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The Moundridge Community Foundation is hosting the annual Match Week event Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 5. Donors have the opportunity to donate to one or more of the 12 participating organizations and help them leverage up to $20,000 in matching dollars for their programs.
This year, in-person donations will be accepted on Thursday, November 4 from 12 pm to 4 pm at AG360 conference room.
Select a participating organization and complete the form. You may donate to multiple organizations by clicking “Continue Shopping” after giving to your first fund. Once you’ve chosen all of the organizations you wish to contribute to, you may check out. As part of the process, you have the option to pay the 3.0% processing fee. A receipt will be sent to your email address after completing the donation.
Only donations given between 12 am Monday, November 1 to 11:59 pm Friday, November 5 will be matched.
Donating by Mail
The Foundation has prepared a Match Day donation form listing all of the participating organizations. Please complete the form and include it with your donation. Mailed donations must be postmarked by November 5, 2021 to qualify. If you do not have a donation form, please send a note indicating which organizations are to receive your donation. If you would like a form sent to you, please contact us at 1.866.245.9070. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: MCCF.
Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD) from an IRA account
A donation from your IRA qualifies for the match as well as a charitable donation from your IRA. Please use the donation form, to indicate the company name we can expect to send the gift. If you would like us to send additional information to your advisor, please call us at 1.866.245.9070. Only the donation form must be postmarked by November 5, 2021, to qualify for the match. The actual distribution must be received by December 31, 2021.
November 9 – received $1,863 in donations
November 10 – received $1,180 in donations
November 11 – received $13,988 in donations
November 12 – received $6,153 in donations
November 13 – $6,781 in donations
Angels’ Attic – $2,647
Cradle to Crayons Childcare Center – $3,779
Helping Hands of Moundridge – $2,609
Mobility Worldwide/PET – $3,998
Moundridge Arts Council – $888
Moundridge Education Fund – $422
Moundridge Food Pantry – $3,108
Moundridge Historical Society – $1,889
Moundridge Public Library – $2,635
Moundridge Senior Center – $2,451
Pine Village – $3,079
Swiss Mennonite Cultural Heritage Association – $2,457
2019 Match Day raises over $29K
Helping Hands of Moundridge
Moundridge Arts Council
Moundridge Cradle to Crayons Child Care Center
Moundridge Education Fund
Moundridge Food Pantry
Moundridge Historical Association
Moundridge Public Library
Moundridge Senior Center
2nd Annual Ice Cream Social
Although it was a little cool, the evening was a success! We served eight tubs of ice cream and thanked hundreds for their support. We recognized the 2018 grant recipients at halftime. We announced that just over $187,000 in grants have been awarded since our inception in 2010. With your support, we’ll keep building the funds, awarding grants and, of course, serving ice cream.
The Moundridge Community Foundation was established in 2010. Since that time, the organization has increased assets to over $1.1 million; established nine funds for organizations; completed the Kansas Health Foundation GROW II challenge; and hosted Match Day events raising over $100,000 in three days. During the program, board members will share plans for the continued development of the Foundation and answer questions you may have regarding the endowment or organization.
A community foundation to benefit the Moundridge area was established in August 2010. The goal —build an endowment whose earnings can be used to provide a granting resource for a wide variety of non-profit organizations in their efforts to improve health care, human services, education, arts and culture or other charitable initiatives which enhance the Moundridge community.
Community foundations are built through an accumulation of funds anywhere from a group of first graders lemonade stand proceeds all the way up to an individual bequeathing their entire estate to the foundation upon their passing and everything in between. Grants from endowed funds are made only from fund income, keeping the principal gift to the Foundation permanent. By reaching the $1 million goal, nearly $50,000 in grants will be awarded annually to community organizations benefiting Moundridge residents.
Grants from endowed funds are made only from fund income, keeping the principal gift to the Foundation permanent. By maintaining the principal value of each fund, annual earnings can provide ongoing support to community programs.
You can establish a named fund or remain anonymous, choose general charitable purposes or very specific ones, your gift may be modest or large, and you may choose the frequency of the distributions. The Foundation also accepts a variety of assets beyond cash contributions.
By pooling contributions, management costs are lower than if you were to purchase these services individually. Ultimately more of your gift is used for its charitable resources.
Our staff relieves you of the administrative and legal responsibilities normally associated with private foundations and general philanthropy.
Knowledge of the Community
The Foundation remains current on issues facing our ever–changing community. We understand the opportunities and needs in McPherson County so grants are targeted where they do the most good.
Can I give any amount?
No gift is too small. To establish a specific fund, a $10,000 minimum is required. Gifts of $25, $10 or even $1 can be made to an existing fund or the Foundation’s Community Fund. Any size donation received by the Foundation enjoys a tax benefit. Accepting all gifts is what make this truly a Foundation for the community.