Match Madness is
March 15, 2018
Match Madness
Match Madness is
March 15, 2018
Match Madness is
March 15, 2018

Here's How It Works!

  • Donors make a gift to a charity's endowment fund at GSCF.

    • Donors can make a gift to one charity or multiple charities all within a single transaction for "one-stop shopping."
    • Donations up to a maximum of $2,000 per charity per person will be matched. 
      • Example: Donors can contribute $4,000 to two charities ($2,000 each) and both $2,000 gifts will be matched.  But, if a donor contributes $4,000 to one charity, only the first $2,000 will be matched.

  • GSCF matches the donor's gift proportionally up to 50% in the form of an instant cash grant to the charity to use for current needs.

    • The charity may use the match however they choose, including special projects and basic operating costs. Some charities also opt to put the match back into their endowment to meet future needs.
    • No single charity can receive more than half of the total match.

  • $100,000 in matching funds available, plus bonus grants & prizes:

    • Most Valuable Player, $500, The organization who raises the most dollars for their endowment on March 15.
    • Most Improved, $500, The organization who experiences the biggest increase in number of gifts raised in 2018 over 2017. (example: 2017 = 55 gifts; 2018 = 75 gifts; score = 20) In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined by the highest percentage improvement over the previous year.
    • Most Spirited, $500, The organization who makes the greatest effort to promote Match Madness 2018. To be considered, be sure you send a copy of any and all promotional materials to the Foundation before the event and tag Greater Salina Community Foundation and #MatchMadness2018 in all of your Match Madness social media posts!
    • Each organization can compete for bonus grants by participating in a Minute-To-Win-It free throw contest at the Fieldhouse. Nonprofit representatives will be given one minute to shoot free throws. Every free throw made will be worth $10 in bonus cash.
    • Match funds and bonus grants come from the generosity of private donors, the Kansas Health Foundation, and the Fund for Greater Salina, the Foundation's unrestricted fund.
  • Gifts can be made by cash, check, credit card, stock or with a donor advised fund.

    • All checks should be made out to GSCF with Match Madness in the memo line.
    • All credit card gifts are subject to a 2.2% + 30¢ transaction fee.
    • Gifts not made online must include a Match Madness donation form indicating the gift amount per charity.

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Salina, KS 67401
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