Match Day 2013

Dollars raised: $2,629,653
Unique donors: 5064
Total donations: 7282

Nonprofit FAQs

What is Match Day?

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.

How can people make a gift?

Individuals can make a gift online via 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.

What is the Basic Needs Fund?

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.

What agencies are participating?

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.

How are gifts matched?

Only gifts made via 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.

How much of the gift will 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.

Is there a minimum gift? Is there a maximum?

The minimum gift is $10 for the general public. There is no maximum.

Are there any fees associated with making a gift?

Yes, a fee of 2.9 percent. However, the Foundation match is based on the total gift before fees.

Can a donor select multiple agencies and just pay once?

No. A donor will need to create a new transaction for each gift.

Are credit cards stored on the site?

Razoo, the vendor that the Foundation has contracted with for Match Day, uses a secure website and will NOT store credit card numbers.

Do donors need to log in before making a gift?

No. They simply choose the agency they wish to support and enter their credit card information.

How and when will gifts be distributed?

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.

How and when will I know how much my agency has received?

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.

What if my agency’s donors need help making a gift?

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.

What is a "Golden Ticket"?

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 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.

Thank You

See How it Worked

On Match Day, individuals had the opportunity to donate to 21 participating agencies or to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Basic Needs Fund. A total of $750,000 was available to match contributions and grow the impact of a donor’s gift. All gifts were matched proportionately, based on the total amount raised on March 14 by each organization. In addition to helping those in need, donors were entered into a drawing to win prizes donated by the Milwaukee Brewers and Time Warner Cable. They also had a chance to maximize their gift through the Golden Ticket promotion. View the final results.

Golden Ticket

Time Donor Winning Cause Prize
08:00am Joan M. Thompson Hunger Task Force, Inc.
Donation by Joan M.
09:00am Joshua L. Gimbel Hunger Task Force, Inc.
Donation by Joshua Gimbel
11:00am Deborah L Hardy Hunger Task Force, Inc.
Donation by Deborah L Hardy
01:00pm Sarah L Newbury Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Donation by Sarah L
05:00pm Rebecca scarberry The Womens Center
Donation by Rebecca scarberry
06:00pm Marlene Zick Hope Center Inc
Donation by Marlene Zick
08:00pm Josephine Cusma Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Donation by Josephine Cusma
11:00pm Leticia Hoisington Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Donation by Leticia Hoisington

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All donations made on are made to the Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which permits donors to advise a regranting of their donations to other IRS recognized qualifying 501(c)(3). It’s Razoo Foundation’s normal practice to regrant 97.1% of its contribution to the qualifying organization as advised by the donor, retaining 2.9% for Razoo Foundation’s expenses (including credit card transaction costs).