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September 30 – Hancock County Community Foundations’ Match Day

The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) is pleased to announce its third Match Day. The event is a stop on HCCF’s 30th anniversary “Thank You Tour”. Kicking off at 4 pm on September 30, the 30-hour event will include not only matching dollars for community gifts, but activities at the Community Foundation’s soon-to-be home at 971 W. US 40. The celebration includes music, food and beverage trucks, games and a carnival-atmosphere-Bash on Saturday, October 1. HCCF will provide up to $150,000 in matching gifts for donors who contribute to the endowment funds of fourteen participating nonprofit organizations. Here are all the details:


What is Match Day?
Match Day, hosted by the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF), is a 30-hour event for participating nonprofits with HCCF endowment funds. The intent is to increase gifts to their endowments while securing funding for immediate needs.


Who are the Match Day participants?
• Agape
• FUSE
• Greenfield Central School Foundation
• Hancock County Children’s Choir
• Hancock County Food Pantry
• Hancock County Public Library
• Hancock County Senior Services
• Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen
• Love INC
• Nameless Creek Camp
• New Palestine Education Foundation
• Psi Iota Xi – Upsilon chapter
• Sugar Creek Twp Park
• Women’s Resource Center


What is the 30-hour Schedule?
September 30, 4 pm-October 1, 10 pm: 971 W. US 40 open for guests
October 1, 11 am-2 pm: Food trucks, music, games and bounce house, visits from special characters that kids will love
October 1, 5 pm: Match Day Bash with dinner food and beverage trucks, music and entertainment, carnival games


How does HCCF’s match work?
Match Day is a unique stop on the Community Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Thank You Tour:
• ALL community gifts will be endowed and proportionally matched with HCCF’s pool of $150,000.
• No administrative fees will be charged on Match Day gifts.
• 60% of HCCF’s match will grow endowment funds.
• 40% of HCCF’s match will be granted for immediate use.


What is an Operating Endowment?
• An operating endowment is established by a nonprofit organization to provide a sustainable revenue source to support
its day-to-day operations and services.
• It strengthens the long-term security of the organization allowing them to become less reliant on annual fundraising for
operating.
• It helps a nonprofit diversify the way in which they derive operating income. They have short-term needs; they have
long-term needs. Gifts to the endowment will help them address needs as they change over time.
• Because the principal of an operating endowment remains untouched for all time, the fund provides an ongoing,
perpetual stream of revenue.


How can I make a gift?
• Online at giveHCgrowHC.org from Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. to Oct. 1 at 10 p.m.
• In-person at 971 W US 40, Greenfield (cash, check, or credit card accepted) from Sept. 30 at
4 p.m. to Oct. 1 at 10 p.m.
• Stock gifts executed on Sept. 30. Contact us for more information!
• IRA Required Minimum Distributions must be executed or received on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1.
• Gifts received via mail will only be accepted if post-marked on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1.
• Gifts Can be mailed to 312 E Main ST., Greenfield, IN 46140
Yes, you will be able to give to multiple organizations in one transaction


Are there any fees associated with making a credit card gift?
No. HCCF will cover all fees associated with credit card gifts on Match Day.


How should checks be made out for Match Day?
Checks must be dated Sept. 30 or Oct. 1, 2022, and made payable to HCCF. “Match Day” and the name of the organization to which the check is designated should be written in the memo line. Mailed checks must be dated and postmarked on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1, 2022, to count toward the match.


Is there a minimum gift amount? Is there a maximum amount?
The minimum gift is $10. There is no maximum gift.


Can I donate gifts of stock and grain during Match Day?
Gifts of stock must be executed on Sept. 30. Gifts of grain and IRA Required Minimum Distributions must be executed or received on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1. If you plan to make these types of gifts, please notify HCCF ahead of time.


Can I give from my donor advised fund during Match Day?
Yes, if your donor advised fund is at HCCF, you must hand-deliver your Donor Advised Recommendation Form OR complete it on your fund portal during the Match Day hours or submit by mail with a September 30th or October 1st postmark. If your donor advised fund is through another entity, the check must be received during the Match Day hours or postmarked September 30th or October 1st if sent via mail.


How will I know how much is being raised throughout the day?
There will be an updated list on the HCCF website showing the total gifts made to each organization. Match dollars will not be included in the running total.


When will the organizations receive the immediate use grant?
The immediate use grant will be distributed to each organization by the end of October. All gifts made during Match Day and the match dollars will be celebrated with “big checks” at the Match Day Grant Award Celebration on Nov. 11, 2022, at the HCCF 30th Anniversary Gala at Daniel’s Vineyard.


Will the organizations know that I donated?
Yes, if you do not make an anonymous gift. Each organization will receive a report after the HCCF Match Day period that includes donor names and contact information unless you choose otherwise. Gift amounts will not be disclosed.


Who do I contact at the Community Foundation if I have questions?
Mary Gibble, President/CEO mgibble@giveHCgrowHC.org

Marie Felver, CPA, Vice-President of Finance & Operations mfelver@giveHCgrowHC.org

HCCF provides philanthropic leadership by encouraging giving, learning, community pride and civic
engagement. Working with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing
permanent endowment funds is critical to the organization’s mission. These funds generate income that is
distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. HCCF has granted millions of dollars since their inception in 1992.

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