Small or large corporate giving programs account for billions of dollars in donations each year.
When employees donate money, services, or products to nonprofits, corporations either match or support these donations, and commonly do so monetarily. Companies also match through time, expertise, equipment, and other means.
Nearly every business donates to nonprofits in some form or fashion.
One of the most common methods for companies to donate to nonprofit organizations is through employee matching gift programs. These are charitable donation programs through which companies match donations made by employees to nonprofits.
With 65% of Fortune 500 companies, as well as many smaller companies, offering these programs, matching gifts represent an important source of funding for nonprofits.
Team Veteran DOES NOT ask for or accept donations. We are NOT a fundraising charity or program. We do NOT use ‘other people’s money’ [OPM] to create donations.
Just like Team Veteran, that donates a large portion of our profits, here are examples of for-profit companies that donate or support Veterans/First Responders or Veteran charities through their corporate profits. These companies do not just make one-time donations from their earnings, they continuously do it:
- Heroes Vodka [Veteran-Owned Business] – first few years gave 10%+ of all profits to help Veterans – “A percent of every purchase goes to AMVETS to develop community assistance programs for American veterans, active duty military, and their families.” – USA Love List
- Home Depot – 10% discount to Veterans
- Lowe’s – 10% discount to Veterans
- Tropicin – 30% discount to Veterans
- American Built Clothing [Veteran-Owned Business] – “With every purchase, you’re directly supporting our country’s Veterans.” – USA Love List
- Broken Gear [Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business] – “A percentage of every BrokenGear Bag sale goes to help provide gym equipment, membership, and support to disabled athletes.” – USA Love List
- Tape-O Corporation – “Tape-O donates rolls of it’s pet wraps to every Pets for Vets chapter.” – USA Love List
- Goldman Sachs – “Giving as a percentage of pre-tax profit: 2.3%” – including Military Veterans