Volunteers with Benefits

These organizations provide financial support to organizations that their employees volunteer with! 

3M’s Employee Matching Program

3M’s employee matching program is both monetary and volunteer-based. They match gifts employees make to universities, hunger relief, environmental organizations, and thanksgiving-related donations. Employees who give 20 hours of volunteer time per year or retirees who give 25 hours per year make the organization they volunteer with eligible for a $250.00 donation from 3M.

Aetna Healthcare

Aetna has a volunteer investment program that rewards employees and retirees after they volunteer 20 hours with an organization by providing a grant up to $300 to that organization. As an employee, you can also request a matching gift ranging from $24-$5,000 to nonprofits including:

  • Educational institutions
  • Health and Human Services
  • Arts and Cultural organizations
  • Environmental organizations
  • and nearly all other 501(c)(3) nonprofits

Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy’s volunteers with benefits program ask their employees and retirees to track their volunteer hours between July 1 and June 30 of the following year. The employee should submit that record by August 31 and Alliant Energy will give a donation to the organization he or she volunteered with proportional to that employee’s volunteer hours. 50-149 hours of service will result in a $100 grant, 150 to 199 hours will receive $300, and 200 or more hours will earn $400.

Allstate Insurance

Allstate Insurance has a volunteer grant program, "Hand's in the Community," for its employees and agency owners who volunteer for more than 16 hours in a calendar year. Allstate's employees are eligible to receive up to $500 in volunteer grants. 

Bank of America

Bank of America has a program that offers volunteer grants to their employees and retirees who volunteer regularly. The employee will be eligible to receive up to $250 after 50 hours or $500 after 100 hours. Bank of America will also match donations to nearly all nonprofit organizations including:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Health and Human Services
  • Arts and Cultural organizations
  • Civic and Community organizations
  • Environmental organizations
  • and most other 501(c)(3) organizations

Consumer's Energy

Consumer's Energy volunteer grant program supports their employees and retirees who volunteer their time at various organizations with grants from $100 to $500. Either as a team or an individual employee, volunteering up to 45 hours can qualify them to receive the grant. Consumer's Energy will also match donations given to many organizations including higher education institutions, food banks, community foundations and homeless shelters.

Dell, Inc.

Dell, Inc. encourages community engagement by awarding grants to organizations where their associates are involved in volunteering more than 10 hours. The employee can receive an award for up to $150 towards that organization per quarter and up to $600 annually. Dell will also match monetary donations from a minimum of $10 to a maximum of $10,000 for fundraising efforts to nonprofit organizations including:

  • Educational institutions
  • Health and Human Services
  • Arts and Cultural organizations
  • Civic and Community organizations
  • Environmental organizations
  • and nearly all other 501(c)(3) nonprofits

ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil has two types of grant programs for volunteering:

  • Individual Volunteering: Eligibility for an employee or retiree after 20 hours of volunteer work for an award of up to $500 annually to the organization that they work alongside. 
  • Team Volunteering: Eligibility for a team of five or more eligible participants that work up to at least a combined total of 20 hours for an award of up to $500.

ExxonMobil also has a matching program that will match at least $20 up to a maximum of $22,500 depending on the type of organization, either Arts and Cultural Organizations or Educational Institutions. 

JetBlue

JetBlue's Community Connection program is designed to redirect the company's corporate giving according to the individual's passions of their employees. The program rewards and recognizes crewmember dedication to the community by granting organizations of their choice a travel gift for every 25 hours they volunteer.

Starbucks

Starbucks' Partner Match program provides up to $1,000 in donations to match time or money donations of their employees. Any Starbucks employee (partner) can request that their volunteer efforts be supported by Starbucks. $20-$1,500 will be matched to current employees that donate to most nonprofit organizations including:

  • Educational institutions
  • Health and Human Services
  • Arts and Cultural organizations
  • Civic and Community organizations
  • Environmental organizations
  • and nearly all other 501(c)(3) nonprofits

 

Verizon

Verizon has a Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) that rewards current employees for volunteering in their communities by providing grants up to $750 after they have completed 50 hours of work within that organization. The program allows for their employees to request two grants annually as long as they have volunteered 50 hours within each organization. Verizon will also match donations depending on the type of organization. The two type of matching programs offered by Verizon:

  • Individual Matching Grants - Employee donations of up $5,000 to higher education or $1,000 to nearly any other nonprofit.
  • Team Champions Program - Teams of 10 or more Verizon employees that collectively donate to a nonprofit or educational institution will be matched up to $10,000 to that team and/or event.