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Volunteer Grant

Employee Matching Gifts and Corporate Volunteer Grants

Please check with your employer to see if they offer grants for your volunteer hours or match donations you make to Riojas!

Some Companies with Volunteer Grant Programs

Campbell Soup Company

Campbell’s provides nonprofits with grants of $500 after employees volunteer and log 25 hours of volunteer work (works out to $20 an hour). Campbell’s volunteer grant program excels not only because of the high hourly rate but also because employees can apply for multiple volunteer grants throughout the year.

Levi Strauss

Levi Strauss also provides volunteer grants equal to $20 per volunteer hour. Employees must volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours before they can request a volunteer grant. Levi Strauss offers one of the highest maximums with the grants topping out at $2,400 per employee


Macy’s provides volunteer grants to educational institutions. Through its “Earnings for Learnings" program, the company provides a $250 grant to schools where employees volunteer for at least 15 hours.


Through Chevron’s “Grant for Good" program, the company provides grants as a way to fund organizations where employees regularly volunteer.  Once employees volunteer for 20 hours with a nonprofit, the organization receives a $500 grant. One unique aspect of Chevron’s program is that both employees and retirees are eligible for the program and can apply for two grants a year.

Wells Fargo & Company
Corporate giving program highlight: Wells Fargo matches, dollar-for-dollar, employees’ donations to accredited public or private educational institutions and educational foundations. For more information about Wells Fargo & Company’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs click here.

ExxonMobil Corporation
Many of ExxonMobil’s corporate giving programs are not only open to current employees but also to spouses, retirees, and surviving spouses. For more information about ExxonMobil Corporation’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs click here.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Teams of three or more employees or retirees who volunteer together are eligible for team volunteer grants based on the combined volunteer hours.  For more information about JPMorgan Chase & Co’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs click here.

Bank of America
Current employees and spouses can request up to $5,000 in matching donations per year. For more information about Bank of America’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs click here.

Johnson & Johnson
J&J donates $2 for every $1 current employees donate to eligible nonprofits.  For more information about Johnson & Johnson’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs click here.

General Electric
General Electric created the world’s first matching gift program and matches employee donations up to $50,000 per year. For more information about General Electric’s matching gift and volunteer grant programs click here.

If you do not see your employer in this list, please ask them if they participate in the volunteer grant programs or employee matching gift programs.

Team Volunteer Grant Programs


Through Advanced Micro Devices’ Grant Incentives for Volunteer Efforts (GIVE), the company provides grants of $15 per hour volunteered when individual employees volunteer with a nonprofit.  To make AMD’s volunteer incentive program even better, the company provides grants when groups of employees volunteer together. Through AMD’s Team Development Grants, when teams of five or more employees volunteer together for at least 10 total hours (2 hours each), the school / organization is eligible for a $500 grant. Learn more about AMD’s volunteer grant programs.


Through The CarMax Foundation, an Associate can make a team-building event more impactful. When groups of employees volunteer together they’re able to earn a grant from The CarMax Foundation for the nonprofit they’re volunteering with. Volunteer Team Building Grant amounts are:

·          $500 for eligible donation drives (excludes blood drives) or when five-24 Associates volunteer (see below for runs and walks)

·          $1,000 when five or more Associates participate in a run or walk benefiting an eligible non-profit

·          $1,000 when 25 or more Associates volunteer

Even better is that most of the above grants are doubled for activities taking place in June in celebration of CarMax Cares Month.  Learn more about CarMax’s volunteer grant programs.


IBM offers both individual and team volunteer grants. When IBM employees and retirees volunteer individually they are eligible for up to $3,500 in technology grants or $1,000 in cash awards a year for organizations where they regularly volunteer. Employees must volunteer for a minimum of 8 hours a month for five months. Groups of IBMers or retirees who volunteer together may request up to $7,500 in IBM equipment grants for eligible schools and not-for-profit organizations. Learn more about IBM’s volunteer grant programs. 

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy offers multiple types of employee giving programs. Through Xcel Energy’s individual volunteer grant program, the company provides grants worth $10 per hour volunteered when an employee volunteers with a nonprofit. The company also matches up to $2000 of employee donations to a wide range of nonprofits. Through Xcel Energy’s team volunteer grant program, when teams of six or more employees participate in a community volunteer project, Excel Energy will donate $500 to the associated nonprofit. Learn more about Xcel Energy’s volunteer grant programs.


When a minimum of five Kohl’s Associates from one location volunteer at least three consecutive hours of their time with a qualifying organization, the nonprofit is given a $500 grant. Learn more about Kohl’s team grants.


Verizon provides individual volunteer grants worth $750 when an employee volunteers for 50 hours and matches donations up to $5,000 per employee per year. But perhaps the greatest award comes through Verizon’s team program, where teams of 10 or more Verizon employees who collectively raise funds for a nonprofit or school can have their funds matched up to $10,000 per team and event. Learn more about Verizon’s volunteer grant programs.


Walmart provides $250 for each individual in their volunteer grant program who volunteers at least 25 hours and allows up to four individual grant requests per year. When five or more associates volunteer at least an accumulated 25 hours, Walmart will grant the team $500. Also, Walmart associates from any department or any facility can volunteer together as a team. Walmart will grant up to $5,000 if associates make a team of 50 volunteers, and each department or facility may submit up to four team grant requests per year.  Learn more about Walmart’s volunteer grant programs.


Westar Energy

Through Westar Energy’s Spirit of Giving Program, the company matches donations, offers grants when individuals volunteer, provides additional matches when an employee serves on a nonprofit board, and provides grants when teams of employees volunteer together. As part of the Department Team Building Service Match the company will donate $1,000 to an organization where five or more employees conduct an external team building service project for a minimum of one half of a day.  Learn more about Westar Energy’s employee giving programs.


If you do not see your employer in this list, please ask them if they participate in the volunteer grant programs or employee matching gift programs.

Questions? Call Dria Davis at 512-594-4110 or email

Download the Volunteer Grant Flyer here.