What is Match Day?
Match Day, developed by the Community Foundation, United Way of the Lakeshore and local donors, is designed to provide operating support to our partner organizations that typically rely on private fundraising to fulfill their missions. These nonprofits have been invited to participate, and a complete list of participating organizations can be found below.
What is a "proportional" match, and how does it work?
The match pool is seeded by a $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation that has grown to over $110,000. Match dollars will be distributed proportionally across all participating organizations. Gifts of up to $1,000 per donor, per organization, will qualify for the match. Donors are welcome to give more, but only the first $1,000 per organization will be matched.
Example: Donor A gives a total of $3,000 – $1,000 each to AgeWell, American Red Cross, and Arts Council of White Lake; the entire $3,000 qualifies for the match. Donor B gives $3,000 to AgeWell; only $1,000 qualifies to be matched.
How do I donate?
To donate, visit this page from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM on June 3, 2020. (Please note that this site will not be live until that day and time.)
Donors are encouraged to give online, but for those who cannot, organizations may collect checks. Checks must be made payable directly to the receiving nonprofit, dated June 3, and delivered to the nonprofit prior to 7pm on June 3 to be considered for the match.
Which nonprofits are participating?
The following organizations will be participating in Match Day 2020.
|AgeWell Services of West Michigan
||Arts Council of White Lake
||Bethany Church Muskegon
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore
||Boy Scouts of America-President Ford Field Service Council
||Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore
||Coalition for Community Development
|Every Woman’s Place
||First Congregational Church
|Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore
||Goodwill Industries of West Michigan
||Harbor Hospice Foundation
|Hope Network’s Michigan Education Corps
||Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes
||Kid’s Food Basket
|Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance
||Lakeshore Museum Center-Muskegon Heritage Museum
||Love INC of Muskegon County
|Mediation & Restorative Services
||Mission for Area People
||Muskegon Civic Theatre
|Muskegon Conservation District
||Muskegon Museum of Art
||Muskegon Rescue Mission
|Muskegon River Watershed Assembly
||Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
|Overcoming Barriers, Inc
||Pathfinders of Muskegon
||Senior Resources of West Michigan
||The Arc Muskegon
|The Playhouse at White Lake
||United Way of the Lakeshore Dolly Parton Imagination
||West Michigan Concert WINDS
|West Michigan Symphony
||White Lake Senior Center
||YMCA Camp Pendalouan