Our 2021 Challenge Match organizations have been selected!
|Organization||Match Amount||Organization||Match Amount|
|A Better Way Services, Inc.||$10,000||Model T Ford Club of America||$10,000|
|Amigos the Richmond Latino Center||$5,000||Natco Community Empowerment Center||$5,000|
|Birth-to-Five||$5,000||Noah’s Ark Day Care Center||$5,000|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County||$10,000||Open Arms Ministries||$5,000|
|Brighter Path, Inc.||$5,000||Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church||$5,000|
|Children’s Justice and Advocacy Center||$5,000||Richmond Art Museum||$10,000|
|Communities in Schools of Wayne County||$10,000||Richmond Civic Theatre||$5,000|
|Community Christian School||$5,000||Richmond Family YMCA||$5,000|
|Cope Environmetal Center||$10,000||Richmond Friends School||$10,000|
|Every Child Can Read Inc.||$5,000||Richmond Neighborhood Restoration||$10,000|
|Friends of Morrisson Reeves Library||$5,000||Richmond Parks and Recreation||$10,000|
|Gateway Church of Richmond, Inc.||$5,000||Richmond Pickleball Inc.||$5,000|
|Girls Inc. of Wayne County||$10,000||Richmond Rose Garden||$5,000|
|Golay Community Center, Inc.||$5,000||Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Inc.||$10,000|
|Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Center||$5,000||Richmond Symphony Orchestra||$10,000|
|Hayes Arboretum||$10,000||Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center||$5,000|
|HELP the Animals, Inc.||$5,000||Wayne County Cardinal Greenway||$10,000|
|Hope House||$5,000||Wayne County Historical Museum||$5,000|
|Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana, Inc.||$5,000||Western Wayne Dollars for Scholars||$10,000|
|Junior Achievement of Eastern Indiana||$5,000||Williamsburg Area Community 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.