63 Real-World Examples of Perk Stipends at Leading Organizations [New Resource]

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 are a myriad of companies setting precedent with their perk stipends.

In this ultimate list, you’ll find 63 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 company, 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, the event app company, 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, a beer company, 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

Tech company slack gives its employees stipends for both personal and professional development.

14. Buffer

Buffer, a software company, helps companies Build their audience and grow their brand on social media.

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 a perk stipend.

15. Wyzant

Tutoring company Wyzant supports its employees with a generous stipend.

Learning stipend: $2,000/year

16. Help Scout

Tech company Help Scout supports their employees with an annual stipend. 

Learn something stipend: $1,800/year

17. Olark

Olark, the support tech company, gives its employees a stipend to use on their development however they choose.

Personal development budget: $2,000/year

18. Balsamiq

Design tech company Balsamiq, gives their employees a generous learning stipend to use as they choose. 

Learning stipend: $3,000/year

19. Smartsheet

Tech company 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 in Chicago, offers its employees a stipend for continued learning.

Continued education stipend: Unknown

22. Galvanize

Galvanize, a software development bootcamp company, 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, a software company, 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. Their 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.]

lifestyle spending accounts

Learn more about the benefits of perk stipends.

Also often called lifestyle perks, or lifestyle spending accounts.

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 is a design application software company that offers its employees a family stipend. 

Adoption and surrogacy assistance: $25,000

34. REI

REI is an outdoor clothing, gear, and footwear company 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

The music application company offers 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

Travel company 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, the software company, 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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