Challenge Match

The Challenge Match Initiative

The Wayne County Foundation’s Challenge Match Initiative grew out of a need to help local non-profit organizations raise unrestricted operating dollars more efficiently. It quickly became a means to help organizations strengthen their development functions and a fun way for donors to express which charities are most important to them. Perhaps most importantly the Challenge Match became a very positive and highly-visible way to encourage charitable giving in our community. 2018 marked the eighth year for the Challenge Match Initiative in Wayne County.

Here’s how it works:

Participating organizations are given the opportunity to secure a dollar-for-dollar match from the Foundation, up to a specified match goal, based on qualifying gifts they receive from the community in a designated period of time.

In order to participate, organizations must:

  • be located in Wayne County;
  • be in good standing with the IRS and the Foundation;
  • have some previous relationship with the Foundation;
  • submit an application outlining their work in the community and why it is important;
  • show their plan for raising the money the match; and
  • identify the outcomes they expect to achieve with the community’s support.

Match goals are assigned based on the organization’s request and the Foundation’s assessment of the application. These goals represent the dollar amount the Foundation will match, and essentially, the maximum amount an organization can expect to receive from the Foundation. In no way, however, do they limit the total amount of money an organization can raise. Gifts up to $1,000 per person per organization received during the designated match period qualify for the match.

2018 Challenge Match Partners

Doxpop Charitable Giving Fund

Mr. Richard E. Jeffers

Reinke Donor Advised Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Rosar

Wayne Bank and Trust Co. Community Fund


Other Contributors to the Match Pool

Anonymous Donor

Fund for Tomorrow

Guthrie Family Donor Advised Fund

Mr. and Mrs. David Stidham

2018 Participating Organizations

The organizations participating in the Foundation’s 2018 Challenge Match and their match goals are:

2nd Chance Animal Rescue $2,500
Achieva Resources Corporation $5,000
Amigos, The Richmond Latino Center $5,000
Birth-to-Five $5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County $10,000
Brighter Path $2,500
Center City Development Corporation $5,000
Christian Charities of Richmond/Wayne County $2,500
Circle U Help Center $5,000
Communities In Schools of Wayne County $10,000
Community Christian School $2,500
Community Food Pantry $5,000
Cope Environmental Center $10,000
Diplomas Inc. $2,500
Every Child Can Read/K-Ready program $5,000
Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library $5,000
Gateway Hunger Relief Center $2,500
Genesis of Richmond $5,000
Girls Inc. Wayne County $10,000
Golay Community Center $5,000
Good News Habitat for Humanity $2,500
Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Care $5,000
Hayes Arboretum $2,500
HELP The Animals $2,500
Hope House $2,500
JACY House $5,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Indiana $2,500

Model T Ford Club of America $2,500
Music Boosters of Richmond $2,500
Natco Community Empowerment Center $2,500
Northeastern Music Boosters $2,500
Open Arms Ministries $2,500
Richmond Art Museum $10,000
Richmond Civic Theatre $2,500
Richmond Community Orchestra $2,500
Richmond Day Nursery $2,500
Richmond Family YMCA $5,000
Richmond Friends School $5,000
Richmond Parks and Recreation $10,000
Richmond Rose Garden $5,000
Richmond Shakespeare Festival $5,000
Richmond Symphony Orchestra $10,000
Senior Opportunities Services $2,500
Starr-Gennett Foundation $2,500
Sunrise, Inc. Therapeutic Riding Center $2,500
Townsend Community Center $2,500
Wayne County Cardinal Greenway $5,000
Wayne County Historical Museum $5,000
Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District $2,500
Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center $2,500
Western Wayne Dollars for Scholars $10,000
Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission $2,500
Williamsburg Area Community Center $2,500
Youth As Resources $2,500