The Community Give
The Community Give is The Community Foundation's 24-hour online day of giving event to benefit local nonprofits.
In May 2016 over 9,000 area residents gave $1,129,228
182 nonprofits participated and generous sponsors provided $100,000 in prizes.
Read about The Community Foundation's plans to suspend The Community Give in 2017 by clicking here.
(See stats from the 2015 Community Give)
The Community Give 2016
MADE IT A MILLION!
Together, we can raised over A MILLION DOLLARS
- in just 36 hours -
for the causes and issues most important to our region!
What is The Community Give?
The Community Give is about working together for a single day, celebrating our spirit of generosity and making a significant and heartfelt impact on each of the lives touched by the hard-working nonprofit organizations that affect so many areas of our lives and community. The Community Give is a day of giving when everyone in our region is asked to make a donation and show support for the local nonprofit organizations that positively impact our lives every day.
The Community Foundation drives traffic to our giving day website (www.thecommunitygive.org) using every marketing/outreach/media opportunity available to us. Donors choose the issue or nonprofit organization most important to them and make a secure online donation.
In 2016, The Community Foundation and generous sponsors of The Community Give offered $100,000 in cash prizes (grants) for participating nonprofits as a way to build excitement and maximize the benefits for donors and nonprofits.
What is the Goal of The Community Give?
Oh nothing big - we just want to make history! During our 2015 event, over 8,000 people throughout our region gave over $800,000 - the most raised in a single day! Sponsors provided $100,000 in prizes. Our target was to reach 7,500 people and raise $750,000, and we surpassed both goals!
MADE IT A MILLION! Together we have the power to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and make a significant impact on the future of the Rappahannock River region. All it takes is a donation of $25 or more to your favorite nonprofit.
Our 2016 GOALS - 10,000 donors, $1,000,000, and $100,000 in prizes!
This community-wide giving challenge:
Unites and celebrates the Rappahannock River region!
Inspires giving and increases nonprofit revenues.
Raises awareness of current needs and charitable opportunities in our community.
Builds and strengthens relationships among local nonprofit organizations, caring citizens, and community-minded companies.
Increases the capacity of local nonprofits to engage constituents and generate revenue.
Inspires donors of all kinds to support the causes that mean the most to them.
What is All the Excitement?
Every participating area nonprofit is eligible for prizes given by The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River region and our sponsors.
These cash prizes mean that participating nonprofits can raise even more money to support their missions. There are numerous ways for nonprofits to win. Following are just a few prizes awarded in 2016:
The nonprofit that raises the most money during The Community Give - $10,000!
The nonprofit that receives the most donations during The Community Give - $10,000!
A random prize... with a qualification. The nonprofits that earns 100+ donations will be entered into a pool. From this qualifying pool, one winner will be randomly selected to win - a $10,000 fund with The Community Foundation!
No matter how much they raise, participating nonprofits have a chance to win cash prizes throughout the day that will be "drawn" at random. $1,000 per hour for 24 hours!
More prizes to be announced!
What Does The Community Foundation Do?
The Community Foundation invests in the giving day web platform and event marketing. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, we raised $100,000 in prizes that were distributed to participating nonprofits each year.
Nonprofits were a driving force in making The Community Give 2016 another successful event. To engage current donors and reach new ones, The Community Foundation provided communications guidance, social media messaging, outreach strategy, and live training in the months prior to May 3rd, 2016. Our commitment has been to provide nonprofits with a comprehensive toolkit for promoting and maximizing their participation in these events.
The Community Foundation promoted the event through all available online and offline channels, including print media, radio spots with the Star Radio Group, Facebook, Twitter and more.
The Community Foundation ensures accurate acknowledgement and appropriate receipts for all online donations to participating nonprofits.