Give Where You Live Collier Kicks Off February 20

The Harry Chapin Food Bank invites the community to support us in our mission of leading our community in the fight to end hunger, by donating to the food bank through Give Where You Live Collier, Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2019.

Give Where You Live Collier is a county-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Collier County through online giving. The Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation are partnering to present Give Where You Live Collier. Donations are accepted through GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org. The window to donate is noon, Feb. 20 to noon, Feb 21.

The Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation have partnered to create a $500,000 Matching Fund. The match begins with a guaranteed match up to $2,500 for all participating nonprofits that raise at least $2,500. After that, a proportionate share of the remaining match money is used towards any amount raised over $2,500. For example, if the Harry Chapin Food Bank raises 10 percent of the total donations made through Give Where You Live Collier, the food bank will also receive 10 percent of the $500,000 matching fund. 

Share and share alike

Online days of giving are successful because of our own networks. Help us grow our network by sharing the event with friends and family.

Be socially (media) active

Use your social media networks: post on Facebook, tweet about Give Where You Live Collier, help us tell our story. Ask others to do the same.

Become a fundraising champion

Everyone loves a champion, including us! We really need fundraising champions to help drive people to our Give Where You Live Collier profile on February 20 and 21. Contact us for more information on how to become a fundraising champion!

Thank you in advance for your support!

* Speak with Lisette Holmes directly at the Community Foundation of Collier County (239) 649-5000 to arrange a contribution of stocks, DA Fund or an IRA. (MUST be Pre-arranged in Advance of Giving Day)

Thank you in advance for your support!

About the Community Foundation of Collier County

The Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC) is a tax-exempt, public, charitable fund, established in 1985 with a $300,000 endowment and a vision for increasing private philanthropy in Collier County.  As of June 30, 2018, the Foundation managed almost $174 million in assets and had distributed nearly $130 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs since inception.

The Community Foundation manages a pool of permanent endowed funds established by charitable individuals and makes grants from the investment earnings to address community needs and issues. Through sound investing, effective grantmaking and building the capacity of Collier County nonprofit agencies, the Community Foundation seeks to strengthen our community for good and forever. Learn more at cfcollier.org.

About the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation was founded in 2004 by Best Buy founder, Dick Schulze, as a way to give back to the community. Schulze and his family believe that a good education, a supportive family and a strong work ethic prepare children for a successful future. To support that belief, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation supports education and basic human services, among other types of organizations. It is the vision of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to connect in a meaningful way with grantees to make strategic contributions that achieve specific, measurable outcomes.

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