How Matching Gifts Work:

 

Many companies match donations made by employees to a wide range of nonprofits. Matching donations, or matching gifts, are free money that can as much as double (sometimes even more!) the impact of your donation if your employer has a matching gift program. 


It's easy! How it typically works is:

 

  1. You make a donation to OPACC

  2. You contact your HR department or look up your company's matching gift information to learn how to submit a matching gift request

  3. Your employer makes a donation 

  4. OPACC receives additional funds on top of the original donation

 

Example: You donate $50 + Your employer matches $50 = OPACC receives $100!

 

Here is a list of companies in Canada that currently offer matching gift programs and/or volunteer grant programs:
 

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  • 3M Canada

 

A

  • Abbott Laboratories Ltd.

  • Accenture Inc.

  • ADC Telecommunications

  • Addison Wesley Publishing Co.

  • Adobe Systems Incorporated

  • ADP Canada

  • Advantage Group International Inc.

  • Aetna Canada

  • Agilent Technologies

  • Agrevo Canada Inc.

  • AGT

  • AIM Funds Management Inc.

  • Air Liquide America Corp.

  • Air Products Canada Ltd.

  • Alberta Energy Company Ltd.

  • Albright & Wilson Americas Ltd.

  • Alcan Aluminum Ltd.

  • Alcatel Canada Inc.

  • Alco Standard Corporation

  • Alliance Data

  • Allied Signal Canada Inc.

  • Allstate Canada

  • Ally

  • Ambac Assurance Corp.

  • AMD

  • Amdahl Canada Ltd.

  • American Airlines

  • American Cyanamid Company

  • American Express Canada Inc.

  • American General Corp.

  • American Home Products Corp.

  • American International Group Inc.

  • American Standard Inc.

  • Ameriprise Financial

  • Ameritech

  • Amgen

  • Amoco Canada

  • Amsco Canada

  • Analog Devices Inc.

  • Andarko Petroleum Corporation

  • ARCO Foundation

  • Arkwright (Canada)

  • Armstrong World Industries Inc.

  • Arrow Electronics Inc.

  • Arthur Andersen & Co

  • Asea Brown Boveri Inc.

  • Aspect Global

  • Asten Canada Inc.

  • AT&T

  • Atlas Specialty Steels

  • Aurion Capital Management Inc.

  • Aviva Canada

  • Avon Products Inc.

  • Axel Johnson Inc.

B

  • Bailey

  • Ball Canada Inc.

  • Banana Republic

  • Bank of Montreal: Bank of Montreal (also known as BMO Financial) matches gifts between $100 and $2,000 per employee every year. They match to a variety of institutions ranging from K-12 schools to arts and cultural organizations to environmental groups. BMO also provides grants when employees volunteer regularly.

  • Banker's Trust

  • Barclays Global Investors

  • Barnes Group Inc.

  • Barrett Design Inc.

  • Barton Gillette Company

  • BASF Canada Inc.

  • Battle Mountain Gold

  • Baxter Allegiance

  • Baybanks Inc.

  • Bayer Rubber Inc.

  • BC Telecom

  • BCE Inc./Bell Canada: Bell Canada Enterprises does not offer a matching gift program, but they do have employee volunteer grants. Employees who volunteer throughout the year can earn up to $500 annually for their favorite nonprofits.

  • Beaver Lumber Company Ltd.

  • Beavers Dental Products Limited

  • Bechtel Canada Inc.

  • Becton Dickinson

  • Beloit Corp.

  • Benjamin Moore and Co. Ltd.

  • Best Foods Canada Inc.

  • BetzDearborn

  • B.F. Goodrich Canada Inc.

  • BHP Minerals International Inc.

  • Bimcor Inc.

  • Biogen Inc.

  • Black & Decker Canada Inc.

  • Blake Cassels & Graydon

  • Blount

  • BMO Nesbitt Burns

  • BOC Group

  • Boeing Company

  • Bonneville International

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

  • Boston Consulting Group Inc.

  • Bowater Inc.

  • BP Canada Energy Company

  • Brakelely John Price Jones

  • Brenda Mines Ltd.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Brooklyn Union Gas

  • Brunswick

  • Bunting Warburg Inc.

  • Burlington Resources

C

  • Cabot Corporation

  • Cadence Design Systems

  • Campbell Soup Company Ltd.

  • Can Occidental Petro

  • Canada Steamship Lines

  • Canadian Business for Social Responsibility

  • Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd.

  • Canadian Tire Corporation Limited

  • Canadien National

  • CanUtilities Holdings Ltd.

  • CanWest Global Communications Corp.

  • Capital Group Companies

  • Cardinal Health Group

  • CarMax

  • Carrier Corporation

  • Carter-Wallace Inc.

  • CCL Industries Inc.

  • Celanese Canada Inc.

  • Celestica International Inc.

  • Cenovus

  • Century Companies of America

  • CGC

  • Ch2M Hill

  • Champion International Corp.

  • Charles Schwab

  • Charles Stewart

  • Chase Manhattan Bank

  • CHC Helicopter Corporation

  • Chevron Canada Resources Ltd.

  • Chrysler Canada Ltd.

  • Chubb & Son Inc.

  • Chubb Insurance Company of Canada

  • CIBA-Geigy Canada Ltd.

  • Ciena Canada Inc.

  • Cigna Corporation

  • Cisco Systems

  • CIT Group Inc.

  • Citibank

  • Citigroup

  • Citizens Financial Group

  • Clarica Life Insurance Co.

  • Claridge Investments Limited

  • Cleveland-Cliffs

  • Clopay Corporation

  • Clorox Company

  • CN Canada

  • Coca-Cola Company

  • Coleman Charitable Trust Inc.

  • Comark Inc.

  • Combustion Engineering Canada Inc.

  • Comerica Inc.

  • Commercial Intertech Corporation

  • Commonwealth Insurance

  • Compaq Computer Corporation

  • Computer Associates Canada Ltd.

  • Comstream Canada Inc.

  • Connecticut Bank & Trust Co.

  • Conoco Canada Limited

  • Consolidated Rail Corporation

  • Consumer Programs Inc.

  • Continental Corporation

  • Coopers & Lybrand

  • Corby Distilleries Ltd.

  • Corning Incorporated

  • Costco

  • Covidien

  • Covington & Burling

  • Credit Suisse Canada

  • Creo Inc.

  • CSL Group Inc.

  • CSX Corporation

  • Cuna Mutual Insurance Group

  • CYRO Canada Inc.

  • Cytec Canada

D

  • DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc.

  • Dekalb Genetics Corporation

  • Dell

  • Deluxe Corporation

  • Deutsche Bank of Canada

  • Diageo

  • Digital Equipment of Canada Ltd.

  • Disus Inc.

  • DLJ

  • Dolby

  • Dole Food Company Inc.

  • Dominion

  • Donner Canadian

  • Dow Chemical Canada Inc.

  • Dow Corning Canada

  • Dow Jones & Company Inc.

  • Dresser-Rand Company

  • DSF Group Ltd.

  • Duke Energy

  • Dulworth Management Inc.

  • Dun & Bradstreet Corporation

  • Dundee Bancorp Inc.

  • Dynamic Mutual Funds

E

  • Eaton Corporation

  • eBay

  • Ecodyne Limited

  • EIMCO Process Equipment

  • Electronic Arts Canada

  • Elizabethtown Water Company

  • Emerson Electrical Canada

  • Emico Process Equipment

  • Enbridge

  • EnCana Corporation

  • Entrust Technologies Ltd.

  • Equilon Enterprises LLC

  • Equitable Companies Inc

  • Equiva Services LLC

  • Esso

  • Ethyl Corporation

  • ExxonMobil Resources Ltd.

F

  • Factory Mutual

  • Falconbridge Kidd

  • Fannie Mae

  • Federal-Mogul Corporation

  • Fidelity Investments

  • Fiduciary Trust Company

  • Fisher Scientific Ltd

  • FM Global

  • FMC Corporation

  • Follett Corporation

  • Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd.

  • Four Seasons Hotels Inc.

  • FPL Group Inc.

  • Frank Russell Company

  • Fraser Inc.

  • Freddie Mac

  • Frederick W Cook & Company Inc.

  • Freedom Forum

  • Fuji Bank Ltd.

  • Funderburke & Associates

G

  • Gannett Co., Inc.

  • Gap Stores

  • Gartner Inc.

  • Gary-Williams Company

  • GE Betz

  • Gemini Group

  • General Accident Assurance Co of Canada

  • General Electric Canada Inc.

  • General Mills Canada Inc.

  • General Reinsurance Corporation

  • Genworth

  • Gildan Activewear

  • Gillette Canada Inc.

  • Gilman Paper Company

  • Glaxo SmithKline

  • Glen Falls Cement Co Inc.

  • Glenmede Corporation

  • Globe And Mail

  • GMCR Canada

  • Goldman Sachs & Co.

  • Goldome

  • Goodrich

  • Google

  • Grace Inc.

  • Griffin Canada Inc

  • Grumman Corporation

  • Guarantee Company of North America

  • Gulf Canada Resources Limited

H

  • H&R Block Inc.

  • Hampton & Harper Inc.

  • Harper Collins Publishers Inc.

  • Harris Trust & Savings Bank

  • Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

  • Henry Luce

  • Hercules Canada Inc.

  • Hershey Canada Inc.

  • Hewitt Associates of Canada

  • Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd.

  • Higher Education Publications Inc.

  • H.J. Heinz Company of Canada

  • Hoechst Canada Inc.

  • Home Depot

  • Homestake Mining Company of California

  • Honeywell Canada Ltd.

  • Hong Kong Bank of Canada

  • Hospira Inc.

  • Hostess Frito-Lay

  • Houghton Mifflin Co.

  • HSBC Holdings

  • Huber Corp.

  • Hughes Electronics

  • Humber College

  • Husky Energy

I

  • IBM Canada Inc.

  • ICI Canada Inc.

  • IES Industries Inc.

  • IKON Office Solutions

  • Imax Corporation

  • IMC Global Incorporated

  • IMO Industries Inc.

  • Imperial Oil

  • Imperial Tobacco

  • Inco Limited

  • Industrial Risk Insurers

  • InfoSpace

  • ING Direct

  • Ingersoll-Rand Canada Inc.

  • Intel

  • International Paper

  • Intuit

  • Investors Group

  • ISK Biosciences Corporation

  • Itek Optical Systems

  • ITP Nelson

  • ITT Corporation

  • Ivanhoe Cambridge

J

  • James Maclaren Industries Inc

  • James River Corporation

  • Janssen-Ortho Inc

  • JetForm Corp

  • JK Group

  • J.M. Huber Corporation

  • J.M. Smucker Co.

  • John A. Hartford

  • John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.

  • Johnson & Higgins Ltd.

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • Johnson Controls Ltd.

  • Joseph E Seagram & Sons Ltd.

  • Jostens Canada Ltd.

  • JP Morgan

  • JTI-Macdonald Corp

  • Juniper Networks

K

  • Kearney-National Inc.

  • Kelco Company

  • Kellogg Canada Inc.

  • Kemper National Insurance Companies

  • Kennecott Corporation

  • Kerr-McGee Corporation

  • Ketchum Canada INC

  • Keycorp

  • Kidd Creek Mines Ltd.

  • Kimberly-Clark

  • Kingsbury Corporation

  • KN Energy

  • Kodak Canada Inc.

  • KPMG Canada

  • Kraft Canada Inc.

L

  • Labatt Breweries of Canada

  • Lafarge Canada INC

  • Lanier Worldwide

  • Lanxess

  • Lasalle National Bank

  • LBC Canada

  • Leo Burnett Company Inc.

  • Levi Strauss & Company

  • Lilly

  • Liquidnet

  • Loctite Corporation

  • Logique Discrete Inc.

  • Lombard Canada Ltd.

  • London Life Insurance Co.

  • Lotus Development Corporation

  • Lubrizol

  • Lumenera Corp.

  • LVMH - Selective Distribution Group

M

  • M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. and Associates

  • M/A/R/C Group

  • Mackenzie Financial Corp.

  • MacMillan Bloedel Limited

  • Madison Mutual Insurance Co.

  • Management Compensation Group

  • Manulife

  • Manville Corporation

  • Maritime Life Assurance Co.

  • Mark’s Work Wearhouse Ltd

  • Markel Insurance

  • Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.

  • MasterCard International

  • Mattabi Mines Ltd.

  • Mattel

  • Maxus Energy Corporation

  • MBIA

  • McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada

  • McDonnell Douglas Canada Ltd

  • McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited

  • McKesson Foundation

  • Mediacom

  • Medis Health and Pharmaceutical Services

  • Mellon Bank

  • Mercer Management Consulting

  • Merck

  • Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.

  • Metropolitan Life

  • Metso

  • Microsoft Corporation

  • Mid American Energy Co.

  • Middlesex Mutual Assurance Co.

  • Midwest Resources Inc.

  • Millipore (Canada) Ltd.

  • Mitsui & Co.

  • Mobil Oil Canada Ltd.

  • Mohasco Inc.

  • Molson Companies Ltd.

  • Monsanto Canada Inc.

  • Moody's Corporation

  • Morgan Bank of Canada

  • Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.

  • Morrison-Knudsen Corporation

  • Motiva Enterprises LLC

  • Motorola Canada Limited

  • Mott

  • MTS Systems Corporation

  • Murphy Oil Co. Ltd.

  • Mutual Life Insurance Co.

  • Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.

N

  • Nabisco Ltd.

  • Nacan Products Limited

  • Nalco Chemical Company

  • National Bank of Canada

  • National Gypsum Company

  • National Medical Enterprises Inc.

  • Neles-Jamesbury Inc.

  • Nelson Thomson Learning

  • Nepera Inc.

  • Nesbitt Burns Inc.

  • New England Business Service

  • New England Education Loan Marketing Corp.

  • New York Life

  • New York State Electric & Gas Co.

  • New York Times

  • Newmont Canada

  • Newsweek Inc.

  • Nexen Inc.

  • Niagara/Baie-Comeau

  • Nike Inc.

  • Noble Inc.

  • Noranda Inc.

  • Norbord Industries

  • Norcen Energy Resources Limited

  • Normick Perron Inc.

  • North Canadian Oils

  • Northern Telecom Canada Ltd.

  • Northwater

  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance

  • Northwood Pulp and Timber

  • Norton and Company Inc.

  • Norwest Corp

  • NOVA Corporation

  • Nova Scotia Power Inc.

  • Novartis Pharma Canada Inc.

  • Nutrasweet Company

  • NYNEX Family of Companies

O

  • Occidental Petroleum Corp.

  • Odyssey America Reinsurance

  • Old Navy

  • Olin Corporation

  • Olympus Canada

  • Ondeo Nalco

  • Oracle Corporation

  • Orix USA Corporation

  • Otis Canada Inc.

  • Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp.

P

  • Paul Revere Life Insurance Co.

  • PCL Construction Group Inc.

  • Pearson Education

  • Pechiney World Trade (USA) Inc.

  • Pepsico Inc.

  • Perkin Elmer Corporation

  • Peterson and Company Consulting

  • Petrolite Corporation

  • Pfizer Canada Inc.

  • Pharmacia

  • Philip Morris Companies Inc.

  • Pioneer Group Inc.

  • Plymouth Rock Assurance Group

  • Polaroid Canada Inc.

  • Pope & Talbot Inc.

  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

  • PPG Canada Inc.

  • Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc.

  • Price & Pierce International Inc.

  • Principal Financial Group

  • Printing House Co Ltd.

  • Procor Limited

  • Procter & Gamble Inc.

  • Protection Mutual Insurance Co.

  • Provident Life & Accident Insurance Co.

  • Prudential

Q

  • Qit-Fer et Titane Inc.

  • Quaker Chemical Corporation

  • Quaker Oats Company

  • Qualcomm Inc.

  • Quest Diagnostics

R

  • Random House of Canada

  • Raytheon Company

  • Reader's Digest Assc (Canada) Ltd.

  • RealNetworks

  • Reckitt and Colman Canada

  • Redpath Industries Ltd.

  • Republic National Bank of New York

  • Research-Cottrell Inc.

  • Reuters Information Services Canada

  • Richardson-Vicks Limited

  • Rigel Oil & Gas Ltd.

  • Rio Algom Limited

  • Rio Tinto

  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

  • Robin Hood Multifoods Inc.

  • Rockefeller Group Inc.

  • Rockwell Collins Corporation

  • Rohm and Haas Canada Inc.

  • Rospatch Corporation

  • Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc.

  • Royal Bank of Canada: RBC or The Royal Bank of Canada will match employee donations. The maximum amount matched is $1,000. A cool perk of RBC’s matching gift program is that retirees are also eligible to participate and have their donations matched.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group

  • Royal and Sun Alliance

  • Royal Insurance of Canada

  • Rubbermaid Canada Inc.

  • Ryder System Inc.

S

 

  • Safeco Insurance Companies

  • Sallie Mae

  • Salesforce

  • SAP America Inc.

  • SAS Institute Inc.

  • SBC Warburg Inc.

  • S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.

  • Schering-Plough Inc.

  • Schneider Electric

  • Scotiabank

  • Scott Paper Ltd.

  • Seagram & Sons Ltd.

  • Searle Canada

  • Sedgwick James Inc.

  • Shaklee Canada Inc.

  • Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc.

  • Sheldahl Inc.

  • Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc.

  • Signet Banking Corporation

  • SmithKline Beecham Pharma

  • Soros Fund

  • Southern California Gas Company

  • Southland Canada Inc.

  • Southwestern Bell Corporation

  • Spar Aerospace Ltd.

  • SPX Corporation

  • St. Paul Companies Inc.

  • Standard Insurance Company

  • Standard Oil Company

  • Stanley Works

  • Starbucks

  • State Farm Insurance

  • State Street

  • Steel Heddle Maufacturing Co.

  • Stentor Resource Centre Inc.

  • Stop & Shop Companies Inc.

  • StorageTek Canada Inc.

  • STS Systems Ltd

  • Sullivan & Cromwell

  • Sun Life Financial

  • Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc.

  • Suncor Energy

  • Sunoco Inc.

  • Susquehanna International Group

  • Svedala Process Technology

  • Symantec

  • Syntex Inc.

T

  • T. Rowe Price Associates Inc.

  • Talisman Energy Inc.

  • TD Canada Trust: The TD Volunteer Network  (TDVN) allows organizations (registered charities) to post their volunteer opportunities to be viewed by TD Employees across the enterprise.  The system allows TD Employees to find meaningful volunteer work that suits their interests and schedules.  Once a TD Employee has completed 40 hours of volunteer work with an organization within a 12 month period they are eligible for the TD Volunteer Grant- a gift of $500 which will go straight to the organization they work with.

  • TE Connectivity

  • Teagle Inc.

  • Technimetrics Inc.

  • Telcordia

  • Teledyne Inc.

  • Teleflex

  • Telus Corporation

  • Tenet Healthcare

  • Tennant Company

  • Texas Instruments

  • Textron Canada Ltd.

  • Thomas H. Lee Co.

  • Thomson Nelson Learning

  • Thomson Reuters

  • Time Warner

  • Tolko Industries Ltd.

  • Toronto Star

  • Torrington Company

  • Total Petroleum Inc.

  • Towers Perrin Inc.

  • Transamerica Life Insurance Company of Canada

  • TransCanada PipeLines Limited: TransCanada offers two main types of employee giving programs. The first is TransCanada’s matching gift program where the company matches up to $1,000 annually to most nonprofits. The program is open to all employees and many retirees. The second program is TransCanada’s Dollars for Doers program. Through this program the company matches donations of time with monetary grants. Once a TransCanada employee volunteers for at least 20 hours in a calendar year he or she can request a volunteer grant for the organization.

  • Transtar Inc.

  • Travelers Insurance Co.

  • Treadway Companies Inc.

  • Tredegar Industries Inc.

  • Tremco (Canada) Ltd.

  • Trimark Financial Corporation Inc.

  • Trinova Corporation

  • Triskelion Ltd.

  • Trust Company Bank

  • Turner Corporation

U

  • UBS Bank

  • UGI Corporation

  • Ultramar Canada Inc.

  • Unilever Canada Limited

  • Union Bank of Switzerland (Canada)

  • Union Camp Corporation

  • Union Pacific Corporation

  • United States Fidelity & Guaranty Corp.

  • United Technologies

  • Unitrin Inc.

  • Unocal Corporation

  • Unum

  • Upjohn Company of Canada

  • UPS

  • US West Inc.

  • USG Corporation

  • USL Capital

  • USLife Corporation

  • USX Corporation

V

  • Valley Bancorporation

  • Valmet Automation Inc.

  • Varian Canada Inc.

  • Verizon

  • Victaulic Company of America

  • VISA

W

  • W. R. Grace & Co. of Canada Ltd.

  • W. W. Norton & Co. Inc.

  • Wallace & Wallace Ltd.

  • Wal-Mart Canada

  • Warner-Lambert Canada Inc.

  • Wascana Energy Inc.

  • Washington National Insurance Co.

  • Washington Post

  • Watkins-Johnson Company

  • Wausau Insurance Companies

  • Weldwood of Canada Limited

  • Wells Fargo Canada

  • West Chemical Products

  • West Penetone Inc.

  • Westinghouse Canada Ltd.

  • Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.

  • Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.

  • Whirlpool

  • White & Case

  • Whitehall-Robins Inc.

  • Whitman Corporation

  • William M. Mercer Limited

  • Wiremold Company

  • WMX Technologies Inc.

  • Wyeth-Ayerst Canada Inc.

XYZ

  • Xcel Energy Corporate Citizen Foundation

  • Xerox Canada Ltd.

  • Zeneca Argo

  • Ziff Brothers Investments

If you work for a company that is not listed above but also offers a matching gift program and/or a volunteer grant program, please let us know and we'll add them to the list!

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