Corporate Matching Funds

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Each year, we receive thousands of dollars in additional donations to purchase building materials for tiny homes simply because donors like you take the time to direct their company’s corporate matching funds to Sound Foundations NW, EIN 85-3697725 – and it’s often as simple as filling out an online form. Thank You!

What are Corporate Matching Gifts and Corporate Volunteer Grants?

Corporate Matching Gifts are a type of philanthropy in which companies financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations, like Sound Foundations NW. Donations are most typically matched at 1:1, but higher or lower ratios might be offered, too. Companies of all sizes start matching gift programs because it’s an easy way for them to support their communities and the causes that matter to their employees.

According to statistics, corporations give approximately $2B-$3B to nonprofits annually through their matching gift programs, yet an estimated $4B-$7B in available corporate matching funds goes unclaimed/ unused every year.

volunteers building tiny homes for the homeless at sound foundations nw in seatle

Corporate Volunteer Grants are dollars that companies donate to a nonprofit in recognition of their employees’ time spent volunteering there. Companies like Microsoft pay as high as $25/hr., so you can see how a small group of ten employees, volunteering for a six hour shift, could make a big difference: 10 x 6 x $25 = $1500!

Did you know?

Roughly 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs and 40% offer volunteer grant programs? And that over 26 million people work for companies that offer matching gift programs? Maybe you do, too!


List of Companies Offering Corporate Matching Gift Programs

This isn’t a complete list, just a sample of companies in the U.S., and in the Seattle area, that offer some kind of corporate matching program. If you work for a company that offers corporate matching benefits and that’s not on this list, please shoot us an email and let us know!

  • Soros Fund Mgmnt
  • Starbucks
  • T-Mobile
  • Tableau
  • Target – not matching funds, but does provide employee-recommended grants
  • Trident Seafoods
  • Univ. of WA – uses public funds so unable to match employee gifts
  • UPS – no matching funds, but volunteer grants available
  • Zillow

Thousands of companies offer donation matching, and volunteer matching, funds as employee benefits. Check with your firm’s benefits manager or HR department to see if yours does and how to donate those funds, and please consider directing those benefits to Sound Foundations NW! Our EIN number is 85-3697725. With the help of generous corporate and private donors like you, Homelessness Is Solvable, Thank You!

Questions? Please email devel.sfnw@gmail.com.