The Van Wert County Foundation matches  #GivingTuesday gifts to endowment funds

#GivingTuesday was November 27 it’s known as a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

The Van Wert County Foundation celebrated giving by matching donations (up to $10,000 each) made to VWCF Charitable Organization Endowment Funds on #GivingTuesday.  Individuals and businesses donated to one or multiple VWCF Charitable Organization Endowment Funds, essentially doubling the gift with the match.  Those who gave to The Van Wert County Foundation’s  #GivingTuesday initiative donated through social media and brought donations to the office.  Many donors shared their #MyGivingStory on social media.

The initiative was a success with over 173 gives for a total endowed amount of $128,716.00 with VWCF match. Plans for #GivingTuesday 2019 (December 3, 2019)  are already in the works.

Endowment Fund Give VWCF Match Total Endowed
Cross Over the Hill Endowment Fund $10,025.00 $10,000.00 $20,025.00
Friends of 4-H Fund $10,000.00 $10,000.00 $20,000.00
NPAC Permanent Endowment Fund $655.00 $655.00 $1,310.00
Van Wert Civic Theatre Endowment Fund $5,865.00 $5,865.00 $11,730.00
Van Wert County Fairgrounds Maintenance & Repair Fund $3,470.00 $3,470.00 $6,940.00
Van Wert County Historical Society Endowment Fund $10,000.00 $10,000.00 $20,000.00
Van Wert Rotary Fund $25.00 $25.00 $50.00
Wassenberg Art Center Endowment Fund $180.00 $180.00 $360.00
Wee Care Learning Center Trust $38,301.00 $10,000.00 $48,301.00
OVERALL $78,521.00 $50,195.00 $128,716.00