Day of Giving Redux taking place Sept. 21, 2016

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County is participating in the Sept. 21 Day of Giving, a 16-hour, online opportunity to donate to local nonprofits to increase philanthropy in our region. Our September Day of Giving website is hosted by a new technology vendor in which we have great confidence, CiviCore.

Why Give? Public charities, schools and religious institutions play an essential role across our region's health, arts, environment, education and social services sectors. In today's economic environment, these organizations need to accomplish much more with much less. Gifts made during the Day of Giving will be amplified by incentive prizes for participating nonprofits. Each of the nonprofits publicizes the day to their volunteers, prior donors, friends and family. Publicity about the event also prompts the public to give.  Cash incentive prizes for many participating organizations may be found on https://www.pittsburghgives.org/leaderboards

In Westmoreland County, organizations will receive a pro-rated match until match funds are depleted from a special match pool provided by local donors. The total match pool for Westmoreland County is $50,000. These are pro-rated, meaning that the match is spread over the total number of dollars raised by all organizations in each county. For example, if Westmoreland County organizations raise $400,000 in total, the $50,000 match is spread among the $400,000, so a Westmoreland organization would get 12.5 cents on the dollar raised (minus any processing or credit cards fees, up to 5%). Butler County organizations are also match-eligible. Information about Butler County is available online here

When does Day of Giving begin? The day officially starts at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. You may also preschedule your donation on the website between Sept. 14 and Sept. 20 by clicking HERE and looking for your nonprofit under "Donate Now." Prescheduled gifts will be processed on Sept. 21 and are still match and prize eligible. Day of Giving ends at midnight on Sept. 21, 2016

How to Give? Any individual or business may give online with a credit card or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover) through the PittsburghGives website

For more information on Day of Giving please contact Phil Koch, Executive Director, at 724.836.4400 or PKoch@cfwestmoreland.org.