Give Methow campaign raises $220,533 for Methow Valley nonprofits

Frauke Rynd was a lucky “Funday Monday” winner and supported some of her favorite organizations with an extra $500 from the foundation.

The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce its Give Methow campaign has raised $220,533 for 32 Methow Valley nonprofits.

Give Methow is a crowdfunding campaign that runs in October and was created by the foundation to build awareness about local nonprofits in the Methow Valley and provide a way for people to easily support their work.

“This is our third year of hosting the campaign, and the donations continue to grow” said Beth Stipe, the foundation’s executive director. “People tell us they love to give this way because it’s so easy, and they learn about other programs happening in the valley. That’s exactly what we wanted to do when we first started these campaigns, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the community’s support.”

Any 501c3 public charity in the Methow Valley was eligible to participate to raise funds for up to $10,000 to support a specific program or general operations. Thirty-two organizations participated, all providing a unique quality of life for the Methow Valley – from the arts to environment, health and housing to education, recreation, and community services.

As a fundraising incentive, an anonymous donor who loves the Methow Valley seeded a $30,000 stretch pool to be distributed across the organizations based on how much they raised. An additional $2,000 was added to the pool by people who wanted to support all organizations, which allowed some Give Methow participants to exceed their goals.

Individuals who gave on Mondays were entered to win $500 or $1,000 to use on Give Methow any way they chose through the foundation’s “Funday Monday” contest. On the final Funday Monday, 375 donations were made totaling over $32,000.

Give Methow will run again in October 2018.

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