Some companies just get it. They understand that nonprofits are out there fighting to make the world a better place, so they institute corporate giving programs that provide more funds, in more ways, to more organizations.
Two popular ways that companies donate to nonprofits are:
- Matching gift programs – Corporations match employee donations to eligible nonprofits, thus doubling or tripling donations.
- Volunteer grant programs – Businesses award money to nonprofits in exchange for employee efforts at those nonprofits.
Like Tom Brady with a football, some companies make corporate giving look easy, and they accomplish great feats as if doing so is simply in their nature. Below are five companies that deserve an MVP trophy for corporate philanthropy.