$100,000 Buzzer Beater Challenge

Brought to you by: Mitchell Family Foundation

 

Monday, December 30, 12:00 PM – exhaustion of pool

Due to the generosity of Matthew and Jenna Mitchell’s Mitchell Family Foundation at Blue Grass Community Foundation, we are closing out the GoodGiving Guide Challenge like charitable champs!

Tip-off for the Mitchell Family Foundation’s $100,000 Buzzer Beater Challenge starts at noon, Monday, December 30th. The Mitchell Family Foundation will match individual donations from $10 to $1,000 at 50 cents on the dollar (maximum match of $500 per donor, per nonprofit).  Donors may make match-eligible contributions to as many nonprofits as they choose.  Until the $100,000 match pool is exhausted, there is no limit on how many match dollars a nonprofit may earn.

Nonprofit Weekly Challenge: Most Donors 35 and Under

Monday, December 23, 8:00 AM – Tuesday, December 31, 11:59 PM
Three nonprofits–one small, one medium and one large–with the most donors 35 and under making donations of $25 or more between 8:00 am 12/23/13 and 11:59 pm 12/31/13 will win $1000 each. Brought to you by the following Blue Grass Community Foundation Giving Funds:

Anthany and Eunice Beatty Family Foundation Fund
KAMP Holoubek Family Foundation
Craig & Madonna Turner Charitable Fund
Cornelia and Derek Vaughan Foundation

Note: Donors must fill in the “Year Born” field at checkout to qualify.

Nonprofit Weekly Challenge: Most Repeat Donors

Monday, December 23, 8:00 AM – Tuesday, December 31, 11:59 PM

Three nonprofits–one small, one medium and one large–with the most repeat donors making donations of $25 or more between 8:00 am 12/23/13 and 11:59 pm 12/31/13 will win $1000 each. Brought to you by two Giving Funds at Blue Grass Community Foundation and one Community Partner:

Evalyn and Lilla Barnwell Fund
Community Initiatives Fund
Council of State Governments

Donor Challenge: The Golden Ticket

Now – Tuesday, December 31, 11:59 PM

Donors between the ages of 21 and 36* that give at least $15.00* or more to any of 107 local charities through www.goodgivingguide.net between now and the end of the Challenge will be eligible to win The Golden Ticket! Donors will be entered once for each $15 gift (give $15, you are entered once; give $150 you are entered 10 times!). You must enter your year of birth at checkout to qualify.

The Golden Ticket will get you everywhere, it’s an All Access Pass, with free admission for you and one guest to ALL SHOWS at… Buster’s, Cosmic Charlie’s, Al’s Bar, The Green Lantern Bar, The Kentucky Theater, Spring Keeneland Outdoor Box, Lexington Legend’s Season Passes, Singletary Center, EKU Center for the Arts, a weekend pass to the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Crave Lexington Food and Music Maker’s Festival food and beverage tickets, season tickets to Actors Guild of Lexington, Downtown Arts Center, Studio Players-Lexington Community Theatre, Kentucky Conservatory Theatre’s Summerfest Series, Lexington Philharmonic, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, various Rupp Arena shows, various Lexington Opera House shows, and a whole lot more**.

Winner will be randomly chosen from eligible donors in January 2014 following the conclusion of the GoodGiving Guide Challenge on December 31, 2013.

*To be eligible you must be between the ages of 21-36 as of January 1, 2014. You must enter your year of birth at checkout to qualify. Donation not required. To enter, simply mail a self addressed stamped envelope to Tadoo Golden Ticket 434 Old Vine Street Lexington, KY 40507

**Full details and disclosures will be provided to the winner

Lottie Ellis Match Challenge

Monday, December 2, 8:00 am – exhaustion of pool

Starting on Monday (12/02) at 8 AM the Boyle County Community Fund, a component fund of Blue Grass Community Foundation, will launch the Lottie Ellis Match Challenge.  The fund will match fifty cents of every dollar donated to Boyle County nonprofits, up to $1000 per donor and up to a total of $20,000.

Participating Nonprofits:

Community Arts Center
Heritage Hospice Inc.
Kentucky School for the Deaf Charitable Foundation
KyADAPT
Sunrise Children’s Services – Woodlawn Campus

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The Amazing Clark County Challenge!

Clark County Community Foundation, a component fund of Blue Grass Community Foundation, will award matching grants to Clark County nonprofits in this year’s Challenge— dollar for dollar, up to $15,000 per nonprofit!!

The following Clark County nonprofits have met their match:

YMCA of Winchester

The STRIDE Program

St. Agatha Academy

Clark County Community Services

Clark County Homeless Coalition

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$100,000 Match! Endow the Bluegrass Challenge

Thursday, December 19, 8:00 AM – 11:59 PM or exhaustion of pool

  • The Challenge starts December 19 at 8:00 am and goes until 11:59 PM or exhaustion of the pool
  • All money raised on December 19th (individual donations and this endowment match award) will go into a new or existing nonprofit endowment at BGCF for the benefit of each qualifying nonprofit.
  • Donors can make contributions of any size and will be matched $0.50 on the dollar on contributions up to $5,000 per nonprofit (maximum match of $2,500 per nonprofit, per donor).  Donors may contribute to as many nonprofits as they choose.
  • Nonprofits without an existing endowment fund at BGCF must raise a combined total (contribution plus match) of at least $5,000.  In this scenario, a nonprofit that raises $1000 on December 19 would not qualify for the endowment match; however, the $1000 raised would be included with total Challenge proceeds for that nonprofit.

Nonprofit Weekly Challenge: Most Money Raised

Monday, December 9, 8:00 AM – Sunday, December 15, 11:59 PM

Three nonprofits (one small, one medium and one large) with the most money raised between Monday, December 9 at 8:00 am and Sunday, December 15 at 11:59 pm will win $1,000 each.

Brought to you by the following Blue Grass Community Foundation Giving Funds:

Garland and Donna Barr Charitable Fund

John and Donna Hall Donor Advised Fund

Menschlichkeit Fund

Winners:

Large: WUKY

Medium: The STRIDE Program

Small: Clark County Homeless Coalition

#GivingTuesday Challenge

Tuesday, December 3, 8:00 AM – 11:59 PM

One nonprofit with the most $100+ unique donations between 8:00 am and 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 3, will win $1200.

Brought to you by Blue Grass Community Foundation Staff.

Donor Challenge – Mulberry & Lime Dinner Party

Monday, November 25, 8:00 am – Sunday, December 1, 11:59 pm

Donors who donate $100 or more Monday, November 25, through Sunday, December 1, are eligible to win a dinner party for 8 at Mulberry & Lime! Complete with catering from Dupree Catering and wine from Wines on Vine.

Winner:

St. Agatha Academy

Bankers Challenge!

Thursday, November 21, Starting at Noon

Congratulations to the 78 nonprofits who received matching dollars through the Bankers Challenge.  In less than 10 minutes the match pool generated over $60,000 in charitable contributions.  The single day total reached $229,615.  Thank you to all those who generously contributed!

Brought to you by:

Kentucky Bank
Traditional Bank
Central Bank
Community Trust
South Central Bank
US Bank
Ohio Valley
Financial Group
Citizens Commerce
American Founders Bank
BB&T
Bank of the Bluegrass Trust & Co.

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The Lexmark Printer Challenge

 

Monday, November 11, 8:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Every nonprofit that raises $500 or more between 8:00 am and 11:59 pm on Monday, November 11 will win a high end printer from Lexmark!

Winners:

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass

Chrysalis House, Inc.

Clark County Community Services

Community Arts Center

Faith Feeds | Glean KY

God’s Pantry Food Bank, Inc.

Growing Together Preschool, Inc.

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Jubilee Jobs of Lexington

Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Inc.

Kentucky School for the Deaf Charitable Foundation

Partners in Education of Clark County

Richmond Area Arts Council

Scott County Humane Society, Inc.

St. Agatha Academy

Surgery on Sunday, Inc.

The STRIDE Program

Urban League of Lexington

Woodford Humane Society

WUKY

YMCA of Winchester

Week 1: Most Unique Donors Challenge

 

Monday, November 4, 8:00 AM – Sunday, November 10, 11:59 PM

Three nonprofits–one small, one medium and one large–with the most unique donors making donations of $25 or more between 8:00 am 11/04/13 and 11:59 pm 11/10/13 will win $1000 each.

Brought to you by the following Blue Grass Community Foundation Giving Funds:

Adkins Family Foundation

Ford and Allison Lankford Charitable Fund

Hyde-Gilson Family Foundation

Winners:

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

Paris Animal Welfare Society

Historic Paris-Bourbon County / Hopewell Museum

$75,000 Quick Start Endowment Challenge

Blue Grass Community Foundation and the Knight Foundation are proud to announce the $75,000 Quick Start Endowment Challenge. This Challenge will offer $75,000 in matching endowment fund grants to participating nonprofits.

The first ten nonprofits to raise $7500 through 50 contributions of $25 or more will win a $7500 endowment grant to a new or existing nonprofit endowment fund at the Community Foundation. A single donor can only receive credit for up to 50% of the total $7500 needed to qualify for a Quick Start Endowment Challenge grant.

And the Winners Are:

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Richmond Area Arts Council
Lexington Fairness
Friends of Kentucky Theatre, Inc.
Mission Lexington Free Medical and Dental Clinics
Living Arts and Science Center
Shoulder to Shoulder Global
Lexington Philharmonic
Hospice of the Bluegrass
Faith Feeds

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The West Sixth Challenge

Friday, November 1, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$2000 will be equally divided between three nonprofits (one small, one medium and one large) with the most supporters at the Launch Party from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Each winning nonprofit will receive $666.66 from West Sixth Brewing Company.

The overall winner will also receive a Kindle Fire HD from Viamedia.

Winners:

Large: Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Medium: Surgery on Sunday

Small: Newton’s Attic

Overall: Newton’s Attic

GoodGiving Guide Challenge Weekly Business Giving Days

Increase the pool! Tell your supporters to patronize these fine local businesses–especially on days when a percentage of sales will be donated to the GoodGiving Guide Challenge.

All proceeds from the Giving Day events below will go to the Grand Finale Match Pool. Nonprofits participating in the Challenge will be eligible to compete for prizes from this match pool. Stay tuned for details!

Spread the word! Donors who give $200+ to the Challenge on Saturday, November 16 will receive 20% off their purchase at Mulberry and Lime, 216 N Limestone, Lexington.

Thursday, Nov. 7:
Coba Cocina
, 2041 Richmond Road, Lexington.
25% of sales in the Cobar Catina (upstairs bar/dining area) 4:00 pm to 10:30pm

Thursday, Nov. 14:
Good Foods Market & Café
, 455 Southland Drive, Lexington.
25% of all sales at the Good Foods Café, all day long

Wednesday, Dec. 4:
Raising Cane’s
, all Lexington locations.
25% of sales, all day long

Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec.8:
Woodland Triangle Shops
Shop Local, Give Local

Wednesday, Dec. 11:
Whole Foods Market
, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington.
5% of sales, all day long

Thursday, Dec. 12:
City Barbeque
, 3292 Richmond Road, Lexington.
25% of your purchase, all day long (Flyer required!)

Tuesday, Dec. 17:
Sutton’s Restaurant
, 110 N Locust Hill Dr, Lexington.
30% of sales, all day long