Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Donate to The Arts Partnership on Giving Tuesday and the first $1,000 will be matched by grants by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the Toledo Community Foundation! Donate through our Facebook fundraiser and gifts are eligible for an additional $1,000 match from Facebook!

Q: What is #GivingTuesday™?

A: It is a global day dedicated to giving. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday™ is a time when charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. In 2017, #GivingTuesday™ will be held on November 28. The movement encourages nonprofit organizations to harness the power of social media to create awareness of their missions and to raise funds. To learn more about the national movement, visit www.givingtuesday.org.

Q: What is the role of the matching grants on the day of giving?

A: The role of the two $500 matching grants provided by Toledo Community Foundation and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundatin is to support and encourage nonprofits to raise funds on that day. The local #GivingTuesdayNWO helps to build the capacity of regional organizations of all sizes, particularly in regards to the use of social media and online giving. 

Q: How can I participate in #GivingTuesdayNWO?

A: Give directly to northwest Ohio nonprofit organizations on November 28, 2017 by making an online donation on your chosen organization’s website, delivering a check or cash to that organization’s headquarters or by suggesting a grant from your Toledo Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund to the organization on that day. Note that #GivingTuesdayNWO is designed to capitalize on excitement and awareness on one day only, it is critical to ensure that your donation occurs on the exact date (November 28, 2017).

Q: What types of donations are eligible for the matching grant program?

A: Only donations received on November 28, 2017 are eligible to be counted toward the matching grant program. Eligible donations can be made online on your chosen organization’s website, delivered as a check or cash to the organization’s headquarters or by suggesting a grant from your Toledo Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund to the organization. Pledges made to an organization on November 28 are not eligible.

Q: Can donations be made directly to Toledo Community Foundation on behalf of an eligible, participating organization?

A: No. The Foundation cannot accept any donations on behalf of nonprofit organizations. All donations must be made directly to the organization itself.