Match Day 2013

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

Donor FAQs

What is Match Day?

Match Day is a 24-hour online giving event that supports 21 food and shelter agencies in southeastern Wisconsin that are helping meet individuals’ basic needs. Led by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and in partnership with the Brewers Community Foundation and other local funders, the event is designed to raise awareness of the continuing struggle many of our neighbors still face and raise support for these agencies that are providing them with lifesaving services. Visit for the list of agencies.

When is it?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

How do I make a donation?

Visit and search for the nonprofit you wish to support. When you are in on organization’s profile, click “Donate” and enter your gift amount. You may also support the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Basic Needs Fund. Donations are tax deductible and nonrefundable. In addition to helping those in need, you can also be entered into a drawing to win a prize. See “Rules and Prizes” at for more information.

What is the Basic Needs Fund?

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation created the Basic Needs Fund in 2008 to help nonprofits within metro Milwaukee address urgent food and shelter needs due to the economic crisis. Since 2008, the fund has made more than $2 million in grants. The gifts made to the Basic Needs Fund will be equally divided among the 21 organizations.

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.

What are the minimum and maximum amounts?

The minimum donation is $10. There is no maximum donation.

What methods of payments can I use?

Only donations made online on March 14, 2013 with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) or debit card will be accepted.

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.

How will my gift be matched?

All gifts will be matched proportionately, based on the total amount of money raised by each agency on Match Day. 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 the agency will receive 10 percent of the total match pool.

When will participating nonprofits receive my gift?

By April 10

How will my gift be acknowledged?

All donations made via go to the Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that permits donors to advise a regranting of their donations to other IRS-recognized qualifying organizations. A fee of 2.9 percent of the donation will be deducted to cover the cost of processing the donation. Razoo Foundation will issue an e-mail acknowledgement the same day the contribution is received. Razoo Foundation will appear as the vendor on the credit card statement.

Will my gift be private?

Razoo Foundation requests authorization from donors that their name, e-mail, mailing address and donation amount may be shared with the agency they choose to support. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation will have access to a donor’s name and email address to allow for prize distribution. The agency and the Foundation receive this information unless the donor has requested to remain anonymous.

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).