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What is the GoodGiving Challenge?

The GoodGiving Challenge is a week-long online giving challenge for local nonprofits hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the GoodGiving Challenge. Since its beginning, the GoodGiving Challenge has raised over $14.1 million for local nonprofits!

This year’s GoodGiving Challenge is from November 30 to December 6.

Give Strategically to Maximize Your Impact

When you donate to Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties your gift will empower families like the Rogers to earn their way to homeownership with new strength that will last for generations. And when you give online at BGgives.org during the GoodGiving Challenge, your donation is amplified by matching incentives, sponsored cash, and endowments that will maximize the impact of your giving.

Each day of the Good GivingChallenge from November 30 to December 6 brings a new and exciting set of matching challenges and prizes that will go a long way toward helping local families find strength and stability through homeownership, especially when you give on strategic days.

Click below to see the best day to give based on the amount of your donation. Regardless of the day you give, it is best to GIVE EARLY IN THE DAY before the daily pool of matching funds is exhausted.

Here is a listing of the best days to maximize matching gifts based on the amount of your donation. To be eligible for matching gifts, donations must be made online at  BGgives.org/habitatmadisonclark.

FOR GIFTS OF $10-$50
Wednesday, December 1 beginning at 9:00 am: This will give a $1 per $1 match on unique gifts of up to $50 until the pool is exhausted.

FOR GIFTS OF $51 and $100
Friday, December 3 beginning at 11:00 am: match gifts up to $100, 50¢ per $1 until the pool is exhausted.

    -OR-

Monday, December 6 beginning at 9:00 PM:  $1 per $1 match up to $100 until the pool is exhausted.

FOR GIFTS OF $100-$250
Tuesday, November 30–beginning at 9:00: $0.50 per $1 on gifts up to $250 until the pool is exhausted.

FOR GIFTS OF $250-$500
Monday, December 6 beginning at 9:00 am: $0.50 per $1 for gifts up to $500 until the pool is exhausted. 

FOR GIFTS OF $500 OR MORE
If you are planning on giving a gift of $500 or more during the GoodGiving Challenge, please call Amanda Dubé at 859-979-2488, as there is a way to maximize your donation when combined with other givers.

Clark County Community Foundation $250,000 Match Challenge
Throughout the GoodGiving Challenge, the Clark County Community Foundation will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for all Clark County nonprofits, up to $8,500 per nonprofit.

TUESDAY, November 30
Murry Foundation $100,000 Match Day
9 am until the pool is exhausted–Gifts up to $250 will be matched $0.50 per $1.00. 

Thomson R. Bryant Jr & Betty R. Bryant Fund $25,000 Match
The first 100 nonprofits that registered for the GoodGiving Challenge will receive a $250 match when they raise their first $500. Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties is in this number!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1
MacAdam Family Foundation $25,000 Match Day
9 am until the pool is exhausted–Gifts up to $50 will be matched $1 for $1.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
$30,000 Blue Grass Community Foundation Endowment Challenge
This challenge lasts from 9am-9pm and it’s all about participation! Giving just $25 on this day can help your favorite nonprofits win big!
Every nonprofit that has 50 or more unique donors contribute at least $25 on this day will be entered in a drawing to win a $5,000 endowment prize. The nonprofit with the most unique donors (minimum 50) contributing $25 or more will receive a $15,000 endowment prize. The nonprofit with the second-highest number of unique donors contributing $25 or more will receive a $10,000 endowment prize.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
Give into the Groove Foundation $11,111 11th Anniversary Celebration!
11 am until the matching pool is exhausted–
A $10,000 match pool will match gifts up to $100, $0.50 per $1 (maximum match of $50). The nonprofit with the most gifts of $100 made between 11 am and 11 pm will win a $1,111 match prize.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
Mithcell Family Foundation + Lewis Bizzack Family Fund $50,000  Fast Break Challenge
The first 10 nonprofits to raise $5,000 get a $2,500 prize, and the next 25 nonprofits to raise $2,500 win a $1,000 prize!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6
Marksbury Family Foundation $60,000 Match Day
9 am until the matching pool is exhausted–Gifts up to $500 will be matched $0.50 per $1.

Knight Foundation $25,000 Late Knight Push
9 am until the matching pool is exhausted–Gifts up to $100 are matched $1 per $1.

Good Giving Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some answers to questions you might have regarding the GoodGiving Challenge. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to email Amanda Dubé at amanda@habitatmadisonclark.org or call her at 859-625-9208.

Who hosts the Good Giving Challenge?
The Good Giving Challenge is hosted by the Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. 

How long has the Good Giving Challenge been around?
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the GoodGiving Challenge. Since its beginnings in 2011, the GoodGiving Challenge has raised $14.1 million for local nonprofits. 

Where do the matching funds and prizes come from?
Matching funds and prizes are provided by the various foundations and endowments that sponsor the GoodGiving Challenge. You can find a full list of GoodGiving sponsors here. This year over $600,000 will be awarded to regional nonprofits thanks to their generous sponsorship. 

How do I give?
To qualify for matching funds and prizes, make your donation with a credit or debit card on the Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties page of the GoodGiving Website between November 30 and December 6, 2020.

There are different matches every day. How do I know the best day to give?
Each day of the GoodGiving Challenge has a unique pool of matching funds distributed to nonprofits until the daily pool is exhausted. So, when you give strategically (and GIVE EARLY IN THE DAY), you will maximize the matching funds your donation receives. You can find details on the best days to give based on the amount of your gift under the “Best Days to Give” tab.

Can I donate by check instead?
Donating on the GoodGiving website is convenient and secure, but we deeply value your gifts made by check also. Although contributions made by mail will not be eligible for matching funds, they will go a long way toward helping families in need of a safe, decent, affordable place to call home.

 To donate by mail:
Send a check of money order payable to Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties to:

HFHMCC
PO Box 186
Richmond, KY 40476-0186

How to Get Involved

Donate Through the GoodGiving Challenge Website

Giving online through the Good Giving Challenge is easy and secure.

  • Create an account on the GoodGiving website.
  • Once signed in, create a payment profile on your “My Account” page.
  • Go to Habitat’s page on the Good Giving website to donate during the week of November 30 to December 6, 2021.

If you need a little extra help, the tutorial below will walk you through the process.

 Host Your Own Fundraiser

Share the GoodGiving joy by hosting your own fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties. By hosting your own fundraiser, you can show your support of Habitat and encourage others to give.

Hosting an online fundraiser for Habitat on the Good Giving website is easy. 
 

  • Create an account on the Good Giving website.
  • Go to Habitat’s page on the Good Giving website.
  • Click “Fundraise” button and set up your fundraiser.
  • Share your fundraiser with family and friends through email and social media.

If you need a little extra help, the video below will walk you through the process.

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