Support local nonprofits on Match Day 2020!

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 Call 2-1-1
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
Muskegon YMCA 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 Read Muskegon
White Lake Senior Center Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore Community enCompass
Lakeshore Museum Center Frauenthal Center Boy Scouts of America-President Ford Field Service Council
Arts Council of White Lake Pioneer Resources 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.

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