63 Examples of Employee Stipends at Leading Organizations

Everything you need to know about your employees' favorite perk. 

 
 

There are many options to offer employees when it comes to stipends.

But where do you start? 

There is a myriad of companies setting precedents with their employee stipends as they're an attractive perk that employees appreciate.

In this ultimate list, you’ll find 63 employee perk stipend examples for everything from health & wellness and continued education to family-oriented perks and custom stipends.

Read through the examples, or jump to one of the sections below:

 
 

Health & Wellness Stipends

1. Deloitte

Deloitte, one of the “big four” accounting organizations, offers its employees an annual well-being subsidy.

Well-being subsidy: $500/year


2. Quantopian

Quantopian is a data science platform that offers their employees one stipend, but they have the option to use it on either their cell phone or health & wellness.

Health & wellness or cell phone: $600/quarter


3. LinkedIn

The professional social network LinkedIn may exist to help people improve their careers, but they’re all about helping their employees live a holistic life, both in and out of the office.

Wellness stipend: $1,800/year


4. Basecamp

Basecamp, a remote-first technology business, has done a great job of offering its employees a variety of perks

Wellness allowance: $100/month


5. Microsoft

Microsoft, the technology company, offers their employees a reimbursement stipend when they enroll in healthcare benefits.

Stay-Fit reimbursement: $800/year


6. Eventbrite

Eventbrite offers its employees a monthly stipend to spend how they’d like, whether it’s on a juice cleanse or gym membership.

Wellness stipend: $60/month 


7. LoseIt!

LoseIt! The app that helps users track diet and count calories, offers its employees a monthly stipend to use on gym memberships.

Gym stipend: $90/month


8. Facebook

Facebook, the well-known social media app, offers its employees an annual stipend to use on a health club membership.

Health club stipend: $720/year


9. Webflow

Webflow is a web-based platform for building, launching, and growing responsive websites visually. Their mission is to empower everyone to build websites and apps without code.

Health & wellness: $200/month

(Read more about Webflow's health & wellness stipend via our case study.)


10. Clif Bar

The health company offers its employees a stipend if they commute by bike.

Athletic stipend: $350/year


11. Rewind

Rewind, a data protection software company, offers an annual wellness stipend for their employees.

Health & fitness stipend: $300/year


12. New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewing offers its employees an annual stipend to spend on gyms, bikes, or the like.

Gym stipend: $200/year


[Learn more about health & wellness stipends.]


 
 

Learning & Development Stipends

13. Slack

Slack gives its employees stipends for both personal and professional development.


14. Buffer

Continued learning: $20/month

Here's the breakdown on what people spend their continued learning stipend on:
buffer learning stipend
After analyzing their employee's usage of the perk stipend, they noticed that their people were using many different platforms to learn.
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How could HR or People Operations professional create a program that supports this diversity of need?
This is the power of an employee perk stipend.


15. Wyzant

Wyzant supports its employees with a generous stipend.

Learning stipend: $2,000/year


16. Help Scout

Help Scout supports their employees with an annual stipend. 

Learn something stipend: $1,800/year


17. Olark

Olark gives its employees a stipend to use on their development however they choose.

Personal development budget: $2,000/year


18. Balsamiq

Balsamiq gives their employees a generous learning stipend to use as they choose. 

Learning stipend: $3,000/year


19. Smartsheet

Smartsheet gives its employees a stipend to use on learning-related items.

Learning stipend: $1,000/year


20. Relativity

Relativity, a software company in Chicago, offers an annual stipend for continued learning. 

Continuing education stipend: $3,000 annually


21. Black Spectacles

Black Spectacles, an ecommerce & edtech company offers its employees a stipend for continued learning.

Continued education stipend: Unknown


22. Galvanize

Galvanize, a software development bootcamp, offers its employees an annual stipend to put towards learning.

Education course stipend: $1,000/year


23. The Engine is Red

Creative agency, The Engine is Red, gives their employees an annual educational stipend.

Educational stipend: $400/year 


24. Indico

Indico offers its employees a stipend from its learning and development fund.

Development stipend: $5,000


25. Webflow

Webflow is a web-based platform for building, launching, and growing responsive websites visually. Its mission is to empower everyone to build websites and apps without code.

Continued learning: $1,000/year


26. LinkedIn

The professional social network LinkedIn may exist to help people improve their careers, but they’re all about helping their employees live a holistic life, both in and out of the office.

Education stipend: $5,000/year


[Learn more about learning & development stipends.]


 

Learn more about the benefits of perk stipends.

Perk stipends have quickly become an employee and HR favorite in organizations. Download the ebook to learn why.

 
 
 

Meal Stipends

27. MasterClass

Online course hub MasterClass offers its employees a snack stipend.

Snack stipend: $120/month 


28. Snapchat

Popular social messaging app, Snapchat, offers its employees a daily stipend for food.

Food stipend: $16/day


29. LoseIt!

Calorie counter and meal tracker LoseIt! gives their employees a daily meal stipend.

Daily meal or lunch stipend: $100/day


30. MillerCoors Brewing Co

Brewing company, Miller Coors Brewing Co, offers its employees a stipend for what it does best--beer!

Beer stipend: $35/monthly


31. Circle

Circle, global internet finance company, gives their employees a stipend for lunch.

Lunch stipend: $200/month


32. PerfectKeto

PerfectKeto gives its employees a stipend for monthly food. 

Healthy food stipend: $150/month 


[Learn more about meal stipends.]



 
 

Family-Related Stipends

33. Adobe

Adobe offers its employees a family stipend. 

Adoption and surrogacy assistance: $25,000


34. REI

REI is an outdoor clothing, gear, and footwear organization that offers its employees an adoption stipend. 

Adoption cost reimbursement: $3,000/one-time payment


35. Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs offers its employees stipends for both surrogacy and adoption.

Adoption stipend: $10,000

Surrogacy stipend: $20,000


36. Spotify

Spotify gives its employees money for egg freezing.

Egg freezing stipend: $10,000


37. Rover

Dog walking app Rover considers dogs members of the family, too. They offer a stipend to help with adoption or fostering costs.

Adoption/fostering stipend: $1,000


38. Patagonia

Retail company Patagonia gives its employees child care stipends.

Childcare stipend: $50-$250/month



 
 

Travel/Experience Stipends

39. Qualtrics

A customer, employee, brand, and product experience software provider.

Experience stipend (named "Try something new"): $1,500/year


40. Airbnb

Airbnb is an online marketplace that connects people who want to rent out their homes with people who are looking for accommodations in that locale.

Travel stipend: $2,000/year


41. Evernote

Note taking app, Evernote gives their employees an annual stipend to travel.

Vacation travel stipend: $1,000/year


42. BambooHR

The HR software company is generous with their travel stipend.

Travel stipend: $2,000/year


43. FullContact

The business relationship software gives their employees a stipend that’s more generous than most combined.

Travel stipend: $7,500/year


44. Moz

SEO company Moz allows employees to reimburse a good amount of vacation money.

Vacation reimbursement: Up to $3,000/year


45. TravelZoo

TravelZoo, a company that helps folks find travel deals, allows its employees to take advantage of the product via a stipend.

Vacation stipend (when booked through company): $1,500/year


46. TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor reimburses its employees for a certain amount for trips booked through their sites.

Travel stipend: $250/year


 
 

Remote & Commute Work Stipends


47. Meredith Corporation

Meredith Corp offers a biking stipend for employees to use on their commute.

Bike commute stipend: $240/year


48. Tableau

Tableau offers its employees a commuter stipend. 

Commuter stipend: $275/month


49. Buffer

Buffer is a software company that helps companies build their audience and grow their brand on social media.

Remote work stipend: $200/month


50. Webflow

Webflow is a web-based platform for building, launching, and growing responsive websites visually. Their mission is to empower everyone to build websites and apps without code.

Remote work stipend: $250/month


51. Twitter

Social media company Twitter gives its employees a stipend to use on items when working from home.

Work from home stipend: $1,000


52. Basecamp

Basecamp, a remote-first technology company, has done a great job of offering its employees a variety of perks

Coworking stipend: $200/month


53. MeetEdgar

Social media company MeetEdgar gives its employees a coworking space stipend

Coworking stipend: $300/month


[Learn more about remote work stipends.]


 
 

Equipment Stipends


54. Circle

Circle offers its employees a monthly stipend to use on their cell phones.

Cell phone stipend: $150/month


55. Superhuman

Email company Superhuman gives its employees a stipend to have a standing desk at home.

Desk set-up stipend: $3,000


56. MeetEdgar

Social media company MeetEdgar gives its employees an internet stipend.

Internet stipend: $100/month


57. Pine Tree ISD

Pine Tree ISD offers its employees a one time stipend to use on personal internet and phone usage.

Phone and personal and internet stipend: $250 (one-time)


58. Webflow

Tech company Webflow offers its employees a stipend for their home office.

Home office stipend: $250/month + 50% more due to the pandemic


59. Basecamp

Basecamp, a remote-first technology company, has done a great job of offering its employees a variety of perks

Home office furnishing setup: $1,000/every three years


[Learn more about equipment stipends.]


 
 

Charitable Giving Stipends

60. Clif bar

The health company offers its employees a stipend if they commute by bike.

Donation-matching stipend: up to $2,000 (or people can donate 1,000 bars per year to the nonprofit(s) closest to their heart).

 
 

Custom Stipends

A custom perk stipend is a sum of money given to employees dedicated to spend on perks in multiple categories.

Check out the example below where there is a Learning, Health, and Food category selected for Sam to spend in.


perk stipend example

61. HubSpot

A marketing, sales, customer service, and CRM platform — plus the methodology, resources, and support — to help businesses grow better.

Sabbatical stipend: $5,000 (after five years of working at the company, employees receive a paid-month off along with a $5,000 stipend).


62. Motley Fool

This financial company allows its employees to choose what they’d like to spend their stipend on.

Stipend of choice: $100/month


63. Hinge

Hinge, a popular dating app software.

Dating stipend: $200/month


64. Compt

Compt, a perk stipend management platform.

Custom perk stipend to spend in 14 various categories: $75/quarter


[Learn more about custom perk stipends.]


 
 

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