You can practically hear the kettle bells ringing out! Many folks are feeling particularly generous toward those in need at this time of year, and the Community Foundation is pointing donors toward a number of matching gift opportunities in the Fox Valley that will help our nonprofit partners make a huge impact in our communities.
To participate, you can go to the online sites for these nonprofits, contact your donor advisor at the Community Foundation, or donate in person at the locations listed. Be sure to take advantage of employer matching gift opportunities for an even greater impact.
Matching Gift Opportunities
Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade: Gifts up to $15,000 received now through April 2019 will be doubled. The Brigade’s Building Leaders program is available for youth in grades 5-12 and runs October-April. Brigaders develop their character and leadership skills for six years followed with an opportunity to put those skills into practice for two years as they co-lead a group of younger Brigaders. Donate here.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley: All gifts made through December 31 will be matched up to $100,000. Gifts provide youth with a safe environment after school and during the summer as well as exciting activities, the chance to experience academic success, and character and citizenship-building activities. Donate online.
Bubolz Nature Preserve: The Fox Cities Environmental Learning Campus at Bubolz Nature Preserve is offering a dollar-for-dollar match up to $250,000 now until December 31. Donate online.
Pillars 30-for-30 Match: SECURA Insurance and Pillars are partnering to raise awareness and funds in recognition of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (November 12-16, 2018). SECURA, through their Community Commitment fund at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, will match up to $30,000 in contributions to Pillars Inc. from November 14 to December 14. The goal is to raise $30,000 in 30 days. Gifts can be made online at www.pillarsinc.org.
Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Match Days: If you drop a donation in red kettles in the Fox Cities on the following days, the Salvation Army Fox Valley will receive twice the dollar amount toward meeting holiday needs, thanks to 21 donor funds within the Community Foundation.
- December 8: The Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation is matching $7,500 of all community donations collected in Brillion.
- December 21: The Community Foundation will offer a dollar-for-dollar match up to $36,000 in kettles across the Fox Cities.
Tri-County Community Dental Clinic: Donations to the community clinic will be doubled up to $100,000 now through December 31. More than 85,000 people in Northeast Wisconsin cannot afford even limited oral health care. Volunteers from the dental community in Outagamie, Calumet, and Winnebago Counties provide services at the clinic to those in need. You can donate online here.