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 with plans to grow it to more than $100,000. 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.
|Goodwill Industries of West Michigan
||The Playhouse at White Lake
||Bethany Church Muskegon
|Overcoming Barriers, Inc
||Mediation & Restorative Services
||Every Woman’s Place
|Mission for Area People
||Muskegon River Watershed Assembly
|Senior Resources of West Michigan
||Pathfinders of Muskegon
||Muskegon Rescue Mission
|Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance
||First Congregational Church
||West Michigan Concert WINDS
|Muskegon Museum of Art
||Muskegon Conservation District
||YMCA Camp Pendalouan
||Harbor Hospice Foundation
||Hope Network’s Michigan Education Corps
|West Michigan Symphony
||Kids’ Food Basket
||AgeWell Services of West Michigan
|Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes
||Coalition for Community Development
||Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore
|Muskegon Civic Theatre
||Love INC of Muskegon County
|White Lake Senior Center
||Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore
|Lakeshore Museum Center
||Boy Scouts of America-President Ford Field Service Council
|Arts Council of White Lake
||United Way of the Lakeshore Dolly Parton Imagination
|The Arc Muskegon
||Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore
||Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
More information coming soon!
Check back over the coming weeks as we update this page with more information.