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.
CLARK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION $255,000 MATCH
Match pool opens Tuesday, November 28 at 9am and lasts until the pool is exhausted.
$1 for $1 match, up to $8,500, per Clark County nonprofit
Eligible nonprofits must be located in Clark County and utilize funds raised in Clark County.
EARLY GIVING, NOVEMBER 14-27
James A. and Martha R. Brown Charitable Foundation $50,000 Early Giving Match Challenge
Tuesday, Nov. 14 – Monday, Nov. 27 (or until the pool is exhausted)
Can’t support your favorite causes during the GoodGiving Challenge? Give early! Early Giving is NEW this year, and the James A. and Martha R. Brown Charitable Foundation is providing a $50,000 match pool that will match donations 50¢ per $1, on gifts up to $250 (maximum match $125 per gift). This match pool starts on November 14 and lasts until the GoodGiving Challenge begins, or until the match pool is exhausted.
GIVING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Murry Foundation $100,000 Pro Rata Match Challenge
9am – 11:59pm
Each organization’s match from the Murry Foundation will be calculated as a percentage of the total dollars raised on the opening day of the GoodGiving Challenge. E.g.: if $500,000 is raised that day and Organization A raises $10,000, it will receive 2% of the Murry Foundation’s pro rata match pool ($2,000).
The Groovulation $11,111 Prize Pool
11am – 11pm
Thanks to THE GROOVALUTION, 11 prizes of $1,011 will be randomly awarded to donations made between 11am and 11pm! These prizes will be posted to the BGgives.org Prize Leaderboard.
Bryant Fund $13,000 Bed-Time Match
9pm – 11:59pm (or until the pool is exhausted)
It’s our 13th Anniversary and the Thomson R. Bryant Jr. and Betty R. Bryant Fund at BGCF is helping us celebrate! Gifts up to $100 will be matched $1 for $1.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Macadam Family Foundation $25,000 Match Day
9am – 11:59am (or until the pool is exhausted)
The MacAdam Family Foundation at BGCF is providing a $25,000 match pool that will match donations $1 for $1, on gifts up to $50.
Mitchel Family Foundation + BGCF $30,000 Fast Break Challenge
Noon – 11:59pm
The Jenna and Matthew Mitchell Foundation, with an assist from BGCF, is providing a $30,000 prize pool. The first 30 nonprofits that raise $3,000 (or more) through at least two donations will receive a $1,000 prize. These prizes will be posted to the BGgives.org Prize Leaderboard.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Bluegrass Community Foundation $30,000 Endowment Challenge
9am – 9pm
This challenge is all about participation!
Every nonprofit with 50 or more donors of at least $25 will be entered in a drawing for one of three $2,500 endowment prizes.
The nonprofit with the highest number of donors contributing $25 or more will win a $10,000 endowment prize.
The nonprofit with the second-highest number of donors contributing $25 or more will win a $7,500 endowment prize.
And the nonprofit with the third-highest number of donors contributing $25 or more will win a $5,000 endowment prize.
The winners will be announced at the GoodGiving Challenge Wrap Party on Friday, Dec. 1, which will also stream on Facebook and Instagram Live.
Traditional Bank Human Services $15,000 Match
1pm – 11:59pm (or until the pool is exhausted)
Traditional Bank is providing a 50¢ per $1 match for nonprofits in the Human Services Category. This match applies to gifts up to $250!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Marksbury Family Foundation $60,000 Good Morning Match
6am – 11:59am (or until the pool is exhausted)
The Marksbury Family Foundation is matching donations 50¢ per $1, on gifts up to $500 (maximum $250 match per gift).
Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund $100,00 Encore Match
Noon 11:59pm (or until the pool is exhausted)
Chris and Morgane Stapleton’s Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund will match donations 50¢ per $1, on gifts up to $500 (maximum $250 match per gift).
$3,000 Happy Hours
4pm – 6pm
From 4-6pm each day of the GoodGiving Challenge, Mason Investments will match the first $2,500 in donations, 50¢ per $1, on gifts up to $100. Every day during this timeframe, Blue Grass Community Foundation will randomly select a donation to receive a $500 prize!
Social Meda Sweepstakes
Each day of the Challenge, we’ll make a special post on one of our social media channels. Simply “like” Blue Grass Community Foundation (@BGCFKY) on Facebook and Instagram and follow the directions in our daily posts to win $250 prizes for the nonprofit of your choice!
INDEPENDENCE BANK $1,776 HUMAN SERVICES PRIZE
Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 9am- Thursday, Nov. 30 at 11:59pm
The five nonprofits in the Human Services category with the highest number of unique donors from the start of the Challenge through Thursday at 11:59pm will be entered into a drawing for a $1,776 prize! The prize will be announced on Facebook and Instagram Live on Friday, Dec. 1 at noon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 28 and December 1, 2023.
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:
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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