Does your employer have a volunteer-grants or matching-gifts program?

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Are you employed at Walmart? Target? CarMax? Allstate? These are just a few companies that provide volunteer grants to the organizations that their employees volunteer at.

Did you retire from Bank of America? Bank of America provides volunteer grants for current and retired employees.

Volunteer-grant programs, also known as "dollars for doers" programs, are charitable-giving programs set up by corporations in which the company provides a monetary donation to eligible nonprofits as a way to recognize employees who volunteer.

Corporate matching-gift programs are charitable-giving programs created by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofits. Employees can double the impact of their donations by utilizing the existing matching-gift programs that are in place.

How do you find out if your employer offers volunteer grants or has a matching gift program? This information can generally be found in your employee handbook or you can ask your human resources department.

Many employees are unaware that their employer provides volunteer grants or has an employee matching gift program. A few companies providing volunteer grants and matching gifts are State Farm Insurance, Verizon Wireless, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Starbucks, GAP, Old Navy, Pepsi, DirecTV and Best Buy. For an extensive list, click here.

To schedule your volunteer time or more information, please contact Tanya Phillips, our volunteer manager at (239) 334-7007 extension 141 or email her at

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