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What National companies donate money to schools?

By LeanStream on May, 4 2021

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Education is necessary for all, be it rich or poor, young or aged; education makes the world a better place to live. Donations to schools ultimately benefit students and help them to get the best educational programs and resources.

 

Are you searching for the best companies that donate money to schools? We have you covered. There are different types of companies who are known to donate money and other resources to schools. Here’s a list of the best of the best.

 

Product and Service Companies

BP Foundation

BP Foundation is a big name, and so are their donation amounts. The company supports people by providing natural disaster and humanitarian relief programs. Employees at BP donated $6.4 million to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in 2018, and the BP foundation laid out their support with around $6 million in the matching donations program.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

 

Disney

Disney has provided over 100,000 reusable bags, lanyards, water bottles, and backpacks to Central Florida schools and other charities. They have also extended their support with the "A Gift for Teaching" program- providing substantial support for teachers and students during this pandemic. For more than 50 years now, Disney has provided college scholarships to students too.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

 

ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil recognizes education as the fundamental building block of the nation. Their target is to provide quality teachings on the subjects like math, engineering, and science. In 2019, they donated around $11.2 million to fund pre-college education, with $7.6 million going to education in the United States. They also donated $6.5 million to help with vocational and entrepreneurial education.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

State Farm

In the United States and Canada, State Farm matches contributions to schools and universities. They support nonprofit organizations that specifically deal with education and safety. Their matching gift program donations range from $25 to $3,000.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Oriental Trading Company

Oriental Trading Company supports donation requests from organizations providing education, youth programming, health care, and human services. Public schools, colleges, and universities are an excellent prospect for donations from the company.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

 

Food and Grocery Companies

General Mills

General Mills inherently approves donation requests from educational institutions (K-12), arts and cultural organizations. They announced a two-year grant worth $750,000 to feed the students of India and China.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Kroger

The Kroger Company has a long tradition of providing assistance and opportunities to the communities focused on education. They donated $34.2 million to schools and education services last year, with around $26.3 million from Kroger Community Rewards.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Starbucks

Starbucks warmly welcomes schools and education-related organizations to apply for a donation. The company offered a $1.5 million campaign to help over 2,200 young children in 41 less-privileged communities. Reduced infection rates, increased health worker ability, improved caregiver health habits, preschool teacher training, and primary school readiness for 5- and 6-year-old children have substantially increased due to this funding.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Target

Target welcomes donation requests in the field of arts, social services, public safety, and education. The company is known for donating to educational field trips and offering free or minimized-expense admission to cultural institutions. They have donated over $460 million to more than 120,000 schools.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Walmart

Walmart supports K-12 public or nonprofit, charter schools, community junior private schools or colleges, state or private colleges, and universities. Walmart Foundation donated $1.3 billion in 2013.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Publix

Publix supports donation requests from public and approved private schools, colleges, universities, and nonprofits that focus on youth, education, and homelessness. Their donations range from $25 to $5000, which are eligible to match at a 1:1 ratio.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Darden

Darden provides support to schools, helps in getting scholarships, and provides increased support for the faculties. This company only matches gifts to k-12 schools, colleges, and universities.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Clothing Companies

American Eagle

American Eagle’s donation requests (American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Foundation), especially $25 gift cards, are in high demand due to its popularity among teenagers and young adults. They also give money to nonprofits that work in sustainability, women's health, and youth empowerment.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Macy’s

In March 2018, Macy’s donated 3.5 million dollars for local food banks, emergency food assistance programs, and summer meals for children who had nothing but the school meal programs. Macy's provides volunteer grants to educational institutes and has launched a program, "Earnings for Learnings." It states that after an employee volunteers for at least 15 hours in a calendar year, educational institutions will receive $250 funds. In 2015, Macy's donated $1,000 to several eligible schools.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus contributes to programs that are related to schools, education, health and human service organizations, arts and culture nonprofits. They began focusing their social investments on education, youth, and skills in 2013. By 2017, 70% of their charitable donations were dedicated towards nonprofit organizations focused on youth art education.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

 

Wholesale Company

Costco

Costco's key charitable activities are focused on initiatives that benefit youth, education, health, and human services. They are known to help nonprofit organizations that are seeking to make a positive difference.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

 

Private Company

JC Penney

JC Penney accepts donation requests from nonprofit organizations on the issues like education, hunger, or welfare. It helps the organization with after-school programs for the children who don't have anywhere to go after school hours. Its motive is to make after-school programs accessible and affordable for all students. JC Penny has donated a sum of $80 million to after-school programs after its formation.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

 

Retailers

Office Depot

Office Depot donates to Pre-K-12 grade schools only. In the third year, they donated 18,000 backpacks with school supplies costing more than $1.5 million to over 25 schools. They have also started the "All-Star Teacher" award, where a deserving teacher was gifted new furniture, teaching supplies, technology, and tech services worth $1,500.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

 

Bank

Goldman Sachs

In 2016, Goldman Sachs donated funds to nine community colleges through the Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund. They did it to boost community college scholarships to support need-based financial aid and expand the firm's overall commitment to community colleges throughout the United States. The bank has already donated around $3 million to community colleges. These outstanding funds & grants make Goldman Sachs one of the 's biggest private sponsors of community colleges.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

Bank of America

Bank of America’s charitable foundation accepts requests for grant proposals for workforce development, education, basic needs, affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization. In March 2021, more than 22 million dollars was directed to organizations to support education, jobs, entrepreneurship, health and housing, and for people and communities of color. The company’s foundation provides more than $250 million in philanthropic funding to address critical needs in communities they serve.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

 

Companies in your community

You can also focus on the companies in your own backyard. Invite them to participate as a corporate giving partner with your school and/or district. LeanStream offers a Company Giving feature where YOUR community businesses can give with a click just like other donors. Company Giving gifts can be used to match the donations of individuals, doubling the impact of each donation. The business name and logo appears on the LeanStream website. It is a special way of recognizing – and thanking – our business partners. We really like this feature and think your community will too.

 

To learn more about their company giving, click here.

 

 

Conclusion

There are many companies that demonstrate their support of education with financial donations. If you think some of these programs would be a good fit for your school or a particular program, use the links provided in this post to get more information and to request/apply for a donation.

 

 

 

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