2021 Challenge Match
|Organization||Match Amount||Organization||Match Amount||Organization||Match Amount|
|A Better Way Services, Inc.||$10,000||Hayes Arboretum||$10,000||Richmond Family YMCA||$5,000|
|Amigos the Richmond Latino Center||$5,000||HELP the Animals, Inc.||$5,000||Richmond Friends School||$10,000|
|Birth-to-Five||$5,000||Hope House||$5,000||Richmond Neighborhood Restoration||$10,000|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County||$10,000||Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana, Inc.||$5,000||Richmond Parks and Recreation||$10,000|
|Brighter Path, Inc.||$5,000||JACY House||$5,000||Richmond Pickleball Inc.||$5,000|
|Communities in Schools of Wayne County||$10,000||Junior Achievement of Eastern Indiana||$5,000||Richmond Rose Garden||$5,000|
|Community Christian School||$5,000||Model T Ford Club of America||$10,000||Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Inc.||$10,000|
|Cope Environmental Center||$5,000||Natco Community Empowerment Center||$5,000||Richmond Symphony Orchestra||$10,000|
|Every Child Can Read Inc.||$10,000||Noah’s Ark Day Care Center||$5,000||Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center||$5,000|
|Friends of Morrisson- Reeves Library||$5,000||Open Arms Ministries||$5,000||Wayne County Cardinal Greenway||$10,000|
|Gateway Church of Richmond, Inc.||$5,000||Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church||$5,000||Wayne County Historical Museum||$5,000|
|Girls Inc. of Wayne County||$10,000||Richmond Art Museum||$10,000||Western Wayne Dollars for Scholars||$10,000|
|Golay Community Center, Inc.||$5,000||Richmond Civic Theatre||$5,000||Williamsburg Area Community Center||$5,000|
|Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Center||$5,000|
So, what is the Challenge Match?
The Wayne County Foundation’s Challenge Match Initiative grew out of a need to help local not-for-profit organizations raise unrestricted operating dollars more efficiently. It quickly became a means to help organizations strengthen their development functions and a fun way for donors to express which charities are most important to them. Perhaps most importantly – at least from the Foundation’s perspective – the Challenge Match became a very positive and highly-visible way to encourage charitable giving in our community.
Here’s how it works:
Participating organizations are given the opportunity to secure a dollar-for-dollar match from the Foundation, up to a specified match goal, based on qualifying gifts they receive from the community in a designated period of time.
In order to participate, organizations must:
- be located in Wayne County;
- be in good standing with the IRS and the Foundation;
- have some previous relationship with the Foundation;
- submit an application outlining their work in the community and why it is important;
- show their plan for achieving the match; and
- identify the outcomes they expect to achieve with the community’s support.
Match goals are assigned based on the organization’s request and the Foundation’s assessment of the application. These goals represent the dollar amount the Foundation will match, and essentially, the maximum amount an organization can expect to receive from the Foundation. In no way, however, do they limit the total amount of money an organization can raise. Gifts up to $1,000 per person per organization received during the designated match period qualify for the match.