Giving Tuesday is May 5th this year, and it is a great opportunity to support the local nonprofits and citizens working to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are giving $5 or $500, you can make a difference in local communities around the state!
Philanthropy West Virginia is excited to announce that its members and partners have united to create a statewide COVID-19 match fund to support 18 emergency/relief funds managed by community foundations and united ways. The contributing match fund partners include: Toyota, WV American Water, United Bank, the Highmark Foundation, the Bernard McDonough Foundation, and an anonymous donor who have contributed $250,000. This statewide fund will be providing a match of up to $0.50 to every $1.00 donated to participating local relief funds. These relief funds are making fast track grants to local nonprofits responding to the needs of their community during this pandemic and economic downturn.
Your company, foundation, and yourself can maximize your gift with a match by giving on May 5, 2020. Our goal is to triple the match funds to raise a combined $750,000 from individuals, foundations, and companies on Giving Tuesday. If you want to know which counties the participating relief funds serve, there is a list here. Please take 5 minutes to Give 5: $5,000, $500, $50, or $5 whatever is possible makes a huge difference to the organizations, individuals, and communities battling the negative impacts of the pandemic.
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