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The Extraordinary Give

Opportunity for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits
to Participate in a Community-Wide Fundraiser

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Lancaster County Community Foundation

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Opportunity for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations to participate in an online community fundraising program. Organizations will receive additional funds based on their total donations and may also qualify for additional prizes. The program is intended to bring new donors to local nonprofits and highlight the positive impact of charitable works to the community.

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 $50,000 in prizes from the Foundation and other community supporters.
  • Grow the base of engaged donors in Lancaster by bringing new donors to community benefit organizations.
  • Spotlight the charitable trends in the community. 

On the day of the program, every dollar donated to local organizations will be stretched by at least $500,000 from the Foundation, as well as other community supporters. All donations made through the Foundation’s website will receive a pro-rated portion of this “stretch pool.” An organization’s portion of the "stretch" depends on how much is raised in total donations. For example, if an organization receives 3% of the total donations raised by all organizations participating in the Extraordinary Give, then that organization will receive 3% of the stretch pool. 

A Golden Ticket is an opportunity for an organization to receive an additional $1,000 on The Extraordinary Give day. Throughout the day on November 16, donors will be chosen at random from the online donations made through to have an additional $1,000 given to the organization that received the donation. Golden Tickets are in addition to any portion of the stretch pool an organization receives.

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GrantWatch ID#: 146286

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.

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 no earlier than 12/31/16.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about ExtraGive campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success.

Information Session for ExtraGive
August 15, 2019
9:00 AM EDT

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Peer to Peer Fundraising Training
August 23, 2019
9:00 AM EDT

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Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for application to participate in Extraordinary Give is October 15, 2019. Register early by September 11, 2019, to enter to be randomly selected for an additional $1,000 "Early Bird” grant prize.

ExtraGive is on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 from 12 AM to 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

- July 9: Applications open for Extraordinary Give
- Aug 20: Getting Ready for Extraordinary Gives Webinar
- Sept 4 Getting Started Guide
- Aug 23 Early Bird Application Deadline Extraordinary Give to be eligible for Early Bird Prize
- Oct 15 Final Steps for Success Webinar
- Sept 12 In-person Peer to Peer Fundraising Training Deadline to apply for Extraordinary Give

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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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