WHAT IS Give365?
The idea is simple. You give $365—a dollar a day—to make our community better. You pool those dollars with others. Then you decide together which organization(s) you want to support with your grant each year. You may join as an individual, a couple, a family, a group/club, or as a business!
Give365 unites local philanthropists to make a collective impact on our community.
Supporting a wide range of nonprofit and community-based projects in the heart of Western Pennsylvania by:
- Leveraging financial, social, and human capital for collective philanthropic impact, and
- Building and growing a pool of informed and engaged donors.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Impact: you will pool your dollars with others to give more to our community than you could do alone.
Flexibility: Give365 members can be as active as they’d like to be. Some members just contribute financially. Others may join leadership or grant review teams. We know you are busy and we respect your time.
Leadership: Give365 will be managed by a member-driven Steering Committee that will work in tandem with Community Foundation staff.
Communications: You will receive monthly Community Foundation and Give365 eNews with information about upcoming events, the grant cycle, stories of grantees, or member spotlights. You will also receive mailed invitations to a few Foundation events each year. Follow (and share!) Give365 Facebook updates on the Community Foundation’s Facebook page.
An important aspect of Give365 is that half of all the money contributed by members goes into the endowment (a way of investing that will provide a permanent & growing source of funds for Give365). Currently, the endowment is almost $55,000. The principal of the endowment fund is never spent, and it can grow over time to generate an increasing stream of funding devoted to fulfilling the mission of Give365. 5% of the previous 3-year average will be used to make grants to meet community needs. Part of your gifts—and all future earnings from your gifts—are a permanent source of community funding that makes good works possible into the future.
The other half of your annual membership gift goes directly into each year’s grant pool, enabling a larger grant than would be generated by the endowment alone.
Some Give365 donors may choose to become Lifetime Members, contributing $3650 or more. Lifetime membership gifts are allocated at 5% (or $182.50, the same amount as from a regular membership gift) to the Give365 annual grant fund in the year received, and 95% to the Give365 endowment fund.
January 1 Annual membership drive begins
October 31 Membership drive ends for that grant cycle/year (gifts may be made after October 31, but will be credited for the next year’s grant cycle)
November 8 Voting begins (election day)
November 14 Voting ends
November 15 Grant Committee meets and reviews results, confirms awards
HOW TO JOIN
Joining is easy! Annual memberships (to be paid by October 31) are $365. Lifetime Memberships are $3,650.
- To pay by credit or debit card, just click on the Donate Now link above, enter your payment amount and complete the donation process.
- To pay by check, make it payable to Community Foundation with ‘Give 365’ in the memo and mail or deliver it to 220 S. Jefferson St., Kittanning, PA 16201.
If you would like to make arrangements for monthly contributions, please call our office and we’ll get that set up for you. 724.548.1261.
We’ll contact you soon after your donation is received to complete your member profile, and we’ll send you a membership packet.