Pennies From Heaven Foundation Offers ‘Meet Us Halfway’ Match to Fund Community Wish List Needs
As part of philanthropy leadership, the Community Foundation is in its fourth year of inviting area nonprofits to share which near-term projects and purchases need financial support from the community. These wish list ideas span the county geographically and across interest areas, including education, recreation, environment, arts, community development, health and human services and more.
The Community Wish Lists are organized into three funding levels: under $500, $500-$1500, and over $1500. For a limited time, the Pennies From Heaven Foundation is offering a “Meet Us Halfway” match, covering up to 50% of the cost of each individual wish granted from the first two funding levels (maximum match gift of $750). This match opportunity ends January 9, 2021.
For example, if Jane Doe wants to support Disability Network West Michigan’s request for $1,000, Jane donates $500 and the Pennies from Heaven Foundation donates the other $500 – meeting the donor halfway to fully fund the wish.
“This Christmas season, Pennies From Heaven offered to match donations to the Community Wish List of nonprofits to encourage and support them as they engage in our community,” said John Wilson, chairman and CEO of the Pennies From Heaven Foundation. “Wouldn’t it be a great ending to a hard year to have our Community’s Wish List fully granted!”
A few examples of wishes from nonprofits include Sandcastles Children’s Museum wish for a new bearded dragon, books for the Spectrum Health Reach Out and Read Program, and the Ludington Senior Center’s Angel Tree Program. Donors can view the full lists on the Community Foundation website, linked above.
If you would like to grant a wish from your Fund with the Community Foundation, contact Andrea Large at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t have a Fund at the Community Foundation, send your gift directly to the nonprofit organization to grant their wish. Your chosen nonprofit will then inform the Community Foundation for Mason County that their wish has been granted.
“Granting a community wish is such a wonderful way to get into the giving season, and we are so grateful for the partnership of the Pennies from Heaven Foundation to help make this possible,” shared Andrea Large, Community Foundation for Mason County executive director.