Nonprofits and neighbors rally to raise funds to support Marshall County
The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is proud to announce the next big giving opportunity: Match Madness. On Thursday, March 12, donations made to the MCCF Community Fund will be tripled with the Lilly Endowment GIFT VII 2:1 Match and an additional 20% match will be added to contributions made to eligible permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation.
Match Madness is an exciting opportunity for donors to triple the impact of their gifts to the MCCF Community Fund and provide an additional 20% to eligible MCCF permanent endowed funds. “Supporting our Community Funds is a great way to help emerging projects across Marshall County – and with over 360 endowment funds held at the MCCF, there are many ways to give BIG on March 12,” said Linda Yoder, Executive Director of the MCCF. “And, you can select your favorite charitable cause or nonprofit to support for your additional 20% match, perhaps a scholarship that holds a special place in your heart.”
The MCCF Community Funds have granted more than $3.9 million to nonprofits serving Marshall County since 1991. “It’s very exciting how much impact the Community Funds have,” continued Yoder. “For instance, 643 grants to date have been awarded from the Community Fund to nonprofits serving Marshall County – helping make the work of 237 different organizations a reality. Your donations to the Community Fund help possibilities take flight!”
MCCF staff, volunteers, and local nonprofit representatives will be available in-person from noon – 8 p.m., at the Marshall County Philanthropy Center, located at 2680 Miller Drive, Suite 120, Plymouth, to answer questions and help with the donation process. A light meal and refreshments will be served throughout the day.
Individuals may also contribute online at www.matchmadness2020.org. New ($5,000 minimum) and existing endowment funds at MCCF are eligible for the 20% match, with up to $50,000 matching dollars total available on a first come, first served basis or until December 31, 2020, whichever occurs first.
“I am constantly thrilled and moved by the generosity of Marshall County residents. Donors can triple their donations to the Community Fund AND get a 20% match for donations to their favorite permanent MCCF fund – this is an incredible opportunity and one that doesn’t come often,” Yoder said. “Let’s discover the possibilities – together!”