#GivingTuesdayFW Challenge

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The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is challenging all nonprofits that hold endowment funds at the Community Foundation to raise money for their endowments! The Community Foundation will match any gifts that are contributed to eligible funds by 20% and the top-raising organizations in each of our giving areas will receive a surprise unrestricted gift from the Community Foundation on #GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019.

Starting October 29 until November 24 @ 11:59 pm you can donate to any nonprofit’s endowment listed above and help them win a surprise gift from the Community Foundation on Giving Tuesday!

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

What is an endowment?

In short, an endowment is designed for permanency and long-term sustainability. This is typically achieved by preserving both the original contribution(s) and any subsequent contributions that are then invested for long-term growth. Generally these funds are held by a qualified nonprofit organization or foundations as designated by the original donor(s). An endowment can grow through ongoing contributions and positive investment returns. A percentage of the earnings are used to advance the organization’s charitable mission.

Why should I donate to my favorite nonprofit’s endowment for #GivingTuesday?

There is instability in government grants, the transfer of generational wealth and tax laws changing, sot it’s important for a nonprofit to have a long-term sustainability plan. Nonprofits are doing such vital work and improving lives in our community, and we at the Community Foundation want to be a resource to help them in becoming sustainable for the long-term, a piece of which is endowment building.

Help your favorite nonprofit be sustainable for the future. Donate to their endowment today!

& Culture

Community Development

& Education

Health & Human Services

The nonprofits listed below are eligible for the #GivingTuesdayFW Challenge surprise. These nonprofits have endowments with the Community Foundation and are categorized in regards to their impact area. There are four impact areas: Arts & Culture, Community Development, Youth & Education, and Health & Human Services.

*A nonprofit with an asterisk listed beside their name is not eligible for the 20% match because they follow a different spending policy than the Community Foundation. They are still eligible for the #GivingTuesdayFW Challenge surprise.

**Any nonprofit with two asterisks listed beside their name is not eligible for the 20% match due to already meeting the match maximum. They are still eligible for the #GivingTuesdayFW Challenge surprise.

The list below is from 2018 #Giving Tuesday Challenge. We will have an updated list before the 2019 Challenge begins.


Nonprofit Resources for 2019 #GivingTuesdayFW Challenge

Resources for nonprofits to use for the 2019 #GivingTuesday Fort Wayne Challenge will be available in September. Resources will include sample fundraising letter language, our endowment building toolkit, logos, and graphics for social media.

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