Golden Belt Community Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The foundation will use the day to encourage gifts to local endowment funds. Occurring this year on Dec. 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Golden Belt Community Foundation will accept gifts in Great Bend at the foundation office located at 1307 Williams St., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 1st. Additional giving locations will be in Hoisington, Larned, La Crosse and St. John for that day only.
This is an important one-day event to grow non-profit endowments exponentially. On Dec. 1, qualifying gifts to endowment funds may be eligible for matching funds of $50,000, which will be awarded to endowment funds in proportion to the total amount raised, up to $2,500 per person/per fund, on #GivingTuesday. There are two ways to give this year – in person on Dec. 1, or by mailing your donation. Donations may be mailed directly to the Golden Belt Community Foundation, 1309 Williams St., P.O. Box 1911, Great Bend, KS 67530, in advance, from Nov. 16 to Dec. 1, and may qualify for the proportional match as well. The more gifts given to the donor’s choice of endowment fund(s), the more proportional match money will be received.
This year over 65 endowment funds are available to choose from, including many local charitable organizational endowments and general area or field of interest endowment funds. A complete list can be viewed on the Giving Tuesday Donation Form that can be found online at www.goldenbeltcf.org.
“We are excited to host this day to celebrate and encourage giving to our local charitable organizations. Building endowments is a great way to support an organization long-term and to ensure that it will have the resources necessary to continue serving our communities well into the future,” noted Christy Tustin, Executive Director, Golden Belt Community Foundation.
For more information and #GivingTuesday rules, additional giving locations, and to download a Giving Tuesday Donation Form, visit www.goldenbeltcf.org or call 620-792-3000.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2015 iteration will be held on Dec. 1. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.
Golden Belt Community Foundation
At $17.7 million in total assets and more than 157 funds under management, Golden Belt Community Foundation has been connecting people who care to causes that matter since 1996. Golden Belt Community Foundation exists to provide non-profit organizations in central Kansas with a permanent source of support and to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving for donors. GBCF serves the counties of Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford. For more information about Golden Belt Community Foundation, call (620) 792-3000 or visit their website at www.goldenbeltcf.org.