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Grants to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits
for Participation in a Community-Wide Fundraiser

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Lancaster County Community Foundation

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Grants to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania nonprofits who participate in an online community fundraising program. Organizations will receive a portion of donations made by local residents. The program is intended to bring new donors to local nonprofits and highlight the positive impact of charitable works on the community.

This grant program is a 24-hour online only fundraising program on November 21, 2017, that will benefit more than 250 local organizations. Individuals and corporations interested in supporting local nonprofits will be able to donate as little as $25.

On that day, every dollar donated to local organizations will be stretched at least $500,000 from the Foundation. All donations made through the Foundation’s website will receive a pro-rated portion of this “stretch pool.” Your organization’s portion of the "stretch" depends on how much is raised in total donations.

For example: If your organization receives 3% of the total donations raised by all organizations participating in the Extraordinary Give, then your organization will receive 3% of the stretch pool.

The aim of the Extraordinary Give program is to:

- Raise the level of knowledge about community benefit organizations in the county and highlight their positive impact on the well-being of local citizens.
- Support the operating needs of community benefit organizations that serve Lancaster County through at least $500,000 of stretch pool dollars and prizes from the Foundation and other community supporters.
- Grow the base of engaged donors in Lancaster – bringing new donors to community benefit organizations.
- Spotlight the charitable trends in the community. What are the community benefit organizations saying is vital and needed right now?

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GrantWatch ID#: 146286

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

If you are a 501(c)(3) public charity that is sub classified as 509a1, 509a2, or 509a3 (Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3 Functionally Integrated supporting organization), you are eligible to apply for participation. The Community Foundation will verify your status and that you are in current good standing using Guidestar.

There are no restrictions based on organization size or location; however, you must serve residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. You also must meet certain eligibility requirements such as having filed a recent 990 and have had an independent financial review or audit completed within the last 2 years.

Pre-proposal Conference:

This event is open to any organization, whether they've participated every year or whether it's their first ExtraGive. Come learn about how the Extraordinary Give works, and all the new features in store for this year.

ExtraGive Info Session
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
Location: Winter Center, Millersville University

Please note, this information session will be divided into two parts for your convenience:

9-10 am: Introductory information for first-time participants (and those who want to brush up!)

10-11 am: Learn about new features, new opportunities and new ways to make the most out of the 2017 Extraordinary Give!

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for application to participate in Extraordinary Give is October 2, 2017. No exceptions. Register by September 1, 2017 to enter to be randomly selected for an additional $1,000 “Early Bird” grant prize.

The Extraordinary Give will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 12 am to 11:59:59 pm, Eastern Time.

A Golden Ticket is an opportunity for your organization to receive an additional $1,000 on Extraordinary Give day. Throughout the day on November 17, donors will be chosen at random from the online donations made through to have an additional $1,000 given to the organization that received their donation. Golden Tickets are in addition to any portion of the stretch pool an organization receives.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Lancaster County Community Foundation
24 West King St., Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17603


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Lancaster County