Match Day is a 24-hour online giving event on March 14, 2013 that supports 21 food and shelter agencies in southeastern Wisconsin that are helping meet individuals’ basic needs. Led by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the event is designed to raise awareness of the continuing struggle many of our neighbors still face in light of the economy and raise support for these agencies that are providing them with lifesaving services.
Individuals can make a gift online via www.MatchDayMKE.org to one or more of the 21 participating nonprofits or contribute directly to the Foundation’s Basic Needs Fund. Gifts made to the Basic Needs Fund will be equally distributed among the 21 agencies.
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation created the Basic Needs Fund in 2008 to help nonprofits within the metro Milwaukee area address urgent food and shelter needs due to the economic crisis. Since 2008, the fund has made more than $2 million in grants.
Advocates of Ozaukee, Center for Veterans Issues, Community Advocates, Daystar, Family Promise of Washington County, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Food Pantry of Waukesha County, Friends of Abused Families, Guest House of Milwaukee, Hebron House of Hospitality, Hope Center, Hope House of Milwaukee, Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Pathfinders Milwaukee, Repairers of the Breach, Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee, Sojourner Family Peace Center, The Cathedral Center, The Women’s Center and Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center.
Only gifts made via www.MatchDayMKE.org on March 14, 2013 to the 21 agencies or to the Basic Needs Fund will be matched. Gifts made prior to or after Match Day and gifts made by cash or check CANNOT be matched.
All gifts will be matched proportionately, based on the total amount raised by each agency on March 14, 2013. For example, if the total amount raised by the community is $500,000, and an agency raises 10 percent of that total, or $50,000, then it will receive 10 percent of the match pool. At least $675,000 will be available to match donations.
The minimum gift is $10 for the general public. There is no maximum.
Yes, a fee of 2.9 percent. However, the Foundation match is based on the total gift before fees.
No. A donor will need to create a new transaction for each gift.
Razoo, the vendor that the Foundation has contracted with for Match Day, uses a secure website and will NOT store credit card numbers.
No. They simply choose the agency they wish to support and enter their credit card information.
The Foundation expects to distribute grants from Foundation donors within two weeks and the Foundation match dollars are expected to be distributed by April 10. Credit card gifts made online will be distributed by April 10. Each gift will be given directly to the nonprofit after Match Day either by direct deposit (ACH transfer) or check.
You will know at the end of the Match Day period by logging into the secure section of the Match Day site. A detailed report provides name and contact information of each donor as well as the gift amount.
Your donors should call you first with questions. If you need additional help, Razoo staff will be available to help you and your donors through the process.
The “Golden Ticket” prize is new in 2013, thanks to the generosity of the Brewers Community Foundation. At eight different times throughout the day – 7 to 8 a.m., 8 to 9 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m., 12 to 1 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m., 5 to 6 p.m., 7 to 8 p.m. and 10 to 11 p.m. – a donor’s gift will be chosen at random from the online donations made through www.matchdaymke.org to have an additional $1,000 given to that chosen charity. Golden Ticket winners are also eligible to win prizes. Golden Tickets are not part of the match pool and are in addition to any portion of the match pool an agency receives.