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10 Nov, 2020

Match Day 2020

Match Day 2020 Ways to Contribute: Gifts of cash and check will be accepted starting November 6th. Please use the Match Day Donation Form  to help us process your gift. Credit Cards gifts can be made online on December 1st only from 12:00 a.m. till 11:59 p.m. How it works: The Community Foundation of Shelby County is sponsoring another Match Day

30 Jul, 2020

Fundraising in Uncertain Times

Fundraising in Uncertain Times Economic recessions are a fact of life. They are not easy times; however, we need to embrace these time periods rather than sit in idle as a fundraiser. Missions need to go on and so does fundraising, because recession or not, donors like to give. Keep in mind gifts sizes may

2 Apr, 2020

The CARES Act and other information that can help your nonprofit

As COVID-19 upends every aspect of our life, the service of nonprofits has never been needed more.  The passing of the CARES Act has given your nonprofit opportunities to sustain your mission during these unprecedented times. CARES Act – Loan Opportunities Paycheck Protection Program This program provides nonprofits with funds to pay up to eight

9 Mar, 2020

How to Donate Wisely

How to donate wisely Tips for Choosing a Charity Giving to charity is very fulfilling. Though, you need to make sure you are giving to reputable charities. Donor transparency is shaping how donors like you are giving. It is essential to know that your gifts are used correctly. Raising awareness about charity fraud is a

5 Feb, 2020

Learning about IRA Gifts

 Learning about IRA Gifts After years of deliberate saving and investing, your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) has grown.  It may even exceed your need for daily living expenses and create a tax burden. How can you reduce the burden and do something special with the annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)? Give it to charity. The

13 Dec, 2019

2019-2020 Scholarship Season has started

2019-2020 Scholarship Season has started! Are you a high school, college, or adult student looking for financial assistance for your education? Thanks to our generous donors, the Community Foundation oversees more than 70 scholarship funds that provide around 190 scholarship opportunities to help talented and passionate students attain their dreams. This year we added a

13 Dec, 2019

Match Day 2019 Conclusion

We are pleased to announce that Match Day 2019 was a success because of You!  All 16 organization met their match and are ready to do some good with the proceeds.  Below is the list of the final totals for all 16 organizations.   GRAND TOTAL - $377,791.12 Alpha Community Center - $41,051.79 Big Brothers Big