Greater Manhattan Community Foundation Prepares for 11th Annual Grow Green Match Day

MANHATTAN, KS, April 4, 2023 —
The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation staff, Executive Board, and volunteers are preparing for the 11th Annual Grow Green Match Day event, to be held Friday, April 21.
Individuals can donate to their choice of 94 different local nonprofit funds in person from 7 am to 6 pm at the Colony Square atrium at 555 Poyntz Avenue or online from 12 am to 11:59 pm at Donations from $25 to $1,000 to each organization will receive a 50% match provided by the Howe Family Foundation — a supporting organization of GMCF. Each participating fund will receive a maximum of $10,000 in matching gifts. Every hour throughout the event, an individual donor who has made an in-person gift will be randomly chosen
to designate $100 dollars to the organization of their choice. Gifts made on Grow Green Match Day will be available for use at each fund’s discretion, and the match money received will go toward the charity’s endowed fund. Grow Green Match Day provides each charitable fund with an opportunity to raise dollars for its operating expenses, enrich its programs, and grow its endowed fund
for an even greater impact for years to come. At last year’s Grow Green Match Day, 79 nonprofit organizations participated, and GMCF staff and volunteers collected local gifts of $1,348,401, raising a total of $1,772,350 after the matching funds were calculated. The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing a simple, powerful, and
highly personal approach to giving by building relationships between donors and community needs. GMCF was established in 1999 in Manhattan, KS, and has since expanded to serve 17 affiliate and partner community foundations in the region.

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