GIVING TUESDAY IS NOVEMBER 29: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE CAUSES
SHARE Iowa, an initiative of the Community Foundation for Western Iowa, launched in September 2022 to support the Community Foundation’s nine-county service area and to create durable, positive change in our region. SHARE Iowa’s online presence will help hundreds of nonprofit organizations connect with their supporters by communicating their events, encourage donations through Amazon wish lists, better engage volunteer opportunities, and provide an easy and flexible way to receive donations.
“SHARE Iowa is a key resource for our community members – far and wide – to connect to causes and communities they are passionate about,” said Donna Dostal, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Western Iowa. “We are thrilled to offer this dynamic tool to our nonprofits to engage their donors and supporters, especially during this season of giving, and Giving Tuesday 712 sponsored by our friends at TS Bank!”
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and the biggest giving day of the year in our region. This year, Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2022, and the community is encouraged to visit SHARE Iowa to find and support over 130 area nonprofits. In 2021, we raised an amazing $2.3 million in western Iowa for Giving Tuesday. This, combined with donations made in the Omaha metro, totaled $5.5 million in Giving Tuesday support for our region.
This year, the Community Foundation has a $250,000 pool of funds for a 20% match on gifts to endowment funds within the Community Foundation. The 20% match is on gifts up to $100,000.00 per fund, and after the pool is used, the match will go to 10%. Nonprofit organizations with an endowment fund with the Community Foundation can have supporters donate directly to their endowment fund through SHARE Iowa.
Additionally, with the help of community members and small business partners, TS Bank is hosting two supply drives for Giving Tuesday. The bank is collecting diapers to be delivered to area nonprofits and children’s hats and gloves for local elementary schools. Donations can be dropped off at any TS Bank location in the area.
TS Bank’s 43 Scott Street location in Council Bluffs will also be the heart for #GivingTuesday712. Community members who are interested in making donations to their favorite causes are encouraged to come to TS Bank on Giving Tuesday if they would like to have a check presentation and celebrate the culture of giving in Western Iowa.
TS Bank believes that reinvesting in the communities it serves is as important as the products and services the bank provides. TS Bank encourages others to live generously and pay it forward, and since 2007, TS Bank has granted nearly $5 million dollars through these efforts. “Giving is one of our company’s core principles, and one we’ll always stand behind. We love seeing first-hand each community harness their local strength for positive change,” said Kelsey Stupfell TS Bank Director of Public Relations.
Together, we can harness the power of all things good. Please join the Community Foundation for Western Iowa and TS Bank in supporting our community for #GivingTuesday712 on November 29!
About SHARE Iowa
SHARE Iowa is a one-stop donation platform for sowing good to nonprofits in nine counties throughout Western Iowa. Powered by the Community Foundation for Western Iowa, SHARE Iowa connects neighbors to easy ways of doing good through financial giving, in-kind donations of items and volunteerism. Iowans now have more opportunities to yield positive outcomes in their communities and learn more about organizations that impact people in their neighborhoods, towns, cities and state.
Community Foundation for Western Iowa
The Community Foundation for Western Iowa, formerly Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, is your connection to creating a lasting legacy and ensuring western Iowa is strong, vibrant, and attractive for years to come. The Community Foundation provides a highly personalized plan tailored to each individual or family’s charitable goals, financial interests, and desired impact.
The Community Foundation for Western Iowa is nationally accredited by the Council on Foundations (www.cfstandards.org), is overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens, and run by professionals with expertise in identifying the needs of western Iowa.
Mission: The Community Foundation for Western Iowa is dedicated to creating a lasting legacy in our region by engaging our citizens and communities for durable change and fostering a culture of philanthropy. This is where giving grows.
TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10 percent of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. TS Bank was chartered in 1923 and has $365 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $218 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning, Council Bluffs and Ames, Iowa. For more information visit www.tsbank.com.