WKCF providing $50,000 in matching funds today

Western Kansas Community Foundation’s Match Day is today, Nov. 27. WKCF has $50,000 in matching funds to give away to participating local nonprofits and the public can help them get it.

Donate today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at WKCF, 402 N. Main, or give online.

Match Day is an opportunity to help nonprofit organizations grow their funds exponentially — so they can fulfill promises to our local communities for years to come.

On Giving Tuesday, make a gift to your favorite local nonprofits. The more you give, the more your favorite charities get from the $50,000 match pool.

How It Works

Come to the event and make a donation.
Date:   Tuesday, November 27
Time:   7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Place:   Western Kansas Community Foundation, 402 N. Main St., Garden City or donate online anytime from midnight to midnight

The $50,000 match pool will be divided among the participating organizations in proportion to the total amount raised. An organization can earn up to 50 percent of the pool if contributions to the organization that day equal 50 percent or more of the total amount raised.

As extra incentive to donate in person, hourly prize grants will be given throughout the day, drawn from the previous hour’s donors contributing in person. Organizations can also earn prize grants if they raise the most money or have the most individual donors.

Donations of $20 to $2,000 per person per organization are eligible for a match. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Donations are tax-deductible and can be divided among multiple organizations. Checks must be made payable to Western Kansas Community Foundation.

Donate online

You can donate online 12:00 a.m.-11:59 p.m. on November 27. Go to http://wkcf.org/work/MatchDay for more details.

Participating organizations include:

Community Betterment Fund
Dr. Stephen Meyers Fund
Emmaus House
Finney County Community Health Coalition
Finney County Historical Society
Finney County Humane Society
Finney County Public Library
Finney County United Way
Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
Garden City Arts
Garden City Family YMCA
Garden City Public Schools Foundation
High Plains Public Radio
Leadership Garden City
Leave a Legacy Foundation
Miles of Smiles Therapeutic Horsemanship
Mosaic in Garden City
Russell Child Development Center
Shepherd of the Plains Foundation, Cimarron
Spirit of the Plains CASA
St. Catherine Hospital’s Benincasa Hospitality House
Women of Purpose Fund

Wichita County Organizations

Happy One of Leoti
Heart Strings to Purse Strings
Wichita County 4-H and Fair Fund
Wichita County Economic Development
Wichita County Health Center
Wichita County Whole Health Fund