As the leaves begin to fall, harvest begins, and football rivalries are in full force, we begin planning for Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday is the biggest day of giving locally. Last year, western Iowa nonprofits raised over $1.3 million on Giving Tuesday. With SHARE Iowa and the Community Foundation for Western Iowa, it is easy for the community to get involved and support your organization.
This year, the Community Foundation again is earmarking $250,000 for a 20% match on charitable gifts to endowment funds within the Community Foundation. The 20% match is on gifts up to $100,000.00 per fund. Nonprofit organizations with an endowment fund with the Community Foundation can have supporters donate directly to their endowment fund through SHARE Iowa. This special match is a gift from the Community Foundation during Giving Tuesday 712 to our nonprofit partners to amplify the impact of their generous donors. The Community Foundation is also providing an array of $1,000 hourly prizes for SHARE Iowa nonprofit organizations participating in Giving Tuesday this year. We are grateful for the generosity of the businesses and individuals who sponsor these prizes.
New this year, Katelman Steel Fabrication, Inc. is sponsoring the activities and excitement during Giving Tuesday 712. Tony Hovenga, President and Owner of Katelman Steel states: “Katelman Steel is excited to be the new sponsor for Giving Tuesday 712. We are honored to be involved with SHARE Iowa and the Community Foundation for Western Iowa as they create a culture of philanthropy in our area. We are thankful for a community that has supported us for nearly 100 years. Katelman Steel understands the importance of giving back to our community and partnering as this year’s Giving Tuesday 712 sponsor is a great way to make impact in our area and give where we live.”
SHARE Iowa and the Community Foundation for Western Iowa are here to help support your campaigns and make the most for your Giving Tuesday. Find resources within SHARE Iowa and set up a time to meet with Catrina firstname.lastname@example.org to review your profile and discuss your Giving Tuesday campaign!