSimple Toronto, Ont. CAN (software vendor)
  • Soros Fund Management New York, NY
  • Space Comfort Company Cleveland, OH
  • Speedway SuperAmerica LLC Springfield, OH
  • Stanley Black & Decker New Britain, CN
  • Starbucks Seattle , WA
  • Timken Company, The North Canton, OH
  • Total Quality Logistics TQL Union Towhship, OH
  • TSR Inc. Lake Geneva, WI
  • U S Foods Rosemont, IL
  • Verizon New York, NY
  • VISA, Inc. San Francisco, CA
  • Wendy’s Company, The Dublin, OH
  • Western & Southern Financial Group Cincinnati, OH
  • Worthington Industries, Inc. Worthington, OH
  • YourCause Charleston, SC (software vendor)