On March 19, members of the community will come together again to raise funds for 20 nonprofits participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Match Day. The event is designed to raise awareness for basic needs in the greater Milwaukee area.
Thanks to a pool of matching funds contributed by funders including the Brewers Community Foundation, The Ceres Foundation and Meijer, each donation made online on March 19 will be proportionally matched based on the total amount raised. Last year, more than $3 million was raised overall through the event.
“We are excited to bring Match Day back for another day of giving in 2015,” said Ellen M. Gilligan, President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. “In the first three years, more than $7.6 million was raised for organizations in the greater Milwaukee area that serve our neighbors in need. Our participating nonprofits are vital to providing basic needs for so many in our community, and the funds that are raised on this day strengthen their capacity to serve those who need it most.”
Sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the event showcases 20 participating agencies in southeast Wisconsin that meet individuals’ basic food and shelter needs, including:
- Advocates of Ozaukee
- Cathedral Center
- Center for Veterans Issues
- Community Advocates
- Family Promise of Washington County
- Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
- Food Pantry of Waukesha County
- Friends of Abused Families
- Guest House of Milwaukee
- Hebron House of Hospitality
- Hope Center
- Hope House of Milwaukee
- Hunger Task Force
- Milwaukee Rescue Mission
- Pathfinders Milwaukee
- The Salvation Army
- Sojourner Family Peace Center
- The Women’s Center
- Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center
To create Match Day, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has partnered again with Razoo, the world’s fastest-growing crowdfunding site for causes.