25 of the most generous companies in America

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Walmart, the No. 1 company on the Fortune 500, is also one of America’s most generous corporations.
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Walmart

Each year, The Chronicle of Philanthropy gathers data on charitable giving in corporate America.

The Chronicle, an organization dedicated to advising and reporting on nonprofits, determines its annual list of the most generous companies by ranking the largest Fortune 500 companies on the amount of total donations given – including both cash and product donations – for the fiscal year.

This year’s corporate giving report reveals that America’s largest companies increased cash donations by 2% in 2015, largely led by gifts from banks and drug companies. Pfizer and Gilead Sciences topped the list, with more than $3 billion and $2 billion, respectively, in total donations last year.

Though The Chronicle sought to include data for the 150 largest companies on the Fortune 500, two organizations – Berkshire Hathaway and Fannie Mae – said they do not make charitable grants, and an additional 81 companies either declined to provide data or did not respond to repeated requests.

Read on to find out which of America’s largest corporations made the most philanthropic donations in 2015.


25. Mondelez International

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REUTERS/Samsul Said

Location: Northfield, Illinois

Pre-tax profits: $7.88 billion

Total donations: $70.8 million

Cash donations: $12.6 million

Product giving: $58.2 million


24. PNC Financial Services Group

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Courtesy of PNC

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pre-tax profits: $5.51 billion

Total donations: $72 million

Cash donations: $72 million

Product giving: N/A


23. Verizon Communications

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Courtesy of Verizon Communications

Location: New York, New York

Pre-tax profits: $28.24 billion

Total donations: $89.1 million

Cash donations: $56.4 million

Product giving: $32.7 million


22. PepsiCo

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AP/Vasiliy Baziuk

Location: Purchase, New York

Pre-tax profits: $7.44 billion

Total donations: $110.5 million

Cash donations: $56.4 million

Product giving: $54.1 million


21. AT&T

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Facebook/AT&T

Location: Dallas, Texas

Pre-tax profits: $20.7 billion

Total donations: $120.1 million

Cash donations: $112.95 million

Product giving: $7.16 million


20. Coca-Cola

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Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Pre-tax profits: $9.61 billion

Total donations: $126.04 million

Cash donations: $117.3 million

Product giving: $8.8 million


19. Citigroup

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Facebook/Citi

Location: New York, New York

Pre-tax profits: $24.83 billion

Total donations: $142.8 million

Cash donations: $142.8 million

Product giving: N/A


18. General Mills

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Facebook/General Mills

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pre-tax profits: $1.76 billion

Total donations: $155 million

Cash donations: $105 million

Product giving: $50 million


17. Bank of America

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Facebook/Bank of America

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Pre-tax profits: $22.15 billion

Total donations: $183.14 million

Cash donations: $168.46 million

Product giving: $14.68 million


16. Target

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Courtesy of Target Corporation

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pre-tax profits: $4.92 billion

Total donations: $215.5 million

Cash donations: $111.5 million

Product giving: $104 million


15. Kroger

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Pre-tax profits: $3.09 billion

Total donations: $219.2 million

Cash donations: $76.5 million

Product giving: $142.7 million


14. Chevron

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Facebook/Chevron

Location: San Ramon, California

Pre-tax profits: $4.84 billion

Total donations: $225 million

Cash donations: $225 million

Product giving: $0


13. JPMorgan Chase

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Courtesy of JPMorgan Chase

Location: New York, New York

Pre-tax profits: $30.7 billion

Total donations: $236.2 million

Cash donations: $236.2 million

Product giving: N/A


12. ExxonMobil

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Courtesy of ExxonMobil

Location: Irving, Texas

Pre-tax profits: $22 billion

Total donations: $268 million

Cash donations: $268 million

Product giving: N/A


11. Goldman Sachs

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Courtesy of Goldman Sachs

Location: New York, New York

Pre-tax profits: $8.78 billion

Total donations: $276.41 million

Cash donations: $276.41 million

Product giving: $0


10. Cisco Systems

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Courtesy of Cisco

Location: San Jose, California

Pre-tax profits: $11.2 billion

Total donations: $286.18 million

Cash donations: $41.16 million

Product giving: $245.02 million


9. Wells Fargo

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Location: San Francisco, California

Pre-tax profits: $33.64 billion

Total donations: $317.54 million

Cash donations: $281.28 million

Product giving: $36.26 million


8. Eli Lilly and Company

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Facebook/Eli Lilly and Company

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Pre-tax profits: $2.8 billion

Total donations: $560 million

Cash donations: $50 million

Product giving: $510 million


7. Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Glassdoor

Location: New York, New York

Pre-tax profits: $2.08 billion

Total donations: $725 million

Cash donations: $27 million

Product giving: $698 million


6. Microsoft

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Reuters

Location: Redmond, Washington

Pre-tax profits: $18.51 billion

Total donations: $1.06 billion

Cash donations: $135.2 million

Product giving: $922.1 million


5. Google

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Facebook/Life at Google

Location: Mountain View, California

Pre-tax profits: $19.65 billion

Total donations: $1.17 billion

Cash donations: $167.83 million

Product giving: $1 billion


4. Walmart

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Walmart

Location: Bentonville, Arkansas

Pre-tax profits: $24.8 billion

Total donations: $1.4 billion

Cash donations: $301 million

Product giving: $1.1 billion


Merck & Company

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Merck/Facebook

Location: Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Pre-tax profits: $5.4 billion

Total donations: $1.82 billion

Cash donations: $132.54 million

Product giving: $1.68 billion


2. Gilead Sciences

Location: Foster City, California

Pre-tax profits: $21.6 billion

Total donations: $2.32 billion

Cash donations: $446.74 million

Product giving: $1.87 billion


1. Pfizer

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Courtesy of Pfizer

Location: New York, New York

Pre-tax profits: $8.97 billion

Total donations: $3.24 billion

Cash donations: $93.33 million

Product giving: $3.15 billion